Sunny warm weather,
which we are still enjoying here in Germany,
calls for some
light summer dresses.
I bought a couple when in the UK recently
and was so pleased with them,
I rashly went and bought a dress pattern and fabric.
The best thing is,
I've made the dress!
It must be years since I've made myself a dress,
though my daughter
got me back into sewing dresses
when she asked me to make one for her.
That was two years ago.
I made the 'ghost dress'
an odd choice and some very slippery fabric it was too,
but I also made a second dress for her in some Happy Hippo fabric.
Another odd choice.
But they both looked lovely.
The best thing is though,
is that it got my daughter interested in sewing.
She still sews,
though she doesn't seem to blog much now.
for as long as I can remember.
Taught by both my mother and grandmother.
Sewing my own clothes all those years ago
led me to taking up patchwork.
An obvious detour
what with all the lovely scraps of fabric left over from dressmaking,
I just had to put them to good use.
Another love of mine,
Yesterday, I decided to make some date scones.
I tend to use my food processor for the job these days.
I thought I would whip up a Victoria sponge while I was at it.
An easy cake to make,
but I thought I'd make it even easier by using the food processor
to make it even simpler and quicker,
(always important when you fancy a slice).
Unfortunately, it turned out on the thin side.
I did wonder at using the food processor for the job,
but it was one of the recipes that came with it.
So I've called it Biscuit Cake.
Sponge cake with a crunch to it.
It's still nice,
but it wouldn't win any competitions!