Saturday, 5 September 2009

Sunny Saturday

How about this for a spring fancy kind of skirt? Made with inspiration from Lara and a tutorial by Moda Bake Shop, this skirt has been one of the most quick, easy and satisfying projects I've done in a while. I've used a pack of charm squares called Snippets by American Jane for Moda and teamed it with a lovely clear blue polka dot from Spotlight. Like Lara, I'm so happy there's very little pink in this skirt. I love pink myself but my poppet looks so lovely in blues and yellows, it's a challenge to get her to wear more of it.

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And if you had a smell-o-rama computer screen, you would be able to smell the divine wafts of garlic, rosemary and lamb roast that is slow cooking right now in the oven. I'm following a Jamie Oliver recipe for Incredible Roasted Shoulder of Lamb. To accompany it, some roast veggies and for afters.... banana caramel pie. I thought it looked so good, cooling on the bench in the afternoon light, that I had to share. It will be slathered with cream later... yum.

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9 comments:

thornberry said...

Love it Gillian! Glad that you enjoyed it, and it really does look terrific. I bet your little one loves it too! And I quite fancy dinner at your place...

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Domestic Goddess you are this weekend! Skirt is very cute. Really like the blue, too much pink here, 3 girls and all that :) xox

Katy said...

You are brilliantly talented! You might just have inspired me enough to bake this week - see what I can come up with - thank you for adding me to your blog roll too x

Megs said...

Love that little skirt - Might have to give it a try. And I really want to try that Banana Caramel Pie - looks divine!

Nikki said...

Is that a BANOFFEE pie??? (Caramelised condensed milk over sliced banana...?)

Oh, you're a woman after my own heart, Gillian.

Gillian said...

Very cute skirt. Cute hairdo too Nevada!

Jodie said...

Next time we get together You are sooo doing the cooking (no takeaway pizza this time).

trasha said...

Do you know? I DO have nice eyes! How fabulous you should notice? Thanks.

I was planning to say yummo to the caramel pie snd ooooo! to the clever skirt. Your wee girl is so grown-up and gorgeous.

Harooney said...

I love the american Jane range, the skirt is cute+1
Love your awesome baking too droooool...