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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

1920's Fruit Loaf Recipe

Fruit Loaf Recipe

I have inherited my mothers very old reipe folder

When I was a little girl I asked mum if I could have it when she no longer needed it.
It is a teasure trove of all type of recipes and old fashioned ideas  that have been hand written by my Great Grandmother, my Grandmother, my mother and many friends and neighbours my parents have had over the years.

I have decided to trial alot of these recipes and share them with you. The first one being from the 1920's. This Fruit Loaf recipe 

1920'S FRUIT LOAF RECIPE

The recipe makes 2 loaves

3 Cups Water
2 oz Butter
2 Cups Sugar
1 lb Sultanas

Boil together for 10 mins then COOL

Mix together with 

4 Cups Flour
2 tspn Baking Soda
2 tspn Baking Powder

Put into two loaf tins

Cook in a slow oven for 1 hour

(I cooked this at 170 for 1 hour)

THIS LOAF IS DELICIOUS!! 











Thursday, September 11, 2014

Tilda Doll Swap .. Postponed


Sadly there wasnt enough interest in the Tilda Doll Swap so I have decided to 
postpone this for next year.

Maybe the doll was abit daunting for some people to make.. Im not really sure what the problem was but anyhow, we will try again next year.

I will email the relevant people that did contact me and I will keep your email details so I can contact you personally to let you know that the swap is coming up.



Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Whitney Houston - I Look to You



I have found this song to be so touching lately.

The words are just beautiful

Going through some stuff.

Read the words and listen to this beautiful song by Whitney Houston

As I lay me down
Heaven hear me now
I'm lost without a cause
After giving it my all

Winter storms have come
And darkened my sun
After all that I've been through
Who on earth can I turn to?

I look to you
I look to you
After all my strength is gone
In you I can be strong

I look to you
I look to you
And when melodies are gone
In you I hear a song, I look to you

About to lose my breath
There's no more fighting left
Sinking to rise no more
Searching for that open door

And every road that I've taken
Lead to my regret
And I don't know if I'm gonna make it
Nothing to do but lift my head

I look to you
I look to you
And when all my strength is gone
In you I can be strong

I look to you
I look to you
And when melodies are gone
In you I hear a song, I look to you

My levee's have broken, my walls have come
Crumbling down on me
The rain is falling, defeat is calling
I need you to set me free

Take me far away from the battle
I need you, shine on me

I look to you
I look to you
After all my strength has gone
In you I can be strong

I look to you
I look to you
And when melodies are gone
In you I hear a song, I look to you

I look to you
I look to you
Songwriters
KELLY, ROBERT S.




Read more: Whitney Houston - I Look To You Lyrics | MetroLyrics 


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Mini Fabric Basket

As well as being a Tilda Fan I am also a fan 
of Lynette Anderson

You couldnt get two totally different styles.

I have a lot of Lynette Anderson fabrics and her books. The other day I was having a clean up of my studio and I decided to use up some of my stash. 


I made this little mini basket first.
All hand sewn, as I thought I should use some of the skills I have used from the class I took recently

I had some bee buttons in my stash (not Lynette Andersons) and decided to add them to a little mini yoyo.

These fit my little bobbins that I use for applique. These bobbins have thread on them that are used in Lynettes designs.

After Lynette came and made a comment on the mini basket above on my Facebook page I felt very inspired to make another one but using different fabric.

I used two of Lynettes fabrics as well as her embroidery fabric.. I love this fabric! it is just so lovely to stitch on. 

I used some more buttons from my stash and did up an embroidery design

I made this one using a slightly different design. I will endeavour to do a tutorial of these soon.

They are quick and easy to make... that is one of my favourite motto's.

QUICK AND EASY!!

busy mums need quick designs they can make up when busy.

These really do not take that long at all... especially when sewn on a machine.

Dont forget the Tilda Swap below


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