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Cinnamon and cranberry fruit scrolls

  These wonderful little fruit scrolls are sitting here on the counter cooling as I drink my tea. The scent of freshly baked bread, with hints of cinnamon, sultanas and cranberries fill the kitchen air- not to mention the fresh pink glaze running down the sides of the warm bread. They are very tempting to eat and are always best served … [Read More...]

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The Family Sampler.

    I received this e-mail from Isabel the other day: "Hi, just a few lines to tell you how much I like your work. I am a follower of your blog. I LOVE your Christmas stitcheries I … [Read More...]


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Red Brolly is coming to America for the first time

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Simple screenprinting with self-adhesive paper

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Ice-cream cone cupcakes for the cake stall

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Chocolate Walnut Beer cake

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Which fabric for embroidery?

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Zucchini Fritters with minty yoghurt dip

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Running your craft business | What your packaging says about you

Whether you sell your products online, or you have a bricks and mortar shop, you need to pay special attention to your packaging. The way you package your beautiful items, when you are an online shop, … [Read More...]