Something more cheerful
Yesterdays post was a little depressing I have to admit (link) so today's is simple and lite. I have been doing a few "projects" around the home that I wanted to share.
One of my little projects on Saturday was sewing a cushion cover. I bought a tea-towel from eBay, but when I received it I thought it was far too nice to use as a tea-towel (even though DH was eager to wipe the dishes with it!!). So I folded the towel in halves and with a quick sew on the machine turned it into a cushion cover!! Now it graces the little chair by the front door that Ruby likes to sit on and watch the world go by! It was a quick and easy job, but I am impressed by the outcome!!
I don't know about your laundry, but mine is pretty unexciting. So to jazz it up slightly I hung this picture (the print is from eBay - my favourite online shopping store!). Just adds a little colour and it amused DH!
Cauliflower Pickles (sometimes called mustard pickles) is something my mother use to make when I was a child and we ate it with cold meats in summer. Bought pickles just doesn't taste the same so I decided on the weekend to make some. I don't know what it tastes like as it will take 2 weeks to mature, but it certainly smelt good.
I have ordered a couple of jam, pickles and chutney cookbooks which I am very excited about as I can do further experimenting in the art of preserve making. This is quite a fun hobby and one we can all enjoy eating:)
What have you been up to?