Raaaaaaaaaaaarrgh: “There’s a dinosaur loose in downtown Manhattan!!”

This weekend has been a busy one.

Friday night out for dinner. Saturday a day at York Races with dinner out. And today was car booting, sewing and cooking a feast. So yeah, mostly revolving around food!

The Races was excellent. It was York’s annual racing + music weekend. I went with the family plus Jim and my little bro’s girlfriend M. I love it when M and Jim stand together because she is so petite and he looks like a giant. Hehehe. Sadly I don’t have a good pic of us all to put up.

The Thomas ladies working it

I’m wearing my wookie hole Liberty dress (minus the matching bow — it didn’t go with the fascinator). And Mum braved the leopard print!

We didn’t stay for the music as a) it was McFly (who only my mum was keen on —  she loved Harry from his time of SCD) ; b) because it started to rain just as they started and c) because we had to get back for our restaurant booking!

After all the fun and food from yesterday I was pleased that today was very productive. I went to Rufforth car boot to finally meet the infamous sewing woman! And she wasn’t there.

Lame!! But her nephew was manning the stall so I bought some little bits of course.

Then fun really started. I got home and started working on my little fro’s graduation gift. I know I’m a bit late but I’ve caught up quite a lot now. I’m making him an iPad case.

I’m using the Ikea Godzilla print fabric which I couldn’t get in store so ended up buying from a lady on ebay. She sold me the massive panel complete with manga characters but I only cared about the bit with the buildings on and GODZILLA!!!

Since Fro studied architecture I wanted one side of the case to use the buildings from the panel. The other side is all monster.

I’m making an envelope closing with a button and elastic loop closure.

I’m pleased how the clock tower works as the envelope flap

I really hope the iPad fits!!

I crack myself up sometimes

I’ve been using this fake iPad to size it up. It’s made from an old wine box with three layers to get the thickness right.

(Yep that’s right, my house has boxes of wine in it)

I’m thinking it’ll only take a couple more hours to finish off.

I had to stop because I’ve sliced right into my thumb making dinner and didn’t want to get blood on everything 🙁

Jimi and I have a new project; making awesome Sunday dinners.

Tonight we made vegetarian moussaka with cous cous and crusty bread. Delicious!

And I’d made strawberry cheesecake for puds.

Excellent for working out your aggression

I added milka choc chips to the base so it was extra yummy!

And I used some old Gü pots to make them into “mini” cheesecakes.

Perfect… oh except for when I dropped one of the glass pots on my foot and bruised my toe! It’s all swollen and won’t bend now.

Sigh……. Finger and toe injured in the same day.

What a klutz!

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3 Comments

  1. Well aren’t you a crafty one?! Loving the ipad case. And that cheesecake does look yummy…. when I lived away from home at uni, my housemates and I would save all the Gü pots for making individual jellies – we never thought of cheesecakes!

    1. Thanks about the ipad case. If my brother doesn’t like it I’ll have to find another use for it.
      Little jellies is a good idea too! God I love Gü puddings mmmmm.

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