Tuesday, 2 March 2010

The Perfect Housewife


This morning I got a bargain.  I bought a big box of red plums for only $3.  They were just perfect for what I intended them for.  Jam.  Mmmm... yummy plum jam. 

I really enjoy my jam making.  I love how easy it is to make ten jars of the very best jam for less than $10.  Homemade jam, you just can't beat it for taste, freshness and texture.  I also love how it makes me feel like the most perfect little housewife in New Zealand.  OK I know I'm far from being worthy of that title, but just for a few minutes, let me be that, please?

Check out the little jam skirt?!!  Cutsey isn't it?  Just whipped it up for you.  Please take this jar of jam with my compliments.
Did you notice the crappy sewing? 
No, oh dear, now you'll all see it and word will get around quickly.  I can just hear it.  "Did you see it, Mrs Red Gingham ran off the ribbon!"

Oh golly, I'd better have a lie down in preparation.  Please remember... I gave you a jar of jam.  A whole jar of the most delicious jam with a little skirty thing.

18 comments:

sallgood said...

Yum and Cute too!

Farmgirl Cyn said...

I didn't notice a thing....except how pretty the jar of plum jam was dressed!

Luisa @ Dance in my garden said...

I love the look of your jam, with the flirty skirty....can almost taste it from here!
thanks, appreciate the gift!
x
Perhaps I should send some yummy homemade bread to go with it...
and then if anyone has any home-churned butter, we will be set!

VintageVicki said...

Nothing better than homemade jam - we're still working our way through what I made last summer - still loads left & I given some away.

The jar skirt looks pretty - makes a change from the little hats we normally give jars :)

Country Nanny said...

Hi Sarah! How are you? Your jam looks yum and the skirt you made for the jar is very pretty.
Have a nice day.
Elisa

TheMadHouse said...

I love the skirt, I am going to pinch the idea I think!!

bekimarie said...

You really are a Domestic Goddess and I love the skirt, might just have to borrow that idea :)
Can you believe, i've never made jam, not sure i'd know where to start. Would love to give it a go though.
Have a great week.

Beki xxx

Lululiz said...

Good grief, woman, can't you even sew in a straight line? Had you been on the bottle? Lolol, I love your idea of a skirt instead of a hat, you clever old sausage. I made hedgerow jam in France a couple of years ago, blackberries and elderberries, they turned out great, and my friend Christine made us some lovely plum jam. Yum, nothing like homemade stuff.

Michela said...

Ha ha..you've been on the bottle..ha ha..Lizzie is such a character, isn't she?
Should we pass the hat and send you some proper ribbon??!
It looks divine and I bet it's very tasty too xxxx

Manka said...

Congrats to the perfect housewife and the perfect crafter ! :)
The jar looks great!I'm sure the jam inside in it is delicious! :))

Floss said...

Domestic Goddess Crisis of Confidence there, Sarah - we gratefully accept the jam and completely ignore the bit where you ran off the ribbon. I do that every time anyway!

Perhaps you'd like some of my cream cheese to go with your jam and Luisa's bread?

Croap Queen said...

Well look at you Little Miss Perfect Housewife. Looks very yummy and very pretty.

Jo

lindsey said...

This looks amazing....I love making jam and especially plum jam. I have enjoyed your blog...thanks!

topchelseagirl said...

Ooh it looks delicious. I fancy a cream tea now.

Joan said...

I wouldn't have noticed the errant stitching if you hadn't mentioned it. Why are we always our own worse critics? Homemade jam should be sufficient to cover a multitude of tidiness issues. :)

RebeccaMom said...

it looks so yummy! If you weren't so far away, I'd stop by and take a jar!

corry said...

That jam looks delicious!! I love your jar's skirt too!

Sarah said...

Oh dear I wrote the wrong thing! The box of plums were only $3. Really, some days. Stitching going off on a walk and now numbers wrong. Oh dear, dear, is there any hope for me?