Last weekend I decided to try making some oat bread. I thought I would share the recipe with you. This is how I made it, slightly modified from the book I got it from, though I have given the full quantities not the half amounts that I used. You start with 8oz wholemeal bread flour,… Read More Oat Bread recipe
A while ago I made some stitch markers. Large ones and small ones for my temperature scarf and sock knitting.I have managed to lose all the small ones and I have lost one of the large ones and one of the wires was broken, so the other day I sat down to repair the broken… Read More And Now for Something Entirely Different.
Well not really rocks, though the ground does look a bit rocky in this photograph! It’s another of my occasional posts about my garden and baking. These are a few cyclamen that I planted years ago but are still managing to come up despite all the changes. I am also rejoicing in my sedum spectabile. which is… Read More Lets Rock ‘n’ Roll!
My younger daughter bought me this book. I think it may have been last Christmas. As always when receiving a book like this I feel that I ought to make something from it, although I really didn’t like the look of the fairy on the cover. She had an air of menace about her. However… Read More Behold a Blueberry Fairy!
As the Giveaway had closed, and using the slips of card I used last time, I pulled one lucky winner out of the hat. Name of the winner below but just to keep you guessing a bit longer I will recap what the giveaway was all about. It was a printed copy of one of… Read More We have a winner
This month it was mainly about outings and crochet though the socks I made for my granddaughter did get a look in in the photographs! The main outing was one I made to Dorset to meet up with (again) Wild Daffodil. I also spent a day with my daughter just before her birthday and took… Read More Monthly Montage: August
Recently I bought some wholemeal spelt flour to make a spelt loaf. I made a loaf with spelt flour a few years ago and I remember liking the taste, though it may have been white spelt flour that time. I am not sure. I didn’t know where I had got the recipe I used before… Read More Spelt Bread
I made my daughter a set of Celtic Coasters as I wasn’t sure what to make to give her for her birthday and I had a vague memory of promising her some of these coasters in the past. I had intended to make either four or six but when I decided to use all seven… Read More A birthday present!
For those of you who follow Wild Daffodil’s blog as well as mine this will be something of a reprise, though as seen by a visitor who forgot to put the SD card in her camera! – I blame the uncertain weather, so many other things to think about, like what to wear and what… Read More A Day in Dorset
As I mentioned in the previous post about my attempts to create a teacosy for my new teapot, I decided to try making one from the small balls of leftover yarn I have. Thus the colours of the resulting teapot were largely governed by how much I had of different colours. I had a very… Read More Colourful teacosy!