Friday, 19 February 2010

wooley Blanket

I eventually started the wooley blanket project. I had attempted this pattern twice before but got distracted and had to frog it each time! I put it away as it just wasn't working for me.
Last night I had a feeling it would work and it did.

I'm half way through the first colour of the pattern which is a good start. I'm starting with a charcoal grey then I'll change to purple, then green. The wool is fab a mongolian aran held double throughout. I'll keep posting as it grows.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Making Marmalade

I recieved the best gift ever for Christmas , a preserving pot with all the accessories needed to make yummy preserves.
I plan to go foraging later in Spring/Summer so I can make LOADS of chutneys, jams, jellies etc...I have a group of people interested in going, all of whom know different places to go to get different fruits, berries and flowers:)
In the meantime I was sent an email from my friend reminding me it was marmalade season, seville oranges are only about for a few weeks so I started early so if any mistakes were made in the 1st batch I could try again. In fact in my case it took three time. Result, perfect marmalade (well perfect to me).

Saturday, 6 February 2010

New recruits for the Shelf of Kool

I found this amazing 50's tea set in our local junk shop. I love it. I've seen random cups in this pattern before in other shops but never a full 6 piece set. It includes 6 cups, 6 saucers, 6 side plates a cake plate, a sugar bowl and a jug. The colours are fab I'm just glad I had enough room to fit it all on the shelf. I've ran out of room now though, I may need another shelf built:)

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Valentine Monsters

Last Year for Valentine's Day I made these little His & Hers Valentine Monsters.
This year I'm making Valentine hearts, I plan to make them this week, watch this space.......................