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by julie_lanteri
Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: a REAL garden... exciting!
Replies: 18
Views: 3004

Re: a REAL garden... exciting!

done! :iconbiggrin: (although I'm not grinning that much and I stink of deep heat...) we managed to double dig the bed and added some manure (it's a circle 1.6m diameter). I received the crowns and bare root bushes today so they'll go in tomorrow. I have to say I didn't expect them so quickly! One o...
by julie_lanteri
Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Poppy Seeds
Replies: 3
Views: 913

Re: Poppy Seeds

I've been looking at planting poppies to keep the seeds for baking too. I think it's the oppium poppies' seeds that are commercialised. Not sure whether other varieties are edible or not... someone else has got any idea?
by julie_lanteri
Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: a REAL garden... exciting!
Replies: 18
Views: 3004

Re: a REAL garden... exciting!

well, we're in - ish. I've been busy in the garden, mainly getting rid of loads of weeds and dead/ugly looking plants. there's a patch at the back with some autumn raspberries. I removed everything else as it didn't look too good. I've put a few small stepping stones so I can access the plants easil...
by julie_lanteri
Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Mannequin
Replies: 11
Views: 2031

Re: Mannequin

For mine, I was "wearing" a black bin bag and we used duct tape to set the main areas: waist, hips, under bust, between boobs, shoulders. Then Mr papier machéed me, using strips of brown paper and wallpaper paste, different sizes to follow the contours of the body easily. 2 or 3 layers later ( let i...
by julie_lanteri
Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:13 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: satin dress puckered seams
Replies: 11
Views: 3845

Re: satin dress puckered seams

Me? I know zilch about making dresses (I realise how surprising that may be) Mike, I was expecting you to give advice on which presser foot and which size needle to use! :lol: The dress looks much better pressed. If when you try it on (finished) the waist puckers still bother you, you still have th...
by julie_lanteri
Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: satin dress puckered seams
Replies: 11
Views: 3845

Re: satin dress puckered seams

Hi Cassie, if the seams are really puckered after nomal pressing, then pressing again harder would probably make things worse (set the puckers). if it's really bad you might want to redo it: there will be photographic evidence of the day! make sure you're using a brand new sharp needle (the smallest...
by julie_lanteri
Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Knitters - are you on ravelry?
Replies: 47
Views: 15625

Re: Knitters - are you on ravelry?

just reviving this thread as I've just found the actual ISH group on Ravelry. the last post was 12months ago... as a few people have mentionned it lately/or knitting and crochet projects planned for Christmas and such, it would be nice to get it going again http://www.ravelry.com/groups/self-suffici...
by julie_lanteri
Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: a REAL garden... exciting!
Replies: 18
Views: 3004

Re: a REAL garden... where do I start?

Flo, I've been reading loads of books. I've got 4 from the library sitting on my coffee table right now! I've also been growing bits and bobs on my balcony for a few seasons now. So in theory, I should be fine. It's just nice to know that you guys are here for the real life experience! (I know it do...
by julie_lanteri
Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Knit socks without grief?
Replies: 25
Views: 3991

Re: Knit socks without grief?

And now you're on Ravelry you're doomed :lol: - you'll be producing complicated fairisle and entrelac and giant shawls made from cobweb yarn before you know it. Somehow they suck you in and make you do it through osmosis, I don't know how it happens! that's very true! can we see it as continuous de...
by julie_lanteri
Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: a REAL garden... exciting!
Replies: 18
Views: 3004

Re: a REAL garden... where do I start?

ok, thanks. will report back when I get digging...
by julie_lanteri
Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: a REAL garden... exciting!
Replies: 18
Views: 3004

Re: a REAL garden... where do I start?

Wulf, the only thing I might plant now are garlic and a few onion sets, just to see what happens. I"'ll also put my herbs in their new raised bed, by the kitchen door. I've already got bay, rosmary, sage, thyme and oregano on my balcony, might add lavender... the other herbs will be put in the veg b...
by julie_lanteri
Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: a REAL garden... exciting!
Replies: 18
Views: 3004

a REAL garden... exciting!

Hi everyone, We should be getting the keys to our house next week and although Mr said the garden is not a priority, I want to get it started anyway! :p I'm going to need some serious help as I've never gardened in proper soil before (clay around here). I'm planning to have several small beds and on...
by julie_lanteri
Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: sorry. xmas. lol!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 2839

Re: sorry. xmas. lol!!!

I got a book from the library called "gifts from the kitchen" and they had recipes like spice mixes, rhubarb vodka, honeycomb, caramels, lollipops, candied peels, spicy peanuts etc. some could be made a couple of weeks in advance. what about homemade candles, bathbombs or soaps? you don't even need ...
by julie_lanteri
Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Any new marrow recipes?
Replies: 20
Views: 2428

Re: Any new marrow recipes?

no water: the rice will absorb the excess water in the marrow (2 to 3 handfulls for a big marrow). It will be completely cooked by the time you get them out of the oven! eggs are added raw to the filling (which is why I do all the tasting before!) they cook when the pasties go in the oven, about 20-...
by julie_lanteri
Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Any new marrow recipes?
Replies: 20
Views: 2428

Re: Any new marrow recipes?

I make an oil pastry (flour, salt, olive oil and water), for the filling: onion, garlic, marrow and rice (uncooked) all sautéd in olive oil (salt & pepper and taste regularly). when cooked and cooled down, add a lot of parmesan and check for seasoning again. when you're happy with the taste, add an ...