Reading lights

A couple of weeks ago on a rainy afternoon the children and I made these upcycled light fittings. We took a quick trip to Ikea to buy the paper globe shade and dug out everything else we needed from our craft cupboard. One hour, 8 glue sticks and half a book later we had covered…

Elderflower Cordial

The summer holiday’s are now well under way and we have a new addition to our family. She is called Mathilde and she is an Old English Sheepdog who, at the time of writing, is just nine weeks old. All very sweet, cuddly and amazing with her besotted older brothers but not exactly the best…

Playdate Dress

I indulged this week and made a little summer dress for a friends daughter. I have three sons and it was a wonderful treat to be able to make something so delicate and feminine for a change. I used the OliverandS ‘Playdate’ dress pattern aged 12- 18 months. We all loved the finished result but…

Miette skirt: Tilly and the Buttons

I have been furiously sewing away in the basement of my house recently in an effort to become good at dressmaking. I’ve always had a sewing interest and usually always had a machine lurking away in the background but up to this point not had the space to get stuck into really learning how to…

Forest animal pre-school party biscuits

This weekend our pre school got together to celebrate summer with a day full of fun activities. These forest biscuits were my contribution to the food sale. They took a few hours to finish but were so endearing that I really enjoyed making them. Plus I missed the event as we were in London for…

Robot Cushion

This morning I took a trip to my local Swedish furniture store to buy a desk and other bits and pieces to furnish what is now my very own workshop. Yes, after four years of dinosaurs and playmobil I have treated myself to a whole room where I can create and I am beyond excited…

The Lallies @ Spoonflower

Just received the first samples from my new collection at Spoonflower. Very very exciting, please take a look they are all available to buy. Lots of fabric choice, wallpapers and gift wrap. Thanks for looking!

Zoo in a Bag

I just love an opportunity to whip up a batch of iced biscuits and last week I had the perfect opportunity. A friend was looking for an alternative goodie bag to give away at the end of her son’s birthday party at Copenhagen Zoo. I was only too happy to offer my services. After deciding…

A wafflely good breakfast

End of term waffles. Beaten egg whites for volume and nutmeg for cozy character. Topped off with a red fruit coulis made by my 6 year old little chef and a generous dollop of creme fraiche. A wafflely delicious treat.

Birthday Burger Cupcakes

Vanilla cupcakes filled with… Chocolate frosting. The BURGER Yellow icing. The MUSTARD Red icing. The KETCHUP Green coloured coconut. The LETTUCE ¬†topped off with a sprinkling of sesame seeds of course!