January 2019 photos – aka the Shoreditch Street Art Post

January has not been that photogenic for me, however we did go and have a look at the street art in Shoreditch, as S had recently been on a school art trip to the area and she wanted to share what she’d learnt. Chewing gum art outside Old Street station. A commissioned piece by Camille…

Christmas crafted gifts

I was crafting gifts right up to the last minute this Christmas Eve, finishing the blanket, a rainbow version of Wool and the Gang’s Good Times Blanket. I also ‘finished’ two embroideries as gifts that evening, I say ‘finished’ as one of them the colour ran 😱 when I washed off the Sulky Solvy so…

Dragon Hot Water Bottle Tutorial and Free Pattern

A hot water bottle cover I made for my dad years ago, is finally wearing thin, so he asked for a new one for Christmas. Whenever I think of crafts for my dad, I think of dragons, as he lives in Wales and well dragons breath fire – hot water bottles, kinda loosely connected. I…

On the menu – 3 ingredient Mac & Cheese

Monday This was made with my daughter S, it’s a good student-y recipe, and although I’m pretty confident that she can cook, I’m starting to bear in mind good recipes to show her for when she probably goes off to university in a bit over 3 years time. The recipe is from Tasty and is…

Last Minute Cowl

That’s the first of my handmade Christmas presents done. The pattern is the Last Minute Cowl from Churchmouse Yarns and it was pretty quick to do, I started it on Tuesday and it’s Friday today and obviously life happened in between. (In a Twitter convo recently I said that I wasn’t going grey yet, the…

Sneak peek – Good Times Blanket

I now have two blankets on the go, the Intarsia Mountain blanket is currently on a back burner, I’m still loving doing it but it’s quite limiting about where and when I can work on it, basically it has to be on my bed, with the multiple balls of wool spread out, the only distraction,…

A day out in tweets

We had a nice day out today, I’ve just tweeted on my personal account about it and now I’m too tired to write anymore, so I thought I’d just link to the tweets, there’s some stuff that we did today, that I would very enthusiastically recommend, others not so. Saw this today and it is so…

Thames Path South – section 3c

We did the next bit of section 3 on the south side of the Thames Path today, Greenwich to Thames Barrier. It was considerably nicer weather than when we did sections 3a and b, so some photos. Excuse the mainly black and white shots, the area felt very much a black and white area, when…

On the menu – Can’t Go Wrong Chocolate Cake

Sunday I made Mary Berry’s Can’t Go Wrong Chocolate Cake from her book, Fast Cakes and boy did it not go wrong, it was really easy to make and absolutely delicious, light and fluffy, gorgeous icing (and normally my icing is so dodgy) and not too chocolate-y (K doesn’t like overly chocolate-y cakes, S only…