Mooloo Begins

Mooloo Begins
My first craft stall

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Brackley, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Granny to seven darling children. Mother to four not so darling young adults!mmm. I love to sew, and enjoy creating magazines. I have a stash of fabric so high that my friends think it will take me all my life to use it up! So here I am, showcasing My Making journey. Welcome, and come on into my world.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

frozen Outfits for the grand children.

At the moment the flavour of the month is the new Disney film Frozen. But have you seen the shortage of costumes?
Well I'm trying to make some for the grandchildren. My prototype is currently on the way. Although I plan to change the shape of the bodice, to a v. And of course she needs a long flowing cape! I've purchased 10 metres of voile! Should be enough! 

Thermal Cooking Bags

This week saw me launch a new Facebook Page, for my Thermal Cooking Bags. I am hoping to use them as a small product for my income stream for this year. what is a Thermal Cooking Bag you may ask. 
Well this bag is based on the traditional methods of Hay Box cookery. 
A slow cooker, with out the electricity if you will.
Several layers of fabric are sewn together, and padded out with polystyrene beads. 
Using a cooking pot, with two handles, (casserole dish that can go on the stove).
You start off your meal on the cooker top, bring the ingredients to a rolling boil for about 5 minutes. Then take off of the heat. Nestle in the Bag, close tight, by the draw string, and leave. No peaking! Leave for the required time, casseroles about 5-6 hours.
When you open it up, you have a beautifully cooked meal ready to serve.
The beauty of this is that there is no further fuel costs. No fire hazard of leaving the house with something plugged in. And if you are longer then expected it doesn't dry out, it will just gently start to cool.
There are some on sale called Wonderbags, selling for quite a considerable amount of money.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Success in Zimbabwe

My bags amongst other goodies finally reached their destination! 

Friday, 4 April 2014

Successful trial of thermal bag

Dinner cooked in my thermal bag! Yummy. Really pleased. 

Thermal cooking Bag

Well over on MFin3'sblog she has been making and experimenting with this project to raise much needed funds etc.
Being a sewing project I contributed by purchasing the Tutorial. Then using recycled duvet fabrics, and chopped up polystyrene packaging, I made my own. It is now sitting with its first meal, hopefully slow cooking away, within. 

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Wedding Dolly Bags

Today after my days work looking after my DGD 2, which was a day watching Frozen, and musing in my diary when she slept. I picked up the pace after the school run and have been making dolly bags for my friends wedding this Saturday.