Wednesday, 29 July 2015

How To Make Croissants

We had a very delicious Sunday morning, and wanted to share it with you all. This is our second attempt at making croissants and I must say, it went very well. We have just returned from a week in beautiful, sunny Lisbon and it really gave us the taste for delicious pastries. Portugal is famous for its pastries, especially the tiny custard tarts with flaky pastry (I think we were averaging about 3 a day!), so after two weeks of being back at home we thought we should bring the buttery goodness back into our lives once again. 

Croissants aren't technically difficult to make, they are just a little bit time consuming. The dough is made up of basic ingredients that you probably already have in your cupboard, and it involves rolling and 'turning' out the dough every hour and then leaving it for 8 hours to rest. With this is mind, it's best to make them before bed. 

We followed this recipe to make ours and we customised them (in true TWB style) in the morning. We stuffed them with Biscoff spread, Nutella, and topped some with flaked almonds. They made a very special Sunday morning treat, perfect for a lazy start to the day. Just what Sunday's are for, right? Have any of you guys tried making croissants before? How did they go? 

Sunday, 26 July 2015

How To Crochet

This post has been a long time coming. Like, two years in the making. I have been threatening to learn how to crochet for so long (those of you who follow us on twitter will have heard me saying 'this month is the month'), and now I've only gone and bloomin' done it! Hallelujah! And what an addictive pass time it is. I think I'm a little bit addicted. I am currently making a cushion cover that is made up of nine individual granny squares. They only use a few basic stitches, and involve a lot of repetition which is great if you are just starting out and need a project that will ease you in. 

I've been doing loads of research into my next crochet project, so if any of you know of any great beginners projects then please do send them my way. Some of you may have seen our post a couple of months back about our love of Wool & The Gang, well they have just released a new crochet range and they also have great video tutorials showing you how to get started. So if you need a bit of guidance head over to their wool school.   
We have also teamed up with the marvellous Stitch Up to bring you a summer full of craft workshops in Leeds. One of these is how to crochet a granny square. We are providing all the equipment you need plus tea and cake. You want to come along check out the details here! Looking forward to seeing you all there. 

Thursday, 23 July 2015

TWB X Stitch Up | Leeds Craft Workshops

We are so excited to share this with you all! We have teamed up with the wonderful Jen at Stitch Up to bring you a series of craft workshops taking place in Leeds this summer. I am really thrilled to be a part of this as I have really felt the lack of crafting in the North, so I'm championing craft and making up here in Leeds. 

If you haven't heard of Stitch Up before they are a innovative social enterprise dedicated to teaching and promoting knitting and yarn crafts in schools and the community. We are taking over there studio at the gorgeous surroundings of Sunny Bank Mills to teach you lot some great skills. Your ticket includes all the equipment you will need to create your item plus tea and cake. Perfect! There are only limited spaces available so make sure to book soon to grab your space.     

Get in touch with Jen to book your place, or leave us a comment or send us a tweet if you would like some more information. Can't wait to see you all there!