The Red Wren

Sewing and Craft

Craft day!

The craft day was a big success and will definitely be happening again shortly. I began my embroidery (I managed to transfer the design to calico by holding it up to the window, thanks for the suggestion!) but discovered rather rapidly that I need practise and lots of it! I abandoned the embroidery and moved onto knitting. My scarf is almost complete- I cant believe that after procrastinating for so long that the thing is more than half complete in a few hours- and below is an ‘in  ...

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Sewing and Craft

Craft Day

I’m having a craft day at my place on Sunday which I’m quite excited about. I’ve never hosted a craft day before! I’ve thought about what to make and have decided I’ll start my embroidery project. What is my embroidery project? I’ll tell you! I bought a  ...

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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.  ...

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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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