I am always cutting out recipes and projects from magazines, favouriting patterns on Ravelry, saving tutorials to my bookmarks. And usually they all just sit there - in piles, in the queue, on my hard drive - waiting...and not getting done. They just get lost underneath the ever-lasting To Do lists. Occasionally I will get them out, look at them, sigh at my lack of time and energy and then hide them away again.
So I thought as motivation for myself, and others, I would start a new regular spot on my blog - a monthly reason to stop everything and just crack on with one of these little projects. After all most of them would only take an hour tops, I just need to create the time. So switch the telly off, put down the ironing, leave whatever chores there are and join me in giving yourself time to make it!
The rules are:
1. Choose something from your wish list of things to make or do - could be a recipe, a crochet pattern, a sewing tutorial or a project from a magazine or book.
2. Set aside time in your day or evening to make it - could be an hour, could be all day, could be ten minutes here and there throughout the day, as long as you make the time.
3. Take photos and post about what you have made, or started to make - do not worry about lighting or bad pictures - no apologies to be made for blurriness or autumnal darkness - just snap and post!
4. Enjoy enjoy enjoy! Make the most of this precious little time to get something made, and share it with me here!
I am going to run this every month on the 20th...at least that's the plan :)
It's National Baking Week here in the UK at the moment so I thought I would start with a recipe that I have had lurking in my bookmarks for some time...a long time...Soulemama's lemon scones. A very summery sounding treat for midweek in October...but mmmmm! So I set aside half an hour this morning after the rush of getting everyone out for school, work and nursery and just made them, at last!
A few notes on this recipe - firstly in the first bit where she says mix the milk, sugar and egg together, she means honey, not sugar. For 350 degrees that's 180c, and for the butter about 120g melted makes half a cup! Also baking soda in the UK is bicarbonate of soda, not baking powder which is what I actually put it, oops, but they were still yummy :)
If you decide to make something today do stop by here to let me know! I will set up a linky thingy next time if enough people want to join me. Now, excuse me whilst I go and scoff the rest of this lemon scone...