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Handmaiden
Melbourne, Australia
Interests: Quilting, sewing, crafting - drinking good red wine, watching cricket and supporting Carlton, contemporary theatre, I am handmaking something nearly everyday - if I am not sewing, beading and jewellery making then I might be cooking middle eastern food or cooking delicious desserts. I enjoy spinning classes and pilates, movies and if I have some spare time reading
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Delicious frozen choc mousse with raspberries Happy Valentines. Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Handmaiden
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This has become a fav pattern. I made this dress over the holidays from a light voile. It drapes so well and was perfect for the hot weather. Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2014 at Handmaiden
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Love this bib pattern. This one for a little girl using my stash of fabrics. Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2013 at Handmaiden
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This is a fabulous summer salad but as a Christmas salad you can't beat these colours. Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2013 at Handmaiden
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Making a fennel salt to go with the calamari I am planning. Mix 1/3 cup of dry roasted fennel seeds that are blitzed in a grinder. Add 1T of ground peppercorns and 1 1/2 T of flaked salt . Mix... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2013 at Handmaiden
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Hobart is full of museums, art galleries and artisan crafts in Salamanca Place. At the Tasmanian Art Gallery these ceramics took my eye. MONA was a challenging experience not worth missing. Lots to explore. Sharon Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2013 at Handmaiden
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Had a fabulous adventure to Bruny Island and the closest I have been to the Great Southern Ocean. Seeing Fur Seals and Dolphins in their natural environment was awesome. Also the Bruny Island Cheese Company has some fab artisan cheeses... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2013 at Handmaiden
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I was lucky enough to be in Hobart when the Tall Ships were in town. It is 1988 when they were last there and they were magnificent to see. I can only imagine how impressive the sailing ships would have... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2013 at Handmaiden
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Before my sewing machine gave up on me had a chance to finish off these napkins. Here is my easy Easy Napkin Tutorial Sharon Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2013 at Handmaiden
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I have had fun making this bib. Downloaded from Nicole Mallalieu Fabulous 50's bib pattern. I loved the fact that the PDF was downloadable immediately once paid for and I could get right into it. I have used white chenille... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2013 at Handmaiden
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Using frozen spinach from my autumn harvest to make this wonderful quiche . Sharon Sharon Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2013 at Handmaiden
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Beginning to embellish my garden quilt. Prefelt flowers have been added and felted and now my daisies are being attached to provide a 3d effect. Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2013 at Handmaiden
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The winter sun is streaming through my studio as I wet down my felted quilt. More photos when I finish. Sharon Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2013 at Handmaiden
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On my trip to Bangkok I came across these silky cocoons being spun. Sharon Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2013 at Handmaiden
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Apart from making a fab tagine for lunch this was a sensational hazlenut strawberry meringue torte for dessert. Happy Mother's Day Sharon Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2013 at Handmaiden
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Had a great time recently travelling the floating markets just outside of Bangkok. Sharon Related articles Beguiling Bangkok Bangkok - Bangkok, Thailand Friday photo: Floating market Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2013 at Handmaiden
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This is an amazing decadent recipe. Part of my themed Spanish dinner - it was simply delicious. INGREDIENTS 200g dark chocolate 6 eggs 110g caster sugar cocoa for dusting Filling 1 1/2C double cream 140g dark chocolate 2t brandy and... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2013 at Handmaiden
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A beautiful sunny day in the studio today. Decided to get stuck into a wrap skirt pattern that I have traced off a fav skirt. Fingers crossed my pattern making skills worked. Sharon Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2013 at Handmaiden
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Hard at work yesterday making prefelts for a bigger project. These will become flowers for a garden felted play quilt. Sharon Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2013 at Handmaiden
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Just out of the oven. Classic lemon tart thanks to Delia Smith recipe on my sidebar. It's my go to recipe and it never fails. Getting ready for garden party tomorrow Sharon Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2013 at Handmaiden
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Learnt how to dye silk on the weekend and turned my neutral scarf into coral. I am hooked. Sharon Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2013 at Handmaiden
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Attending a great scarf workshop today. Lots of inspiration Sharon Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2013 at Handmaiden
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My garlic plaited and ready to be hung Sharon Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2013 at Handmaiden
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At last I have had sometime to do some crafting in the holidays. Just finished and drying in the beautiful sunshine in Melbourne. I love Nuno felting. Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2012 at Handmaiden
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via handmaiden.typepad.com This is a fabulous Christmas dessert with my family. Delicious flavours and wonderful buttery pastry. Merry Christmas Sharon Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 26, 2012 at Handmaiden