Archive for April, 2012

Weekend Productivity

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Despite being rather ill all week, I’ve had quite a productive weekend. In between the coughing and the headaches. Saturday morning I got up and baked some fruit scones :) I followed this recipe and it was great :) Apparently so great that we ate them all before I remembered to take a photo! Oops!

Then Saturday evening I finished my new set of table mats…

A nice 454g to add onto my destash total, and some rather lovely place mats and coasters :) I am slowly filling Chris’ house with crocheted items ;)

Helen popped over yesterday to collect her new laptop and came bearing a present!

Last weekend she’d commented that I needed an apron (I might have been covered in flour at the time!) and this weekend she appeared with one for me! :) Very happy me! :)

Of course, a new apron demanded I get up and do more baking, oh the hardship! ;) So in the oven this morning are some savoury muffins which smell delicious! Mine have got carrot, orange pepper, parsnip, and some of last nights leftover “rice, tomato and cheese bake” Chris made :)

Oh! Timer just went off! Let’s see how they look…

Mmmmm, smell and look gooooood! Now to see if I can wake Chris up and try one :)


Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Apparently I can’t focus on one craft project at a time right now. After dabbling on eBay and gaining some fun things for my parchment craft (a year of magazines with lovely patterns, more templates and stencils and card blanks) I haven’t done any more. In my defence, I had an incident with a bread knife and didn’t feel particularly capable of anything intricate.

So I did some knitting. My huge fluffy blanket is now past halfway! :)


Apparently, it’s impossible to take a photo of the blanket without a cat on it! They do seem to love the fluffy! :)

My pretty summery cotton top got to the point where I really needed to try it on and stopped because I needed a longer cable. I ordered and waited and waited, finally realising I’d ordered them to the wrong address! I have now tried it on and it fits so far :)


In the mean time though I started a plaited rug made from strips of denim taken from old jeans. It requires quite a lot of sewing which I’m not so fond of, and hence a lot of my eyes. Not a project for in front of TV I want to watch!


Saturday I decided I wanted to make some coasters :) A few hours later I had 4 rather pretty ones:

Then I finished off a fifth in a lacy pattern Sunday morning which might get a second to match later.


Then I decided I wanted to make placemats and am now halfway through the second one of those!


Oh and because I got my new cables I also got my new sock needles and want to start a pair!

I really need to focus on finishing some things and not keep starting things! :)