Monday, 30 September 2013
Crafty Show and Tell
Above is a plain peg bag I picked up for just 20p a week or two ago. I have found the biggest issue with knitting the jumper is that the dark green is almost impossible to knit in low/no light so I have been embroidering in the evenings and knitting in the day time. I still have a little bit more to do to it but I love how it looks so far.
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Tuesday, 24 September 2013
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Monday, 23 September 2013
All Pigged out
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Thursday, 19 September 2013
Thursday is also Knit and Natter day so I've been working hard on Project WelshPoppy. I am now onto 4mm needles and in to the increases. I will work on it some more after dinner.
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Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Making the world a prettier place
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Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Chive Icecube Preserving
Now the idea with these pots is that they live in your kitchen and you cut off and use what you need fresh. In reality your plant will be dead within 48 hours usually and useless. After several attempts of keeping them alive I have given up and just try to process them as soon as i can.
Pop in the freezer for a few hours until frozen and then tip them out into another container. Reuse the tray for the next batch and continue on until the whole plant has been processed.
I like to add a cube to my wok while it's warming up for scrambled eggs. Chives are also fantastic with tomatoes, cheese and pasta.
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Monday, 16 September 2013
Getting ready for Xmas
It's time to start stocking up and crafting for Christmas this month. I'm putting my best foot forward by stocking up on bargain mincemeat for mince pies and other scrummy things. I have also added this pretty blue and purple knitted scarf to the present cupboard. The grey/black and purple/pink will be added soon.
A lady saw me knitting at the shop one afternoon and popped in the next day with the three wools above. She said she couldn't get on with them and they were destined for the charity shop unless I wanted to try them. I snapped them up as I love a challenge.
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Friday, 13 September 2013
Goodness me. I think September must be the busiest month of the year if you're a preserver.
Tonight we bottled our newest experiment. Rhubarb champagne. It's proving to be very lively already and we will be checking them twice a day for bulging. Exploding champagne would be a pain to clear up and an awful waste of tasty booze.
We are hoping to get them till Christmas but lets see how it goes
Sunday, 8 September 2013
The Busy Good Life
So what to do? Both the girls seem to want a quiet sleepy day with blankets on the sofa and Disney movies on the TV. Hubby is pottering about doing odd jobs to distract himself from tomorrows big event, the funeral.
So that leaves me with some novel spare time to do something. I decided to have a kitchen day.
So we now have 10 liters of Rhubarb fizz infusing, I will bottle it on Friday and hopefully we will have some delicious to drink nearer Christmas.
here as our lunchbox pudding for the week. I have a feeling its going to be a little bit to crumbly though for easy transportation so may be hot pudding with custard instead. Either way it was a lovely quick and frugal recipe.
Another loaf of bread from the bread maker. We had a few slices warm with jam for lunch, it tasted heavenly.
And yes I know it looks like pond slime but this is actually a huge jar of Rhubarb jam. It's tastes wonderful and is a welcome addition to the preserves cupboard jam stash.
How have you spent your day?
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Wednesday, 4 September 2013
Today I have mostly.....
Small Kilner bottle - 50p 2x Old books - Free, 2 Hand-knitted cardigans (1 in picture)
... been mooching the charity shops and freebie bookshop.
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P.S - Our first lot of pennies has been banked today with the leftover from last months budget. A whopping £47. Today I have added a £1 to the pot to get it off and running again.
Monday, 2 September 2013
Apples of my eye
I think these apples are going to take me a little while to process. I have to go hunting for them first! Everywhere I go there is a stuffed toy that's been served an apple cake from the DD cafe. I think I have a tiny entrepreneur on my hands.
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P.S - Added another 50p to the house fund today. Tomorrow we will pop it all into the bank.
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