Saturday, 8 August 2009

One Step Beyond

One of the most bizarre things about being in the handmade business is having to start planning for Christmas while you're sitting in the garden enjoying the roses and soaking up a bit of sun. Yet that's what I'm doing at the moment. Forward planning is the theme for August round here because, well, handmade takes time to create.
And so I have lots of new things in the pipeline, beginning with these beautifully soft and cozy crochet scarves which I'm having a lot of fun with.

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Today is also baking day! Yesterday I unearthed my Kenwood Chef from storage - don't ask where, but it was coated in far too much dust and grunge - and spent a good hour thoroughly stripping and cleaning the whole thing.

This trusty beast has been with me for about 30 years and, although I haven't used it for a very long time, it was my most prized kitchen tool back in the days when I baked all my own bread, pastries and cakes. So restoring it to its former glory was like welcoming back a much loved friend that you've lost touch with and thought you might never see again! Now, what to make first?

1 comment:

  1. SUCH a cool mixer. Heck, I'd proudly put that thing on the counter just to show it off! Of course, I'm sure there will be new goodies to eat now that you've unearthed this gem. Enjoy!