27 August 2011

Busy - Or Not?

You know how you get one of those weeks where you feel like all you've done is sit around and do nothing?

I feel like that, but instead of doing nothing, I've been super busy!!
I've almost achieved everything on my "Things I Really Should Do While Jeremy Is Away But Probably Won't Do" list. It used to be called the "Things To Do" list but I needed to be honest with myself

I made more quince jam....
I'm going to dress up my jam looking all old fashioned etc 
I'm really excited about my plans for my jam 
I'm going to be making a TON of it so I figured, why not make it look all pretty??
I've got sooooo many jars in the cupboard, anyone want some?

Here it is, the long awaited crochet pic:
Slippers with flowers on!
I made these, I'm so impressed with myself for following a pattern and everything!!!
( okay so they are slightly different sizes by a few stitches but not bad for a first attempt )
You can find the pattern here

Dealing with Holly the menace 
She likes my ball of wool, every now and then a paw will start working its way towards the piece dangling in front of her before the crochet hook snaps it up
I'm so pleased she knows what "No" means!!
I'm so pleased I learnt to keep my distance from her when I get my wool out after the time I accidentally dropped it on her and had to prise it out of her mouth!!

Today my niece Miss 5 came over for the day
We made cupcakes
 she couldn't resist a little ( *ahem* 'lot' of mixture off the spoon while I wasn't looking )
...no I'm just kidding, she was an angel
but did lick the beaters

And, believe it or not, the only thing I did was cut and soften the butter, turn on the mixer and handle the hot finished product
I then made the icing and piped it onto the cupcakes
She did everything else! 
( I must admit I was worried when she cracked open those eggs... )

The finished product 
 Yip, she even did the sprinkles and designed the colour scheme

21 August 2011

The Week That Was

I love to blog, its so much fun, its like keeping a diary with pictures, but everyone gets to read it and comment too!

So here's what I've been up to this week:

Husband and I finished our entranceway!!

This is what it looked like when we bought the house just under a year ago

This is what it looks like today

I made quince jam
 ...not that quinces are in season or anything, they come out around March/April 

I had cooked and frozen some all ready to go :o)

We've had a frost every single day this week and weekend
I took this on Wednesday 
We had hail too, Miss Holly had great fun getting out and chasing all the little balls bouncing around on the deck

I worked on my crochet, no I'm not putting up a pic - yet
I've made something awesome and thats a whole separate blog coming up this week!

Who's excited???

I AM!!!!

05 August 2011

Things I'm Loving

Linky thanks to the awesome Paisley Jade ( I really hope I've done this linky thingie right )

Here are some of the things I'm loving right now:

My crochet hooks - they're pretty colors!!
( I'm loving the way this pic turned out too )

The fact that I turned this very first ever attempt at a granny square

 Into this in one night just blew my mind!!

 Then into these over the next two nights
I'm finally learning to crochet, big unattemptable projects not meant for beginners here I come!!!

 My mischevious rascal Holly Dolly, snapped trying to free this orange tree

 All she really wants is all my attention
( the newspaper doesn't deserve it )

My confused peach tree Orion -it thinks its spring

( and before you ask Mum, yes the tree's name really is Orion like your cat )