Saturday, 24 June 2017

2017 Wk 26 - Corking good fun

Yippee!!!  Jackie is here for a weekend of fun!  We went to the National Quilt Championships at Sandown Park yesterday -which may have involved some shopping!

One of our goodies was a sheet of cork 'fabric' - which resulted in these two using Noodlehead's design.

 We've made these before so felt confident in adding slip pockets and zip pockets too

We also had a go at scissor pouches


And then we wrapped some cotton and leaves up together and boiled them in water with rusty nails for . . . well, the bucket didn't reach boiling point after being on the stove for an hour

This was as a result of having met Caroline Bell at Richmond and Kew - she creates amazing fabrics this way - I'm not so sure ours will be as successful - we'll find out tomorrow!

Whilst in the kitchen on a hot sweaty day watching a bucket full of water, nails and fabric - as if that wasn't hot enough, we decided to do some baking!

This means Jackie baking and me fetching and washing up!!!
Lemon drizzle cake . . . 

and the world's strangest shapes muffins (so it turns out you really do need a muffin tin - who knew!)


And finally: my favourites from Sandown Park yesterday







3 comments:

  1. Cork is so much fun. You can also use it raw edge as it doesn't fray.

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  2. interesting reading about the cork will check it out at FOQ in august. Pouches look good and would have loved some lemon drizzle, Mum used to make a lovely one
    Fascinated with the scissor keeper will see if I can find a pattern on line. Quilts look good too thanks for sharing

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  3. Cork is another item I want to try, but I'm going to wait for it to go down in price a bit - yikes! First, though, I need to try my Kraft Tex - I have a roll of it that I haven't even opened! Did you enjoy working with the cork - would you buy more?

    Baking doesn't wait for cool days - sometimes you just need to bake a cake. And muffins! YUM!

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