Monday, 14 September 2009

Knitted Embellishments

Having rather a large stash of wool, I decided to make one or two little things that are easy and quick to make. As a way to make a little extra cash some of these goods are for sale on Folksy and in my blog shop. I very rarely have time to support our local schools, so I thought I might make similar things for their Christmas Fayre, as I'm sure I can make quite a few fairly quickly.

Thursday, 10 September 2009


I have (yet again!) bought another book - and its lovely! I know its a little late to start crafting for summer, but lots of the things in this book will do for any occasion. There is also a Christmas book by the same author - so I know what I will be wanting for my birthday from my Hubby!



1 x Tin Pears

50g/20z Soft Brown Sugar


100g/4oz Butter

100g/4oz Caster Sugar

2 eggs, beaten

1 tbs Ground Ginger

175g/6oz Self raising Flour

Pre-heat oven to 180'C/350'F/Gas 4. Lightly grease a 6 inch/15cm round cake tin. Drain Pears and arrange at the bottom of the tin. Sprinkle over the brown sugar.

Place all the sponge ingredents into a mixing bowl and whisk on high speed for approximatly 3 minutes. Spoon the mixture over the top of the pears and bake in the centre of the oven for about 25 minutes.

Turn out onto a serving plate and serve with custard, cream or ice cream.