Thursday, April 30, 2009

Milliner's Pins

For quite some time now I have wanted to collect hat pins, I find them quite beautiful, whether they be elborate or plain they were a dazzling ornament for the hats of an era long past.

I love the idea that once such a practical item can now be enjoyed sheerly for its beauty alone.
My mother recently moved house, and while packing and sorting through everything she came across an old hat pin that my grandmother used, it is very plain, silver in colour with a beautiful 'acorn' shape on the end, I absolutely love it. As it is the first in my collection I have it sitting in my pin cushion and it reminds me of both my Mum and Nan when I am sewing.

My new design has been inspired by this lovely pin. A collection of three different hat style pin cushions, made from fabric and felt, adorned with Rose's, Daisy's and Viola's.
I hope you like them!!


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Scrumptious Little Gems!!

My family absolutely love Hot Cross Buns and every year I make my own, this process of course takes quite a few hours to complete, from the first mixing of ingredients to the final knead and shaping of the buns.
I must admit I love every minute of it, the kitchen fills with the gorgeous aroma of the yeast and I know the end result will be gobbled up with glee!
It also gives me a great opportunity to discuss with my girls the reason why the buns have a cross and is a chance to remember what Jesus did for all of us.

I hope you all had a truely blessed Easter and enjoyed time with family and friends.



Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A Dapple of Apples!!

Well I don't know about you but I am very happy to wave goodbye to the Summer and give a very warm welcome to beautiful Autumn!!

Autumn is my very favourite season of the year, the cooler mornings the warmer food, the absolutely beautiful trees that surround our house change to every colour from gold to bronze to rich red, then gracefully drop their leaves all over our lawn, sheer bliss! and to top it all off my birthday falls in Autumn!
To celebrate the harvest season I have created a little bushel of the most delicious fabric apples, seven in all.
They are currently sitting in my lounge room on my coffee table and they look so cheery.
I hope you like them!
until next time