Happy New Year to you all! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. Making and Baking Headquarters was a busy place over the festivities. Although I didn’t do too much making just lots of baking and cooking for my guests. Back to “normality” this week with school runs, and the usual routines. A few … More A New Year with New Challenges
Well I’ve finally finished my Christmas crochet. I love the crochet patterns and ideas from Lucy at Attic24. These are my take on the Christmas bunting and the over the top Christmas wreath. Now that my Christmas crochet is completed I need something else to make!
At last my logo is finished. Each letter was made by me using different techniques of making and baking. Thank you to my friend Jo for helping me with the techy bits!
Yes I admit it ! I LOVE Christmas…. I have not had chance to update my blog as I have been busy making lots of Christmas presents. I did consider showing you all what I was doing, but I decided it would ruin the surprise for those receiving their handmade gifts! I have finally finished … More It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
The final letter in my logo! and time for more baking. Again I wanted to make miniature treats to form my letter G. This is a take on my childhood favourites Jammy Dodgers, yum! 175g butter 250g plain flour 100g castor sugar 1 lemon 1 egg For the filling Jam 80g butter 200g icing sugar … More G the final letter!
Only one more letter to go after this one, then all of the individual letters will be ready to complete my new logo. I love to colour in and I often sit and doodle or colour in one of my new adult colouring books. It is very relaxing and it certainly seems to be the … More Next Letter a colourful experience!
I have knit the letter I using two different colours of DK wool on size 4mm needles. If you do not know how to knit there are lots of really good videos on youtube showing all the basics. I started by casting on 50 stitches, in the turquoise colour. I worked out that I wanted the … More I have been knitting
Life has been a little busy this week but I have finally finished the letter K I placed the aida cross stitch fabric into an embroidery hoop and stretched the fabric so that it was tight. I used aida 14 count. I used three strands of the embroidery thread as I wanted the colours to stand … More Cross stitch for a K
To make the felt flowers I used a selection of felt sheets, embroidery thread, sewing needle, pins, scissors, buttons and some flower templates. I found a variety of free templates for flowers shapes on the internet, they were easy to find by searching “flower template” You could also draw out your own shapes if you wish. Once … More A Floral Arrangement
I’ve decided to change a few of my letters from the original plan, as I thought I needed to bake a few more letters! So B for bread! Again I’m using my wonderful Kitchenaid with the dough hook. It saves me so much time but you can make the bread by hand if your prefer. … More B for Baking Bread