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Monday, 30 January 2012

Tin Cover

Remember I told you to check out Lucy at Attic24? Well she has been on a tin cover crochet kick, and I got the fever baby! I took a corn can and made the kids eat corn for dinner. Two out of three complied. My little girl wouldn't eat it even for the sake of my art. Nerve! Then I cleaned and measured the tin, and got hooking. The children were puzzled why I cared so much about the corn to make it a decorative cover. They even asked me if I was going to crochet covers for all our canned goods in the cupboard. Silly little kids....(maybe one day, but not now). I then bought a little basil plant and look what happened................

Isn't it sweet? Oh it makes me so happy............

And here it is again......I could do this all day.  I think its home will be by the sink. We will see how long it lasts without a ton of sun. I don't have many sunny windows in my house that are high up. Having a beagle means all food based products must be out of 'sniffs' reach.

Have a wonderful day. I actually see some sun today!!! Must walk little furry guy before it goes away for another week.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Granny Squares Gone Wild

As you know I am very new to the world of crochet. My last blanket was a giant granny square, because I didn't know how to stop it!  Well, this time I am making a whole lotta granny squares. The yarn I found is very soft and what I fell in love with right away was the colour. Does 'vintage pink' mean anything to you? It is so romantic and lovely. The plan right now is to make all these squares into a pillow. And then learn how to crochet a flower into the centre of some of them.

Here are some pictures of the goodness of grannies.

I am too ashamed to tell you how many projects I have on the go right now. So let's just say....February will be the month of finishing things...not starting things. What are you planning to finish in February?

If you have a minute check out my new favourite crochet blog  Lucy has been a source of inspiration and learning for me. I Love Lucy!

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Hot Chocolate Station

Isn't this sweet?  It is my new hot chocolate station on my counter. My husband laughed at the word "station" but I feel it gives it importance. Really all it is, are two glass jars. One is filled with organic hot chocolate and one is filled with marshmellows (non- organic...sweet as sugar). For some reason they make me happy on these cold, grey days here in Canada.

Friday, 20 January 2012


This is my newest addition to my pillow collection. It is quite large and very cuddly. So calming and peaceful....we all want that in our home don't we?

Have a great weekend....stay calm...and warm.....
I promise I will show you my newest crochet project next week and what I am making for one of my favourite almost two year old little friend!

Monday, 16 January 2012

Quick and Easy Banana Bread

I am many things to many people, but "baker" I am not. I try though. Today I found the easiest, yummiest banana bread recipe and as I am sitting here having a piece with a cup of tea, I just couldn't keep this to myself. It wouldn't be fair. I got it from here and throw in strawberries to go with the banana. You really need to do this too!

Here are some pictures of my treat

Hot out of the oven.....can't you smell the goodness?

Time to slice!So good...more like a cake really. Let's pretend it is cake that is good for you!

Here is the recipe:

3-4 ripe bananas (I used 2 and a bunch of strawberries)
1/3 cup melted butter
3/4 sugar (the recipe calls for more but you don't need it) (not saying 'you' don't need it and insulting you, just saying the recipe is good without it)
1 egg beaten (forgot to beat it)
1 teaspoon vanilla (put in more as my hand slipped)
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups of flour. When I bake I use half whole wheat, half white.

Preheat oven to 350. Mix butter into bananas and strawberries. Mix in sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle baking soda and salt. Add flour last and bake for 1 hour. Isn't that easy? I didn't lie. No mixer! Just you and a!


Friday, 13 January 2012

I'm back.....

I am on the mend. Not a ton of energy, but out of bed and back to the real world. TV can get really boring when you watch a ton of it. Usually, I am lucky to watch one or two shows a day, but this was a marathon. All those channels and very little decent to watch! But of course I worked on my projects. My hubby checked on me and if I was up knitting he knew I was doing ok. If the knitting was beside me, and I was just lying there he knew it was time for more medicine! And of course when the kiddos came home from school, my room was the place to hang. Revisited some Harry Potters with them. Enough about sickness.....on to pictures!

I would like to introduce to you my first crochet project. It is basically a giant granny square with a boarder. I just kept on going because I didn't know what else to do!

Here it is in all its glory....

I think she is going to like living on our old, but loved green couch. But it really isn't our couch anymore.

It is this guys.

I have really loved working on this blanket.. Can't wait to show you my next crochet project!

Monday, 2 January 2012

New Pattern

The Fishermen's Cowl is my new pattern I am selling in my shop.It was fun to make with the fancy, new drop stitch. I love learning a new stitch, don't you?