Thursday, October 21, 2021

a mushroom embroidery and a fall mantel


I just finished my first fall embroidery:


And it has mushrooms!
It is a free pattern from Madame La Fée,
with the most beautiful fall colors you would want:


It is from the same designer that inspired my apple pillow:


These little mushrooms are quite smaller and faster to stitch!


and look perfect on the fireplace mantel
that I built last year.

So this year is my first fall mantel décor,
simple with a lot of reuse pieces from previous years,


and a few new ones, like the pumpkins pillow.

Happy cross stitching!


Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Enjoying some harvest cake in a new pan

Long time, no see!
I am back with some autumn/harvest goodness:
everybody's favorite apple harvest cake!
(well at least at home, which matters most to me!)


It is pretty much the same recipe from the previous years:
here and here,
2 eggs, 100g of sugar, 125g of flour (a little more),1 tsp of baking powder,
2 Tbsp of milk or apple cider, a little vanilla, a little cinnamon, 
 90g of butter (salted for us) and of course 1-2 apples cut into small pieces.


Quite tasty!

The new pan made it extra special, and fun!


It requites some baking spray to insure proper demolding,
pretty much little any cake.

Happy first day of Autumn!



Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Coffee, bunny and Easter eggs

Can anyone have too many bunnies, really?
OK, maybe, but I am not there yet!
to a spring coffee cart:


with coffee pods, cups, bunnies and Easter eggs.

This bunny print from Ms Mustard Seed is a great addition,
I purchased it a few years ago,
and love to bring it out in the spring.


I took a class from Marian many years ago,
and it is fun to see her art progression:

her van Gogh studies are amazing!

But back to our bunnies and as importantly chocolates:


I was too slow to take my pictures, and most of the chocolate bunnies
had been eaten, oh well, at least some eggs were left!


I could not help myself and set up another lovely rabbit
on the coffee table:


it looks perfect there among the fake fern and the fresh daffodils,

Happy day!

Sunday, March 28, 2021

a simple bunny towel

With the bunny season being early this year,
I have not had much time to sew/craft/decorate with rabbit!


At least this little craft was fast and I could count on my teenagers
to bake me some cookies!

I started with a plain turquoise towel,
I copied a bunny shape onto some wonder under,
ironed on the back of some spring fabric (Tilda I think),
and cut out the shape:


I removed the paper backing, ironed it in place
and straight stitched around the rabbit.


Finally I sewed a little ribbon/lace below to compliment the little bunny.

And it looks just perfect on the stove,
I have not washed it yet,
but I think it doesn't need to be just decorative!


Last year, I sewed/crafted:










Happy sewing!



Monday, March 22, 2021

A daffodil spring embroidery

Over the last few months,
I slowly cross stitched this sweet little spring embroidery:


It is from "Enfance Enchantée" by Veronique Enginger, who is behind les brodeuses parisiennes.



So fun to cross stitch daffodils and sail boats!

I had to update a pink IKEA frame with some contact paper:


It goes much better with the décor!


It is perfect touch to set up a little spring/bunny vignette!






Happy Spring!










a mushroom embroidery and a fall mantel

I just finished my first fall embroidery: And it has mushrooms! It is a free pattern from Madame La F é e , with the most beautiful fall col...