Wednesday, 24 February 2010

New hat for Miss B....

Finished a hat for Miss B today. She seems to love it and has gone off to nursery this afternoon wearing it (I just hope it comes back and she doesn't trade it for a Peppa Pig clip !)

The wool is a Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in soft red. My mother is a potter and made the button which I think looks great. Its the first time I've tried this lacey pattern too and I'm loving it.

Also I must tell you about my new labels from Moo printing. I'm so pleased with them that I took a photo of my most recent order which is heading off to America. Great huh?

Saturday, 20 February 2010

I'm a barbie girl........

Loving this scrummy wool I've just purchased from The Natural Dye Studio Its called Barbie Dazzle BFL and I'm planning on making some springtime hats. Fabulous!

I couldn't resist this Rosemary Dazzle wool too. I'm thinking perfect for some more corsages. Right this website is fair too tempting I need to get off before I spend any more - eek!

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Walnut Tart and New Gloves.....

Ok here's the recipe for the delicious Walnut Bakewell Tart I mentioned. Ingredients: Shortcrust Pastry, 8oz Walnuts, 8oz soft butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 8oz caster sugar, 2oz flour, 3 eggs, Raspberry Jam.

Whizz the walnuts in a blender for 5 seconds. Mix soft butter and caster sugar together. Add eggs and vanilla extract. Line 10inch tin with pastry and then line the pastry with a thin layer of jam. Pour the walnut mix. Bake for approx. 50 mins for until the centre is not wobbly. Its quite homely looking but more importantly its extremely delicious!

Just added some new gloves and a corsage in my Etsy shop. Hope you like them!

Friday, 12 February 2010

New Button Gloves

Thanks everyone who has headed over from The Linen Cat blog and left lovely comments. I will be adding freshly knitted new pairs of button gloves to my etsy shop on Friday 19th February. So if you are interested in purchasing a pair please check out my shop at

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Spring Green Gloves.....

I have just finished a lovely green pair of gloves with fabric buttons. Fairly pleased with them and think I will develop this idea for all my gloves in the etsy shop. These pair are off to Beth at The Linen Cat. I recieved the lovely linen mouse that I won from her blog giveaway in the post yesterday so by way of a thankyou I have offered to send her some gloves. I hope she likes them. Hmmm, these new gloves have started off lots of new ideas. Food for thought! Oh by the way I'm planning to share a fabulous recipe first discovered by a friend for Walnut Bakewell Tart. Sounds abit dodgy but its so delicioius......

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Thankyou The Linen Cat

Just found out I have won in The Linen Cat Birthday Giveaway and have a Linen Mouse making its way to me. How exciting! Love Beth's blog and ofcourse her gorgeous cats, mice and birds. Check it out if you have time at