cooking & baking

august

I know I always say it but I really can’t believe I’m back with another round up of the month…..time goes so quickly!!

The garden continues to bloom…..

…..and produce lots of tomatoes!

Which I’m quickly turning into homemade tomato sauce and what we don’t eat now is being frozen for pasta, soups etc…..nothing like the taste of summer in winter.

I also managed to to get a pic of our garden visitor, one of them anyway, there are two as I have seen them together.

On Saturday 5th August I had a lovely day out at Yarnfolk, Northern Ireland’s first yarn festival, it was brilliant!

There were so many tempting yarns and of course some were purchased (see middle pic, bottom row in above collage) ! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I really hope this event will be an annual occurrence!

The yarn festival was held in Whitehead, Co Antrim so it was lovely to spend some time at the coast too.

It was such a lovely clear day, so much so that we could see Scotland!

On the crafting front I have been continuing on with my Free Your Fade shawl by Andrea Mowry.

I have also made a quilt!!

It has been on my to-do list for such a long time and I have eventually got round to doing it.

It’s not a huge one, it’s for my granddaughter’s teepee but I’m quite pleased with myself. ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s by no means perfect but I must admit I was pretty pleased with my corners! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I also crocheted a little cushion to match.

There was another little cardie for Amelie this month!

And I also finished her little pink aran sweater too!

And of course there were some new little creatures as well…..all now in their new homes.

We had a lovely family day on the 27th of the month when my HB celebrated a special birthday!

My son was home from Berlin and we were all together to celebrate…..and Amelie loved the balloon.

So that was August…..there’s still another month of summer according to the GRD calendar, so let’s not panic or make any mention of any of those other seasons just yet!!

Happy September. ๐Ÿ™‚

so that was march!

So another month has passed and I have to say I’m always sorry to say goodbye to March, I love spring and if I could pause the year I would do so now.

The garden is springing into life and I love it!

We have enjoyed some lovely walks in our local park too.

There has been lots of knitting during the month and we’ve celebrated a birthday and Mothers Day.

We had a little trip to lovely Edinburgh during the month as well.

And when there I got to visit the Edinburgh Yarn Festival, wow that was good, all that gorgeous yarn and talented designers and I may have made a few purchases to feed my yarn addiction!

So March you have been so very lovely and I am sorry you’re over.

Just before I go I’d like to share four more little animals with you that I will be listing in my Etsy shop on Sunday 2nd April at 7.30pm, more images can be found here and more info here.

Thanks as always for dropping by…..happy April!! ๐Ÿ™‚

march already

Can you believe it’s March already, this year is moving along far too quickly, it is lovely though having longer evenings and of course we are now in ‘real’ spring!

Flowers are becoming more plentiful and it’s great to enjoy them both inside and out now.

February as always provided some opportunities for yummy things to eat…with Valentine’s Day and Shrove Tuesday.

During the past month I’ve been knitting some new things for my little princess and buying some lovely new yarn to make some more. ๐Ÿ™‚

Of course there have been some new animals too!

This is Fifi and her little dog Pepe.

Fifi is a little French bunny and she loves nothing better than taking Pepe for a walk in a Parisian park and then stopping off in Laduree for some macarons.

A little grey mouse called Mustard!

It’s lovely at this time of year to have the pretty little primula to brighten up pots and window boxes and this little bear is a celebration of those colourful plants…….meet Primmie.

And the final one this time is a little mint green bunny who has of course been named Minty!

All four of these girls will be listed in my Etsy shop on Sunday 5th March at 7pm (GMT).

Please note they are collectibles only and are not suitable for children under 14 years.

Thank you so much for dropping by, wishing you all a very happy March………it’s Spring! ๐Ÿ™‚