Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Bad at blogging...

So I am hideously bad at updating... but I have been making lots of things. Including writing amigurumi patterns of my own - so far for a cat, bat, bunny and zebra!

Tuesday, 1 September 2009


It was delicious... Here is a portion with cream...

Cake and Crochet

I finished making the Humphrey's Corner-alike elephant:

I used a 2mm crochet hook and some fluffy-ish wool (it was kind of like low-fuzz mohair) to make my elephant. I think she looks a lot like a Flossie now she is all done. I added a few bits to the pattern - a tiny flower-button on her dress at the neckline, and a pompom embellished with beads in the centre of the flower on her head. The pattern I tested is by Angry Angel from craftster her blog is here: http://lucyravenscar.blogspot.com/ and she also makes these fantastic mythical creatures.

Still haven't got around to making the blackberry and apple crumble though... ! (Maybe later!)

Instead here are some pictures of the cupcakes I made for a recent birthday buffet... the sprinkles are glittery and the candles are tiny purple dinosaurs!

Monday, 31 August 2009

Bank Holiday

So today, a bizarrely hot bank holiday, we went to pick blackberries - we started off in the park and despite a random man telling us there were lots about there really weren't many. We managed to snag a few but mainly ended up scratched and stung by the many stinging nettles.
Then we tried looking in a field that had four horses in it - one of the horses was only small and was clinging to his mum - both of them came to see what I was up to, I suppose because they figured I might have food (I didn't) and I got to pat them on the noses. Then we set off alongside a ploughed field where there were no brambles at all really - but at the end a lovely stream where we were able to wash off the blackberry juice before we carried on. Eventually... and having walked a lot further than we really intended we found a road with verges that were heaving with blackberries - in total we picked 1.5kg!

This evening I have been cooking them all - ready to make blackberry and apple crumble! I will try to share some pictures tomorrow.

I have also been testing an amigurumi pattern for a really cute elephant in a dress for Angry Angel over on craftster.org and I am almost done. So far she looks kind of like Flossie from Humphrey's Corner.

Sunday, 30 August 2009

And so it begins...

Finally I have taken the plunge and decided to start a blog. It is pretty much impossible to know where to begin though!

The plan is to write about the things I create in my spare time, whether I manage to do this or not remains to be seen. And so far I have no clue what I am doing or how this is supposed to work...

At the moment I am mainly making amigurumi monsters and aliens but I love to sew, knit and draw. The drawing is most often doodles on agendas in meetings that I have to go to for my job though...