Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Spring, craft and cake!

I can't quite believe where the time has gone, I'm still here and have been busy doing all sorts of things, but have just not written about them. Well, I will start with the unusual British weather! It is still March, just, but the sun is shinning and it really is more like summer in this part of Cumbria, the doors and windows are open as if it is July - not sure what has happened to the weather this year - but anyway all the spring flowers and chicks and lambs are arriving!

I can take several walks from the house so it is really interesting to see how much changes each time I pass that way.

cherry blossom
difficult to catch the lambs standing still
little chicks
a tiny orphan lamb amongst the daffodils...
.....which will need to be bottle fed!
I have also been fairly active on the crafting front, so a photo round up of some of the things I have been making. I have finished my socks

 I have started going along to a 'knit and natter' session at Farfield Mill, the group meets every Tuesday 1 - 3pm in the cafe. I found out about the group when I went to the felting exhibition that I mentioned in a previous entry. The group of people who go along are really lovely and welcoming, and are very happy to share their expertise on the knitting side and also happy to natter away and make you feel very much at ease within the group.

I've made a few new shopping bags...

 ...with scrummy linings and pockets and lacy trims.

I also made a few note book covers.

The felting class I go along to has now finished until the autumn, but over the term I have tried out some new techniques and made a cobweb felt scarf

and a couple of pod bowls.

It was a little friends birthday, and every little girl needs bunting especially if it spells out their name!

M and C have been home for a weekend from Uni - they didn't manage to coincide their visits but it was lovely to see them both - even though they had to spend part of the weekend working as they had deadlines coming up.
Having missed being at home for her birthday the previous week, C and I made a belated cake to celebrate her birthday! We used the Hummingbird Bakery blueberry cake recipe, with a few little alterations - we didn't make a cream cheese frosting as I didn't have any cream cheese in, so instead just made glace icing and let it dribble down the sides of the cake - delish!

Hope you are enjoying the sunny weather!

1 comment:

  1. How lucky are you to have a weekly "knit and natter" group to go to. Your book covers are gorgeous, and I love your felted pots. This is so much fun reading through your posts and getting to know you as a blogging friend!!