Well I didn't actually make all five things on Friday but I'm sharing five things I have made over the past week or so, today, which happens to be Friday because I'm joining in with Five on Friday... shall I just get on with it...
1. A Cushion
You may recall I was making a sample of "Posh Pebble" fabric using Alex Waylett's excellent instructions in Stitch magazine. To be honest I wasn't very happy with it for many reasons but especially the colours. So I decided to have another go and this time I liked the sample so much I turned it into a cushion. A totally impractical cushion but pretty!
2. A Book Cover
Still the same technique but I was on a roll and as the cover to my diary was falling apart I made myself a new book jacket. I do rather like it!
I just can't resist the lure of Seville oranges at this time of year so ended up making several jars of rather beautiful marmalade... sunshine in a jar! I know none of you will be rude enough to mention the five jars left in the cupboard from last year... and possibly even some from several years ago. Of course this also required the annual ritual of marmalade cake... this year I varied it by making a marmalade drizzle cake... it was very good! (I've just realised that by telling you about the cake I've shared six things I've made but maybe no one will notice)
It is my intention that I will create a link between my baking and my sewing by making baking related items and homewares for sale, an idea I have been toying with for ages, and so I have started to make more aprons. They might make it as far as my Etsy shop if I get organised. Don't hold your breath
5. A Birthday Cake
I was commissioned to make a birthday cake and apart from it having to be vanilla and small I could do what I liked. It was a vanilla sponge with vanilla buttercream and although only 15cm across it was about 15cm tall so not actually that small. But it meant I got to experiment with ombre effect icing. I kept it fairly subtle for my first attempt but I might be braver next time and use a darker colour at the bottom.
So that's my five for this week, joining in with Amy for Five on Friday.
I'm off to Missenden Abbey for a weekend of teaching but no doubt I will be back next week.