Thursday, 31 May 2012

Wrapping Crisis

Just a quick post to show you a bag I customised with the help of my lovely German student that is staying with us at the moment.

We started with a plain white bag (from a sandwich shop!) and a little bit of second-hand pink tissue paper which I couldn't bear to throw away.

I remembered this inspiring post from a website called Fiskars and thought I'd have a go.

It also meant I could have a little practice with my new Big Shot that I've had for ages now and haven't had time to use much.

I suppose there must have been about ten layers of tissue paper that I cut, all at the same time, with a flower cutter.  I stapled it in the middle and then fluffed up the paper and then glued it to the bag.  I think perhaps I could have done with more layers on the biggest one, but ten seemed fine with the smaller ones.  I cut a tag with double sided paper; see the other side -

and ta da!

Another wrapping crisis averted!

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Knitting Update


A lovely slobbery dog breath kiss to you all!

This is how everyone is greeted at our house now!  He doesn't bite, but will knock you over and lick you to death!

Anyhow, just wanted to update you on what I have been knitting lately.

Just one or two pairs of fingerless gloves.  Some have been commandeered by daughters and some are winging their way over to Switzerland shortly.  See the dog has to get in on the act!  I think he just wants the  cake actually.

Needless to say, with that many teenagers in the house, the cake didn't last long!

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Fish Pie

Whilst in my favourite coffee shop yesterday, the Runner commented on the quality of newspaper headlines nowadays:

The Runner made tea last night.

Oh look what we had:

Fish pie!!!!!

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Bumbling Along

Well, all week I have been trying to get to this point (posting) and I am finally here at ten to eleven on Sunday!

Lots of knitting has been going on here and I hope to show you a picture soon but in the meantime, here are some buns!

I have a Jubilee Tea to do in a couple of weeks and decided I have better have a bit of a practice.  Unfortunately I couldn't find any dark blue tulip cake cases, only light blue ones; so the red, white and blue effect is not as good as I wanted.

I have also invested in a mini loaf tin and so I made some miniature lemon drizzle cakes as well.

Oh dear, now we have to eat it all!

The dog is settling in well.

It seems like he has been here forever.

And hasn't it been a lovely day?  Oh look, some more rain forecast for tomorrow!  What a surprise!

Better use it as an excuse to do some more knitting!