Runny Babbit crafts

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Aside from body confidence and all things humourous, my passions also include knitting and crafting. This is the RSS feed from my craft blog, Runny Babbit crafts, and if you click through you will see patterns I’ve developed, South African yarns that I love and just, well, general craftiness.

  • White Cobb Bread | Stylishly charred | Baking Challenge [2]
    “Can she mess it up again?” I’m sure you’re eagerly asking, Week Two into my baking challenge. The enthusiastic answer is YES! [I’ve challenged myself to bake every recipe in Paul Hollywood’s Learn to Bake book – first post here.] No underbaking or power outs this time – alas, there are no excuses left at … Continue reading White Cobb Bread | Stylishly charred | Baking Challenge [2] →
  • Tiramisu marshmallows
    Let’s paint a picture: pyjama party. Hot chocolate. Hot chocolate with AMARULA. Sticky coffee sweetness melting in a pool of milky chocolate goodness. THIS IS THE MAGIC THAT IS TIRAMISU MARSHMALLOWS. I’ve been wanting to make marshmallows for about TWO YEARS and I’m so glad I gave it a bash this past weekend with a … Continue reading Tiramisu marshmallows →
  • Basic White Tin Bread | Baking Challenge [1]
    I’m basically addicted to The Great British Bake Off  and this is largely because of: my deep and passionate love for all baked things my abiding adoration for carbohydrates my never-ending devotion to puns (even the terrible, terrible puns on the show) my inappropriate crush on Paul Hollywood (his steely blue eyes, his take-no-shit attitude, … Continue reading Basic White Tin Bread | Baking Challenge [1] →
  • Sweet ‘n sour umami pickled shiitake mushrooms
    One of my husband’s pet peeves – one that gets him gnashing his teeth and rolling his eyes – is recipes on blogs with long back stories before they give you any useful, functional information. So with that in mind, I’m taking a military approach to this post. I’m going to keep it in bullet … Continue reading Sweet ‘n sour umami pickled shiitake mushrooms →
  • Matcha inspiration
    Matcha is a beautifully green powered tea traditionally served as part of the Japanese Tea Ceremony. The tea ceremony focuses on mindfulness and is beautifully described as “a choreographic ritual of preparing and serving Japanese green tea, called Matcha, together with traditional Japanese sweets to balance with the bitter taste of the tea.” However, I’m … Continue reading Matcha inspiration →
  • 21 Sewing Terms Every Beginner Should Know  |  Colette Blog
    Colette has a fantastic sewing blog, and here they shared some terminology I’ve been struggling with since I started sewing (every one just expects you to KNOW IT!) – like bias, edge stitch and notches. Click through for the full post. Source: 21 Sewing Terms Every Beginner Should Know  |  Colette Blog
  • Chipolatas, apple and butter fried sage
    This is a ridiculously easy and unbelievably delicious snack, and is pretty great with mustard. Ingredients  chipolata pork sausages (this also works with full sized pork sausages) 1 apple, sliced a handful of sage a good knob of butter 2 – 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped Method  Warm up your frying pan and melt the … Continue reading Chipolatas, apple and butter fried sage →
  • Three citrus whisky and ginger marmalade
    As you might have noticed, making preserves is something I really enjoy. So for our wedding favours, my fiance and I decided to make personal gifts that really represented us. The first of these is a truly delicious three citrus whisky and ginger marmalade – my fiance loves whisky, and I love marmalade, so it … Continue reading Three citrus whisky and ginger marmalade →
  • Warm doggie jackets
    I loved quickly sewing up these jackets for my sweet greyhound, Sophie. Greyhounds NEED winter jackets because they, like models, they are very thin and have no natural defenses. Sophie gets FREEZING in winter, and often wakes us up as her blanket falls off during the night. We always buy her jackets, but with my … Continue reading Warm doggie jackets →
  • 4 reasons I should craft more
    It’s THAT time of the year. The December holidays feel as out of reach as a mirage in the desert, and work sits heavily on the body. Waking up is hard, work is hard, getting to sleep is hard. And it’s at this time I find myself working ridiculous hours: prioritising myself less and less. … Continue reading 4 reasons I should craft more →

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