Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Vintage French gingham - it's got the X factor

Views and admirers for my vintage French gingham cushion cover have gone crazy on Etsy and other platforms. Which makes me wonder; What is it that gives a product the X Factor?


Is it the colour, the texture, the pattern. Or is it that when we see an item becoming popular, we join in to be part of the crowd? I wonder. Lets hope I can get the same reaction for my new cushion covers getting ready for launch this week. Some vintage, some contemporary. Watch this space...

Time for a smackerel?


Chocolate melting moments



Makes 20

125g softened butter, beaten well
50g icing sugar
50g cornflour
25g cocoa
100g plain flour

  • Preheat the oven to 180C
  • Sift the dry ingredients together and add to the softened butter
  • Mix well to form a firm dough
  • Roll into walnut sized pieces and place evenly spaced on a lined baking tray
  • Press each piece with a damp fork to flatten a little
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes
  • Lift carefully from the tray and leave to cool on a rack