A bountiful harvest for soup and crumble making.
Here is a picture of my favourite stall at the knitting and stitching show, its Worn and Washed from Kim Porter she sells rolls of recycled fabrics bunched together in different colour themes. They are like jelly rolls just recycled fabrics from old shirts, bedlinen etc. My HB bought me a large bundle last Christmas and I made a beautiful quilt from it, it was my first ever quilt and its pretty and snugly, perfect for a retro caravan quilt. I bought a small roll this time mainly checks in red and blue perfect for a small quilt for OB to match his pirate theme in his nursery.
This time I will hand quilt it like the picture above I love its rustic look.
Here is what I have been busy making for a friend who has just had a baby.
I made the blanket from Anna Maria Horner's flannel and got the label idea from a book called 'Last minute patchwork gifts' its printed on printable cotton and then I tried my skills at embroidery. I was really pleased with the result and hope the little girl cherishes it for years to come.
Some crazy old fabrics I found looking for someone to rescue them in the charity shop. I don't have any projects in mind yet I need them to be neatly folded on the shelf and left to wait for inspiration.
We have been harvesting loads of blackberries and damsons lately so I thought I would have a go at making a jelly with them. It's a hedgerow jelly I mixed them with elderberries, and some random red and blackcurrents we froze after picking them in the summer. I didn't take a picture of the finished products but be assured my toast loved it. The book is from river cottage 'The preserve book'. I've done loads of the recipes from it tomato sauce, preserved pears, pickled garlic, souper mix they have all been easy to make and taste great.
Happy weekend I hope it full of crafting, baking and all things nice.