Monday, 13 December 2010

Bread and circuses

Well, maybe not a proper circus, just some snazzy bunting. This was one of my stupider pre-Christmas ideas. Wouldn't it be a great wheeze I thought, to make bunting to give to three of my favourite small girls as presents. Many millions of triangles later I realised that as I had drawn round the template with dressmaking pen, I would also have to hand wash and dry many million of triangles rather than risk them in the fierce spin of the washing machine. I still have to line them up in some semblance of colour order and sew them together. I might even make the girls' names out of felt and sew them on too. Thankfully they all have very short names. By that time there may be no posting days left till Christmas.On the other hand I might just stick with plain pennants and have a fighting chance of them arriving on time.



The goo in the jar is my new best friend the sourdough starter, by day it lives in the fridge but mix with water and flour and leave overnight it will turn into the most incredible mass of life and bubble. The bread is tangy and chewy and I'm filling the freezer with what is left over. At least if the weather turns again ( as the forecast threatens for this week ) we'll have enough to eat.



I've been thinking a lot about photographs and their context this week. It is wonderful how good something can look when you don't see that is going on in the background. As an example, I give you the arty shot of my sourdough and then the reality of me in the kitchen balanced on a chair wearing stripy pajama trousers. And yes, I did knit those socks.

7 comments:

Purple Fuzzy mittens said...

I like the stripey PJ's!

Purple Fuzzy mittens said...

I like the stripey PJs!

nicantsoair said...

Ah, the girls will love that!!! And your sourdough sounds fabulous. Yum.

Cindy G said...

The thought of that bread is making my mouth water.

mary jane said...

atta girl, boy! way to go on the kitchen counter! love your jammies and the turquoise strainer...wouldn't mind a slice of that bread just about now.

A Playful Day said...

oooo can we have more posts about your photography please? I love your pictures and would love to learn some more about how you put together some of them?

A Playful Day said...

ooooo could you share some more about your photography? I love your pictures and would love to hear some more about them.