I finished my class sample projects and am utterly thrilled with them. I will show them all fully when my class schedule is announced. There's a really fun quilt design I created and managed to finish sewing the binding on that last night. I also finished up a super pretty and useful make that I embroidered:
Can't wait to show you them all in full!
The kids and I have been baking. First some courgette muffins that Lois managed to sneakily devour (that's what happens when mummy is sewing and not paying attention. Oops!) :
And then we made some really yummy homemade granola, I use Lily Pebbles 'Breakfast and Dessert Oats'. It is quick, with simple ingredients and you can add whatever you like into it. I don't grind the almonds, I just use sliced ones and sometimes smush the bag up before I open it so they aren't so big. I add raisins after cooking it.
The kids love this just as a snack on it's own, with yoghurt for pudding or breakfast. They aren't usually big fans of cinnamon and there's a lot in this recipe but somehow they still love it! They have told me they like it more than the shop bought granola. I also use organic ingredients and it's still super cheap. Healthy and easy to make :)
I was attempting to make another project as a class sample and I failed epically. Yesterday evening I just gave up on it (and then funnily read this blog post by Angie, so good to know I'm not alone). It was stressing me out, my ideas weren't working, I ended up in tears. I had a chat with hubbie and realised if I'm not even enjoying making it why would I want to teach it?! So I just gave up. It felt so good. It was a relief and now I can concentrate on other things without worrying. Sometimes giving up is not a bad thing.
I have a horrible summer cold and three energetic children at home ALL day. Enough said.