Sunday, 19 September 2010

Yummy Creativity!

The last couple of weeks have been chock full of creativity here at MarmaladeRose.
Not all of it stitchy creativity, although there has been 'shed loads' of that.
I've been brushing up on my cooking skills, making jam

pickling runner beans (these are truly delicious)

baking something that nearly passed for bread buns!

trying to perfect my fruit scones

and sponge cake

rabbit pie, oops! Not really.
These are new, never been made before larger bunnies standing about 16 inches tall.

More fabric cupcakes but I think we've all seen enough of those.
some pretty applique pictures but they'll have to wait until next time. I don't want to bore you all rigid!
Right, I'm off to see what you've all been up to now.
love Fi x


Sakyra said...

Все такое красивое!!!!

Neen said...

wow, you have been a busy bee - the jam looks yummy - the bunnys are so adorable, I want one ;) and the scones look scrummy :)

sylviesgarden said...

That shed is absolutely, utterly, adorable!

The Patchwork Heart said...

OOOOOOHHHHHHH I want to see the machine applique! I have been so inspired by your tutorial I've had a go but its very simple compared to yours! Do check out my blog :)
Heather xxx

marigold jam said...

What a busy bee you've been puts me to shame!

Love those bunnies and glad they are not destined for a pie after all! Your cookery skills look fine to me too!


Lyn said...

lots of lovely, gorgeous things, where do I start? the bread buns look delicious so does the cake and scones and the jam will go perfect with them!
the rabbits too and the cupcakes.....
never boring Fi!

Poppy Cottage said...

Boy you have been busy!!

I am still in shock as have just been offered the most perfect job, A fabric shop, that plans to sell wool.....and run cool is that!!!! I should, i hope, be able to do both jobs, so the best of both worlds.

I really want to learn how to do the machine stiched pictures. Have been reading back through you Wheatie bag cover tutorial.

Can't wait to see the 'Shed'.


Thecraftytrundler said...

You could never bore us with your beautiful creativity!! Is there no end to your talents, I feel quite hungry now!!
Love your latest bunnies too, and can't wait to see your latest applique!!
Have a great week!

Sharon xx

Sweet Birdy Love said...

Hey Fi, so glad I have just had breakfast, or I would be heading straight to the pantry looking for a sweet treat after spying all your delicious baked goodies.
You have been busy, beautiful bunnies and homemade preserves.
Shall wait for the 'big reveal' of the garden shed, knowing that it will be chocful of cuteness.
Blue skies , blossom and bees here today.
Have a fab week,

Claire X

greenrabbitdesigns said...

You're not boring us!! Love the bunnies, very cute. :)
Great looking scones too!!
Vivienne x

Helsie said...

None of the things you make bore be rigid. The applique looks great - can't wait to see it.

Fuat Gencal said...

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Sizinde her pazartesi yayınlamasını istediğiniz yemek tariflerinizi beklerim.


ShabbyChicShaz said...

Ah, pickled runner beans, how lovely, I used to make lots of these when I had my allotment. Love what I can see of the shed, will look out for more piccys on future posts, how could you leave us like that, lol :)

Anne said...

I love your applique picture. Just gorgeous. And those bunnies, wow.

Sandi said...

I have never had pickled runner beans but they sound delish. Your cooking skills look pretty good to me, especially that cake mmmmmm. I can't wait to see your shed either, and your bunnies are so sweet. I never get sick of your posts and wait eagerly for the next one.
Have a great week xx Sandi

glor said...

My goodness, you have been very busy. I am now not only hungry but I need to go look for my patterns for the bunny. I love it in all the fabrics.

GardenofDaisies said...

Your scones look delicious!! And those bunnies are just a delight!

Rachel on madeleines sofa said...

Just found your blog and I love it! i am studying a textile course at the minute and am just learning about Applique so your Machine Applique Tutorial will come in very handy! Thank you xxx Rachel xxx Come see me on the sofa in blog land xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Fi,
You have been busy, Love the little fabric creation, and those cakes & scones look a treat,
Runner bean pickle now that sounds like a great way to use up my glut of runner beans,
I will go look in my river cottage preserves book & see it they are in there,

Keep up the lovely work.

wonderwoman said...

goodness you have been very busy - all that baking looks scrummy and i love the bunnies!

Lululiz said...

Just look at all that glorious food, absolutely delish. And your new fabric treasures, wow, just beautiful. Those bunnies are too cute and I can't wait to see your machine applique. Hurry up and show us!

Autumn Mist said...

Goodness, you'd never bore us, we want MORE, not less! The scones look fab, much bigger than mine ever seem to turn out. I am very curious about the pickled beans, as we've just been given loads of runners. Is it easy to make?

Autumn Mist said...

Thanks so much for dropping by with the recipe, I really appreciate it. I will definitely be giving that a go.

Carol said...

Wow, you have been busy! Never tried pickling runner beans.
Bet the jam and the scones went down a treat together.
The shed and the bunnies are wonderful, how could your lovely work ever bore anyone?

Carol xx

Greedy Nan said...

Possibly a silly question but how do you pickle runner beans? And what do you eat them with when they're pickled? I have a huge amount this year so am looking for different ideas to use them.

Martha in Kansas said...

Show! Show! I'm not rigid yet! And I'm glad to see I'm not the only one using recycled jars for jam.

Suzanne said...

You've been very busy!
(and never boring!!!)
Everything looks great and yummy
Love the bunnies.

Rubyred said...

You have been a busy gal! The bunnies are adorablle and your baking looks delicious! Love the view from your garden in a pravious post! amazing!
Rachel x

Serenata said...

Lots of lovely creativity going on there! The shed is wonderful. I am going to try my hand at some free hand embroidery today...(hopefully!

Can't show most of my makes as they are for swaps, but have been busy ;-)

Julia said...

OOH! Not bored at all - just can't wait to see more actually!!
Love the bunnies, the cake and the peek of your applique work!

Sending love
Julia x x x

a mermaids purse said...

beautiful blog x love all your crafting makes ;0) x kazzy x

Teje said...

Hello! You have been busy! Lovely autumn things! Bunnies are perfect!
It would be nice to have your bread with my coffee now!
Wishes from Crete Teje

Twiglet said...

Oh such lovely goodies here! Do show us more of your applique pics - please!!

Maggie Ann said...

the goodies are making my mouth water....but those adorable rabbits! love'm

val said...

As if ANYONE could be bored reading your blog Fi
So inspiring!
Your calorie cooking looks gorgeous too :0)

Val xx