It's been a while since I have had the energy or motivation to make things just for the fun of it. But today was the day. A Lebanese friend of some 20 years standing trusted me with a sweet recipe that was from a beloved aunt, so I made that. They are supposed to be date balls, but I shaped them more like kibbe.
Last week I bought some beautiful felt offcuts at an embroidery shop in Wellington. I needed some for making my Russian dolls, but suddenly felt inspired to make something else. As I like to think there are fairies at the bottom of our garden, I thought I would sew a cottage for one of them. This is my first attempt at fairy "architecture"!