Sunday, November 22, 2009

Stoffmarkt Fabric market

I couldn't have gone to Europe without stopping at one of these markets. We went to the Saarlious one and BOY did Mollie and I have fun!! Mollie wanted to buy all the expensive fabric LOL but in the end she decided on a couple metres of some yellow spotted cotton and some pink babushka fabric. I bought some drill, cotton, a little knit and a magazine. Everyone was so nice to us, and even tried to talk English to me. It was a blast!!

First photos - lets start with one of my my favs!!

This photo was taken on the north coast of France at a castle called Le Mont st Michel. It is located off the north coast and it once was Monastry. It really was a beautiful place to be!
Here is the family going down the stairs from the Abbey.
Below is the photo I took on our way out to the Island.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Soo handy little baggies!!

For our overseas holiday, one of the most handiest things I made were these
Zipper pouch bags!!

I was not going to spent 7 weeks looking for camera cords, Ipods, chargers etc in our huge bags so I raided my quilting material shelf and made a bag for each of us (can't be without our music players) and then a couple for camera, laptop, phone stuff.
Now I followed a online tut somewhere but as it was 10 weeks ago, I don't hold off much hope of finding. I will try though....

Sunday, November 15, 2009

French Baguettes!

How yummy are these. These where a constant addition to our menu in France..great for snacks, for lunch and even breaky.
Yesterday we were reminiscing about these beautiful breads, when I decided to have a go at making them myself
After a search on the internet I found this recipe

And after about 4 hours of making

VIOLA!! They were beautiful. I was concerned they wouldn't have the crunky crust and chewy centre but NO they were very similar and I didn't have to have a french oven to make them!

Definately a repeater!


Let me explain my 'how long OMGoodness' blogging break.

Dave, the kids and I went to England and Europe for 7 weeks..and it was fanastic!!
So between holiday planning, sewing for the holiday and filling toy orders for Spiral Garden, blogging was pushed way back on the 'to do' list.
But I have some sewing creations, holiday photos to share now!!
I seriously have some time to make up to you followers.

We bought a laptop to take away with us and all the photos are on when Dave finally gets out of bed...I mean 'come on' it is 4.45am here, where is he LOL, he will connect the laptop to the internet and I upload some photos.

BTW, if you are wondering why I am blogging so early in the morning.. JETLAG!
Horrid thing that Iwish would go away.

Back soon....