Isn't this dark berry-red a beautiful colour. I found an old tablecloth in my fabric stash, it was made from very fine linen and embroidered with red roses. Most of the table cloth was in bad condition, but I rescued the rosy bits to make a pair of matching lavender sachets. Very pleasing.
And another pleasing thing this week came in the form of an iceblock mould that I bought on ebay (Norpro brand, BPA free plastic). The kids and their friends have been devouring iceblocks this summer after school so I thought it would be good to make my own. They look like 'bought' ones, with the wooden sticks and all, so it's all very exciting. For the first batch I filled the moulds with a thick berry smoothie-type drink. They've been a hit, so I'm dreaming up more recipes for next time.I guess any pureed fruit or berries would be good. I imagine feijoa will be a favourite in late autumn.
- my friend Thea is holding an Easter pattern design competition over at Spoonful zine. Looks like fun, you should give it a go.
- Happy International Women's Day!
- There's been a fair bit to do lately, but I find this piece of music by Estonia composer Arvo Pärt to be a very calming influence.
Have a lovely weekend.