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Heart Shaped Gift Boxes

December 12, 2010


Should you need to add a little ‘je ne sais quoi’ to your Christmas gifts, these handmade heart boxes may be just the thing you need. They are surprisingly easy to make, even for me whose desire for rapid results often ruins tasks requiring patience and accuracy. I bought all of my bits and pieces from […]

Quick Christmas Crafts!

December 10, 2010


Christmas is my favourite time of the year, when all the things I most love are served at once..people, food, wine, fun & presents. What could be better?! With Christmas rapidly approaching, things are getting busy at the house of Parlour & Pantry…There are presents to make, buy and wrap, cards to craft, write and […]

A Medley of Christmas Crafts

December 6, 2010


December is a source of much inspiration for Parlour & Pantry, resulting in constant activity…some of which is more successful than others…. First, I’ve been dabbling in the creation of homemade cards, with blank cards (£3.99 for 50), ribbon (£2 per roll) and a gold pen (£2), all from Hobby Craft. These were easy to make and […]

Not-so-scary Pumpkins

November 7, 2010


Pity the pumpkin… The pumpkin suffers at our hands at this time of year, as we carve and hack away at it’s flesh to create scary faces into it’s glossy skin. I had a pumpkin left over from this Halloween cruelty, untouched and in need of new purpose. There was of course recipe usage; pumpkin soup […]

Sewing a basic tablecloth

October 28, 2010


Ok….this is my first step with the sewing machine… Having invested the princely sum of £100 in the Toyota machine below, I am now ready to put needle to fabric and start creating works of wonder (hopefully not works of ‘i wonder what it is’ though)Step 1, learn the basics. I’ve spent about 1hr learning how […]