Vintage sheeting and duvet covers have been repurposed as everyday napkins as part of the effort to reduce the rubbish.
Thanks to the Crafty Gemini I also made a hemming guide which improved the accuracy of my hems and saved a few finger burns. this is just a piece of card with quarter inch lines marked in permanent ink that you butt up to the fabric edge when ironing to get a straight and measured seam. This makes mitred corners easy too.
However, I can foresee the ironing basket full of napkins waiting for my attention so maybe the paper version might still come into service sometimes.
yummy but dangerously strong …
6 egg yolks, 1 can condensed milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla essence, 350 ml vodka (or brandy), lemonade
whisk the milk, then the essence then the vodka into the egg yolks – decant into small bottles and chill until ready to tipple
(this quantity made some little gifts but bear in mind that without preservatives this has a limited life)
then pour a measure into a champagne glass and dilute with lemonade
snowballs from my childhood (we drank them made with Warninks which is 17.2% alcohol, really!? well it was only once a year…) were topped with a glace cherry on stick but a little grated nutmeg looks good
for a wicked version replace the lemonade with sparkling wine (don’t waste good stuff on this)
I assembled pine cones, bay leaves and rosemary sprigs in a paper cupcake case then melted candle wax over them to make these pretty and practical Christmas items.
I love these little birdies given a tree gifts this year. Made from acrylic felt and a crafters companion Scandi bird die set they have been fun to make.