Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Stitch 'n' craft show

On saturday I went to the stitch 'n' craft show at kensington olympia - i bought some cool new products, especially from Shimelle's stand (one of Mel's favourite scrappers!) I also got some different ribbons, some patterned stamps and a really useful 12 x 12 pad of core colour card. I got some glimmer mists after hearing Mel rave about them but think I may have been ripped off as they were £5 each and mel only paid £2.99 for hers! You can see from the picture that I ended up with quite alot of stuff! Now just have to find somewhere to squeeze it in my room.

After being inspired by ideas at the show and all my new products I made this page with pictures from Mothers day in manchester last year. I just need to journal on the tag, two pictures are hidden and can be pulled out by the tabs. I like the diamante ring (stolen from one of Shimelles pages!) I used flock for the first time on some of the white thickers and my new heart ribbon. Also one on my new stamps down the edges of the page. It was one of those pages that took forever - must have spent 2 hours on it but I hope it was worth it!

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Monday, 8 March 2010

Off the mark!

I've had this blog for a few months but its taken me this long to figure it out and so here is my first post (better late than never!)

I went home at the weekend back to Shropshire - it was nice going back. I went to all my favourite shops (qvc I missed you!) I got to catch up with my sidoli friends and see everyone in shrewsbury ward. Its good to be able to go back somewhere and feel really welcome and cared for! It was also good to drive again - after 3 months of not driving - didn't think I'd miss it! The main reason I went back was to attend a dessert course my mum got me as a christmas present. The course was at Brompton cookery school in Atcham. It was an amazing day which I really enjoyed and would recommend. It was called different and delicious desserts and they certainly were! The day started at 9.45 and ended at 4 and we went away with four desserts at the end which didn't last long! They were tasty and I can't wait to make them again.

  • Orange, chocolate & almond cake
  • Poached pear in cinnamon & orange syrup
  • sticky date pudding with toffee sauce
  • Latvian raspberry & chocolate pancakes (my fave!)

The tutor was easy going and fun and there were only 7 people on the course so it was a good number. We had a delicious lunch of Goats cheese salad made by our tutor and finished off with our very own poached pears served with mascarpone. Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures of the desserts but maybe when I've recreated them at home I can put them up.

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