If you've popped in once in a while, you'll notice that I quite enjoy sewing. I found it very difficult and frustrating at the start, but a few years in and I am very glad that I am now comfortable with it. I love the satisfaction of seeing a finished product, so I have been making lots of things, from clothing to cushions to dog toys.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
I haven't had much luck with floor mats in the kitchen. I have had a few woven mats that got too dirty (Skye peed on one of them) and they weren't washable. I temporarily resorted to using old sweatpants and pyjamas, but they weren't the most aesthetically pleasing!
Naturally the easiest solution was to make my own. I wanted it to be made of fabric so that it would be washable, and for it to be sturdy but mobile enough to be moved around.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
The most recent challenge I took upon was to bake a melktert, which, you can probably guess from the name, is a milk tart originating from South Africa. After some research, I realised that there were two main ways, one of which was to blind bake the crust, and the other to bake it in with the filling. I ended up using this recipe which used the latter method.