Sunday, 30 September 2012

sock monkey

I made a sock monkey yesterday. I found this pattern and went out and bought a pair of socks - thick and striped.

The sewing was quite easy and I had some wool stuffing from a pillow. Its a gift and I think I'll make a few more!


Sunday, 2 September 2012


A few weeks ago I harvested some lavender. when it was dry I removed all the dried buds from the stalks and enjoyed the smell for a few days.

Then I made some lavender shortbread. We had the shortbread at our wedding and its delicious. You can find the recipe here

I had enough lavender left over to make some lavender sachets: sew two pieces of material together, leave a gap, fill with lavender and close by hand.