My daughter suggested that her husband would appreciate a new hat as long as it was really soft! So of course I had to feel the wool before I bought it. I discovered some wool that sounded suitable in a shop called Closs and Hamblin in Winchester. I didn’t realise but they do have other stores.… Read More And Finally! A Soft Hat and Cowl
You may remember these slippers that I made for James. Well when it came to Christmas since I had his foot measurements I decided to make him a pair of socks. As he is a man I thought that maybe self stripping yarn might not be the best and decided on a plain colour with… Read More First Slippers now Socks
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
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!
I am making so many hand-made presents this year that I wasn’t sure if there would be time to make my own Christmas cards. However the idea I had was a matter of printing and folding and didn’t involve time-consuming crochet or cross-stitch, so I finally sat down on Saturday to see what I could… Read More Christmas card 2018