I am surprised this issue hasn't made the rounds of all the bloggers as the cover was macarons!
This is the equivalent of a red flag to a bull for bloggers no?
There must be something in the subconscious that hits a note in a massive wave and quilting is one of those at present.
I don't sew. Never even been on a sewing machine.
Yet I look at this quilt and imagine my own fabrics and special stitch to make it my own.
But Martha has that effect on us all.
It may be different where you live but in the UK I am finding that product ranges are so limited. It is either super expensive with a lead time of three months or IKEA and not much in between.
If I were the crafty type ( the other crafty type),
you can bet I'd be making my own light as Martha teaches us here.
I have never made macarons before.
I tend to just buy them from either Laduree or Pierre Herme.
If it is a special occasion, I get the tower cones as it is very festive.
I even had a macaron tower for my wedding.
If you don't live near one of those two fabled companies then perhaps you could try making your own tower and try out this recipe and let us know how it went.
I love these - I love especially stuffed with a sweet cream cheese with drinks all throughout the year.
And looking at all the recipes I didn't know it was this versatile.
I say it is a pantry staple.
I love this display of fruit and flowers.
Simple and yet so effective.
I am in the midst of trying to recreate my closet from scratch and
it is an overwhelming task.
I know that some of you may not live in climes that require a coat closet but it is a special area that does halt the flow due to the length of coats. But I found this useful - especially the vacuum bit.
I don't know if I will ever get around to making these citrus crisps but I am sure it would make the house smell lovely.
Don't really understand it why but one of my favorite museums is the paper museum in Amalfi.
It is one of the oldest paper mills in Europe and still produces all the paper that the Vatican scribes still use for official documents.
If you like crafts and stationary then you are going to love this.
Instructions for marbling fabric and paper!
Great fun and you could get kids to help?
Another great idea that Martha had was making pizza with the kids.
But they were making pizza in an artistic fashion and mimicking famous paintings through pizza.
This would be a great way to teach children and even adults about artists and recreate through food.
I personally like this Rothko pizza.
But would not turn down this Jackson Pollock pizza.
I can vaguely make out that this mushroom was inspired by Picasso.
I had to read this to see who it was inspired by and
it was Kandinsky...
I must say I never equated Kandinsky with squash but there you go.
I hope you find the recipes and craft projects as useful as I did!