Hanmade in Cornwall

Hanmade in Cornwall

Friday, 26 July 2013

Hanmade bread

ok its sunny and warm, but we have no bread, so we made our own. It worked really well, following this simple recipe.
1lb of strong bread flour
I sachet of 7g dried yeast
10 fl oz of warm water
1 tbsp oil
Mix all the dry ingredients together.
Add the wet ingredients, stir together with a wooden spoon.
Flour your work surface and kneed for 6 minutes.
Return the mix to your bowl, cover with cling film and put in a warm place for an hour.
 Look how much its grown!
 Knock it back, kneed it for 30 seconds.
Fold into three and put into your oiled loaf tin.
Return to warm place for 30 minutes.
Watch it grow again!
 My loaf tin was soo small for the size of the mix, so I chopped abit off and made three other rolls.
Put onto the middle shelf ina preheated oven for 20-30 minutes, until its golden on top.
To double check its backed, knock the botton of the tin and it should sound hollow.
Perfect, just in time for lunch.
My daughter enjoyed making this bread and eating it too!

Monday, 22 July 2013

Hanmade bird cards

I am loving cute little birds at the moment. I thought I would combine this with the need to make a few greeting cards.
Here are a few I made
And why not make some envelopes to go with them. I found some pretty wallpaper which
did the job well!
Why dont you have a try!

Hanmade jeans to skirt

So here it is, the start of my daughters 3rd birthday outfit. She loves wearing skirts so I thought I would make her one. She has so many pairs of jeans I thought I would cut them up to make something for her to wear.
This is so simple to make, its helpful having the waistband already made. So choose a pair of jeans that fit well around the waist and choose some pretty fabric and get going!
Cut the jeans just under the crouch.
 Choose the fabric. You want to create a long length, double the waist measurement. Depending on how full you want the skirt to be add abit more.
heam one long egde.
Stitch together the short edges of the fabric.
 To create the gathered affect, stitch a length (on the other long length) which is the longest stitch you can do on your machine. Dont double stitch it. You then want to pull one of the threads to create a gathered affect. Keep pulling it through until you are happy.
 Pin this to the denim skirt (inside out of course!)
its best if you pin it matching all the edges together and keeping the gathering bits equal all the way around.
Then start sewing the two edges together.
And thats it!
Well done.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Hanmade 3rd birthday party!

My baby turned 3! Wow I cant believe it!
But anyway, here are a few snaps of the day. Including the strawberry outfit I made her. She loves it, "mummy made my skirt!" - precious!
I will give you a birthday skirt tutorial later!

recent Hanmades

Here are a few things I have been working on recently.
I have started to make my daughter a quilt for her bed. I started it ages ago, but have recently picked it up again. Its stripes of fabric and then I have put her name on it and embroidered around the letters. This is as far as I have got. I now need to quilt it.
I have also made a few (more) cushions. I really like the fabric and think it fits really well as cushions.

I made a baby bib for a friend who had her first baby. Its reversiable with pink on the back. I liked this bib as it was partially used from an old pair of jeans - perfect! Do you like it?

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Hanmade strawberry cushion

So I have some very cute strawberry fabric and waitching to use it. So I made some cushion covers. These are super easy to do. I made them with an envelope panel at the back so it can be easily removed to wash.
Here is a step by step how to, to create your own cushion cover.
Choose your fabric. You want one long length a couple of inches wider than the cushion.
 This fabric was really thin, so I put some cotton behind it.
 I then hemmed the short edges
 Place the cushion onto the fabric. You will fold the edges onto the cushion.
 Take the cushion out and pin the sides together. Make sure you line up the edges.
 Then sew down in a striaght line.
 Then turn inside out, pushing the corners out as you go.

Hanmade Father's day gift

I was as by a friend to make a cushion that her kids could give to their daddy for fathers day. She choose the fabric and asked if there couold be writng on it.

So here it is a personalised cushion for their daddy!