Here is details of what I made for my granddaughter. I wanted to encourage her love of crochet and I had acquired some crochet hooks and a book on crochet from someone at Crafty Coffee who had things to get rid of. So I decided to give her a ready made stash and bought a… Read More A Suitable Gift for a Granddaughter
Here is a couple of montages of the knitting and crochet projects I have shared with you in 2018. First the knitting As you can see I made a lot of socks. The top three pairs were for my daughters and granddaughter. the bottom two were for myself. I also gained expertise in cabling. Making… Read More Knitting and Crochet in 2018
In December the information I shared was almost all about the food I was making as the knitting and crochet was mostly making presents. I shared some bread (as I often do) then Christmas food: mince pies, Christmas cake, Stollen, cranberry sauce, with the recipe I use, and the gingerbread I made as a present.… Read More Monthly Montage – December
Now I can share with you some of the presents I made for Christmas this year. Lets start with the food. My eldest loves ginger and I have made her so many coasters and hats and scarves that I couldn’t think of anything fibrous to give her. So I made gingerbread. The biscuit, ‘gingerbread men’,… Read More Food and Fun!
With All Best Wishes for a Happy Christmas to my readers. I thought this year that I would give you a free pattern for a Snowflake Coaster. I say Coaster but you could regard it simply as a pattern for a new snowflake. I made two sparkly ones. These are my favourites. The white and… Read More A Christmas present for my Readers
I have just made this and taken photographs quickly with flash. The recipe is mainly for my niece but I thought anyone might be interested. It is my own personal combination from a variety of recipes as I like the addition of the orange and cinnamon flavours. Here is a copy of my recipe card.… Read More Cranberry sauce recipe
Cake got completed on Wednesday. Just simple this year. I also made two StollenI sent my son a photo as he wants Stollen and not Christmas cake. He said they looked small! But these are the ones I made two years ago! I shared the recipe – HERE in 2012. However I now make a quarter… Read More More Christmas Food
I really don’t know why people choose to have a big party in the middle of winter when all is cold and dark rather than digging a big hole and hibernating! Maybe I haven’t been using my SAD lamp enough lately? (but some mornings it seems like too much effort to set it up – maybe… Read More This Time of Year!
It has been pointed out to me that it is actually possible to make two star cards out of one A4 sheet thus. So I thought I would share this fact with you as it saves paper. Not having any other knitting or crochet to share with you since my making is very much geared to… Read More Christmas card update and some bread
I only had four posts for you last month and one of those was the October Montage, so I was a bit lacking in photographs for my montage and had to settle for a rectangle instead of my preferred square. This does not indicate a lack of creativity on my part however but reflects the… Read More Monthly Montage – November