Woolly Bully

Just  before Christmas I treated myself to a copy of Vanessa Mooncie’s fantastic book, “Animal Heads – Trophy Heads to Crochet”.  Once I had looked through it, I wanted to make almost everything, but once I put my sensible head on and told myself I was only allowed to do one until I had some other projects finished, I decided ... Read More »

Jelly & Custard Cupcakes

It’s was my brother-in-law’s birthday last weekend, so I baked him some cakes: Piña Colada cupcakes – by special request.  I even put little umbrellas in them. I also made jelly and custard cupcakes.  These are always a great hit with the little ones (and big ones too!) The Piña Colada ones were from Love Cupcakes, my hands down favourite cupcake ... Read More »

Bedroom (P)revamp

I’m so pleased I’m sticking to my craft project list and not adding anything new until I tick something off.  It has helped hugely that my lovely hubster has been clearing out someone the old stuff we seem to hang onto for no reason.  It means I have space in there to take photos and set up a temporary work ... Read More »

New Year, same old Oblibby

Happy New Year, Oodlers.  Hope 2016 brings you everything you wish for.  I always have mixed feelings at New Year; excitement at the fresh start and all the projects I’m looking forward to undertaking in the next 12 months, mixed with sadness (and a touch of anger) at everything I’ve failed to achieve in the past year.  I know I can’t ... Read More »

Patatas Bravas with Chorizo and Poached Egg

Hello again!  You may have noticed, my last attempt to keep updated didn’t quite work out according to plan, but the good news is I now know what was causing my fatigue and I’m well on the way to recovery. I posted a picture of this on my facebook feed and one of my friends asked for the recipe, so I ... Read More »

A Stitch in Time

Hello, little blog, it’s been way too long since I last updated.  The intention was there but somehow life, laziness, time, and other stuff all just seemed to get the better of me.  However, I’m now back (still with what feels like a million ongoing projects, recipes in my head, crafty things I want to do, and places I want ... Read More »

Spicy Chicken and Butternut Squash Tagine

This tagine is a spicy, but the heat is balanced out by the sweetness of the dates and apricots.  The added bonus of being able to bung everything in the oven after some basic prep work makes this an ideal week night dinner.  If you’re not a chicken fan, this would also be great with lamb or a mixture of roast ... Read More »

Solar Daydreamer

You may recall from my last post that I was making a dress (the final results of which will be seen shortly; I just need to beg someone to take a photo of me) to wear to the wedding of really good friends of ours. As I have recently rediscovered my beady mojo, I decided it was only fitting I ... Read More »

Oblibby, you shall go to the ball

Okay, so it’s probably the coldest summer in Scotland in a long, long time, but at least the crappy weather gives me an excuse to stay home and get cracked on with projects. I’m making a dress and jewellery for my friends’ wedding in a couple of weeks, and so far, it’s all going very smoothly.  My last attempt at ... Read More »

Tortilla Española

Potato, egg, and onion.  It can’t be amazing, can it?  It absolutely can! Let me introduce to the foodie wonder that is tortilla española.  It’s a bit like an omelette, but then again, it’s not.  The texture is different and it tastes better cold than hot.  This is one of my favourite tapa dishes, especially in the summer.  Okay, I ... Read More »