Category: handmade

It’s only a Camila Prada bunny but I like it…

Remember Camila Prada and her cute patterned ceramic creatures?

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Well she’s branched out and added another retro inspired character for us to desire.

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She’s shared lots of pics of the bunny making process as it progressed which has been fascinating…

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Bunnies are available to preorder from Camila’s website and she’s having a giveaway! You can win three bunnies of your choice by entering her competition here: http://m.heyo.com/639500

What are you waiting for?!

It is with a fervent hope for a new bunny family I say:

It’s only vintage but I like it!

 

It’s only a Ginger Biscuit but I like it…

This is a rare thing – a recipe I have actually adapted to suit my tastes.  I know that’s what you’re meant to do – tinker with things, change amounts, add a bit of rosemary, but I never get round to it. If it works, it works. If it doesn’t, I’ll cook something else.

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This has evolved by accident – the first time I cooked it I didn’t have any treacle so I put golden syrup in instead. It made the biscuits a bit chewier, with a crunchy outside. you can experiment with different amounts of both depending on your tastes!

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This is time of year always make me crave things with ginger and cinnamon and these are yummy. I made some this week and put half in the freezer for the weekend – we’re going to a pumpkin fair and I’m cooking lunch after. I thought hot dogs followed by ginger biscuits might hit the spot!

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Ginger Biscuits

340g Self Raising Flour

225g Sugar

115g Margarine

1 egg

2tbsp Golden Syrup

3 tsp Ground Ginger

1tsp Bicarbonate of Soda

Melt syrup, sugar, bicarbonate and margarine. Add egg, flour and ginger. Roll into small balls and place on a greased tray, well spaced apart. Bake at Gas 5/190C for about ten minutes. Be sure to remove from tray after just a few minutes of cooling!

I love the cracked surface of these biscuits, caused I think by the addition of Bicarbonate of soda. These are a fab Autumn bake – best enjoyed with a hot cuppa.

It is with anticipation of a pumpkin fest I say:

It’s only vintage but I like it!

It’s only Folksy but I like it…

As we approach Easter I though I’d do a quick round up of the delightful cards and gifts you can find on www.folksy.com.

As I’ve previously mentioned folksy is a website where craftspeople from the UK, can sell their wares. There’s some amazing stuff and it’s well worth supporting it!

As a Welsh girl I adore this screen printed card with daffodils on it from We Are Mountain.

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https://folksy.com/items/5733561-Daffodil-greetings-card

This time of year always has me desiring a little silver bunny necklace – I may well have to give in and purchase this one from Jewellery FurKeeps – how cute!

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https://folksy.com/items/6605734-Sterling-Silver-Bunny-Rabbit-Necklace-Animal-Jewellery-Bunny-Gifts

i know it’s not all about food but well, it wouldn’t be Easter without a little indulgence would it? This handmade chocolate bar from Cocoa Tabby Handmade Chocolate looks flipping delish and I’m sure I could polish it off without any help from Dr P…

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https://folksy.com/items/6626000-Handmade-Belgian-chocolate-Easter-egg-chocolate-bar

I have a few little people to buy for and these personalised bunnies from Cheeky Patch are very tempting. I love the choice of fabrics and contented faces.

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https://folksy.com/items/6607912-Personalised-bunny

I hope this has inspired you – remember to support small businesses and buy handmade where you can if you’re buying gifts this season.

It is with a longing for a silver bunny I say:

It’s only vintage but I like it!