Sunday 24 March 2013

In praise of homely pursuits

I was due to go down south this weekend, but snow and flooding made it all too tricky. So I had a suddenly free weekend, at home, to do with what I would.

I thought I might read a book or watch a dvd.

But I didn't. On a whim, I started making some jewellery.
He played guitar and made some tasty treats. Beetroot and walnut houmous, courtesy of Hugh. It really is delicious.

He asked me what colour I would call it. I said framboise. I know, who do I think I am? Karl Lagerfeld?

If you want the recipe, here it is.

I'm a sucker for these apps. I know you can't really see clearly and they are probably really passé but I love the effects. The one I have been using a lot recently is like a polaroid, whereas this one is like old slide film.


Helga said...

O!! What a whim!!! Clever pants, I think you should stay home more often! What a selection of goodness you have made!
"Toast" is such a good book. I have to see the film! XXXXXXXXXX

Ivy Black said...

Fab least that's one good thing about this rotten weather, stay in and make stuff. I love Toast, it's such a luscious read.

Vix said...

That's bizarre, we were only chatting about Toast in the pub last night...freaky!
You did have a constructive weekend, that jewellery is fantastic and the food looks delicious. I'm addicted to messing with effects, too! xxx

Kylie said...

I have watched Toast and loved it. Helga tells me the book is great, just need to get my hands on a copy(still no Lisa btw - 'she' is proving to be an elusive character)
Houmous looks delish.
Gorgeous old Elvis album covers and hand-made jewels.
And on apps and effects, I can just about turn my fancy new phone on(!) so there is nothing passe about your effects to me. At all!
Have a lovely week Tania x

mispapelicos said...

Great hand made jewellery and the way you display it.
Have a fun and lovely Monday, dear friend.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I have never seen nor read Toast - I may need to check it out! I hope you had a good weekend.

Ofelia said...

The Sofia pendant and the necklaces are funky and spring-like!
Very lucky to have a guy that can cook and play the guitar.

Miss Simmonds Says said...

The weather is truly awful, the best thing to do is just stay inside and make gorgeous jewellery - those necklaces are amazing, the Sofia one is wonderful. I'm feeling peckish now.. xxx

Unknown said...

Looks like you had a lovely weekend. Your jewellery is gorgeous and that humous looks yummy I do like a bit of that. Enjoy your week, dee xx

Curtise said...

Well, if one's weekend plans are scuppered, then jewellery making is the next best thing, especially if there's a man around to keep you supplied with delicious food and music, both homemade!
The necklaces are wonderful. Funnily enough, they were talking about the joys of beetroot on the Simon Mayo show this evening, houmous was mentioned, along with cakes/brownies and a beetroot curry. Encourage Himself to experiment - more food a la framboise! xxxx

me said...

Your jewelry is awesome! Thanks for sharing the recipe, the food looks yummy and the photos are extremely cool.