Today I thought I would show you a few little corners of my sewing studio. It is my safe haven from the world. A place where I can come to create whatever my heart desires. Fortunately it is well stocked from a period in my life when I had much more disposable $$ that my addiction soon soaked up. But at least now I reap the rewards of having lots of pretty fabrics and accessories to play with.
Fortunately when my husband retired 3 years ago his gift to me was my Janome Horizon which lovingly holds pride of place in my messy corner. I lovingly cover her up after each use to protect her from the dust. She has rewarded me with continuous loyal service.
I have a number of shelves in my studio which hold lots of little knick knacks. Some I have thrifted and some I have been gifted but all hold a special place in my heart and are on display for all to see.
Last weekend I made Scones for afternoon Tea. My husband was up the back of the property with his dogs so I texted him this picture. It wasn't very long before he arrived in the house - The lure of food, Real Cream and Homemade Raspberry Jam !! The scones cost around $1.00 for a batch of 12. Super cheap and Super Yummy !
That same weekend we had to attend a mini family reunion of my husbands cousins and needed to take a plate. I decided on making sausage rolls accompanied by my homemade chutney. I made a double batch so that we now have some in the freezer ready for a quick snack when required. I remember these being one of my favourites as a child that my grandma used to make regularly.
It cost around $12 for approximately 60 good sized sausage rolls. You cannot beat home made for quality or cheapness. A similar sized sausage roll at our local bakery would be in the vicinty of $1.50 - That would make it a $90 batch. You just can't compare can you ?
I like to always have some biscuits or cake on hand for morning teas and for when we have visitors pop by. This week I made anzac biscuits. They are just so easy to make (and even easier in the thermomix).
The entire batch of 20 biscuits cost just $2.35 + 10 minutes of electricity.
A wonderful cheap treat with NO PRESERVATIVES, ADDITIVES etc and super affordable.
The wonderful benefits of home baking. What are your family's favourite home made biscuits? I am looking for inspiration to fill the cake tins for next week.