Wednesday, 31 August 2011


  I have been a lucky girl today 
My buntings are in two Etsy treasuries 
 Time to pick the apples

Apples and Pears Cr...

Crochet Apple Cozy ...

Apple Coasters Mix ...

Fabric bunting for ...

Organizer Basket Fa...

Felt Apples red and...

Apple Green Dot Bal...

Fall Apple PICK YOU...

Embroidered Green A...

Netbook Case Padded...

Shoes Apple Childre...

Chunky Newborn Appl...

Apple - laptop MacB...

Baby Changing Pad i...

Golden Apple Tree W...

Apple Tree Machine ...

Blissful peach
by Loustudio

Plus Size CoutureTo...

Hellen Pretty Bobby...

Fabric bunting : Li...

Tea Party, Garden P...

Handmade Lampwork G...

Panama Peach: handm...

cherry quartz peach...

Peachy Pink, Sage F...

Dream On/ 5x5 Fine ...

Shabby Chic Rustic...


Apricot Peach Grey ...

Vintage Wide Brimme...

LAST ONE - DMC 353 ...

Ring Bearer Pillow ...

Dreamy Cat Fine Ar...

Aren't they beautiful?
thank you to both of the fabulous curators

You can click on the pictures to find out more if you'd like

Back soon
j x

Monday, 29 August 2011

Late summer bounty ...



  Lots of goodies from the garden
picked this morning

I don't think I can really call the 8 raspberries 'bounty' but they did taste good!

Devonshire apple cake and cinnamon baked plums 
stashed away

 I am really pleased with the runner beans this year
last year I planted 'painted lady' these were lovely but did get tough quite quickly
so this year I tried 'white lady' I think these are fabulous
long, straight and very tender, even when they get bigger.
 Just thought I'd share that with you in case you love runner beans too!

I feel ready to slip peacefully into autumn now 

Oh, the cricket tea went down a treat
and it didn't rain....YAY!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend whatever you were up to

more soon 
j x

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Today I have mostly been ......


It is my turn to make the tea for my husbands cricket team this weekend
That means, amongst other things, SIX cakes to bake
so whilst outside it was piddling with rain
with a dash of thunder and lightening thrown in for good measure
I grabbed my pinny and set to it!
I have made a good start with ...

Milk chocolate cake (Mary Berry)

Cranberry and white chocolate chip cookies (Nigella)

and a spicy ginger ring
(no photo of this yet as it is cooling, ready to be iced) 

Smells good around here!

Tomorrow i will make ...
banana bread (Nigella)
Cup cakes (still to decide and will depend on what is left in the pantry!) 
and then finally on the morning I will rustle up some scones 
to have with jam and clotted cream
(x we are keeping everything crossed for some fine weekend weather x)

I have been working really hard at stocking up my Etsy shop recently
I have even got some Christmas items in there
I even shocked myself with that.
(sorry to mention that word, although did you notice that I whispered it?!)

We will forget the 'C' word for now
I will show you my NEW cake buntings instead

You can even choose which label you'd like

I love making these little buntings and there are so many ideas in my head

This is a custom one I made recently for a lovely lady
she wanted specific colours for a wedding cake

I wanted to come up with a design that was going to look adorable
and it was important to me that it would be good value for money too

I have also have an option to add a name label to it
I think this makes it extra special

I have so many ideas in my head
look out for some Halloween and Christmas ones soon!

Thank you so much to all of you for stopping by 
I   your comments
they REALLY make my day

more soon 
j x

P.S Thank you for your sweet comments about my lovely G and his new job ... He is LOVING it and even had a little drive of an indoor crane yesterday!
He can't believe his luck