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Baking Chocolates

Weekend baking – coffee walnut whips

Simple to make and tasty. Kind of like making truffles; coat the moulds, make the filling (in this case, coffee mixed with sugar and heated, then poured over chopped choc and mixed till smooth) then pour into the set cases. When the filling is set and the top coat put on, smoosh a walnut half on.

Recipe taken from Miss Hope’s Chocolate Box.

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Craft Notebooks Paper Stationery

New blank notebooks – with or without a key?

So I made up a new blank notebook. Ivory paper:

Red and gold headband:

Simple black cover:

The intention was to stick a decorative metal key on the front, but I can’t quite decide how to place it. Which looks best?


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Lunchtime Lusting Paper

Lunchtime Lusting- pretty paper

I am both glad and sad that Shepherds Falkiners has moved. Sad because I can no longer browse their lovely store in my lunch hour, or wander down to buy more book binding supplies. Glad because it stops me buying yet more paper.

I am resigned to online window shopping and trying to think up an excuse to buy some of the following:

Oh. But I actually think I do need some of this French waxed paper for covering my notebooks:

Why? Erm, well, I just do…

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It was the cover that caught my eye

It was the cover that caught my eye… #12

Recent charity shop purchase:


And inside…

No idea what this book is, literally just saw the old cover and the fact it was 95p and bought it!

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Craft Origami Paper Tutorial

Simple Origami Sunday: BUNNIES!

Two origami bunny tutorials:

The yellow one is inflatable, so when you get to the second to last step, you need to… blow into the bunny’s nose!

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Craft Notebooks Paper Tutorial

Coptic Binding – first attempt

Coptic binding is something I’ve been wanting to try for ages and I found a really great tutorial. I love this one particularly as the pictures are so clear.

To practise this technique, I decided to bind my old sketches together. They’ve been laying around, sheets of A4 from sketch pads that have fallen to bits… I don’t really know why I keep them but I do! Binding them all together meant I could keep them all tidy in one place and also have a go at coptic binding. Winner.

I love the spine!

One of the advantages of this type of binding is that allows the pages to lay nice and flat:

🙂