Showing posts from May, 2016

Wild garlic pesto and shenanigans

Before I begin I need to tell you that none of these photos have been edited. I wanted to show you the true green of the wild garlic. I also want to thank Lucy of Attic 24 for her post on wild garlic pesto which inspired me to try making some of my own.

I started with intentions and a recipe but it turned into a bit of a different story about how Frank and I communicate with our kids.

 I love gathering food, whether that's blackberries in Autumn or runner beans from the garden. It gives me a wonderful sense of fulfilment. Merida and I were on a lovely dog walk through one of my favourite woods which at this time of year is starting to bloom with rhododendrons. We were enjoying a lovely chat and some one-to-one time and when you have three kids this doesn't happen often. She was asking me about my dream house and was telling me about hers (She wants to live in a massive house in Cornwall by the sea when she's a popstar). Suddenly we came across a massive patch of wild garlic.…

Weeping Angel

I am so pleased to finally be able to write this post. I have absolutely love making this Weeping Angel and it is an appropriate grand finale to my gift series. 

This was my dad's birthday present and he had to wait an extra month for it due to illnesses and distractions but he loved it so it was worth the delay.
I found the pattern on Ravelry after quite a long search. I had wanted a Dr Who baddy to accompany the Dalek I made my dad last year. There were other patterns but this one immediately caught my eye as being the most detailed and accurate. Normally I'm a sucker for a free pattern but this one is well worth the money. This is the pattern. It is amazing. It is clear and precise and very detailed which is why it actually looks good.

It is made in several different stages. Firstly the body top, then the body base which get sewn together and then the dress which covers a lot of the top and all the base. One quirk I love, which makes it hugely accurate, is the fact she has boo…