Category Archives: Pets

Iced Bun Weekend

The girls have been baking again ūüôā

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I’ve been squeezing in a spot of knitting:

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I’ve picked up my Louisa Cape project again from Rowan Studio 30 ~ so cute!

There has been barbie crochet & a fashion shoot :

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Walks with the dogs in the sunshine:

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And rope swing fun!

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And freshly laid eggs from happy hens :

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Our little cockerel was quite poorly last week but thanks to some major TLC and great tips from Little Poppits he has made a miraculous recovery ūüôā

I also managed to squeeze in a little trip to my LYS to admire the Rowan Fine Art Yarn (loving Kingfisher & Waxwing : on my wish list!) and drooled over the new pattern book ‘Spirit’ from Kim Hargreaves for Rowan.

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We picked up some fab Stylecraft DK to make an end of year present for my daughters teacher (I have Lucy to thank from Attic 24 for introducing me to this great inexpensive yarn).

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Here’s¬†our sweet dog¬†having fun in the woods:

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It was great to make the most of the bluebells, then home for fresh apple cake ~ the recipe is from Jane Brocket’s Vintage Cakes book ~ it was so easy to make & can surely be classed as healthy because of the fruit (and spelt flour that I substituted!)

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It’s a long holiday weekend here in the UK and its been so lovely to have some sunshine. What have you been doing this weekend? I hope you’ve had a great time too!

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Hardly a cloud in the sky…..

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Easter Preparations…

This weekend I have been¬†eating mini-eggs¬†preparing for Easter….

I’ve been working on a little crochet basket/bowl inspired by designs in this lovely book, using¬†some pretty Rowan¬†pink handknit cotton from my yarn stash.¬† The pattern starts off with a few rounds of simple trebles (UK)¬†to form the base of the basket, followed by some rounds of bobble or popcorn¬†stitch to form the sides and double crochet (UK) to finish off.

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Today I made a floral lining out of a scrap of Liberty Tana Lawn “Betsy” that I purchased from EBay.

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To be filled with eggs from our chooks:

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Thank you ladies:

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Or Easter delights:

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I think after Easter, my little crochet bowl might find a nice home in the bathroom or bedroom as a tidy for bits and bobs:

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This weekend, we’ve also¬†been enjoying¬†the pre-school puppet show and getting Easter tattoos:

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And I’ve been trying on my new sandals:

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With fingers crossed for some sunshine instead of the wintery showers and hail that the UK has been experiencing this afternoon!

Have you got any Easter projects on the go at the mo?

I’m possibly off to knit some¬†bunnies¬†from Made by Ewe¬†here and Rowan’s Easter Collection¬†here &/or these cute little¬†chickens¬†‘Esther, Ernie & Enid’¬†from Rowan (pattern here).

And knit some more of my big project

Happy Easter crafting!

xx

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