Tuesday, 28 December 2010
I have decided to finish 2010 by writing a list of different projects I'd like to accomplish in 2011.
The first one is a 1930's DK cardie I plan on buying wool for this project this weekend! I'm thinking a nice mustard or navy blue I haven't fully decided on the colour yet.
every month I'll post a new project, the crafty challenge is on!
Monday, 29 November 2010
Thursday, 25 November 2010
Saturday, 6 November 2010
Sunday, 31 October 2010
Sunday, 10 October 2010
Friday, 8 October 2010
Thursday, 16 September 2010
Friday, 10 September 2010
I need to get up super early on Saturday to pick more blackberries, we made an amazing blackberry chutney (I know it sounds sooooo wrong) but surprisingly it the best flavour ever especially with strong cheedar cheese.yum. I am doing a barter swap with my workmate Joe his dad makes honey so he will give me jam jars in exchange for chutney.
Besides the preserving I am starting a BIG knitting project I've decided to make a Puff. My bestie Jill sent me a link to this last year and I decided to go for it, it'll keep me busy during the Winter months.
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
Saturday, 17 July 2010
I had a busy week so I didn't spend any time in the garden.The last time I was out there it looked like the gooseberries and black currants were near harvesting so I thought I better pop out this morning to investigate. I was expecting to pick enough gooseberries to make a gooseberry fool but certainly not jam! To my surprise there was so much fruit on the gooseberry bush that it was hitting the floor.
So this leaves me to 1kg of Gooseberries and 700g of black currants, I'm delighted:)
Sunday, 27 June 2010
We cracked open a few bottles of elderflower champagne last week and it was surprisingly lovely:) so nice in fact I went straight out and picked more flowers to make another batch. I bottled it yesterday morning so now we are back to having 6 x 1 ltr bottles again , phew!! I plan on making a larger batch next year I didn't want to commit this year incase I didn't like it.
The elderflowers inspired me to try using other types of flowers in recipes, so I decided to use some rose petals from our garden. We have loads this year beautiful pinks and reds.
Since making this recipe I have found loads of different ways of making rose jelly and jam online.I assumed jam and jelly to be the same but apparently not, the difference being, jelly is clear.
Wednesday, 9 June 2010
I went picking elderflowers last Friday, firstly I had to figure out what they looked like.When you start looking you suddenly realise there are alot of white headed wild flowers out there. After confirmation of what they look like we headed out and realised we are surrounded by them! We picked just enough for a 6 litre batch, I wanted to make sure I could actually make it first and more importantly make sure we actually like the taste:)
Step 1 heat water add sugar stir to dissolve add lemon rind and juice and elderflower heads, stir.
Cover in Muslin and wait for a few days.
there are mixed opinions on how long you wait before bottling it, some say straight away others say wait 6 days. I did a bit of both I waited 4 days before bottling!
Saturday, 29 May 2010
I like them so much I'm making another one for myself in a lovely green colour Limeade.
I mentioned in one of my recent posts I had made a pressie for my lovely sister in law but I couldn't post the images before she recieved the package, it would of ruined the element of surprise!!! She has now recieved it and even though there is currently a heatwave and no way she could actually wear it without melting, she loves it:)
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
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I've decided to pick a new 'long term' project something I work on while doing smaller/quicker items:)
I saved this jumper into my wish list over a year ago and would really love to make it in a mustard colour. Pattern available on Ravelry its called 'owls' by Kate Davies. I love it! It's knitted in a chunky wool but it has a lovely fitted shape rather than bulky, which is never flattering:)
This is a challenge for me, I have made one jumper which took a whole year to complete!
Wish me luck.
Sunday, 16 May 2010
Crochet - From Start To Finishing with Bev Dillon and the second is The knit witch 'single crochet stitch' and double crochet stitch. Maybe I was just having a good day but I found these instructions really worked for me and now I can do a single crochet stitch and a double, Yay!
I plan to watch more videos over the next few weeks so I can eventually learn how to make my first very own granny square, who knows it could lead to a cushion cover or some pretty crochet jewellery:)
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
This girl has the cutest designed blog backgrounds ever.This particular design popped out at me straight away but there are loads more,she has an amazing selection. Check out her blog http://www.aquapoppydesigns.blogspot.com/
My current project is a Birthday gift I'm making. I cannot reveal anymore information at the moment Shhhhhh
Pics will be posted this week just need to finish it off:) This is a pic of our garden shed our garden is rapidly coming back to life, I love Spring.
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
Sunday, 28 March 2010
Friday, 19 February 2010
Last night I had a feeling it would work and it did.