This week was a sewing and card making week.
I cut out tea towel toppers ready to sew. I like to sew these in batches, and work production line style doing all the cutting, then all the gathering, all the sewing etc. at once. I feel like I get more done with my time when I work like this.
I took advantage of a clearance sale at Kmart and stocked up on cotton tea towels and matching pot holders. I have already planned what to do with them, and started to sort them into piles ready to start sewing.
I made some cards to practice a new (to me) stamping technique that I really like. I'm happy with how they have turned out. Some of these will be for the February birthdays and some will go to the nursing homes.
I printed off some vintage images onto photo paper and used them to cover little notebooks for the present box. I love them, they are so vintage and cute and luxurious.
I made blueberry jam using blueberries I was able to get for $1 a punnet. It is delicious.
I made tzatziki using MOO Greek yoghurt, cucumber I picked that morning and garlic I harvested a while back. I picked a lemon off the tree for the lemon juice. The only thing not home grown or made was the salt! It was delicious.
I practiced a new technique - etching using the Brother Scan and Cut and decorated the jam jars. I love how they turned out and now my mind is filling up with ideas of gifts to make.
And I have something exciting to announce - just finalising the details and I'll be sharing with you all!
What did you make, bake, sew and grow last week?