Monday, 10 March 2014

52 project

"A portrait of my son, once a week, every week in 2014"


Angus having fun on a Thomas ride at the fair


Busy boy colouring in!


Eating one of mummy's homemade scones

Joining up with the 52 project

Friday, 7 March 2014

Fo Friday - tiny rabbit

Happy Friday everyone!

Sorry for my absence recently, I decided to take a week off from blogging as I just had so much going on I needed to cut back a bit, hence the "gone fishing" sign. However, since then I have been ill. My asthma has been playing up and I've had a slight infection in my chest. So I have been totally out of action.

I am pleased to say that I am now on the mend and finally feel like I am getting some energy back! I haven't really been knitting since I've been I'll but yesterday I had a huge urge to knit so had a look on Pinterest and found this pattern for a  little rabbit and here's the result

How cute is this little guy! I used some left over mohair yarn and I am definitely going to make some more! They are really easy and so cute! 

Well that's it for me today, hope you are all well!

Linking up with  Tami's blog
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Sunday, 16 February 2014


 "A portrait of my son, once a week every week in 2014" 

Action shot: splashing in the puddles

Joining up with the 52 project

Friday, 14 February 2014


This is a lovely Scottish desert, if you remember I serve it when I had my Burns party which you can read about here. I thought I'd share the recipe today as it would also make a great desert for a Valentines meal! 

  • 2 tbsp medium oatmeal
  • 300g fresh British raspberries
  • a little caster sugar
  • 350ml double cream 
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2-3 tbsp whisky, to taste
  • Method
  • To toast the oatmeal, spread it out on a baking sheet and grill until it smells rich and nutty. Let it cool
  • Make a raspberry purée by crushing half the fruit and sieving. Sweeten this to taste with a little caster sugar. 
  • Whisk the double cream until just set, and stir in the honey and whisky, try not to over-whip the cream. Taste the mix and add more of either if you feel the need.
  • Stir in the oatmeal and whisk lightly until the mixture is just firm. 
  • Alternate layers of the cream with the remaining whole raspberries and purée in 4 serving dishes, I used wine glasses. Pop in fridge to chill
  • I got the recipe from here

Happy Valentines Day! 

Linking up with  Tami's blog
Friday - Creative Friday
Saturday - Weekend Wrapup
                Show and Tell Saturday
                Lovely Crafty Weekend
                Strut Your Stuff
Sunday - Sunday Showcase Party
               Think Pink
               Homemaker on a dime
               Linky Party Sunday
Monday - Motivate Me
Tuesday - Too Cute Tuesday
               one project at a time


Valentines day

Happy Valentines Day everyone!

Go spread the love!

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Wip Wednesday #31

I'm afraid there yet again is not much to show this week. I'm really disappointed as I thought I might have baby yoda finished for this Friday but the last two weeks have been bad ones for knitting.

I'll try and keep my tale of woe short! Last Monday when I went to my knitting group I was a bit grumpy to start with and then just kept making mistakes then going back and fixing them, so effectively got nothing done! It wasn't a good night for any of us we all made mistakes! 
Then on Wednesday my in-laws came and I didn't really get a chance to knit so was really looking forward to Sunday night; watching the Olympics and knitting! However, I just felt knackered and when I woke up on Monday my chest felt tight and my asthma has been playing up so I haven't really got the energy to knit! 

Anyway here's what baby yoda looks like today

I've also noticed a small mistake in one of the finished pieces that I'll have to fix, grrr! 

Hope you're all having better knitting adventures than I am! 

Happy knitting

Linking up today with Tami