Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Microwave Baking

I've done a little in the past, syrup sponge pudding and coconut squares, but nothing major as it's quite a different method to cooking them in a conventional oven.
Well at a charity shop yesterday I picked up Microwave Baking by Judith Ferguson and today I made Banana Coconut Bread.





Yummy, 5 minutes to whizz together in food processor, 8 minutes on medium, 5 on high and then a finall 2 minutes on high and it was done. No oven preheating either.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Cobweb Vest

My latest creation.
I finished this today for my Mum.
Isn't it fab?
I got a fab crochet book from a charity shop with lots of lace motifs and stitch patterns. I then decided to make a vest using this cobweb one.
it didn't take long and it actually turned out rather well.
I made it for Mummy dearest.






Sadly my poopie cat hasn't turned up. She's not made it back to her previous owners yet and I've no word from vets or radio.

Also my swap parcel from Germany has been making it's way to me since 18th June and still hasn't got to me and the parcel I sent to Germany on the 23rd June hasn't arrived either!!! How's that for odd. Apparently it's only meant to take 3 days to get to germany!!! I'm still hopeful.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Desperately Seeking Fizz

I've been really down. My new poopie cat has run away. It was all my own fault as I didn't keep her in long enough. I've never had an issue when getting new cats, so I got too cocky. She seemed so happy and settled, but obviously something went wrong.
I've put up posters, informed all the local vets and got in touch with the SSPA and the cats protection Lost and Found. I've also contacted her previous owner.
So everyone keep your fingers crossed that someone will find her. I almost feel like one of my kids has gone missing.

My friends and I on NEEPS have been working on a blanket for one of the NEEP's sisters. She's a very ill lady and used to have a well loved crocheted blanket. When she ended up in care the blanket was too old to go with her, so her sister (a neep)decided to make her a new one and loads of her friends volunteered to help.
Well a few weeks ago the crafting group on NEEPS spent several evenings working on sewing the blanket together.
Pic of Blanket


isn't that cool. I'm very proud of everyone getting involved.

I made my first wearable item of SEWN clothing the other day. Off course I didn't make it for me. I made them for my DD. It's a pair of wrap around trousers. They are so easy to make, once someone posts a fab tutorial on craftser that is.
Anyway I made them in an hour or so using a cot sheet I had bought from a charity shop, some spare fabric and some fabric ties.






Aren't they fab.

Anyway I quickly nipped into my local charity shop and picked up a single duvet cover and some other material, as I plan to make a pair for myself too.