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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Virtual Craft Fair!

Next weekend, 17th and 18th September, I will be attending my first ever virtual craft fair! I haven't done a craft fair at all this year, so why not a virtual one?

It's being hosted by Anna and Avril of Creative Connections. There are already well over 100 stallholders, so it promises to be a fun event, full of quality handmade items. Why not start your Christmas shopping now?!

I'll be selling photos, photo gifts and polymer clay items. I'll possibly add some of my illustrations too. We'll see how much time I have to set up!

Anyway, please come along and visit next weekend. Hope to see you there.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Cheesy Scones

OK, here's the first attempt from Wallace and Gromit's Cheesy Cook Book. Little W and I made chunky cheese scones the other day. He's always loved helping me in the kitchen, ever since he could stand on a chair!

They turned out pretty well. I think they could have done with a little more cheese, but they were still pretty yummy. They would go well with soup, although we just had them after dinner.

The recipe from the book (pages 6/7) is:

225g self-raising flour
55g softened butter
pinch of salt
50g Wensleydale cheese, grated
150ml milk


Preheat oven to 220 degrees c, gas mark 7.
Mix flour, salt and butter until creamy.
Stir in the grated cheese and pour in milk to make a dough.
Dust work surface with flour and knead the dough. Roll out to about 2cm thick and cut out circles.
Place on a greased baking tray and brush a little milk on top.
Bake for about 12 minutes.

Recipe says it makes 6, although we managed to get 8.

Just a note on the crafty stuff... I'm working on streamlining my photography and offering more specific types of photographs. I'm thinking TtV, macro, glass painted and maybe infrared. I'm also thinking up new ways of selling, other than prints, cards, notebooks and ACEOs. Calendars are top of my list at the moment. Now I've just got to find time to do it..!