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Yummy Cheese and Leek Tart ….and its Gluten Free!

  Strong Complex Wheat has been a problem for me for quite some time and recently I have had to eliminate spelt from my diet  ….. So that leaves me with all things Gluten Free. Rather than lament the baked goodies I have made and enjoyed over the years I have decided to embrace my… Continue reading Yummy Cheese and Leek Tart ….and its Gluten Free!

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Snug Throw with Bling Trim

 

Chadstone yesterday, I went in search of a new throw for the couch …. I wanted grey / charcoal as I am often wearing dark clothes and don’t want a pale lint around.

The 1st homewares shop I went into I spied this cuddly soft throw …. but oh! … the edge binding was so cheap and nasty that I looked further. Nothing else jumped out at me so back I went to purchase this throw for a princely sum of $30 after all discounts! … a great buy and hopefully I would have some remnant at home to do a new edge.

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My big stash of fabric yielded a ‘bling’ oyster grey piece that was just enough  …. 3 x 1.5m lengths and I would have to join a 4th ….. easy! …Each strip 4″ wide and then I set to work, first to press a seam allowance on one side …. the other I attached to the underside of the throw in from the existing edge strip.

 

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Once stitched, the edge strip was turned over to the front, covering the old one and top stitched down

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I didn’t have enough fabric to do ‘mitred’ or ‘log cabin’ corners so the shorter sides were left til last with the ends pressed in and top stitched in place

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All finished and now ready for some cosy winter nights …. with a good book or another felted ‘noddy house’ cottage to stitch!

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I have used a similar technique to finish Quilts and Baby blankets

A few small pieces remain of my remnant stash …. but this will be tucked away for some small project … or maybe some Etsy finishing for my shop ……  Garnet Fleuri

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Harvest · House & Home · Recipes

Making Preserves the Old Fashioned Way

Making mouth watering marmalade or plum or apricot jam from your own home grown fruit is an art that I have practised for decades. There are a number of tricks and tips that I will share with you but if you are new to this process then start with something very reliable like grapefruit marmalade.… Continue reading Making Preserves the Old Fashioned Way

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Papadelle in creamy sauce topped with wood roasted Salmon or Avocado

I have been preparing a recipe of the week to send to my niece who eats mainly vegetarian cuisine ….. Like many of my basic recipes ….this one has options including substituting a creamy dip for the roux sauce …. How easy does it get! This is a great wholemeal spelt Papadelle … but you… Continue reading Papadelle in creamy sauce topped with wood roasted Salmon or Avocado