Monday, 27 September 2010

Shed Head

Mmmmmm...excuse me chewing while we chat but I've just found a fruit pastilles in the bottom of my bag while searching for my camera. Scrummy!
Now you know you've left it too long between blog post when you have to go back and read your last post to find out what you chatted about. Honestly my head at the moment is all over the place! I've got folders and folders with photos to show you, all crafty stuff I've made recently but not had time to blog about.
Right lets get down to today's business... . . . sheds!
No not man sheds, pretty girl sheds of course.

I rediscovered a little sketch I had made over a year ago in my sketch book.
(How could it possible be a whoooooole year ago!)

A little sketch of a shed.
A pretty shed.

quite quirky.

Well you should have seen the fun I had and the mess I made.

"Don't just make one picture Fi" I told myself.

"If you're going to make one, then it's just as easy to make three!" I said very sternly.

"Yes, you are right Fi " I answered.

So I did.

Each one a little different from the first, and oh... what a lovely mess I made, piles of fabrics everywhere! Bliss!

That's all for today friends. These are some of the Christmas decs I've been making. I think we'll be having another catch up on Fi's crafting very soon if I'm ever to get through all those folders of photos! lol!
love fi x

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

Friday, 10 September 2010

Remember the sunshine?

Isn't this a pretty picture? I took this photo way back in June and duly uploaded it to my computer ready for a blog post and there it has sat completely forgotten until now.
So as I sit here in the attic listening to the rain pitter-pattering on the roof lets indulge in some early summer sunshine and cupcakes.

If my memory serves me right I was going to try and make a new blog header photo for MarmaladeRose and since I'd been very busy making fabric cupcakes, I thought they would be perfect for the photo shoot. (Get me, 'photo shoot')

So out into the sunshine I popped, setting up my usual little outdoor corner with my favourite garden chair. (Yes it is as comfortable as it looks, excellent for a little snooze in the sunshine.)

Much snapping of photos and rearranging of cakes and plates took place.

There was plumping of cushions and grumbling at clouds blocking the precious sunshine.

 I bet the neighbours thought I was completely loopy clicking away at a plate of cakes and an armchair, lol!

This is the finished photo. I thought this one had it all: The cupcakes, the view and space for the word 'MarmaladeRose' across the top of the picture.
But do you know what?
I'm not sure I want to change my blog banner after all.
I think I'll stick with the one I've got.
It rather suits me, don't you think?

I did think this one might make a good picture for a birthday card though!
Hope the sun is shining where you are.

Fi x