Looking back on 2011 – Hand made pocket notebook

handmade pocket notebook

I used one sheet of A3 paper and 2 pieces of card covered in wrapping paper remnants to construct this small notebook

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Looking back at 2011 – Home grown veg and preserving

home grown beans

Our garden was full of pots and we were please with our vegetable harvest. We also two types of beans

home grown vegetables

The pink fur potatoes, several varieties of tomatoes and salad leaves tasted amazing πŸ™‚

green tomato chutney

And used the remaining green tomatoes to make chutney

carrot jam and box

I was curious about carrot jam, so made some using an old Mrs Beeton recipe. It was intended to mock apricot jam and tasted great. I gave my dad a jar (along with a handmade box of knitted socks) and he loved it!

Christmas card design

computer collage christmas card

Well I thought I'd have a go at designing a Christmas card using a collaging programme. I wanted a crafty vintage traditional feel

hand stitched fabric bird christmas decoration

I also used part of the card design for a mini card to display one of my hand stitched decoration gifts

handmade fabric bird christmas decoration

The bird decorations looks so pretty presented on the card πŸ™‚