Thursday, 25 April 2013

free crochet pattern Bobble Heart square by Leonie Morgan

Isn't this pattern cute? You can crochet the Bobble Heart square by Leonie Morgan taken from the book 100 Bright and Colourful Granny Squares to Mix and Match with this free pattern link

Amanda x


Saturday, 13 April 2013

cake and crochet

Today I made my first Victoria sponge cake since school days. Not sure why it took so long to get around to baking one; after many hints from Ian I decided to bake one for when he finished work today. Trouble was he came home early and I hadn't assembled the cake! He was pleased all the same and waited patiently for it to cool down, finally having a huge slice at 3pm. Well that is tea time isn't it? I used Mary Berrys perfect Victoria sponge recipe because its easy and I hate mixing this then mixing that and adding it together. I'm quite impatient and like quick results. I was surprised how good it was for such an easy recipe and will make it again and again. Here is a picture of Moss giving his best puppy eyes, please let me have a little bit look. It didn't work!

I'm still working away with my large crochet blanket (first one) and can see why its becoming so fashionable again. I love mixing the colours and don't even mind sewing in the ends. I've been doing this as I go along to make it less of a task. So 14 rounds to go and it will fit our double bed and then I can start my next one ;-) Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Amanda x

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

plant lemon seeds, lift your spirits, smells great

I recently added this to my Pinterest account and this morning I've had 18 pins!

I thought you'd like to give it a try, great for the kids, the kitchen and to lift your spirits.

You can also try this link that gives you a guide to growing citrus house plants.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

knitted bunting : free pattern

I saw this and thought I'd share it with you, a free knitting pattern for bunting! I love bunting but I've never tried the knitted variety before. I'm currently busy with two projects on the go (only two?!) my granny blanket currently on round 34 and looking very lovely and bright, and an aran cable cardi that I started over the weekend using a free pattern from Simply Knitting issue 99. It will always come in handy with our British weather ;-) And I grabbed two bargains on eBay this weekend. Sirdar Relaxed Weekend Living + Arans for Living. Yes I am firmly back in love with knitting this month but no idea when I'll get the time to knit all the patterns! Amanda