Tomato Relish

So the last couple of weekends I have been having fun at home with some crafty pursuits. First up I cooked a big batch of tomato chutney and hand drew some labels for the jars to give away to friends. It soooo nice to just get away from the computer for a bit and sit down and draw something or cook in the kitchen. Away from my studio cooking and gardening have become my main hobbies and are a great way to unwind after a stressful day at work.

In addition to the chutney I also made some plants as housewarming gifts, hand drawing some patterned labels to put on recycled cans with a wire loop to hang on the wall. I’ve been using this method in our own little courtyard garden to utilise the empty wall space and fill it with beautiful cacti and succulents. My next challenge will be to go back and make labels for ALL my own wall cans although as you can see from the photo this make take some time as I have amassed quite the collection by now!

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