The loveliest Quiet Book

sewn quiet book 2

This little quiet book has had a lot of love. It’s 36 years old, sewn by my mum for my brother when he was a tiny baby. It’s the reason I started sewing in the first place, when I was a kid. I don’t think I could ever make anything quite as lovely as this, but seeing that you could create beautiful, real things from pieces of fabric seemed like magic to six year old me. I’ve been trying to meet this standard ever since. I did have a go at my own book a few years ago (see the post on it here) but it’s not quite as lovely as my mum’s.

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Kids Project: 4 Simple Mother’s Day Cards

4 easy mothers day cards little button diaries

Hooray, its nearly Mother’s Day! We might get a lie in (8.15?) and everything. If your kids are looking for some easy card ideas (hint hint), why not see if they would like to make one of these super simple cards. Each one is suitable for beginners and take about an hour to complete. For the full tutorial with video, head over to our post on Hobbycraft.

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Orange and White Chocolate Birthday Cake

My lovely mum turned 60 last week. Happy Birthday Mum! To celebrate in cakey style, I made her an orange and white chocolate birthday cake (I followed  this recipe from www.bbcgoodfood.com).

The cake incorporates ground almonds, orange zest and juice to give a lovely moistness. The icing is a combination of creme fraiche and melted white chocolate. Delish.

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