Last week when l was moaning (who, me!) on about the carrots someone wrote and mentioned that l had a bit of a foody thing going on the site just now. Hadn't actually thought about that one, but now that l look at the web site, there it is, a veritable menu of fragrant food.
One of the first scenters l ever made was the Berry Bliss a strawberry made from silk dupion with vintage velvet and beads and filled with lavender and thyme. It has been featured in Period Living and is so popular both as a pin cushion and a little room/drawer scenter.
Now what can l say about these guys, yep it is those 'bloody carrots' again. Actually l do have a soft spot for the Country Carrots, they were one of the first things l made and l think all my friends have at some point driven around with a carrot in their car. They have managed to sneak in to Horse and Hound magazine twice, a gardening mag, been in House Beautiful (actually it was HB who suggested they be used as boot freshners in wellies, so now they are sold in pairs) and now they will be in Country Living next month. So even tho l do moan about making them, they really are worth a bit of effort.
Tweedy Pudding came about as a follow on from my seriously popular Tweedy Pie robin that l brought out three years ago. I wanted to stay with the tweedy theme so the pudding was born. I don't remember it ever making it into the dizzy heights of a magazine, but it does smell great on the Christmas tree.
The Cup Cakes are a long time favourite and have been changed about over the past two years since l started making them. They have had pins and a button (first style), lots of buttons etc (this type), differing fabrics and various toppings, and now on the web site there are my really gorgeous cup cakes all made in velvet with just masses of toppings in the form of findings, buttons and beads. I just love them, again they are a pin cushion or a scenter or a paper wieght. I always have two of them on a little antique saucer on the diningroom table, l thin they are one of my all time favourite things l have ever made.
The latest in the fruit saga is the spiced apple, yet to debut in any magazine, it is just a lovely fun, fragrant goody, and l have one sitting on the dash in my car just now. I have done a big batch of them for the Christmas fairs and have some old wooden veg trays that l will display them on with some crisp golden straw to set them off.
Hate to say it, there is also a Christmas Cake (festive cup cake) that l have yet to photograph and if l had been on the ball enough this morning l would have looked out a photo of the very first scenter l made to sell 'Pie Pourri' and they actually made it (complete with me in tow) on to 'This Morning' television a good few years ago.
So there you have it, the foody history of Dream Acres. I hadn't quite realised just how obsessed l was with eating!
Must go and make some breakfast……