Terrifically Tempting Tiramisu

Possibly the nicest tiramisu I’ve ever eaten! So so simple to make, and anyone who tastes it will want the recipe!

250ml double cream
250ml single cream
250g tub mascarpone
150ml marsala/Baileys/Captain Morgans (CM is divine in it!)
5 tbsp golden caster sugar
300ml strong coffee, whatever your preference or made with 2 tbsp coffee granules and 300ml boiling water
175g pack lady fingers (sponge fingers) you might need another pack depending on your dish
Dark chocolate


    1. Put the cream, mascarpone, liquor, and sugar in a large bowl. Whisk until they have the consistency of thickly whipped cream.
    2. Put the coffee into a shallow dish and dip in a few sponge fingers at a time, turning until they are nicely soaked, but not soggy. Lay these into your dish until you have used half the biscuits.
    3. Spread over half of the creamy mixture.
    4. Grate over a layer of the chocolate.
    5. Repeat the layers (I drizzle over the leftover coffee slowly so it soaks into the ladyfingers, you could so this on first later too. Basically, use up all the coffee), finishing with the creamy layer.
    6. Grate over more dark chocolate, covering the cream.
    7. Chill for a few hrs or overnight. This can now be kept in the fridge for up to 2 days, if it lasts!!!


Quilty Stitchery

I haven’t had a chance to post about the Little Miss Shabby Quilty Stitches sewalong… I am still catching up with it all, but it’s such a sweet project. I love recreating the blocks in minature, and can’t wait to have it all finished and hanging on my (soon to be) sewing room (see Upwardly Mobile)!

Here’s a photo of two of the blocks from a few weeks ago, I haven’t taken any new photos since, I must do that and post some more!!

If you’re looking for a sweet project to take up, especially for when you’re on the go, and have the itch to stitch, I’d recommend this one!


We’re upwardly mobile!

We put our house on the market at the end of February, 2 months later accepted an offer, and we’re now in the final stages of closing the sale. It means we’re leaving estate living behind us (perhaps for now, or maybe forever), and are quite excited about it. We’ve located a lovely rental property out in the country, where we’ll get the peace and tranquility we’ve craved for a while now… it’s hard to get that in the middle of an estate!

I’m starting to feel giddy at the prospects of getting my own space in the new house, there’s a lovely room which will become MY sewing room, so I’m very excited at finally getting somewhere to retreat to, to sew without taking over the kitchen table (and the kitchen)… It also means some purchases are necessary, so shopping yay! The boys get to have their own den as well, in another room, which means we can contain all their toys to that space on the most part πŸ˜‰

There’s a lot of trepidation though, we’re leaving the home we created for our family, and I’m sure as the time comes near, there’ll be tears and emotions around that. It’s paired with excitement and positivity though, we’re moving on for a better space and better life for us all, and we’re doing it together.




Blogging a bundle

I swore I’d do this ages ago, and life took over! Like I mentioned, low volume/grey fabrics have been calling to me lately. The selection I’ve chosen follows this theme, greys, low volume, with splashes of colour just to quirk it up πŸ˜‰

Line drawings are a huge love of mine, and seem to be popping up all over the place! I’ve spotted a few the fabric prints I’ve selected on Instagram lately, and that’s what made me go make a virtual fabric pull.

All these images were taken from, and the fabrics available on, fabricworm.