Thursday, 13 October 2011

Crumble Night

I love gathering blackberries. I look forward to it every year. This season has been a slow one, though. We have collected only a couple of pounds, nothing like our last harvest. Some say that means we'll have a mild winter. Maybe.


I've got into the habit of making a crumble for everyone to look forward to on a Monday night, Last year we had blackberry until well after Christmas. This year it will be mainly apple. But good all the same.


I've used an older Making Memories design here - and it turned into an 8.5x11 because I had already used a bit for something else. I haven't done any this size since last year's Christmas album. Time for a few more, I'm starting to think..


Paper Bag Update : with a message for Louisa-Jane. I'd be happy to send you some bags if you email me with your address please. I'm sending out the last few tomorrow.


38 comments:

Julie Kirk said...

Gorgeous page Sian, such lovely colours. And I love the tiny photos!

angelfish said...

Ooh I'm a huge fan of crumble, blackberry being my absolute favourite. I love the vintage home spun feel to this LO, especially the lovely white stitching. It doesn't look sewn in the close up, so I'd love to know how you did it?

Amy said...

I'm quite the convert to the 8.5x11 size, somehow it is just easier to fill!
Crumble night sounds good to me ... I'll just pop over then?

Carmen said...

I adore crumble. Caig makes a wicked banana and custard crumble that is delish both hot and cold but because he doesn't like it much we rarely get it. Mother of all crumbles still has to be rhubarb for me though. With evap milk over the top. Ommmmmmmmmm.

*Ahem*

Love this page - that background you've used is gorgeous!

Jimjams said...

LOve the idea of regular crumbles ... can I come to dinner?

Jane said...

love this page, crumbles are a regular pudding at our home although I try to resist!

Lizzie said...

A crumble Every Monday? Wow - I want to live at your house!
I like crumble. A lot. Especially when there's lots of apple and lots of topping. Yes.
I do like blackberries, but the pips in my teeth drive me nuts, so I tend to avoid them... or mix with apple (which makes a few go much further anyway).
I kind of went off blackberries a bit anyway, after I fell down that hill while picking berries and squished my back.... ow...
So I will stick to apple, or pear, or pear-and-apple, or apple-and-raspberry, or rhubarb, or rhubarb-and-strawberry (with elderflower cordial for extra zip!).
Now look what you've done... I will have to go and make crumble now and I only made one 2 weeks ago! Actually... there may be one in the freezer... hmmm...
Custard, here I come!

Oh, how rude of me to nearly miss it... I actually did mean to comment on your rather spiffy scrap page, honest I did!
I do like that format and the printed kraft paper background is cool. As are the multiple strips of pinky patterned papers... and lace... and stitched rub-ons... and cute pink flower... and funny little orangey flower.. Well, in fact, I just like it all. A jolly nice page - and the photos are pretty too. It's amazing how well you make a page, with such little photos... I think that's clever!

Alison said...

Great LO Sian...now I want crumble- rhubarb is my fave though!
Alison xx

Cheri said...

Love that you used a recipe-themed paper for a memory about favorite foods! Really cute layout.

scrappyjacky said...

I'm a big fan of crumbles as well....you could stretch the blackberries by having blackberry and apple crumble....delicious....and we love some oats mixed into the topping as well.
I'm also a fan of the 11 x 8.5 size...they come together quickly.....but still have plenty of room on them....love this page.

Lynn said...

I'll be round on Monday then. Great page to celebrate a great pud!

WillieburgScrapper said...

OOO LOVE that MM print- will have to try to source it! GREAT page- the color palette is so pretty! I love those alphas as well- this page pulled together beautifully! Blackberry crumble- would love to see your recipe for it but I can look it up and try it- sounds delicious!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Hmmm...a crumble... I wonder if that's like our "cobbler" in the US. Sounds yummy.

There's a blackberry patch between home and our (former) northern property. One time Doug came home from a solo trip and his fingers were purple. I got excited thinking he'd stopped to pick blackberries but on further inquiry found that he had stopped and ATE blackberries... didn't bring any home! :o\ boys.

Sian said...

Angelfish - the stitching lines are done with some clever Hambly rub ons

Deb - I'm going to Google cobbler..

Jennifer said...

Oh a stunning LO!! I love everything about this from the small photos, great subject matter, large title and amazing mix of papers!! Now I want to make some Apple Crumble!! ;)

Gem's Crafts said...

A very lovely LO Sian :) and apple crumble is my favourite!

Susan said...

I love this page! What a perfect background sheet! Very eye-catching layout.

Beverly said...

Love the layout and I am sure my guys would be thrilled if I mad a dessert once a week. Like Deb I am wondering if this is similiar to our cobbler or more like a crisp.

Amanda said...

Lovely :) I especially like the small photos, the alphas, the fabric embellishment, the rub ons........

Crumble sounds the perfect Monday treat you have a lucky household. I'm going to keep quite or I could end up with a request for crumble.

humel said...

What a lovely tradition - and what a lovely page :) I'm a big fan of crumble, and another one who adds oats to the mix, but for me the best part of the crumble is the topping and the fruit is just to add a bit of moisture and sweetness!! Peach is one of my favourites - yum :)

Scribble Monster said...

Gorgeous page and gorgeous title for the best winter pudding, well one of the best...I couldn't possibly choose :)

I love the strips down the side especially.

Clare said...

What a great weekly tradition - I think that would be a popular one in our house too! The small photos suit the layout really well, and the fabric rosette is so pretty.

alexa said...

Just super! I love the 8.5x11 size too. Those little photos are perfect, and I like the way you've done the lettering too.

Ginger said...

So pretty Sian :) I love fruit crumble whichever fruit it is. I would love to have fresh blackberries, we buy them from the store and they just are not the same as the fresh ones :) Enjoy your Monday's!

Karen said...

Lovely layout; I love the strips of paper down the side and that alphabet is wonderful.

Miriam said...

Perfect! the LO and the crumble. Save some for me on Monday please. x

gayle said...

Loving the topic and the page! :)

Sue Althouse said...

Lovely. I think the everyday life pages are some of my favorite. I should also do more 8.5x11 pages!

Nathalie said...

Wow! This is such a beautiful page!!! I love the title work, the warmth of it and the tiny photos! + you made me want to make crumble! :D

Anonymous said...

I love this page. You are so inspirational missis! Peachy xox

Jo said...

Stunning layout, I love the papers and colours

Lisa-Jane said...

I love this style! And I love the sound of crumble too but alas I must resist. It was a poor showing with the berries this year wasn't it?! I think they were confused as to what was Autumn and what was summer...

Sandie said...

That's a lovely page Sian and the background paper is yummy. Clever using rubon stitching, you got me fooled, I thought you had put it through the sewing machine or done it by hand.
I love crumble too. Especially blackberry. The fruit here was really early this year, I was picking in July - can you believe that? I have cooking apples in my fridge, I may have to go make a crumble now you have bought it to my mind. With a hint of ginger in the topping I think. Enjoy your Crumble Mondays!

Bubbles said...

I'm most miffed here in Southampton... the local council in their infinite wisdom (HA!... or lack of it!) has decreed that there shalt be no foraging on the common any more. No picking blackberries, hazelnuts, elderflower, hawthorn, crab apples... not a flippin nut or seed anywhere on council land is to be picked by the commoner of the city!
So looks like we'll all be sneaking in under the cover of darkness then, and becoming poachers *lol*
Lovely page - beautifl colours - and my mouth is watering - blackberries or apple, rhubarb or any fruit,... crumble is DELICIOUS!

Alix said...

love this lo...and make mine goosegog if you don't mind ;-)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Thursday is Burrito night at our house.
Rinda

Ifa said...

Gorgeous. I think the blackberry harvest or lack of it might be due to the dry summer. But then it was a bumper year for apples and pears and strawberries.

Missus Wookie said...

I like the rubons across the top and the lines of ribbon with small photos v cute.

Cobbler and Crumble are different but both nice. DD to my horror has announced she doesn't LIKE crumble??? I'm sure she's not mine it's my favourite. We're still having such things but not as often - I don't think she'd forgive me if it turned up every week. :sigh:

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