December 2012

Peachy Keen

18 December 2012
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This is my latest completed knitting project: Nancy from the Finesse collection in Rowan knitting magazine 50 designed by Erika Knight. Finesse is described as a collection ‘inspired by the retro influences of the late 1950’s and early 1960’s…that heralds a return to feminine curves’. I love so many of the designs in this collection […]

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Festive Cranberry Cheesecake

17 December 2012
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…because you can’t have Christmas without cranberries! This is my festive take on a baked New York style cheesecake. I substituted the normal raisins with some fresh cranberries and made a cranberry pouring sauce to serve with it. I used Lactofree cream cheese and Sainsbury’s sweetmeal digestive as neither contain lactose but normal Philadelphia and […]

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Colette Pastille Dress

10 December 2012
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Earlier this year I was lucky enough to be given the lovely Colette Sewing Handbook as a gift. For those of you familiar with Colette patterns you will know how beautifully presented the little pattern booklets are- well the same is definitely true of their book. It is filled with fabulous sewing tips and comes […]

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Baby, it’s cold outside…

2 December 2012
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Over the last week or so the temperature here in London has plummeted. It is freeeeeeeeezing; car frozen up in the morning, ‘are you sure the heating is actually on?’, fluffy socks and hot water bottle in bed, freezing. I love the winter but mainly when I’m inside somewhere warm with hot tea or mulled […]

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