Monday, August 19, 2013

Hi, ho, Hi ho

is back to work I go....
My 3 weeks down tools is over and I'm back at work.
I didn't achieve as much as I wanted, but we have made a decent start on the Kitchen and will continue to work on it at the weekends and the odd evening.


and this

are the inspiration for my kitchen. I did have another pic in mind, but can't find it anywhere. Basically this kinda colour walls with white and red accents - although I'm probably going to have cream/magnolia in there too.
I would like to put a photo of the kitchen up, but  it's at repair great big holes in wall time (lathe and plaster walls) and decide what to do about cooker. So photos soon fingers crossed.

Anyway in amongst the upheaval I made a roast chicken dinner and some Beetroot Brownies - They are half the fat of regular brownies, really easy to make and very, very scrummy. You should really try them. I used packet beetroot that I heated in the microwave until hot. So successful my 13 year old ate 6 in one evening.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Celtic platter

I'm not very good at making plates and I'm not always happy with the results. Recently I used a baking tray and some clay to make a slump mould and made this:

I drew a stencil from a book of Celtic design. Painted on white slip with velvet blue underglaze and hand painted the detail round the edge. 
I think it turned out pretty well and it will be winging it's way to Australia pretty soon with my Mum's Cousin Ellie.