Monday, 6 April 2015

Easter Weekending

Easter has been and gone.  The eggs have been eaten, and now Miss B, Mr J and I have two weeks holiday.

  • Mr J made this delicious caramel ice cream for us over the weekend - such a simple recipe too,     -  all it needs is 300ml cream that has been softly whipped and one can of caramel condensed     milk.  Simply empty the caramel condensed milk into a bowl and stir until smooth then  fold     into the whipped the cream,.  Freeze for at least 4 hours.
  •  a special dessert last night - Raspberry White Chocolate shortcake
  • my winter vegetable seedlings have been planted - lettuce, spinach, beetroot and celery, and I am also trying some swede seeds, though I may have left it a little late to get these to grow.
  • a new hand sewing project
  • the birthday pillow has been finished, and is now ready to post.  Details and dimensions below:
        - Giraffe fabric from Urban Zoologie by Ann Kelle.
        - Paper pieced envelopes - pattern from Patchwork Please book
        - Envelope background - Tula Pink
        - Backing and Binding - Denyse Schmidt Piccadilly fabrics
        - finished size 18" square    

Hope that you all had a fabulous Easter weekend too.    


  1. The ice cream looks delicious. Love the cushion a real delight with some wonderful fabrics.

  2. Love your weekend, the ice cream sounds amazing. School holidays off for me too, so pleased to have a bit more time to do the things I really love. Your vege garden looks great, am wondering what the green palettes are? Enjoy your holidays xo

  3. Love those hexagons. The fabrics are lovely :)

  4. Gosh that ice cream look divine :D The veg garden is the next job to organise, we're usually hopeless at the winter planting, hope to remedy that this year. I would like to try a hexagon quilt, just to say that I actually made one, how have you secured the fabric? Pretty fabrics.

  5. Mmmmm, the ice cream looks and sounds delicious!!! The hexies are gorgeous! xx

  6. Sounded like a lovely Easter friend!! That ice cream looks delicious!! And happy happy gardening my friend!!! Wishing you an inspiring week!! Nicole xo

  7. Hi JulieLou! thank you so much for stopping by to say hello on my little blog as now I have discovered yours and have been very much enjoying all the lovely stitching, cooking and gardening I see going on here. I look forward to seeing more and am now a follower on bloglovin'. Have a wonderful day!

  8. Been lovely catching up on your makes and weekends! That pillow is cuteness overload!


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