Saturday Sewing Session Blog

KnickerBocker Glory…

Knickerbockers is probably one of my most favourite words followed closely by Knickerbocker Glory!

Brilliant!

The name Knickerbocker can trace its routes back to the Dutch settlers in New York. Knickerbocker Glory however is a very popular British desert, it became known in the 1930s and is still one of our Islands fav!

It is made of all the good stuff – cream, nuts, ice-cream, meringue, fruit finished off with a cherry on top.

It makes a perfect pudding treat for a valentines day desert.

Just like this scrummy picture… (more…)

Make do and Mend

Happy happy 2014.

“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been”

 Rainer Maria Rilke

I love that quote – the new year  is an exciting time with all the possibilities and opportunities that can happen.

I had so many wonderful things happen last year, amazing work opportunities and lovely friendships, that last January I had no idea what was in store.

I always try to think about what I want to start doing this year, rather than stop doing…  to start being tidier … this may or may not be mine (!?)  to read a classic, learn how to swing dance, do a bit more cooking (i don’t mind if that dosen’t quite make the grade!) and, wait for it, have a go at glass blowing.

I know, that is out there, but its so amazing!

It seems to be all the rage at the moment, look at this lovely blog from Craft Candy

So aside from wanting to  blow glass in exotic shapes I also start looking in my  wardrobe for things that need zhushing up and mending, especially my vintage clothes.

Make do and Mend…

It is the buzz word at the moment but it has been around for 70 odd years.

During war time Britain everyone had to revamp and make do, and the Ministry of Information created leaflets for all good housewives… (more…)