This is my place to chronicle the simple pleasures of my life.....I knit, crochet and sew etc. I'm a proud Mommy, a wife and above all a soul of living light. Join me on a journey to inspiration amongst craft or life.....

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

And here it is...finished

I am very happy with how this piece blocked...grew so much in size and the bows defined so well :)

Monday, December 27, 2010

All that Jazz wide scarf

A special present for myself....I'm utterly in love with the yarn, the colors, the stitches, Beautiful!!
I am buying more of this Egyptian cotton thread as it defines lace so well.
Very happy with this piece *big grin*

And I have also finished the green shoulder wrap (post below)...another divine project :)
It's blocking at the moment so will add a pic tomorrow!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Be thy green...

Again I was bitten by the 'must work this pattern now' poor shawlette it just sits and sits waiting for me to pick it up again.....In a gorgeous alpaca yarn in my favorite color, playing with beads is also fun.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas eve...

 And the winner of my yarn bunny giveaway (picked by number by is 'MARNIE'   Congratulations!!!!
 And thank you so much to everyone that commented - Merry Christmas to all and many blessings.

My latest project....coming along nicely

Monday, December 20, 2010

Crocheting Christmas with my fingers...

and watching a Muppets Christmas Tale (Charles Dickens) on tv....could I ask for a more blissful afternoon :)

I *think* I am almost finished the handmade Christmas pressies. I probably am up for a break but I just can't seem to stop perusing all those lovely patterns on ravelry, and then that means yarn shopping hehe and then my fingers get itchy to start up again...
I have joined a few groups with goals in mind but we'll worry about 'being good' in the new year ;)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

December rambling..

Busy time of year isn't it....What better than the magic of Christmas spirit to inspire some last minute projects :)

Some presents are going to be hand crocheted wash cloths teamed with handmade soaps and done up in red cellophane...THIS pattern makes a gorgeous thick, nubbly cloth. One of my favs!!

This gorgeous scarf is from THIS pattern....I was lucky to be able to test the pattern for her and it is just gorgeous and super fast to work up too, only took me an hour and less than 50g or yarn. I used debbie bliss baby cashmerino! 
Pattern should be released soon....

My last custom doll order for 2010 - lil farmer boy. He turned out adorable in cotton yarns :)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

And the finished penguin....

"Not so normal" hehe but they are my 2 yr old sons fav colors and it's going to be his Christmas eve present (it's our family tradition that the kids can open one special pressie on Christmas eve) ....Have to wait to find out what he will be called...should be good considering my son named his sock monkey 'funky bunky  hashbrown' LOL  where that came from I've no idea!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Holiday penguin Crochet-a-long

See here for the CAL and all the info including the free pattern and join in the fun....
I've already started my penguin and lets just say it's not "normal" penguin colors hehe, ah imagination it makes the world so much more colorful ;)
Will post a pic when mines done!!!

There's also a facebook group so everyone can show off  :D

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Carrot pudding and a giveaway

Firstly I have to tell you about this brilliant recipe...quick, easy, delicious and the kids are eating veges without being bothered by them, what more could you want :)

1 cup caster sugar
1 1/2 cup of self raising flour
1/2 cup of melted butter
good teaspoon of cinnamon
3 normal size grated carrots
tablespoon of water

Basically you put all the dry ingredients and carrot into a mixing bowl, make a well then add the melted butter and water and mix together until well combined.
Thoroughly butter the sides and bottom of a microwave safe dish, pop in the mixture, evening it out around the bowl....cover securely with cling film (plastic food wrap) and put in the microwave on high for 8 mins.

You could also add sultanas, nuts etc...totally customizable!


And now for a giveaway.....leave a comment below this post to be in the running to win my cute crocheted alpaca yarn bunny (seen in post below), open worldwide and winner will be randomly drawn on the 24th December (Christmas eve).....May we all be blessed this season

Saturday, December 4, 2010


(because I couldn't choose a title)

December.... and yet another year is slowly pulling on it's boots and looking towards the door...
I don't know if I'll be sad to see this year go but it's with great trepidation that I will greet the stranger that will appear before me on the 1st of January...What will it hold in it's arms?

And December I am finishing off the year with a growing amount of UFO's, they seem to be accumulating on my shelf and annoying the heck out of me, lol
Usually I'm pretty good at finishing the things I start but I just can't seem to find my position's a very odd feeling.
And so I leave this post with a gorgeous alpaca yarn bunny...Oh so soft and huggable!