Saturday 23 March 2019

Channelling my Domestic Goddess

There are days when only chocolate will do and I’ve had a few of them recently.   This is a recipe that I’ve wanted to try for a long time - Nutella cupcakes. 

The cake mixture is added before warmed Nutella is swirled in with a skewer.  This is how they looked when they came out of the oven.  They were supposed to be iced with a Nutella and chocolate icing, but I had a disaster when it curdled - not exactly a domestic goddess moment.  Anyway, they were delicious without icing - light and fluffy with hints of Nutella throughout.  Perfect with a cup of Yorkshire Gold tea.

Monday 18 March 2019

Vintage Apon

I can’t quite believe it, but I’ve finally finished my vintage apron project.  I started it last summer, but didn’t get much further than cutting out the fabric.  I’ve been working away at it at intervals for about the past month.  

I enjoy sewing and I love my Janome sewing machine, which I purchased about eighteeUIKeyInputDownArrown months ago. I upgraded from an older Pfaff sewing machine and it makes such a difference to use a more modern machine .  Even though I have a space to use for sewing, it also doubles as my desk, so I have to feel motivated to get the machine set up, if I am to do any sewing.

The Michael Miller Paris street scene fabric is so eye-catching and the tiny check of the pink and white  gingham is a pretty contrast.  A vintage feel is given by the addition of blue ric-rac.

I hope to tackle a few more sewing projects in the coming weeks.  I bought fabric for a sewing machine cover - now where did I put that fabric...?