Thursday, 8 December 2011

Layer cakes and shortbread

After working with Joanna Figueroa's 'Strawberry Fields' to make this quilt, I knew I would find her next line all but irresistible. Didn't I tell you?! And so a layer cake of 'California Girl' arrived today from the lovely Jane @ Want It, Need It, Quilt.
The colours are fresh and happy, and I love the brighter blue that is new for Fig Tree. I'm not sure how Joanna does it, but there is always a soft vintage feel about her designs, which reels me in every time. 

Jane is generously giving away a 'California Girl' layer cake on her blog, 'Quilt Jane, Want It, Need It, Quilt'. Hop on over here to enter.
There has been a frenzy of creative activity in the house since the kids finished school. I will be back soon with some of their action.
In the meantime, I have been busy doing some Christmas cooking for friends. I stayed with two of my fail-safe recipes, rocky road and almond and white chocolate shortbreads. Packaged in cellophane bags with cute printable tags from Martha Stewart.

11 comments:

  1. What beautiful fabric! Isn't that blue gorgeous?! And your Christmas baking looks delicious! Lucky Paul!

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  2. Yum! Love fig tree fabrics, and those treats look good :-)

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  3. The more I see of Figtree the more I wish I had more time to sew!! Glad the holidays have started well for you. Thanks for the link to the tags....just hopped online to find something to tie on the teachers' gifts :)

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  4. Another beautiful line from Figtree. Speaking of beautiful, those treats you baked up look lovely.

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  5. california girl is so pretty! joanne is one of my favorite designers!

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  6. Your Summer's Blush was adorable and fresh... I'm looking forward to see, what you'll create of these yummy fabrics! Happy Christmas time to you, Bloom!

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  7. I'm a California Girl! I probably "need" this fabric, for sure.

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  8. I have never commented on blogs or websites before but today I felt I had to let you know how lovely your web pages are, the links are great, thanks to your friends. I love your beautiful garden (wish I had a green thumb, lol), your recipes look delicious - I will be making the almond and white chocolate shortbreads on the weekend - eggless Yah. Love the easy listening music. But most of all I love your designs and selection of fabrics, I bought two of your patterns already and the twill measuring tape and buttons from your friend - a great way to support fellow crafters - I hope I get the chance to complete them.

    Well just would like thank you for the peaceful journey I have had exploring your website. Have a Happy Christmas to you and your family and it was a pleasure to meet you.

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  9. That fabric is gorgeous, I had the opportunity to buy some the other day and I am kicking myself that I didn't! Luckily Mum did, maybe she will share!

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  10. Inspired by your pretty pictures, I made a double batch of those delectable biscuits. I had no white choc so I substituted glace icing with vanilla paste for the drizzling, which worked very well. I would ask a question about the oven temp though - it took way longer in my oven @ 130 degs ff, but it wasn't a problem, just checked every 10 mins or so til done.
    Have a lovely Christmas and thanks again for your wonderfully inspiring blog.

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  11. Yum Yum... fabrics and food. Hope you had a lovely Chrissy and New Year :)

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