Wednesday, 24 November 2010

In between painting....

This has to be my most favourite puddings, upside down cake. This one was made with plums, it's a very simple recipe which I can post up if anyone would like it.
It's great to pop into a hot oven after cooking a Sunday roast and rounds off a dinner perfectly, especially on dark Winter days.


Serve with lots of cream :D


Painting of a different sort has been happening at Oakmoon Towers! I finally decided to give my bedroom a bit of a facelift. As it's half in the roof, a bit of a Gothic theme suggested itself so I dug out lots of pictures of the Gryffindor common room for inspiration.


It's slow going and the worst bit was the ceiling! I chose a dark cream for the walls, which looked very apricoty to start with but is quite warm and cosy now after getting used it! I have two more walls to finish and then the finishing touches.



I've looked everywhere for the perfect curtains, but have accepted that I'll have to make them myself, as I'm not shelling out over £100.00 for a set. The problem is that I want heavy tapestry drapes which are not easy to come by. I'll keep you posted on that score!

Right, back to the easel today as I've a lot to get done in a short space of time. Walk the puppy first though :D

5 comments:

rossichka said...

Hello, Kimberley! You are busy with such and important and exciting thing - to make your bedroom look prettier and new! I don't doubt you'll manage, because you are an artist and have a good taste! Did I say "taste"? Hmmm! Your pudding looks so delicious that I would like to make it for my family. It'll be nice to try an English recipe. Would you, please, send it to me, when you get free? My pen-friend Fiona had taught me many years ago how to make a Swiss Roll with stawberry jam. MMM... I must make it for my husband and son!

Morning's Minion said...

Surely just the right remnent of lovely fabric will turn up, although you'll probably have to make do for a bit.
I've made most of our curtains and drapes over the years and while its a bit finicky measuring and perhaps matching a pattern, I end up pleased with a quality I couldn't have afforded ready-made.

Tammie said...

that wall looks warm and gorgeous as do the yummies!

Yarrow said...

Thank you Rossichka, I'll get the recipe to you asap.
It's true, MM, homemade can be better and cheaper. The curtains I love will be close to £200.00 to have made up!!!

Thank you Tammie :D

rossichka said...

I hope everything's O.K. with you, Kimberley! I miss your posts...