Monthly Archives: February 2012

Fairy bread… or is that bed?

Mmmm fairy bread. All dolled up, minding it’s own business sitting next to piles of chocolate crackles, bowls of chips and tasty cocktail sausages, it’s synonymous with kid’s parties surely everywhere. A simple recipe (the best ones always are) harkening from a relative of Nigella Lawson I am sure all it requires is a good sprinkle of hundreds and thousands applied very, very liberally to white bread slapped with butter. It really is a delight.

Always eying up my  next crafty pursuit I eagerly decided to whip up my very own fairy bread pram blanket from Pip Lincolne’s Sew La Tea Do for my nephew Sam. With a small number of supplies needed and a bit of straight line sewing the toughest thing to master was the beautiful French knot. Oh what an inspired little knot the Frenchy is; loved equally by Mel who some days may fancy them more than Ryan Gosling.

Dotted randomly across my fabric this wee blanket came together easily and in no time at all.  I’ve lined the back with a nice soft stripey jersey so it’s super snug for it’s recipient. Enjoy Sam!

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Magical little caravan

Now I’m not claiming to have made this caravan – that’s something only skilled peeps can do like my brother in law Paul (ex coach builder extraordinare…). But I do know a few clever folk who made magic with finding this wee beauty, Dora, who will be a holiday hotspot for many lucky people thanks to the super duper creative agency where I work.

Take a pinch of clever, a handful of designers, 1 crafty wordsmith, 1 little lady with a knack for styling and treasure hunting and that’s a recipe for the best little client Christmas gift ever.

Pillow slips and keys were sent to our clients with the aim to take them to a better place – Dora.  All of our clients were invited to take a trip, a wee break away and go stay in Dora with their friends and family. Lucky huh! She sleeps four and will live at Castlepoint and Hot Water Beach for six months at a time. Her beauty is inside and out. With lots of little cupboards and things that fold out and reveal she’s filled with Crown Lynn and good times.

Having just moved to her first plot I got to go check her out and stay a few nights to make sure she was set up okay for her first guests. She passed with flying colours. Everyone needs a friend like Dora – welcoming, restful and just there for you.