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Staverton, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
We produce handcrafted gifts and accessories whilst changing nappies and feeding the ducks! We enjoy creating lovely thigns from gorgeous fabrics, we also enjoy passing our enthusiasm on by way of local workshops.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Want to know how??

Following the success of The Great Create last week we wondered if there was a 'make' in mind that you would like a tutorial on?

Do you long to know how to make a cupcake pincushion?

Hankering for a homemade needlecase?

Let us know your desires and we will try and (try) come up with a legible tutorial for you crafty lot!

Should you need inspiration, we find a good rummage in a fabric shop or crafty establishment, a nosy on a blog or two, usually does the trick, so have a look at these blogs and shops and see if that helps!

Millie Moon Shop

Jumble Jelly


The Simple Things

The Making Spot

Have fun and get crafty!

Birthday parties & a bit of bobbling

Well, it's been a week of balloons, too much cake and very over excited little girls but finally I think we have returned to normality!

Rosi turned 4 last Tuesday and we had a fabulous tea party for her on Saturday with lots of scrummy cakes and a magician.

In between all that we did manage to squeeze in a bit of bobbling! The Great British Bake Off bug is obviously reaching all ages as we have been selling loads of little people aprons (complete with mini wooden spoon). We have also re-stocked on our Rosi totes after selling out last week, think this new range is going to go well!

Got loads of dates penciled in for November and December where we will be dufflebobbling Christmas style, we'll confirm more soon x thanks bobblers for your continued support x

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

From the kitchen of Rosi & Kitty -chicken and roasted veg cous cous

Very straight forward, older kiddies could help chop veg and so quick-it's healthy and nutritious and fairly cheap too!

You will need:
Left over root veg
Cous cous
Chicken breast

Chop your veg to the size your children can manage (Rosi likes chunky peppers but small mushrooms!)
Cover in oil and roast for 20-30 mins
In the meantime, chop your chicken and fry in a little oil.
About 5 mins befor veg and chicken is ready, cook your cous cous according to packet instructions (it's usually immerse in boiled water for 5 mins), I like to crumble a veg stock cube in this water/cous cous mix as it adds a nice flavour.
Once everything is cooked, mix it all together and serve! Easy x

Sunday, 7 October 2012

The Great Create

A great day creating with 80(ish) crafty ladies, exhausted but on a high x

Photos to follow, in the mean time check out @milliemoonshop @fromemaid @makemeadress

The Great Create!!!

Had a fantastic day creating greatly with 80 (ish) women all giving up their time and pennies for a brilliant charity PAC.
Lovely day, lovely people and think I may be a convert to the the jelly roll!
Photos to follow but follow @fromemaid and @milliemoonshop for more updates and hilarious photos x
Well done to the girls at Millie Moon for organising The Great Create and everyone involved in making the create great!

Monday, 20 August 2012

Rosi's Princess Pasta Sauce

So as we know all princesses are strong, pretty and have beautiful hair - just look at Rapunzal, she lived in a tower and managed to climb out just using her hair, so it goes without saying that to be a princess you must eat like a princess i.s eat all your vegetables and you will be strong, pretty and have Rapunzel like hair!

Today is Rosi's Princess Pasta Sauce, a great sauce that uses up all your left over veg. A sauce that children can also help create and even if they are too young to cook they can help identify the veg as it goes in. So Rosi helped to chop and Kitty put it in the pot (and tried to stir it, although most of it went up the wall!)

Makes loads, so theres plenty over to freeze for later!
1 pepper
1 leek
1 onion
1 courgette
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
1 teaspoon of pesto (or make your own - basil, pine nuts, oil, spinach etc)

simply chop all your veg and pop into a big jug
add the tinned tomatoes and stir
heat through till all hard veg is soft
Whiz with a hand held mixer or pop in a soup mixer.
Sauce is done! At this point you can test if it needs anything else, you may want to make it thinner etc (add tomato paste or stock) or you may want to add more veg (cram it in, they'll never know)

The you can add it to cooked pasta, or add cooked mince for the base of spag bol, or lasagnes etc

easy peasy x have fun

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Tried and tested freezer cookies -from Rosi &Kittys kitchen

Plan of action for today, freezer cookies! These cookies are so easy to make and can be frozen ahead of time, baked on the day and are just yum. Very handy to keep a few rolls in the freezer incase of unexpected guests. I have substituted the fruit and nuts for various things such as chocolate chips, fresh raspberries and lumps of white chocolate and they still work. Happy baking x Ingredients 175g butter , softened 85g golden caster sugar ½ tsp vanilla extract 225g plain flour 75g pistachios 75g dried cranberries Preparation and cooking times Prep 15 mins Cook 15 mins plus chilling Mix the butter, sugar and vanilla extract with a wooden spoon. stir in the flour, then tip in the pistachios and cranberries - you might need to get your hands in at this stage to bring the mix together as a dough. Halve the dough and shape each half into a log about 5cm across. Wrap in cling film, then chill for 1 hr or freeze for up to 3 months. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. slice the logs into 1cm-thick rounds, place on a baking tray lined with baking parchment and bake for 12-15 mins. Cool completely on the tray. MAKE AHEAD Well wrapped, these dough logs will happily freeze for up to 3 months, meaning you can include freshly made biscuits in your Christmas hampers without any last-minute effort. Simply defrost in the fridge overnight, then slice and cook as above.