The Red Wren

Sewing and Craft

Fabric!

The fabric I ordered from Etsy last Thursday arrived yesterday. From America. They posted it on ‘their’ Thursday and it was here by Monday! Wow! I’m so excited as it’s the Jessica Jones fabric that I’m re-upholstering my daggy old fluffy pink dresser chair with. This week I’ll be off to Bunning’s to pick some paint to repaint the chair (it’s ‘faux brass at present), then the re-upholstering can begin!

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Sewing and Craft

Calico Shopping Bag

One thing Colin and I are quite big on at present is remembering to take the green bags when we do the supermarket shopping. On Friday I started thinking that I could whip up some calico bags and embellish them so they’re not only practical and environmental, but pretty. I went out and  ...

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Food & Recipes

Lamb and Barley Soup

From a left over leg of lamb roast, I whipped up a delicious lamb and barley soup. It was fantastic with a sprig of rosemary and a toasted piece of Turkish bread. Here are some images of the cooking process, unfortunately I neglected to take a photo of the finished product!

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Gardening

Veggie Patch Inspiration

Our newest project still in the development stage is our veggie patch. I’ve been surfing around the ‘net to find some inspiration and stumbled on the plan below. Our veggie patch is going be in our front yard so we want it to be not only functional but easy on the eye. I love the  ...

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Food & Recipes

In the Kitchen

I made a cake for my dear friend Stephanie’s Baby Shower this weekend. She’s gluten intolerant so I admit I cheated and used a gluten free packet mix. The cake itself was nothing to write home about taste-wise, but I’m a bit pleased with the cutesy way it turned out.  

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