Monthly Archives: July 2018

Too Hot to Sew!

A typical British Summer is a combination of relatively cool temperatures, cloud and rain. So when we get blue skies, high(er) temperatures and no rain, we don’t seem to know how to cope!

At the moment, it’s far too hot in my sewing room to actually work on any sewing…. so I’ve taken a week off from making things. Hopefully this week the weather forecasters will be right, and the temperature will be more like the average for this time of year!

Sea Pancake

I’ve been following BeeZeeArt on social media for a while, and loved the Stingrays she’d made, and was especially taken with the Mini Sea Pancakes she’d sold at a convention. Up until that point, I hadn’t realised that Stingrays are known as Sea Pancakes, but once I saw those, I knew I wanted to try making some myself.

Some brown minky fleece works really well for Daddy’s Sauce on top of the (sea) pancake, with a pat of yellow butter on the top of that.

I had a play around with different shades for the ‘sauce’, ranging from a deep brown Daddy’s Sauce style, to a more pale caramel shade (seeing as I thought the brown minky I’d ordered was going to be darker than it actually was!).

The larger Sea Pancake just has some pats of butter, with no sauce – after all, not everyone likes sauce drizzled on their pancakes, do they?!

A relative has already suggested some colour variations, so once I’ve got the right shades of minky fabric, I can get sewing!


Pattern: BeeZeeArt