Sunday, January 24, 2016

Some new things

 Good Morning to you all and Happy Sunday, its going to be another warm day again  so I am in my sewing room early getting a few things done before my rooms gets too hot.  Do you like my new work in progress, I  have mixed a few of my favourite sweet water fabrics and I'm making a sewing machine cover for a class I'm teaching in a few weeks, I'll share more when its complete.
 I am loving sewing with these fabrics.
 Of an evening I like to have  a bit of hand work so I have been stitching these 3/4 inch hexagons together.
 They are so pretty, of course they are my favourite fig tree prints, A few others thrown in because I just love them, Like the little USA flag you can see in the top corner.
 And the pretty little rose bud in this photo, I like to add a bit of fussy cutting.

 These hexagons will be the outside part of my new sew together bag.
 Tasmania has been hit with stage 1 water restrictions so now we can only use the sprinkler at certain times of the day. I spent alot of yesterday hand watering all my flowers.

 They all look so pretty, Naturally they are all my favourite colour "PINK"

 I found some cute pink fabric scraps in my cupboard so I whipped up this little mug rug, perfect for valentines day. Just need to bind it now.
Yesterday I made this marshmallow jelly slice, it looks so delicious I thought I would share the recipe with you.

                                         JELLY SLICE.

250g packet biscuits (finely crushed)
125g butter,melted
4 cups white marshmallows    (I used 2 packets of marshmallows)
2 tbs milk
85g packet strawberry jelly crystals
1 tsp gelatine powder

Grease a 20cm square cake tin with baking paper extending the paper 2cm above the edge of tin. 
Combine crushed biscuits and melted butter in a bowl. Press into the base of cake tin  and chill for 15 mins. 

Place marshmallows & milk in a saucepan over medium heat and stir for 5 mins until mixture is smooth. Pour mixture over biscuit base and smooth the surface. Cool for 30 mins. 

Place the jelly crystals and gelatine into a bowl then make according to packet directions. Cool to room temperature. Pour over marshmallow layer. Chill for a further 4 hours or until Jelly is set. 

This recipe is best made the night before. 

Cut into small squares to serve. 


I hope you enjoy the slice, let me know what you think. 

Time to do some more sewing before my teenagers get out of bed. I promised to make them pancakes for breakfast. 

Have a great day. 


Annie said...

Your hexies and garden are just 'small' mistake on your jelly slice.......methinks cut into 'large' squares be more appropriate ;-). Congrat's on your Homespun works too Leanne - you're so clever!!

Sue said...

Beautiful photos... recipe sounds delicious.

sunny said...

I'll be over for some of that marshmallow slice. Yummy. Thanks for posting the pretty pictures today. We're buried under over 2 feet of snow. The entire world is white and more white. Did you ask me awhile ago for fabric with American flags on it? Someone did, but I don't remember if it was you?

Melody said...

Lots of loveliness in this post, love your sweet little hexes.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love our sweet hexies. I do hope your lovely garden copes. Tgat slice looks delicious xx

a good yarn said...

I haven't seen that recipe for ages. Thanks for sharing. Water restrictions? We've had plenty here but hot and humid conditions to go with it. Your garden photos are just lovely and must be a source of inspiration for you. Pretty hexies and I hope we get to see the sewing machine cover when it's finished.

Susan said...

I hope your teenagers didn't eat all the slice for brekkie! Looks yummy. Love your hexies, and the Sweetwater combo.

Christine B said...

Beautiful new projects Leanne and I love your stitching bag! Your flowers are so pretty... your garden must look beautiful! Hope you have a lovely day! Christine xxx

Anthea said...

Leanne, what time do your teenagers get up?! Late morning?! or do you just get up super-early so you can sew?! either way, your new project looks great

Lib said...

Beautiful sewing projects, Leanne and live your garden pics, so pretty.

Lib said...

Beautiful sewing projects, Leanne and live your garden pics, so pretty.

the girlfriend gap said...

It all looks lovely. I had a goal to sew everyday in 2016. It started off well and has kind of fizzled :( since then. But our new little granddaughter has arrived!!!!!!!!!!! Vivian Ruth born Jan 25. 7lb. 7oz. 20 1/2 inches long . brown hair. Cutie Pie. Let the loving begin : ) that probably means even less sewing :( unfortunately. Janita

dream quilt create said...

The sew together bag will be gorgeous!!! Your jelly squares look pretty good too :)

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