It’s the beginning of July – I’m not quite sure how that happened so fast. It feels like I’ve only just packed away my Christmas decorations, and I’m still wearing winter clothes. Time to do a half year review.
Started my Great Big Sewing Challenge, a year long project to make clothes from my huge haberdashery stash.
Arts and crafts: Silk Cami top,
Recipes: Chocconut Honeycomb, Golden Honeycomb, Focaccia Bread
Events: What is luxury? V&A/Craft Council exhibition
In February I started planning for the growing season – including growing my own free food project. Sadly due to the rubbish weather and an army of slugs and snails, some of the plants have died, such as the fennel and dill. But the potatoes and lettuce seem to be doing well, which reminds me – stayed tuned for some recipes featuring my very own garden produce.
Arts and crafts: Bailen top, Liberty Lobelia top, Pineapple skirt
Recipes: Soda Bread, Wholemeal Shortcrust Pastry, Roman Bread
Events: Champers on Kollabora
Cakes and treats by Afternoon Crumbs
Proper Corn Popcorn
cupcakes and cookies by afternoon crumbs, for the bloggers’ market #3 Photo credit Champagnetwist.wordpress.com
Storage suitcases by Oliver Bonas for the bloggers’ market #3 Photo credit Champagnetwist.wordpress.com
The Blogger’s Market #3 Photo credit Champagnetwist.wordpress.com
The Bloggers’ Market
The Bloggers’ Market #3
Afternoon Crumbs cupcake
Highlight of the month has to be the Bloggers’ Market, which I reviewed here.
I joined Instagram, and I liked it! Actually, it’s becoming rather an addiction, please visit and subscribe to my Instagram link here.
Sadly, I posted about 2 very poor meals at the Potato Project and the Tea Rooms at the William Morris Gallery. Please avoid, if you value your taste buds.
Recipes: Apple and Celeriac Salad, Bajan Beer Bread, Coconut and Lime drizzle mini loaves
Events: Bloggers’ Market, Champagne Twist on Instagram
I set to work on a little project – my first photography exhibition. I also visited the Gagosian Gallery, which was very disappointing.
Events: Avedon Warhol exhibition
May was a busy month, marking my very first co-hosted photography exhibition!
Arts and crafts: Henley skirt, Ghislaine Chelsea Hair Tie
Events: Paddington Views Photography Exhibition, Geffrye Museum, Lulu Guinness Modern Day Icons event, Book Review – The Great British Sewing Bee: From Stitch to Style by Wendy Gardiner
I revamped the Champagne Twist social network and started the 1 hour GBSB challenge.
Arts and crafts: Birdie Cami, Daisy Meadow Dress
Recipes: Potato, Asparagus and Cheese Tart, Elderflower and Pineapple Refresher
Events: Champagne Twist revamp, GBSB Challenge
What’s planned for the next 6 months:
There will be a 3/4 year review, planned for September, more about my sewing adventures and more recipes, including a … well I shall leave that as a surprise, please watch this space.
I am also developing a vlog, which, fingers crossed, will go live next month. You can see my videos here. I would love it if you would take a look, and leave comments. Don’t forget to subscribe both here and on my YouTube channel, so you’re kept up-to-date with all the latest from the Champagne Twist social network.
Thanks for reading, see you soon!