Busy here at windowshopping but found time to make a new cushion to add to folksy shop.
Also found time to go vintage browsing which means buying lots of thrifty stuff.Bought this lovely collection of stuff,A Queens Silver Jubilee mug, a pretty flowery mug and saucer and a little ceramic dressing table tray, good for keeping buttons etc in order. Also a tray cloth which I might turn into a cushion cover, bags of buttons and a ceramic flower brooch.
I am in love with this cool seventies dressmaking book found at a charity shop in Withington Manchester some really fab retro designs but really easy patterns to use. On top of this fab retro seventies fabric bought from planet vintage girl were I also got this cool Mary Quant mug.
Here an other favorite recipe
1 onion finely chopped
2 sticks of celery finely chopped
a generous glug of tom puree
3/4 cloves of garlic minced
1 small carton of passata or half a bottle
1 pint or so of vegetable stock [ I use a paste one but powered are fine ]
a generous sprinkle of dried basil [ can use fresh but add at he very end ]a handful of small soup pasta or broken up pieces of spaghetti
finely diced carrots [ optional ]
a handful of any cooked beans i.e chick peas/ kidney beans /canneli beans
Cook off the onion celery and tom puree until soft and the oil has oozed out of the tom puree
Add the passata and vegetable stock bring to the boil
Add the carrots, beans and pasta cook for bout 10 minutes
Let simmer for 15/ 20 or so adding garlic, basil and frozen peas
Serve with crusty bread and a swirl of olive oil
Next week is full of more making foe Folksy adding some new items to the shop