finally got up to the cottage on the weekend - just a quick overnight trip, a swim, a game of "sorry," and scones for breakfast (recipe below) with devon cream and strawberry jam. yum!
and the spoonflower experiment worked out quite well i think! the pattern is a bit on the small side (totally fixable), but other than that, i think the colours are spot-on. now, to figure out how much to order! the original curtain fabric it's replicating goes back decades - the family has been going to the cottage since 1929 or 1930 (memories are a bit hazy... i think it was rented in 1929 and bought in 1930?), and the cottage is a lovely time capsule.
and, i got one of my fenelon fair projects close to finished - "child's vest, knit or crochet." i was so pleased to get the reindeer done, and the kiddo is excited to get a sweater with no sleeves for xmas. just need to add ribbing!
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cream of tartar
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup cold butter
1/4 cup milk
sift together dry ingredients.
rub in butter.
add milk and eggs, mix with fork.
form into 2 rounds, 1/2" thick. cut each into 4 wedges.
bake on a greased cookie sheet for 15 minutes at 450f.