Makery Category

What a hoot!

What a hoot! Free Download; Owl Lovers Calendar 2015. Yes you read that correctly; the Owl Lover 2015 Calendar is FREE and can be downloaded from My Owl Barn. This is the 5th Owl Lovers Calendar for you to customise and download to print for free. That’s right, nixt, nada. How is this possible? It’s a well […]

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Would you like a cuff?

250m of light grey cotton thread, some antique grey fabric dye, water soluble backing, 4 hours of time, a little hand sewing, some love and 12″ of ribbon later – here she is! For those amongst my lovely Mellowings who follow Mellow Ground on Facebook or Instagram you may have seen a little video snippet of

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New things!

I’m like a magpie and a squirrel all at once, I love new things (new things to me could be someone else’s old) especially if they’re shiny and have a practical use, I can’t bring myself to throw it away (although I draw the line at being a secret hoarder, honest…). So today I’ve taken […]

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The Makery makeover; Sneaky Peek

  Having managed to hang 2 pieces of full length wallpaper without sticking myself to the wall as well, I’m feeling rather pleased with how it dried over night – so here’s a sneaky peek before the

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The Makery is getting a makeover!

  LET’S DO THIS! The Mellow Ground Makery is getting a makeover! So I’ve been meaning to crack on with this for a while and after taking the Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design module 1 course I’ve decide to give my beloved 

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Soda Bread – in an hour. (A collaboration with Sola Photography).

I love bread, but here’s the thing, it doesn’t love me. Is there anything better than the pleasing, comforting and familiar smell of fresh baked bread (besides eating it warm with gently melting butter that is…)? Its inviting aroma wafts lazily through bakery shop fronts, homes, streets, supermarkets and envelopes you pulling you closer to […]

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Alligator Mousse – feed your face! #1

Ok so confessions first; there aren’t any real alligators^ as a secret ingredient ready to snap off your fingers here (sorry to disappoint). The star of the show is in fact the alligator pear (Persea americana) or avocado to you and I. This nutrient dense super star fruit is packed with vitamins, minerals, folate, dietary fibre and healthy […]

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Love your leftovers!

Frozen Yogurt and Mincemeat Chocolate Bombe. Yep that’s right, show your Christmas left overs some love and you may be pleasantly surprised with the combinations… (or not…turkey ice cream?!) At least that’s what happened here. Usually a frozen dessert like this is made with softened ice cream, however my slight obsession with collecting Yeokens means […]

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Ginger and Apricot Shortbread

Ginger and Apricot Shortbread. Quick and easy and makes very little mess. For years now Mother Hen has made the most amazing ginger biscuits, forget the branded shop versions, hers are totally to die for. Everything you expect, light, crunchy, chewy, a gingery zing and soaks up just the right amount of tea. Anyone who’s tried […]

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A slice of home-made pie.

Who doesn’t like a slice of home-made pie with unctuous gravy oozing over it’s warm crust? This has fast become one of my favourites since making it last year for a friend and is often requested for Sunday lunch. Taken from a Lorraine Pascale recipe this Cranberry, Leek, Mushroom pie is a must, if nothing […]

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What a hoot!

What a hoot! Free Download; Owl Lovers Calendar 2014. Yes you read that correctly; the lovely people over at http://www.myowlbarn.com/ have released their 4th Owl Lovers Calendar for you to customise and download to print for free. That’s right, nixt, nada. How is this possible? It’s a well supported collaborative project between Shivani of My Owl Barn and 50 artists from […]

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Edible Art

Make a cup of your favourite brew, pick your favourite chair and get comfortable; You’re in for a real Sweet Treat. Last year, around this time my current work contract was coming to an end and it was a while before the next was due to start. Knowing only too well that idle hands and […]

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