Thursday, 14 July 2011

pottering around

Today I am all over the shop.  There are attempts at some creativity in the kitchen, some massacring in the garden and some dreaming of future creativity

I have been in the kitchen baking anzac biscuits for MR which unfortunately turned out more like an anzac slab.  He likes them soft so I put in a bit of extra butter and golden syrup - turns out a bit too much.  But the slab was nice and soft and chewy and I just cut it into squares, thank goodness for unfussy boys.  I sent them back to site with him in a takeaway container with a little letter written on the cardboard inside of the foil lid for him to find when he opens them up.

I have been outside in the garden, removing a very annoying purple daisy type flowered plant that is trying to take over the garden, both back and front.  I pruned it back a while ago and then it rained and all these little baby ones sprouted up from around where I had pruned.  So this time I took out the whole plant in the front, the one in the back gets to stay for a bit longer, mainly because the rubbish bin is now full.  I am thinking of planting some everlasting in their place but I have a feeling it is a bit late.

I have also been dreaming about fabric combinations, in preparation for this course that I just signed up for in an effort to motivate me to use my sewing machine more often than never.  We will be making a table runner, placemats and napkin rings.  I'm looking forward to getting the 'book list' of what we need fabric wise so I can go shopping, both in my stash and in the shops for some pretty fabrics.  I'm thinking of a white, blue and grey/silver theme...

I've also been thinking of what I want to achieve with the last ten days of my holidays.  I think a list is in order!

More successful and photo ridden creative spaces here


Amanda said...

Sounds like you've been doing lots so far in the holidays even if it doesn't feel as though you've accomplished much. IT's funny, a friend emailed me a link to that course today :) Love the table runner, can't wait to see what you create x

2paw said...

I think you made ANZAC Slice ten!! That looks like a great class, and it is always much nicer and more fun sewing with other people!! A booklist!! I loved getting my booklist for school, I always read all my books in the holidays, especially the maths ones!!

Baa-Me Kniits said...

My mum used to make anzac biscuits like that, I think they taste better in squares anyway :-) Looks like you have been busy and your sewing class sounds fun. Little Lucy is on her way if she has not already arrived :-)