Friday, 15 January 2010

Mmmmmm Cake!

Hello ..... how are you all doing today?

I'm just going to have a cuppa tea and a slice of chocolate cake (not made by me by the way!) would you care to join me?

Its Friday and Mr P has been emailing me from work to discuss his chores this weekend and ask if there are any other bits and bobs that I would like done...
So apart from building some flat pack DVD storage and a couple of bedside cabinets I think its just blitzing and de-cluttering our bedroom that will be necessary...


I am not usually a very tidy person... in fact I could be crowned the queen of clutter, but this year I seem to have been possessed by a tidy spirit and I have been getting my act together...
Yesterday Joanne and I popped into Sherborne with our little ones for a spot of shopping... and to be honest I didn't realise there were so many yummy shops there... well I bought a red and white Cornish ware mug... but with my "buy in 3's" motto it would have been rude not to buy a couple more...



I think I need another one in the same colour blue as my Staffordshire chef ware jugs...

I recently bunged a couple of crochet creations into the washing machine to see how they would felt up... they are made from Paton's Jet wool that is 70% wool and 30% Alpaca and I am pleased with my first attempt at felting...
I think I will line them both too... after that I am not sure what to do with them... mind you I could just start stock piling all my creations and have items ready for birthday gifts through the year...


The hearts are crocheted from my latest Crochet World magazine and I think I will hand felt them to see if the effect is any good

I let you know how they turn out and i think I might do some in pretty pastel cottons too...

The delivery man has just been and my books have arrived I think I might make some itty
bitty animals tonight... I think it will go a long way to clearing some of my odds and ends of wool, I am not sure what I will do with them all once they are made, perhaps I will do some swaps or giveaways!

Mr P is picking up his new phone this afternoon so no doubt he will be playing with that and adding numbers and email addresses

here's hoping for some sunshine this weekend and a chance to get out in the fresh air on Sunday perhaps... you never know I might talk me P into taking us out for Sunday lunch... ;D

Have a good weekend everyone and if you are still dealing with snow take care and stay safe...

big hugs
Alex
x



15 comments:

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hi Alex
Your tea and chocolate cake look and sound delicious, indeed!
I'm so pleased the snow has gone and we can get out into the world over the weekend.... still, when it's raining and grey in a few weeks time we'll all be wishing for the pretty snow again!
Have a good weekend and good luck with the flat packs!
D x

A Bun Can Dance said...

Oh and I meant to say how lovely those crochet hearts are - just gorgeous!

bekimarie said...

Love, love, love the crotchet hearts, they would make a gorgeous garland.
Hmmmmmm, if you fancy doing a little swap, email me :)
Love the jugs too and I like your buying in 3s philosophy.

Have a great weekend

Take care
((hugs))
Beki xxx

smilernpb said...

Mmmm the cake looks delicious, please send me a slice....wrap it up well so it doesn't get squashed, please.

Also I love the mugs, the yellow one is the nicest one, it being in my favourite colour after all. Nice, nice, nice!

I hope all is well.

Lots of love xx

Julies knitting corner said...

Oh nuts I bet all the cake has gone, I would have liked to join you in a cuppa and a slice of cake. You have done well with your felting I like the colours you have used. The hearts are lovely too. Have a lovely weekend. Julie.C

A Bun Can Dance said...

Happy Weekend to you!
I've awarded you a Sunshine Blog award over at my place - for bringing a ray of sunshine to my days and lots of inspiration too :-)
Denise x

pinkfairygran said...

Mmmm... I can hear the calories counting, and the inches spreading...but what the heck! Love the hearts too, don't suppose you'd feel like sharing the pattern would you? Pretty Please? maggiegray59@yahoo.com if you do.... thanks x

Snippety Gibbet said...

Decluttering. YUCK!!! I'd love to have someone else to come in and do that for me. I HATE that job, but love the outcome.

I do so love that felted piece. The blue with the granny squares? Is that going to be a bag? A pillow?

Snippety Gibbet said...

I went out and looked at a knotted dragonfly YouTube video. How did your attempts at this go? jan

Kelly said...

love your crochet hearts, (& the cake looked yummy) i've joined in with the 'granny a day' too but can't figure out how to get the code for the button to put on my blog - how did you manage it?
Kelly

Pomona said...

Hope your weekend is going well - I love those crochet bits and pieces!

Pomona x

Sarah said...

Love the crochet hearts! - I might one day, be able to make some - ha ha!
x

Izabela said...

your hearts are lovely! I just made two so need quite a few to catch up ;)

lucky you with your books, I did buy some reecntly and I am in love as well...

looking at your cake I would eat it all looks so yummy

x

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Alex

Naughty girl, tempting me like that just as I am trying to be good! ;-))

I like Sherborne and go there from time to time.

I love your crochet hearts!

Warm wishes
Isabelle x

The Vintage Kitten said...

Hello, Thanks for stopping by my blog. I spent far too long reading(and enjoying yours yesterday). Me and Mr K are Land Rover lovers. In my recent post I showed 'Disco' and 'Suggsy', but we also have a 40 year old LR called Betty, shes very cute but very ropey!!! Your mother had a coal Aga? Thats hard work, thankfully mine is oil. I have enough struggle with a coal fire. I usually come out the coal shed looking like Ive emerged from a black hole LOL! X