Christmas meal with friends

Here are some photographs of a meal I recently hosted for a few of my friends. I normally do a post connected with my Christmas meal or cakes but this year I will be away for the holiday season, so this is serving as a substitute.


My Xmas bread with tomato

I regularly have a few friends round on a Friday evening for some wine a chat and perhaps a few nibbles. For Christmas I decided to do something a little fancier with a variety of tasty dishes.


Adding some finishing touches


Just a few dishes to go!


Barbecue chicken with Chinese spice marinade


Sliced steak with asparagus and roast pepper


Deep-fried chicken balls with apricot, shallot and sesame seeds, served with mushroom and pepper


Pan-fried lamb with plum stuffing


The meal also featured smoked salmon with herb cheese bites and Shanghai dumplings


Ready to start eating!

In addition to the food, wine and chatter, we also spent our time doing some felting.

Sorry about the image quality – just quick pics on a phone!


A little project: Monsters

I made these dolls as samples for a Year 9 project at the school I work in. The main aim was to create a fun project based on the ‘Uglydoll’ craze, which would encourage the kids to use their imaginations and give them a chance to learn lots of different textile techniques.

(I had fun too).