Sarah’s Birthday

It’s Sarah’s birthday today, so as it is still raining outside, her friends have planned an indoor celebration. Petra went over early to set up a bit, and give gifts before the chaos comes. P: “So, this is from Tiffany, because she’s helping Hazel with the cake,” S: “Where did she get this? We haven’t…… Continue reading Sarah’s Birthday

Easter Biscuits

The girls decided this Easter to have a picnic on Sarah’s living room floor, complete with goodies from Fierro’s. S: “Do we each get a bag?” H: “Yes, there’s a bag for each of you!” Hazel made these Easter biscuits specially – the egg-shaped ones are plain shortbread, and the chick faces are dark chocolate.…… Continue reading Easter Biscuits

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

Jacket Renovation

Do you remember Sarah’s khaki jacket that I made ages ago? Well, I like to think my outerwear-making skills have improved somewhat…. So, here is the new-and-improved version! I kept as much as I could of the original jacket, which includes the sleeves (because that embroidery was difficult). Unfortunately, I did have to re-make the…… Continue reading Jacket Renovation

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