Saturday, 28 February 2009
I have started a lantern (s small one, to put a candle in) and I already have a queue of projects: a mirror and another lamp, both Rennie Mackintosh style.
Also, I bought this lantern on Wednesday. The glass panels are removable so I am going to replace them with stained glass panels. I am thinking of a design with hexagons to match the top of the lantern.
Have a nice weekend :o)
Thursday, 26 February 2009
Louise made me this great felted cupcake pincushion :o)))
I also wanted to show you what I've been knitting lately: kids clothes, a pair of gloves,
and a hexagonal cushion.
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
It is not finished yet. The lamp base need to be wired and the solder tinted in black (it is only a 5 minutes job). We put it on the base anyway to have a feel of how it will look like:
It is far from perfect but I am quite pleased with the result :o)
Thursday, 12 February 2009
When I woke up this morning it was snowing but it obviously just started. By the time I left for work it was snowing heavily. It took me 40 minutes to cycle to work instead of 30. It was a surprise for everybody here, I think, as the weather forecast was for sunshine and sleet so the roads were not gritted.
I took some pictures (at work) before it disappear (forecast are for rain/sleet later).
Wednesday, 4 February 2009
In 3 classes and I did much more than expected:
- prepare the pattern
- chose the pieces of glass and the beads
- draw the pieces and cut them
- grind and adjust the pieces
I took some pictures last Tuesday.
All six panels before adjustment:
Now, I've got to wash all the pieces and copper foil them and next week I will start assembling the lamp :o). I've chosen the base and the other bits and pieces. I have no idea how long it will take to do it but no more than a couple of sessions I think.
I can start thinking of my next project!
Sunday, 1 February 2009
- It nicely perfumes the house at the same time -
130 ml of milk
80g of melted butter
350g of flour (wholemeal:white, 1:2)
a pinch of salt
30g of sugar
1.5 table spoon of dried yeast
Use the brioche or wholemeal bread program on your breadmaker.
The lavender taste is very strong so I would recommend to use only a third or a fourth of the quantity of lavender flower to flavour the milk. Also, it would be nice if it was a little bit more sweet, so double the quantity of sugar in the recipe.
Overall, it is very unusual and I am sure some toasted slice of this brioche with a creme brulée (flavoured with lavender ;o)) would be delicious.