..how on earth did that happen? One minute it felt like I had just returned from holiday, then I blinked and it’s November.
Since my last post, I haven’t done much crafty stuff, but do have a head full of plans – just lacking some motivation.
One thing I did have a go at was making my own sweeties. I had treated myself to Home-Made Sweet Shop by Claire Ptak. I made the salted caramel chocolates and adapted the peanut butter fudge (although I think next time I’ll put even more peanut butter in it, as I adore peanut butter). The book as fantastic – I can see me making quite a few things from it. I especially love that it’s aimed at the UK market, so all the ingredients are easily obtainable.
I also may have mentioned this before, but I am determined to get to grips with bead embroidery this year. Dimensional Bead Embroidery by the wonderful Jamie Cloud Eakin is a brilliant book, with really well-written instructions. It follows on nicely from Beading with Cabochons.
I’m really keen to learn to make my own clothes, so much so that I have visions of myself in glorious party frocks, designed, cut and sewn by me. I think reality may not be simple – so far I have only got as far as acquiring The Party Dress by Simon Henry, The Vogue Book of Sewing edited by Crystal McDonald , and Advanced Pattern-Drafting for Fashion by Teresa Gilewska I still need to get my hands on a copy of the basic one!)
I have so much to learn!!
Finally, in keep with the festivities this year, here’s Stu and I with a couple of friends at a Hallowe’en party last weekend – I’m Liza Minnelli.
Until next time…