Fresh Breads (and other delectables)

Hazel’s first batches of bread came out of the oven this week! For this test, she made four scones (which are on the left), four bread rolls, and two bagels. The bagels need some work, but the scones and bread look okay. (They’re actually cornflour dough – this is the first time I’ve made anything…… Continue reading Fresh Breads (and other delectables)

Project Roundup

Petra: “I’ve been clearing out some clothes I don’t really wear anymore, and I was wondering if this would fit you?” Tiffany: “Cool, yeah, I can try it on really quick!” T: “So, it’s a little large at the top.” P: “Oh stars, it is a bit, isn’t it!” T: “It’ll be easy to make…… Continue reading Project Roundup

A Baker’s Pantry

Shelves have been installed in Fierro’s back room! The process of filling them up took an afternoon… ….but it’s definitely worth it! It’s quite the baker’s pantry of flavours and decorations – I imagine the bulk bins of things like oats and yeast and such are on the wall behind the camera. We also mounted…… Continue reading A Baker’s Pantry

Petra’s Birthday Dress

It was Petra’s birthday yesterday, so she went to Needle & Thread to pick up a special order. Tiffany had offered to make her a nice airy dress for the summer heat, and it’s finished! Thankfully, it fits! It’s a nice loose garment, so that isn’t particularly difficult. The length is good, and the pockets…… Continue reading Petra’s Birthday Dress

New Year’s Baking Supplies

First of all, Happy New Year! Some additions have been made to Fierro’s over the new year, mainly in the form of useful things like these gold plates, for serving diners. H: “The bigger two will be for sharing platters with lots of different sweets, and the smaller ones are for single biscuits, or cake…… Continue reading New Year’s Baking Supplies

Multipurpose Aprons

Inevitably, with baking (and running a business), messes happen. Fierro’s got some aprons today, so Hazel’s clothes won’t be permanently stained by anything. I spent ages trying to work out how to get the gathering attached to the top half, and this solution doesn’t look too bad once it’s on. There are no pockets, but…… Continue reading Multipurpose Aprons

Christmas Cheer

The sun has finally emerged in Sarah’s corner of the world, and she and her friends spent the morning putting up Christmas decorations. P: Do you need help with yours? T: I already finished them! But thanks, P. (Let’s agree to ignore that the window display is still a winter one. I think that’s a…… Continue reading Christmas Cheer

Project Roundup

Well, firstly, I decided to re-make the white chairs in Fierro’s, because the ones I originally made were not stable at all. These new ones are waiting for a few more support toothpicks and then they will be painted to match the pieces I salvaged from the old ones. My second pair of Simplicity 8457’s…… Continue reading Project Roundup