Process: Making ceramic yarn bowls

I’ve been really busy making yarn bowls for the last couple of months in the buildup to Woolfest in June. I thought it might be interesting to take a more in depth look at the process of making yarn bowls as they’re one of my most popular items.

Little Star yarn bowls are a relatively new addition to the shop – in the making their main characteristic is the inner sweeping curve that cups the ball of yarn as it rolls around inside.
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Happy Easter! – Simnel Muffins

This coming weekend is Easter. I was in a baking mood and looking for something Easter related to make, I’m not much of a fruit cake fan so simnel cake was pretty much out. However I came across a recipe on the BBC good food website for simnel muffins.

I followed the recipe pretty much to the letter until it came to the marzipan. Since I’d bought a whole pack of marzipan and it doesn’t often get used in our house I decided I’d go crazy and use the whole thing. Unfortunately it was a bit too much.

I think if I was to use the recipe again I’d replace the marzipan with chocolate just because I love chocolate and in a way its kinda Easter related isn’t it?  Continue reading