I thought I’d have a go at hand dyeing some yarn. Last year… probably about May time (so 18 months ago), I bought some undyed yarn from eBay ready to experiment with a wonderful picture I’d seen on Pinterest using Kool-aid and Ice-cubes. I dyed two skeins, as per the instructions and it was a… Read More Hand Dyeing Yarn
Remember those funny looking vegetables from my last post….. The Trombonchinos? We saw a similar squash where we visited RHS Wisely during the summer – but theres was a serpentine squash. Well this is what we’ve done with them! Blue one picked them….. and pink one helped. Then – as they are a novelty vegetable –… Read More Trombonchino Soup
In December we started a huge remodel on the bottom of the garden. It already had some raised beds where we grew vegetables (on a small scale!) that were put in the year after we moved into the house. Back then I had another blog which can be found here. It was mainly about gardening,… Read More The new vegetable garden
I took a few minutes yesterday when the sun was shining to look around the garden and see the signs of Autumn which is fast approaching. Armed with my new lens, and about 10 minutes, I managed to take these photos. I love the inside of the sunflower, and the water on the euphorbia are… Read More Autumn is on its way
I’ve had a wonderful day at a local Yarn Festival – talk about heaven! I was supposed to go last year, but ended up in Disneyland Paris instead! I’d been looking forward to going for a while, well ever since I saw their advertising when they yarn bombed the local town! Then a huge… Read More Festiwool !!!!!
As I’m sat at the computer I’m still not really sure what I’m going to write about. I wanted to write about crochet this week – hats, or one of the new patterns I’ve designed, but I haven’t had the time to sort through the thousands of photos I’ve taken to get them easy to upload quickly.… Read More Ummmm…….. A Minecraft Cake
I’ve been AWOL from my blog again……. it was half term, and we decided to head away to a warmer climate. So while the UK started turning lovely shades of yellows and browns, we headed somewhere very green! Its the longest flight we’ve taken our children on, baring Australia when the blue one was 6… Read More A trip to Thailand!
About a month ago I looked in the chicken coop and realised that my flock (I use the word lightly!), had been depleted. We only had 4 big girls left and weren’t getting any eggs!!! So a trip to Thornes, which is affectionately known as “The Chicken Place” in our house, bright and early one… Read More Introducing the new girls……