Saturday, 27 March 2010
In order to cheer myself up I decided to partake in a little bit of baking last night, which I've not done in absolutely ages, since I baked 4 huge cakes for a charity day at work (after which I decided I never wanted to bake again).
First up Kitten Fairy Cakes. Ok they don't look anything like Kittens but it's the recipe name, I think you're supposed to decorate them to look like cats but I think stars are just as lovely! The recipe is from an old cook book my mum has and it has never failed me.
I also made some ginger bread stars although I'm not much a fan of ginger, but this was less of a following-a-recipe and more of a putting-pre-mixed-ingredients-into-a-bowl! Unintentionally they look quite festive but they were from a Christmas present so maybe this was inevitable!
Sunday, 7 March 2010
Onto more crafty stuff now, I finished my friends cushion I'd been making on and off for a few weeks and here it is!
Lovely flowery buttons :-)
*I have a great camera but I always steal J's so by my camera I mean his.
I immediately wanted to make something and I've been meaning to make a knitting needle / crochet hook roll for a while now, so here it is, ta dah!
Monday, 1 March 2010
We really need bees, bees are good.
"There's going to be a real buzz about Manchester this summer - as the city joins the fight to save the honeybee.
The Plan Bee project is installing bee hives in gardens and allotments in inner city areas.
Residents are being encouraged to keep into keeping apiaries – a collection of hives – and encourage a growth in the bee population."