Sunday, 31 March 2013

Easter cupcakes

I finally realised you need an electric hand blender for making cupcakes, especially the buttercream part! So I collected my Kenwood yesterday from Argos. This morning I made a small batch of 12 cupcakes following this recipe for the cupcakes and this one for the buttercream. I made a stupid mistake; I'd run out of cocoa powder and I hate to admit this but used Clipper organic drinking chocolate instead! I know, I know how silly but I did sift it so not much extra sugar got through. Oh well that will teach me!

I'm off to finish my roll neck jumper whilst its still cold enough to wear it. Enjoy the rest of your long weekend x

Thursday, 21 March 2013

guess what? I'm off to Chelsea Flower Show 2013

I just popped by quickly to tell you my press pass application for Chelsea Flower Show has been accredited! How cool is that? Very very cool. I'm so excited I can't put it into words. And celebrating 100 years of the show, I'll have to clear my camera card ready for all those fab photos I'll be taking. So the 20 May is firmly in my little pocket diary.


Sunday, 10 March 2013

Happy Mother's Day

I spent the afternoon on Saturday making vanilla cupcakes and my husband decorated some of them!
You can find the recipe here and it can be adjusted for chocolate or Bailey's cupcakes. I've also been trying to finish my granny blanket but progress has been slow now that each round is much bigger; I'll get there in the end.

Today we plan to head off to the woods to walk Moss, home for a roast dinner which I need to prepare and a bit of knitting or crochet.

Happy Mother's Day to all of you and I hope you have a fab day x

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

free knitting pattern : Debbie Bliss easy scarf (Debbie Bliss Luxury Silk dk)

I found this pattern on the Black Sheep Wool Facebook page. It does suggest to use Debbie Bliss Luxury Silk dk but I've started mine in Debbie Bliss Rialto DK (Bluebell) as I had 3 balls in my yarn stash for my crochet blanket - but I won't miss three I hink it will only use 2 balls! Its knitting up lovely on 5mm pins and comes out at about 12cm wide. Perfect for chilly spring days and I love the colour. Happy Knitting. Amanda