It is definitely ‘that time of year’. The time of year when the shops are full of little black dresses, sequined tops, gift sets of smellies or underwear for her, gift sets of booze or sports related items for him, mince pies and turkeys. That one week of the year when your inbox is full… Continue reading Tis the Season to be Jolly!
Last time I went shopping I bought a pack of ready rolled puff pastry. I really didn’t have any idea what I was going to make with it, I just saw it on the shelf in the chilled section and thought I could use it to make something different for dinner – pastry doesn’t really… Continue reading Tomato, Courgette, Pepper and Pesto Tart
For the last ten weeks I’ve been making the Stylecraft Carousel crochet along (CAL) blanket designed by Sue Pinner and I have enjoyed it so much. I’ve tackled a new joining method and added some new octagon, pentagon and hexagon patterns to my repertoire. You may remember that I chose a palette of yellow, gold,… Continue reading Carousel Blanket Update
I’ve been really loving the warm autumnal colours I’m using for my carousel blanket and thought I’d use some of the same for a hot water bottle cover I’ve been wanting to make. I must admit for this cover I just winged it, no pattern and no measuring beforehand to work out what size granny… Continue reading Hot Water Bottle Cover
What do you do do when you can’t sleep? Quite often I wake up around 4am and can’t get back to sleep. I hate lying there worrying about not being able to sleep so I usually get up, make myself a cup of tea and decamp to the spare bed with some yarn and a… Continue reading 4am Sunday Morning
I enjoy cooking but when there is only two of you it doesn’t seem worth doing a lot of baking. Today I had friends around for lunch which was all the excuse I needed to do a little bit of cooking. The time of year just seemed to shout out to me Parsnip and Pecan… Continue reading Sweet Tooth Goodies
At long last, I have finished the cardigan I started back at the start of the summer. Its been on the back burner for most of the summer partly because it was too warm to have any need for it and partly because I needed to sew in hundreds of ends, a job I hate. The pattern… Continue reading Crocheted Plaid Cardigan