As much as I try, my plans to post *regularly* are being twarted by…., well, life
I’m in the (probably familiar) quandry most creative mothers find themselves in: that teeny window of opportunity can be filled with creating or blogging or blog-hopping (a chronic obsession I must admit… where did those hours go?! Pinterest has similar glue-like properties…)
And to be honest, when it comes to the crunch, I’d prefer to be creating. (I haven’t even added sick babies into the equation at all: our smallest has been so unwell for the past few days, but thankfully is improving dramatically, and sitting with his toys for a few minutes, hence this post)
So bear with me as I pop in now and then for the next while!
(good to know, though, that Easter Cake still takes priority in these times )
(cake is: Ultimate Cocolate Cake for top and bottom layer, with a layer of Fairycake in between. Ganache/icing is made with white chocolate, cream and a small amount of yellow coloring paste to get it a bit more yolk-y in colour)
Had a hugely productive day yesterday: several dinners, lots of baking, major cleaning, and then completely forgot to post my Yarn Along… so I’ll just have a little “moment” here today… !
I finished the beret, which didn’t turn out as planned (or, rather, as unplanned) and I was not happy: it looks decidedly bonkers. I tried to just pretend it wasn’t, but, no. I have just come to the executive decision that I will rip it back and finish it again (nooooo)
I’ll photograph it before I rip (if I can get anyone to wear it for the photograph) (When I find it. I think I subconsciously hid it on myself)
How completely frustrating. The work! The time!! The (reusable) yarn… Anyhoo.
What I am making (finished last night actually) is a little crochet amigurumi bunny in a beautiful wool yarn. The plan (haw haw) is to crochet it, stuff it with wool and felt it in the machine. My other plan (hee hee) is to have four, (sorry James, forgot you for a second!) five bunnies for Easter morning (my 14 year old is sure to appreciate it)
More photographs of before-machine felting and after-machine felting coming soon!
I am mostly reading seed packets and gardening books… and homeopathic tomes: I have been so homeopathically busy- and getting some extraordinary results
The excitement in watching healing unfold… I really feel very blessed by it all.
A Happy, Blessed Easter.
May your day be full of Good Food:
(our first from our new four hens, thank you Granny Beedie and Grandad Tom!) :
(and to Mary who donated the cockeral, Flash, as Protector and Ardent Admirer Of Hens (to put it mildly)):
and lovely creative pursuits
(I’ve gone Rob Ryan mad this week):
Wishing you a day of joy and choccy too!!!
My son Michael (age eight) made a photo tutorial for these gorgeous Easter/Spring chicks. These are really great for smaller people to do themselves!
This tutorial has been featured on The Crafty Crow! Yay!!!
& I’m linking up with Running with Glitter!
I’m really enjoying everything that Easter means to me this week: New Life, Spring, Joy…
I “created” my Easter arrangement today. The roses are unfortunately not from my garden (yet!!) but the gorgeous daffodils are. I put a tall branch from a fushia bush in the jug, and hung little eggs from it- some of the Pysanky that we have on sale in our shop, some that our boys decorated last year, and some others that I’ve collected over the years.
The card at the front is from Ness- I got the idea of this decorative arrangement from her (I unashamedly steal all her great ideas!!! )