Friday, 12 February 2010

Sunshine Friday

Friday again, weeks are flying by as sky and sunshine at the moment, feels like spring is on the way, though it is still freezing. Hoping to have a rest this weekend, the children have a few things going on, a sleep over and tea round at a friends so I should get a bit of free time to be selfish...we shall see, might get down to the allotment if the temp warms up a degree or two.


That's Liv's gift all tied up and have made a gorgeous little birthday card/album for her too - the idea came from Melissa Goodsall on her Crafty Mumma has worked out really well.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Liv's Lillac Cardy

Have just completed a lovely cardigan for little liv's birthday at the weekend, have already completed the same colour and design in 0-3 months for a friends baby girl. Both have turned out really well, I'm very pleased.Yarn used for the main body of the garment is Sirdar Snuggly Bubbly in Lillac and for the ribbed areas I used some left over Lillac DK yarn. Found some lovely buttons - tiny wheelbarrows full of flowers, perfect as she spends a lot of time digging on the allotment! Hope she'll like it...

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Kids Craft - Bird Mask

February incase you hadn't noticed!

Yes, here we are and January has disappeared already arghh!
Parents evening this week, these things come around so quickly - I do not know where the time goes...Have had a week of knitting non-stop for tiny babies and slightly bigger babies but both projects completed now and posted off safely! I love finishing things,it's not good to let things linger...
Discovered a great new biscuit recipe from the latest Hairy Bikers programme, really easy!
4oz C. sugar
4oz Butter
8oz SR flour
1 tsp Golden syrup
Cream butter and sugar, add flour and syrup - bring to a soft dough.
Roll into small balls - makes 18 - place on a greased b.tray (with room to spread)- bake at 180 C or 170 C for Fan assisted oven until golden.
Really easy and taste delicious - made them for coffee morning on Sat and received lots of lovely Mmm's.....
A trip to library yesterday and I now have a copy of 'Mary Berry's Baking Bible' in my hands, I keep turning the pages, salivating in quite an embarrassingly noisy way, trying to soak up each recipe - almost tasting the gorgeousness of every illustration. Needless to say I have not had time to make anything yet, but hopefully will v. soon! Must stop talking cake now as am starting to feel very light-headed, it is only lunchtime afterall.