Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Re cycling.

After having a clear out in the boys wardrobes I had bags full of old T-shirts. They were all well worn and not good enough for the charity shop. So I decided to have a go at crocheting a rag rug. The first one was made from the old t-shirts and the second from old duvet covers and pillow cases. The most tedious part was in the preparation, cutting the fabric up into strips. Once that was done the rug grew pretty quickly being careful to get the tension right and preventing  the rug from curling at the edge or becoming too frilly. You would not believe the amount of fabric I used to get these little rugs. They would make great bath mats but these are going into the summerhouse.

Monday, 30 May 2011

A busy weekend!



And more cakes!

As predicted, another baking session has taken place. Jasmine is getting a dab hand at measuring out her ingredients from memory, and mixing up a great batch of cakes. At 10 years old I'm very proud of her achievements (she's had a good teacher!!).

This was her first attempt at using a piping bag, we made a white chocolate frosting. The cakes went down well on Sunday afternoon with a nice cup of tea!

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Holiday time.

I have a weeks holiday now, and lots of baking ahead as Jasmine will be coming to stay. These are some of our previous projects.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Bargain find.

We have a great little second hand shop near me. I was delighted with my latest find. Even though thre is a little crack and chip its still beautiful and a bargain at £2.00.

Baking Day.

It was hubbys birthday a few weeks ago which fell during Jasmines last vistit. As she loves to bake cakes and deccorate them she had a baking session.
She made her uncle a gorgeous chocolate cup cake tower birthday cake which was yummy!!
She even washed up!! Bless her.

summer house reclamation.

Once many years ago I had a summer house. Untill it was taken over by my boys and used as a workshop, bike shed and general dumping ground.
This is how it ended up looking, very dismal and sad. Then Jasmine and I put our foot down and reclaimed it and turned it back into a peace haven.

Its so lovely to go there and relax for a few moments. I now have installed my sewing machine and bit and bobs so I can get creative when I feel like it. I love it, so pleased we did it.