On day two, we were asked to design a dedication page for our art journal and write the dedication to pop into the little pocket. My journal is dedicated to trying to put some creative ideas of my own on to paper and developing them.
This class from Jessica Sprague started today. There are five projects introduced over the ten days. This is the cover I’ve designed, from a template, for an Art Journal. I haven’t used one before, but it will maybe help me to hold together some of my own design ideas, rather than taking others’ ideas and adapting them. I will see what tomorrow’s prompt brings!
I’ve been so busy for the last week, that I haven’t had time to report on my pudding making! Using a good, old-fashioned Mrs Beeton recipe, I managed to make two 1lb puddings. Actually making the pudding mixture was relatively easy, but they each had to be steamed for a couple of hours in a pressure cooker…..the recipe says six hours boiling in an ordinary pan! I do posses a pressure cooker but haven’t used it for many years, so I had to dig out the instructions first and make sure it was in working order before I started. Things ran pretty smoothly and I now have two wonderful puddings stored away for Christmas and New Year. Time to ‘feed’ them and the Christmas cake this week with a little brandy! Can’t wait to taste them!
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This lovely class by Shimelle Laine begins on 1st December 2010 and lasts until 6th January 2011. This is the third year I will be producing a Journal and I love the friendly and helpful JYCers! There is advice on stash for paper and hybrid albums. Wonderful digi-goodies are also provided so that all kinds of scrapbooking are included! The subjects of the daily prompts are the same each year, but Shimelle always caters for this in her suggestions and showing examples of past years. Come and join us this year!
I’m not really an opera fan, but when I heard this, it made me shiver with delight! I love the dog at the end!!
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It’s years since I made my own cake, so yesterday I decided to have a go. I have looked through all my Mum and Grandma’s old papers, but cannot find any of their delicious recipes that I remember from my childhood. A few weeks ago, I was looking through some recipes online and saw some of Mrs Beeton’s stuffing and bread sauce recipes. I can still remember my Mum making these at Christmas time and the recipes seemed similar to the one she may have used. I noticed an updated version of Mrs B’s book on Amazon which contains her Christmas recipes. They seemed much the same as I remember, in fact, my mother’s cake was not as dark as the ones you can buy ready made, so they seemed ideal. I’ve banished the shop bought cake and packet sauces and stuffings this year, so I hope the family enjoy them! Next week, I’m going to have a go at Christmas Pudding! How did the cake taste? Watch this space!