Monthly Archives: March 2011

Oldies but goodies (Cornflake cookies)

Cornflake cookies must be THE most successful bit of marketing ever.. Surely the person who dreamed up the first marketing plan to recognize the potential of putting a recipe on the side of a box should get a noble peace … Continue reading

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Another straight skirt

A ‘quick and easy’ project after The Jacket that took forever? Good idea. I need a straight skirt for winter and making one now before I go overseas into very early spring is a great idea because I can take … Continue reading

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Glutton for punishment

I have signed up for Sherry’s jacket and coat sew-a-long using RTW tailoring techniques. This is after The Jacket that took forever. I think I am just a bit crazy….. The sew-a long starts on April 1, the day I … Continue reading

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The Jacket that took forever

I don’t make a lot of jackets. Now I remember why. So much time.. too many tailoring details. Double the work if you are lining the jacket. Do it all at least three times if you make a muslin first! … Continue reading

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Goats’ cheese, tomato and (don’t forget the) basil tart

When baking, follow directions.  When cooking, go by your own taste.  ~Laiko Bahrs I think it odd sometimes that I have so many cookbooks and 100’s of food magazines and yet when I cook I almost never follow a recipe … Continue reading

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