My apothecary rose seems to like the damp weather we've been having and has been flowering its little heart out, so when I saw this post at Mrs Thomasina Tittlemouse I knew I had to have a go.
Here is my litre of rose petals (in my lovely retro roosterware jug)
And here is the finished Rose Petal Jam. It smells just like Turkish Delight, which, I suppose, is exactly what it is, only runnier. I'm going to have to bake some scones now to go with it. It's a hard life ;D
I can't show any stitching at the moment as everything is for exchanges or gifts, but I have been playing with vintage buttons again (I blame Pinterest!), and this time I've made a couple of tiny bouquets using old crystal salt cellars as vases.
Linking this up to Think Pink Sunday at Flamingo Toes
The salt cellars already have holes in the lid like little baby rose bowls so all you need to do is stack the buttons into pleasing piles, thread a length of jewellery wire up through one side of each pile and down through the other and twist tight to make a "flower", then thread a flower through each hole in the salt cellar lid, twist all the stalks together underneath and pop the lid back on the jar, (I filled the larger cellar with more buttons but the other was too teeny tiny to fit any though the neck). Ta Da! A sweet little showcase for some of my buttons, much better than keeping them hidden away in an old Quality Street tin.
Who am I kidding, I couldn't fit my button collection in just one Quality Street tin...