I've had Blossom and the girls here most of the day and what a wonderful time we had, though dear Bloss has again succumbed to dreadful morning/all day sickness with her pregnancy. Being here allowed her to rest 'just a little' more than usual (though with 2 and 3 year olds at home her rest times are few and far between) with my extra hands to keep the girls occupied and nourishing treats plus a nice lunch of cous cous salad and vegan meatballs.
I remember having awful morning sickness with a few of my babies, and a few more with no morning sickness at all...but darling Bloss has found even with number three the nausea continues from sun up to sun down and even into the night.
So with such a big day my fourth project in Creative Hands At Home is one that I shared with my Phyllis May's Kitchen BOM members last year. It's fairly straight forward so not really a tutorial but you'll find all you need in the pattern.
What I loved about this project was the vintage look which came about through the gorgeous floral fabric I chose. It was a fat quarter I'd held on to for a while hoping to let it shine one day in something that would do it justice.
The cover is made in one piece with extra fabric at both ends to wrap over the edges and secure the book you've chosen inside.
Here's how it looks before adding wadding and backing. My book was a simple exercise book but you can use any type you like.
Use the link below to download the recipe book cover and bookmark pattern...
Hope you make one as they are quite simple and if you use a thin book like I did it will post in a large envelope. Just write a few of your favourite recipes inside first.
Our weekend was lovely, very restful on Saturday but highly productive in the garden on Sunday, so I have quite a bit to do inside the house tomorrow and some baking to catch up on - though I did bake a loaf of bread today and lovely plate of pikelets for the girls. It's been years since I made pikelets and smothered in my plum jam they went down a treat so I'll have to make them more often in future.
Fortunately I kept a few aside for Mr E so he'll enjoy them after dinner instead of an actual dessert (because I haven't made one!)....
Bless you all and I promise to have a more newsy post in the next couple of days when I catch up on life at home, plus I'll have project five to share too!
God bless you so very much,