Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Freeformation

I really admire anyone that dabbles in freeform crochet, let alone people that solely freeform! I tried it a few years ago and did enjoy it, but got frustrated when what I made wouldn't sit flat...it's funny what little things bug you. Saying that, I am much more experienced now, so maybe I should give it another go?


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Monday, 29 December 2014

Square By Square

I have added a few more squares to my pile, this afternoon, and decided to take some step-by-step pictures for you all! Starting out, I am using Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in Apricot (063) and a 3.50mm hook - that's an E/4 in the US...

Ch4

Ch4 joined with a ss gives you your starter ring. One great thing about having made so many amigurumi pieces in the past, means that working in circles is really easy for me!

Trebles

You then work your treble crochet stitches into the starter ring, before another ss back into the starting ch.

More of the same

Continue on with your trebles in each gap, to expand your square.

And even more trebles!

Here is where the block colour ends, and you move on to the cream band on the outside of the square. You should now have 3 clusters of trebles on each side of your square, like above.

Next up, join in your edging colour!

I am edging each block in more Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, this time in Ecru (101), as a contrast to the centre colour.

Bring on the htr!

The rows of edging consist of htr in each stitch around, allowing corner space on each end as you turn.

Tada!

The second row of Ecru (101) completes the square! I can get roughly 12-13 squares from each ball of the centre colour...it does end up pricey, with each ball costing £4.99 (but only £4.49 on woolwarehouse.co.uk at the moment!).

The full pattern for the blanket I am working on, was published in Simply Crochet magazine, issue eight, and information can be found here on Ravelry. Mine will be the size of a double duvet, when it is finished, and will total at 361 squares in total...I am now sitting at 296 squares, with just 65 left to go! The end is in sight!


I have almost finished my current balls of Apricot (063) and Ecru (101) and am waiting on my next order arriving. Once I finish this current batch of orange centres, I can begin attaching the squares to the blanket again, which is something I haven't done since about February - exciting! Watch this space!

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Reading Challenge Completed!

2014 has been my second year using Goodreads - a fantastic website and app that allows you to track reading progress, find new book recommendations, and interact with a book loving community. I took part in the reading challenge last year, and surpassed my target of 15 books, by reading 17. This year I set myself the target of 15 again, due to the fact that I am no longer working night shifts, and therefore technically have less time to commit to reading. I have just completed my 15th book of the year!

My year in books

I've read some really good ones this year, and a couple of duds, but overall it's been really satisfying! In the last 12 months, I have read 6781 pages! The longest book I have read was The Passage, at a whopping 963 pages - it was also one of my favourites from this year's challenge.

My 2014 reading timeline goes as follows: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Naomi's Room, Psycho, Reconstructing Amelia, The Passage, The Ghost Hunters, The Twelve, Sister, The Killing Club, The Hypnotist, Animal Farm, The Secret Keeper, My Sister's Keeper, Little Star, and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.

My absolutely favourites from the year have to be The Passage and The Twelve, by Justin Cronin. The style of writing in the books is fantastic, and although the plot and characters do flit around quite a lot, they are so riveting and really hard to put down. I can't wait for the last book in the trilogy to be released in 2015! Other highlights were Psycho (I have always loved the Hitchcock film, so was thrilled that the book was just as good, if not better), and The Killing Club (I have read each of Paul Finch's "Heck" books, and loved them all...this was a great addition to my collection). So all in all, it's been a great year for reading, on my planet!

As always, my reading habits lean towards horror and the less cheery of subjects...I doubt that will change in the next 12 months!

So what is on the cards for next year - I am going to take part in the reading challenge again and maybe set myself a slightly target, and already have 13 books on my shelf, ready and waiting to be devoured. Plus, my lovely boyfriend bought me a Kindle for Christmas, which will make reading (and taking books away with me for work) even more accessible. I have already said that I want to read all of my physical copies before I start on that though...but saying that, I will probably alternate between the two! One of my "to-read" books is It by Stephen King, which at a monstrous 1376 pages, may be a little too big to chuck in my bag or suitcase for my trips away!

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Saturday, 27 December 2014

72 Remaining

I have just done a square count for the blanket...


Yep, that's 289 squares out of 361, and just 72 to go. I did just check back though, and it's taken me since September to do 10 squares...but with the time off that I have for Christmas and New Year, I should be able to get on top of it again. Infact, I am putting in another yarn order right now!

Gingerbread House

This afternoon, I have decorated our gingerbread house! A few days late, but it looks delicious all the same!


It didn't cost much and gave me about an hours entertainment - I'm so pleased with how it turned out! We will tuck into it tomorrow, when Dave's parents and Grandmother come to visit...yummy!

We had a wonderful Christmas; our first one spent alone. We ate lots, watched films, and just chilled out...it was very relaxing. Then yesterday we went and visited each of our families, and did Christmas all over again! Today has been another quiet one, with some housework, packing away the wonderful gifts we have received, and more food haha. Dinner tonight will consist of some of the remaining roast from Thursday, so at least that is easy.

I am off work until the 6th January now, so am intending to get lots of crochet in during my time off. I have made a few more dark blue squares for the blanket, and it felt great getting some more of it done. Alas, I need to make another yarn order before I'll be able to get too much further. I'm still within clutching distance of finishing Dave's blanket though - pictures and a square count update to come!

Sunday, 7 December 2014

The tree is up!

Woohoo! So, I am back from Exmouth for the weekend, before I go back down to Exeter for work next week, and have started putting up the Christmas decorations! After a lovely evening last night with friends, I was feeling particularly festive, so this morning Dave and I went out and bought our new Christmas tree!

Dining room light off and on

Everything is turquoise and white, and looks really pretty (except my wrapping, which is a chaotic rainbow this year!). We did buy a star for the top, but the branch wasn't strong enough to hold it up, so I need to find another. Underneath is Dave's one choice of festive decoration; Humbug the Snail...

Humbug - guardian of the Christmas presents!

We did actually find Humbug in a Christmas display, and the lack of festivity displayed in it, appealed to Dave...so we now have a felt snail sat under our Christmas tree haha!

As for gift wrapping this year, I have opted for Bright Stripes paper, by John Lewis, with matching gift tags. I've then added felt stars in colours to match the paper, as an embellishment. It's not as fancy as some of my previous wrapping, but I still think it's pretty cute. I really love the colours!

The pile of presents is slowly going down, and I'm getting it wrapped bit by bit - it's hard working away a lot in the lead up to Christmas...I feel so behind!

Tomorrow, I am going to be doing some more wrapping. I also need to go out and run a few errands, including buying a few more decorations for the tree to fill up the last gaps. So it's going to be a fabulously festive day overall! Then back to Devon on Tuesday, for another week...

Monday, 1 December 2014

Christmas Garlands

It's that time of year again! With Christmas only a matter of weeks away, I am kicking off Advent with a selection of festive garlands.


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Monday, 3 November 2014

Keeping Comfy

So, on Saturday, our new sofa arrived! The lounge is now starting to really take shape...painting is done, and now that there is a sofa, it looks great. So, cushions it is!


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Rome! One month after it happened...

So! I have almost been home a month, but due to more crazy work and life commitments, I have been unable to share my awesome holiday with you all.

This was a special holiday for a few reasons; firstly it was my first foreign holiday with Dave, and secondly, it was my first time ever travelling on a plane.

T5 at about 04:30 on Sunday morning!

We arrived in Rome around midday, and took a taxi to the hotel where we freshened up, before heading out to explore for the afternoon. We didn't venture far, as we were crazy tired, but we took in a few sights - the Trevi Fountain was unfortunately under renovation and was covered in scaffolding, which was a shame, but can't be helped.

Sunday

After wandering around, treating ourselves to gelato (our first of many) and browsing some of the shops around Trevi, we took a slow walk back to the hotel and spent some time on the roof garden trying to plan our week, before having dinner in a local restaurant. We both opted for Pizza Diavola, which was the best choice ever!

On Monday morning, we were up bright and early and headed to Caffé Piccarozzi for our breakfast (we ate breakfast here for most of the week). After feasting on pastries, we walked down towards the Colosseum! The agenda for our first full day consisted of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and the Palatino; which are all right next to each other. A ticket to access all three was just €12 per person, which we thought was insanely cheap! On our way, we visited the Basilica S. Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, which was a church just down from our hotel. It looked a mess on the outside - almost falling down! - but inside it was spectacular!

Monday

The Colosseum was absolutely crazy. It's something you always see in books as a kid, so to see it in person was amazing. The Roman Forum was definitely also a highlight of the whole holiday - it really gives you a proper scale idea of what life in ancient Rome would actually have been like. The remaining architecture in impressive now, 2000 years later, so it must have been wonderful in it's glory. After the Forum, we trekked up a very steep hill to the Palatino, which is a large palace that overlooks the city. The views were spectacular! It was very exposed up there though and the heat was stifling, but it was definitely worth it. We stopped for gelato on the way back to the hotel and treated ourselves to a steak dinner in the evening, which was absolutely delicious!

Tuesday brought a lie in, followed by a trip on the Metro to the Vatican. Upon planning our trip to Rome a few months ago, Dave and I weren't bothered by visiting it, but later decided that we would be silly not to (when in Rome...!) - it would be such a shame to go all that way and not visit one of the most iconic locations in the world, right?

Tuesday

The first things that strike you about the Vatican;
  • Wow that's a big wall
  • Wow...that's a long queue...
We opted to pay extra to jump the queue, which at around 11am, was about 3hrs long. So we got into the Vatican Museums relatively quickly, and were faced with absolute chaos. Lots of security checks, bag scanning, and mayhem in the foyer, followed by pretty crowded rooms for the duration of the visit. But, it was worth it just to have seen the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. Words can't describe how amazing the chapel is..."beautiful" just doesn't cover it. It's a whole new level of beautiful! I'm so glad that we were able to view it, even if it was really crowded. The museums are full of sculptures and different exhibits - even an Egyptian mummy or two! It was nice to walk around and we were both glad that we visited. After the museum, we walked out into the square and managed to meet a Cardinal (who we have since identified as Beniamino Stella, thanks to Dave trawling through every Cardinal that ever existed!). All Vatican-ed out, we took the Metro back to the hotel to freshen up, before heading back out again to Spagna, and the Spanish Steps. These are an incredibly popular and famous attraction in Rome, but are literally just a big flight of stairs haha. It was good to visit though and fun people watching. Plus, we had a delicious pasta dinner nearby in La Capricciosa; a great restaurant that's just a short walk from the steps. After that, it was the Metro back to the hotel, to rest our feet!

On Wednesday we continued the religious theme and spent a whole day walking around and visiting churches. There were a couple that were recommended on Trip Advisor, and the others we just went inside whatever took our fancy at the time! We started the day by walking to the Pantheon, which was only about 20mins away from the hotel, and continued throughout the day towards the Colosseum and the area surrounding it.

Wednesday

The Pantheon is definitely a sight worth seeing! When you consider the age of the structure, and the condition that it is in, it's really breathtaking. And what you see on the outside certainly doesn't prepare you for what is waiting on the interior! In addition, throughout the day we visited the Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano, the Augustinian Monastery Santissimi Quattro Coronati, and Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano. There was one other church, but the name of it escapes me. All three of the above were amazing in their own rights though. Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano has a Roman house underneath it, which has been excavated. It's extremely interesting walking down into it, through the layers - it was the first house to have running spring water (I tasted some!). As for the Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano - I have never been in a church like it. The ceilings and decoration are just awe inspiring...it's almost too much! We only visited that one because we were waiting for "San Clemente" to open for the afternoon; if it had been open, we would never have ventured out to "San Giovanni". A stroke of luck! After a long day of walking, we had dinner at Ristorante Zeus, which was exquisite!

Thursday; the penultimate day! This consisted of a mish-mash of different things. We started the day by visiting The Crypt of the Capuchins, which is a surreal blend of macabre art and a museum about the Capuchin monks. For reference, you are not allowed to take photographs within the Crypt, so the three included in the below collage have been taken from Google, and are not my own.

Thursday

The Crypt of the Capuchins is, without a doubt, one of the creepiest locations I have ever had a chance to visit. But wow!You enter through the museum, which has information regarding the Capuchin monks and their work over the centuries. You are then left at the entrance of the crypt; 6 rooms filled with bones from 3,700 skeletons, that have all been arranged to decorate the rooms! I'm talking vertebrae flowers, rib arches, and skull walls! It's an incredibly unique experience and I am so glad that we took the time to visit. I feel that we saw something that not many people we know, will have seen. Anyway, after buying a couple of postcards to put in my photo album (so that I never forget what it looked like) and a creepy bookmark, we set off on quite a long walk to the Piazza del Popolo, where we visited the Leonardo Di Vinci museum - a place full of reconstructions of some of his designs, including flying machines, tanks, and a really scary scuba diving suit! It really did make me respect what a genius the man was; painter, designer, engineer, and his anatomical drawings were groundbreaking. I can't help but wonder what a mind like that could do today! Anyway, after the museum and a quick wander around the surrounding area, we walked to Piazza Navona and looked at some of the fountains, before having an early dinner and relaxed evening back at the hotel.

On Friday morning, it was unfortunately time to pack and get ready to leave. We went for breakfast, passing the beginning of a large student protest on the way, and stopped to photograph it on the way back through the piazza.

Friday

The piazza was packed. We managed to get some information, and the protest was apparently something to do with the distribution of money for students, and it going to the wrong things; at least, that's what some of them were protesting! It was a little intimidating at first, but really good fun once we got into the middle of it all. The only problem was that we came out of it smelling of smoke and flares! Once we'd photographed the protest from literally every angle, we walked back down towards Trevi and bought a few souvenirs, before getting our bags from the hotel and heading to the train station. We took the train straight back to the airport, where we unfortunately had to amuse ourselves for a few hours more than anticipated, due to delays - the weather back in the UK was a big problem. We landed to a temperature of 12℃, which was quite a shock to the system!

So, as you can see, it was an incredible week. We saw so many things and couldn't have packed more into our time away, if we'd tried! It was such a shame to come home, but we had a wonderful holiday! I hope you enjoyed the pictures!

Monday, 20 October 2014

Vrooooom!

Last week, I drove 825 miles getting to and from work - that was 4 hours of driving each day...ouch!


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Monday, 13 October 2014

Cosy Hoods

The temperature was in the high 20's last week in Rome. We have come home to wind, rain, and a much cooler country haha. So whack out the winter woollies...you'll need them! Rome photos coming soon!


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Monday, 29 September 2014

Italy

This time next week, I will be in Rome, so I am getting into the mood and sharing some Italian themed crochet for this week! Red, green and white, and some delicious looking pasta and pizza - yummy!


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Saturday, 27 September 2014

Autumn Walks

Today I picked up my new camera, and Dave and I decided to take a short walk before dinner this evening so that I could try it out. I love this time of year, when the trees are starting to go through their Autumnal changes and nature is beginning to wind down for the year.

Ponies, blackberries, fields, and ferns

We didn't stray far from home (there is a nature reserve literally on our doorstep) but we just wanted to test my camera out and get some fresh air. I'm pleased! Why the new camera though? My Canon was getting on a bit, and in a week's time we are going to Rome, so we both agreed that it would be good to get a nice new camera, so that I can really do the architecture and scenery justice!

Fircones - I love this one!

Work has progressed well in our lounge - the plasterers finished today (apart from the coving) so it's really starting to take shape now! We're looking forward to seeing it all finished now, but it will still be a few weeks work. Exciting though!

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Holiday!

I am on annual leave for the week, which has been a long time coming! Lots is going on too! A mixture of decorating, housework, and me time - yesterday was a combination of both, and today has very much been about me.

Dave and I are currently decorating our lounge, and it's been like a building site in there for the last few days. Tomorrow, the plasterer is coming in to start work on getting everything looking slightly more normal again, so we should be able to start painting next week! Exciting times, definitely.

Regarding the rest of my week though, I am staying in for the most part, so that someone is around while builders and workmen are here. Yesterday I got to do some gardening for 3 hours, which was lovely. The weather is really starting to cool down now, but I warmed up eventually!

Clearing out old plants, ready to turf at some point...

I bought some bulbs a few days ago, so I planted those yesterday - tulips and fritillary! I can't wait for those to start appearing in the Spring - definitely something to look forward to.

The "woodland" patch at the end of the garden - perfect for bulbs!

The patch right at the end of the garden doesn't lend itself well to many plants. There are some decent sized trees down there, and it doesn't get too much light. But during Spring this year, it was full of bluebells, so I thought it'd be nice to add some extra bulbs to it this year, and see what happens!

I really hope that they do come up. It will make a difference to the end of the garden! It should all be a mixture of blues and purples, which should look really nice. So watch this space!

I also pruned some of the large shrubs and bushes, as well as clearing old and unwanted plants from a few of the flower beds. Ideally I would like to do a little more work out there before my week off concludes, but today was very wet (earlier, anyway) so it wasn't possible.

However, instead I have spent some time adding to my recipe journal, which really needed doing! I've discovered lots of great recipes lately, and whenever they work out well, I add them to my journal (providing they're from the internet and not one of my recipe books). It's coming together nicely now, with a good variety of different recipes - everything from stirfry to pulled pork! It will continue to grow over time too, which is great. I have also had some time today to settle down with my crochet, which is still going well. Square by square, I am slowly getting to my goal! The count currently sits at 279, with 82 remaining!



I'm getting so so close now! And some great news came to my attention earlier as well - the lovely friend that I made the owl blanket for last year, has had some more special news...so I will need to finish this project and get my hook working ready for that arrival in February!

Monday, 22 September 2014

Wooden

I think wooden crochet hooks, especially when they are kept really natural, are so pretty!


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Monday, 8 September 2014

Hexagons

Hexagons are such a versatile shape to crochet - you can use them for absolutely everything!


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Monday, 1 September 2014

Mandalas

Crocheted mandalas are a fantastic way to showcase different stitches and colours, plus you can use them for pretty much everything!


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Monday, 25 August 2014

Long Overdue Update

It's been a long time since I updated on my progress with Dave's blanket. Since leaving my old job and not doing night shifts anymore, I have obviously lost a lot of time to work on my crochet, so production has slowed down an awful lot. But the progress is slow and steady! I have been going through a phase recently, of crocheting more often, and have now put my square count up to a total of 265 squares...which means I have less than 100 to go! Exciting!


It feels really good to finally be on the home straight with it. I started this project on the 1st September, last year, so I am looking forward to being able to start something else once it is done. Don't get me wrong, I am far from bored...I'm really looking forward to adding my next few rows and really seeing it start to look finished. There's still a little way to go...96 squares...but it's so much less than when I started a year ago haha!

Have you guys ever embarked on massive projects like this one? How did they turn out? Did you manage to finish or did you give up halfway through?

I must admit, it has been tempting to put the project to one side and do something else for a little while, just for a bit of variety. But, knowing myself as I do, if I stop I won't get started again. I've been keeping myself motivated recently, by browsing more blanket projects on Ravelry, and adding to my queue, so that I can see all of the awesome things I can have a go at making once the blanket is finished (and there is so much!!). I'm not sure what my next project will be, after Dave's blanket...probably something smaller, that I can finish quickly. I've definitely got the blanket bug though, so I doubt it'll be long before I start another one!

Toasty Toes

It may be just the end of August, but it definitely feels Autumnal in the UK now. The temperature has dropped, and it's currently raining. However, I am snuggled up under my fleece owl blanket, with my dressing gown and thick slipper socks on. It's definitely starting to get to the point where you need to wrap your feet up!


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Monday, 18 August 2014

Tweet Tweet!

There have been lots of birds in our garden, in the last week. I love watching them, and always make sure our bird feeders are nice and full!


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Monday, 11 August 2014

Cowes Week

I spent last week on the Isle of Wight, for work, which coincided with Cowes Week; an annual celebration consisting of boat races and lots of live music and fun inland. So I thought I'd continue the nautical theme into this week, with some lovely crochet boats!


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Monday, 4 August 2014

Wedding Bells

Dave and I were lucky enough to be invited to a beautiful wedding on Saturday - the marriage of my oldest friend Kate, to her lovely boyfriend (now husband!) Tim. It was an honour to attend and I'm so pleased for them both. It was a wonderful day.


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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

I Do Like To Be Beside The Sea

I'm very lucky to live just a few miles from the coast, and met my parents for a fish and chip dinner this evening on Poole Quay (we can highly recommend Harlees). It was lush sitting on the quay, watching the boats, and eating some really yummy food!

Now, this isn't a completely random post. Sitting by the sea reminded me of a pattern that I really want to make, from Simply Crochet's issue 20 - Emma Varnam's beach hut doorstep.

© Emma Varnam

It's such a cute pattern and I really want to make one for our upstairs bedroom, at some point (I'm dying to go with a nautical theme up there, when we get a chance to decorate) so this would fit in so perfectly! It's definitely one of my favourite patterns to have stumbled upon in recent times! Can't wait to make one for myself.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Little Mouse

We have a mouse living under one of our garden steps at the moment, and last weekend I managed to film him going in and out, taking leaves to make a nest! I'll try and get the video uploaded to my Facebook Page, so you can see, but it's so cute. So keeping to the mousey theme...



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Sunday, 20 July 2014

Still Super Busy

I seriously need to get my blogging motivation back on track!


Since moving in with Dave, I've mostly been settling into my new home and helping with decorating etc. I've also been working all over the place, including a week away on the Isle of Wight, so it's been hard to find time to sit down a blog. However, I have recently had a chance to sit down in the evenings and complete some more squares for Dave's blanket, which is putting me back on track again. I need to have another count up at some point, but looking at my box of unattached squares, it will be a little while before I get round to attaching more rows, due to the fact that I've gone made making light blue squares, and didn't realise that I had no red, orange or yellow haha! My bad. So I am now back on the yellow squares, working towards my next goal of getting more attached - woohoo!

Also, since my last post, I have been away to Cornwall for a weekend, with friends. It was great fun and we had a really nice time - we decided to visit the Eden Project, which was pricey but still a lovely place to go.

So onwards and upwards - tomorrow there will be a Treasury post, I promise. I need to get back into the swing of things, because I do miss sharing with you all!

Monday, 2 June 2014

Luscious Lime

Where has the last month gone? I honestly have no idea, but I've been left behind somewhere! So, it's now June and I am finally sorting out a Treasury for you all. I really need to try and be more proactive with my blogging, because I've gotten out of the habit recently. Anyway, today I visited the local garden centre, with Dave's Mum, and am now craving anything and everything green. I've always had a soft spot for really bright and lime greens, so here is a lovely selection - everything from jewellery to dishcloths!


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Friday, 9 May 2014

It's Been A While!

Hi guys! My first post in over a month - I've been ridiculously busy and haven't had the chance to update, so here I am...finally!

Why have I been so busy? I've been putting in a lot of overtime at work lately, and I've been packing all of my things ready to move in with Dave - which happened on Sunday! Since moving in, lots has happened - I completely decorated our bedroom, planted some seeds, and we made pulled pork for the first time!

The bedroom looks really fantastic now that it's finished. We started a base coat of white, on Sunday when I arrived in the morning. I then did the next two coats of colour (Natural Calico by Dulux) on Monday, and finished the gloss on the windowsill and skirting boards on Tuesday.


Managed to get through 2 rolls of Frog Tape, and lots of elbow grease. The result looks fab though, and although this isn't the best picture, here is our new bedroom with all of it's lovely new oak furnishings!

The photo makes it look cramped, but it really isn't!

So, all we need to add now is maybe some artwork, and a lamp or something in the corner by the window (right of where this pic was taken from). I love the rustic country look!

Like I said in my intro, we also ventured into the land of slow cooking this week as well, and made ourselves some pulled pork for the first time! We used a recipe from 100 Days of Real Food, and the only change we made was that we cooked it for longer. Otherwise, the recipe itself was absolutely gorgeous!


There's our process from start to finish! I got to use my gorgeous new Joseph Joseph measuring bowls (a lovely birthday gift from my parents) and Dave also got to try out one of my birthday gifts that I gave him - Bear Paws. I bought them mainly as a joke, as we have been saying for ages that we wanted to give pulled pork ago. I must be one of the only people on the planet, to have actually googled "Pulled Pork Gifts", and managed to stumble across the paws - neat eh? They are basically plastic claws, and you can use them for pulled pork, BBQ-ing, and lifting meat out of roasting dishes etc. Actually pretty nifty things, and we were both quite impressed with them! The pork was yummy though, and we ate it twice for lunch (in some tiger bread rolls) and once for dinner with some fried new potatoes and salad. I forgot to mention that we mixed our finished pork with a little Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce, for extra scrumminess!

So that's what I've been up to this last week. As for the other month of my absence, I have no real excuse aside from busyness, so please forgive me! More crochet coming atcha soon!

Monday, 10 March 2014

Doilies

This morning, I shared this gorgeous image of a doily covered canvas on Facebook...


It's such a great idea to use vintage and heirloom pieces in a modern home and gives a lovely finished effect, so I've been inspired to create a doily Treasury for today!


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