Hello All You Lovely People!
My word, it’s been a long time since I last put pen to paper, (metaphorically speaking), and told you all about the makings. Not to worry, I may have been sparing with the writing but I have still been making.
First up is a bake inspired by the BBC programme, Great British Bake Off. Never heard of it? There’s more info HERE. I’d have given you the BBC link, but the programme is off to another TV channel next year, so Wiki will do. I have become an avid watcher of said programme and about three weeks ago, the contestants were challenged to make a Bakewell Tart. I thought I’d give it a go and came up with this:
The pastry was a bit of a nightmare as I used gluten-free flour and, as any of you who have tried making pastry with it will know, it doesn’t stay together very well. Nevertheless, it tasted fine and was shared out with appreciative family members. I used the programme’s recipe by Mary Berry, and actually made the raspberry jam from scratch, just as the recipe demanded. It was surprisingly easy and didn’t take too long, although the whole thing took me ages – I’d never manage on the programme as I’d never cope with the time limits.
One of the crafts that has been keeping me busy over the Summer is card making. I am endeavouring to make some money for our local Breast Care Centre, (seeing as they looked after me so well last year), and I booked a table at a recent, Table Top Sale, so I could offer said cards for sale. Here is the table:
And here are a couple of close ups:
At the same time as all the card making, I was working on a ‘surprise’ for a friend of mine. Now it’s completed it will soon be winging it’s way to her home on another shore. This is what it looks like:
So that’s the stuff that’s been keeping me busy over the Summer. I’ve got one more photograph and that’s of my latest passion, Art Journaling. The internet is alive with ‘how to videos’ which are feeding my addiction. Eventually, I just had to have a go. At the moment, many of the folks I follow are doing Halloween layouts, but as I don’t celebrate Halloween, I thought I’d celebrate the cartoon characters, Peanuts by Charles Schultz – characters I’ve loved since I was a child. The Peanuts kids do celebrate Halloween, so this is my compromise:
It’s not quite finished yet – needs a bit more shading and highlights, but I thought you’d get the general idea.
Until the next time!