Finished Crochet Wedding Blanket!

I finally finished the crochet wedding blanket! I am actually really pleased with how it turned out, I think it just looks so bright and sunny! 

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I was heading to a friends birthday tea and knew the bride and groom would be there after their honeymoon so I decided to bring it along with me, as well as a sunflower and homemade red velvet cake for the birthday girl. 

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All gifts were greatly appreciated and a lovely day was had by all. What better way to spend a Sunday than with great friends and lovely food!

 

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Emergency Crochet!

Last weekend I went to visit a friend in the Scottish Borders. However, before I’d even left work I realised I hadn’t packed any winter woolies…disaster in this snowy weather! Luckily I had packed wool and a crochet hook so I quickly got to work on some mitts and a hat. They may not be the highest quality items that I’ve even made but they did the job and kept me warm and cosy over the weekend. Don’t you just love it when crafting comes to the rescue!

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Competition!

I won a competition! This is very exciting to me as I don’t ever win things! It’s even more exciting as it was a competition by Simply Crochet  so the prize was incredible! I can’t wait to get it home and get to work with it all!

I got loads of yarn (6 balls of wool blend arran, 6 balls of Debbie Bliss Rialto, 4 balls of Rowan fine lace)

I also got 6 (count them…6!) crochet books! Patons Learn to Crochet, Debbie Bliss Simply Crochet, Edie Eckman Around the Corner Crochet Borders, Amy Palanjian So Pretty Crochet, Rowan Lace and Irresistible Gifts To Crochet Vol.2. 

I also got a year’s subscription to Simply Crochet and a selection of hooks and buttons!

What a good day!

Pinterest Picks #10

This week my Pinterest picks are all around the theme of winter warmers. It’s been chilly here in the UK and with a winter chill comes the desire to get cosy and warm inside. Here are some of my favourite ways to do this.

Firstly, food…what better way to warm up than with a bowl of something comforting (yes, comfort food should almost always come in bowl form).

red lentil coconut soup  - a house in the hills

Navy Bean Soup

Lentil and Sausage Soup for a Cold Winter's Night by AntoniaJames,  food52:  The beauty of this soup is that it manages to be soul-warming but not overly heavy. The broth is light, and aromatic with wine and marjoram, and you feel like you've won the lottery each time you come across a piece of garlicky sausage. #Soup #Lentil #Sausage

 

Next, what better way to enjoy this lovely food? Of course, wrapped up in something warm and cosy!

Who wouldn’t love to be sitting here right now?

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Banish those winter blues with some bright colours like these!

According to Matt...: Granny Square Blanket.....The Sequel!

 

The Yarn Cake

I was in Glasgow over the weekend, participating in a 10km race for charity and seeing the love. We decided to go for a walk on Saturday and as I was desperate to get some more wool for the dreaded wedding gift we “wandered” to a lovely shop called The Yarn Cake. It’s a small shop on Queen Margaret Drive in the West End of the city. They have a gorgeous collection of yarns and the lovely ladies in the shop were so friendly. We stopped for a cup of tea and resisted a cake (I doubt I’ll have the same will power next time!).  Sitting in the lovely sunny window I could have spent hours just flicking through craft magazines and sipping Earl Grey, the love had other ideas.