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Folksy Friday #32

Spring Cleaning & Storage

I was browsing Folksy looking for items to feature under the Spring Cleaning theme when I got sidetracked and came across a lot of lovely new items that I just had to include...hence the storage bit, so lets just say, this week its all about getting things in order, becoming a little more organised...and not necessarily cleaning!  ;)
Hope you enjoy my choices
(Pinks the link)


Handpainted Clothes Hangers - Angel Bells

Half Apron - Bagladee

Larder Labels - Betsy Jarvis

Hand Printed Apple Plastic Bag Dispenser - Black Cactus in London

Ceramic Pail with Sissal Handle - Caroline Nash Crafts

Blue Spotty Dolly Pegs - Crafted

"Where are my keys?" - Spare Minute Productions

Custom Reclaimed Timber Shelves - True

and here are 2 of my own 'Spring Cleaning' inspired items for the darling housewife
available from my Folksy Shop

Lemon Drizzle Cake

Ok, so since Ive been made housebound due to High Blood Pressure Ive had my baking head on...and yesterday I just fancied some lemon drizzle cake, leaves the most amazing smell in your kitchen and makes a pregnant lady very happy!

  • 225g unsalted butter , softened
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • finely grated zest 1 lemon
  • 225g self-raising flour

For the drizzle:
  • juice 11⁄2 lemon
  • 85g caster sugar

Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4

Beat together the butter and sugar until pale and creamy

Sift in the flour

then add the lemon zest and mix until well combined

add the eggs, one at a time, slowly mixing through

Line a loaf tin with greaseproof paper or a paper liner, then
spoon in the mixture and level the top with a spoon.
I had enough mix left to fill a few muffin cases too!

Bake for 45-50 mins until a thin skewer inserted
into the centre of the cake comes out clean

While the cake is cooling in its tin, mix together
the lemon juice and sugar to make the drizzle

Prick the warm cake all over with a skewer or fork, then pour over the drizzle
 the juice will sink in and the sugar will form a lovely, crisp topping.
Leave in the tin until completely cool, then remove and serve...yummie :)

Wordless Wednesday

Totally Bazaar - 3.4.11

Just a few pictures of my stall from the Totally Bazaar fair which was held on Mothers Day...featuring a few new makes.  This was my last fair before wee bean is due, but I shall be back on Sunday 7th August at the Frock Around the Clock Vintage Fair at The Holiday Inn, Ormeau Avenue, Belfast...see ya there :)

 The stall

 'Alice in Wonderland' Domino Brooches

Bottle Cap Corsages

 New Pendants - Paris, Mermaid & Mary Poppins

 Passport Covers

Tea Party Bracelets

 Necklaces - Both old & new designs

 a very pregnant Me :)

 More pendants including the new Holly Hobbie & Moon Lovers

Garden Gate & Tea Party Bracelets

Bottle Cap Badges

Hanging Hearts

More Hanging Hearts & Keyrings

Bobby Pins, Bookmarks & Domino Pendants