Who doesn’t love a handbag? I seem to have aquired far too many handbags along with my shoes and maybe it is time to part with a few… If you also have a love of handbags or know someone who does. This would make a great present for them. Framed up it would look great in any ladies bedroom or dressing room. Or why not even stitch it up and make it into a handbag! It’s yours for free, just follow the read more link to download the free PDF file. Happy sewing.
The weather has finally turned here and with that in mind I created this freebie chart for you. Remember you can’t have a rainbow without rain. Enjoy!
I really love this pattern and of course it’s made all the more special by having a rainbow in it. I could see this being made into a great addition to a nursery or playroom. A great pattern for beginners as it uses only full count stitches. You can also find lots of other great cross stitch patterns for free on my cross stitch patterns page
As always if you stitch up one of my patterns, I’d love to see the pics and feature them on here and my Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Nothing goes down better with an afternoon cup of tea than a slice of Swiss roll. Keep it simple with a jam filling and a smattering of caster sugar on the top for the perfect treat no one can refuse.
Swiss roll Ingredients:
75g self raising flour
75g caster sugar
3 tbsp jam / lemon curd
UPDATE: I have remade this recipe to be gluten free, it worked fine with the simple substitute of Gluten free self raising flour. No addition xanthium gum needed.
- Light oven to gas mark 6 / 200°C
- Line the tin with greaseproof paper
- Crack eggs into a large bowl and add sugar
- Whisk eggs until thick and light in colour
- Do the test to see if the mixture has been
- Fold in flour using a metal spoon
- Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown
- Sprinkle sugar over new piece of greaseproof
- Tip cooked Swiss roll onto sugared paper
cut the edges off
sponge with jam
- Roll, use
the paper to help you
into container and allow to cool.
Soft and sweet with a sprinkling of sugar. There is no better way to enjoy an afternoon sit down and a cup of tea, than with a slice of homemade swiss roll.
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How about this for a cute quick make for Halloween? It doesn’t all have to be gore and guts to get into the spooky Holiday, especially when you have little ones in the house or coming to visit. If you fancy stitching up this cute spider visit my Etsy store when you can purchase, download and get stitching as soon as you want. Just click on the link at the bottom of the post.
Who doesn’t love the combination of biscuit and jam? Even better when you can call them jammy eyeballs and be all gross at Halloween! If your kids are anything like mine this will be highly amusing. A great recipe to make with the kids, only a few basic ingredients and a whole lot of fun.
To make jammy eyeballs you will need:
Heat the oven to 200c gas mark 6.
Grease a baking tray.
Rub the margarine into the flour.
Stir in the sugar.
Mix to a stiff dough with the egg and the milk.
Roll into walnut sized balls, place on the tray.
Push your thumb into the centre of each ball.
Fill each hole with a little jam.
Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown.