17 May 10

Raspberry Marshmallows

I’d seen a lot of blog posts out there on the internet about making marshmallows, for some reason I never thought you’d be able to make them. I’ve never actually made sweets before.

As part of prep for this I went out and bought myself a candy thermometer, I don’t think I would have been as happy making these if I didn’t have them. I learnt a lot making these and I hope that it’ll help my sweet making ventures in the future.


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12 May 10

We have a winner!

Thanks to everyone who entered my competition to win a little red mug. I’d like to announce the winner is Jo Bryan!

If you missed out this time don’t worry I’ll be running another giveaway in summer around my birthday in August.

If you entered my contest please feel free to use this 10% discount code for my shop – LWP510

If you see something you like in either my etsy shop or folksy shop let me know and I’ll discount the price of the item before you buy it, or I’ll offer you a refund via paypal whichever you’d prefer.
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30 Apr 10

Green tea and chocolate cake

I’ve been a fan of bakerella site for a while now but until recently all I’ve been able to do is admire the pretty pictures. Last weekend I bought some American style measuring cups from John Lewis.

I was really eager to try them out! So for my first project I decided to make the green tea and chocolate cake from bakerella.

Hopefully as I get a bit more experienced with using cups my technique will improve a little I did end up spilling some of the ingredients around the kitchen a little. What I was really impressed by was the speed at which I was able to put this cake together. Cups are quicker than scales.



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20 Apr 10

Win a handthrown pottery mug!

If you follow me on Twitter you might know that last week I talked about having a giveaway on my blog. I decided to go with the little red mug as the giveaway prize.

red hand thrown mug handthrown studio pottery mug

This is actually the first mug I ever threw on the wheel, maybe I shouldn’t give it away but I have plenty other pieces to get sentimental about.

You can see the marks in the clay where I’ve drawn it up, I pulled the handle and attached it to the pot. It has a level piece at the top for you to rest your thumb upon. Also its dishwasher safe so don’t worry about putting it in with your regular dishes.
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15 Apr 10

Etsy showcase – Lazygiraffe

It’s been a while since I last featured another seller on my blog so I’d like to introduce Lazygiraffe who I mentioned in my last post.

Based in Cambridge she produces elegant jewelery made from vintage beads, charms, silver, brass and gold. Since many of the beads featured in pieces are often small run vintage beads many of the pieces are unique and one of a kind.

I’ve often had problems with my hands turning green from jewelery but thankfully Lazy’s is nickel free which is great.

Often the pieces for sale have a modern vintage look, particularly the earrings. As well as a retro inspiration many of the earrings echo nature such as the rainfall necklace or cute dainty flowers.


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