Tuesday, July 23, 2013


I made a smaller version of the heart doily for a friend of mine:
I mailed it off to her with a Little Matryoshka gift tag
Hoping that she would love it

And the day before it reached her, a gift she'd made for me reached my front door:

Isn't it beautiful?
It's needle tatted. I have been wanting to try needle tatting for quite a while and seeing this has made me want to try it even more :)

It was so nice to get suprise gift. It's always so lovely to know that someone is thinking of you :)
Also, I've started up a Facebook page for my blog.
If you want to visit there, click here :)
How's your week going so far?

Friday, July 19, 2013

Here kitty, kitty! ....and a summer recipe

I found a link to a really cute pattern this week. It's for a amigurumi cat and kitten - now if you stop by my blog often you'll know I love cats :) So when I saw this pattern I had to give it try!
I used up some cotton yarn from my stash and here he is making friends with a gift my mom gave me last year:
And checking out my blog:

It's a really simple pattern and fast to make. You can find it clicking here.
The other part of my post today is about some summer food. When it's really hot I don't like to eat much more than salad and fruit but that gets boring after a while and I am always looking for cold recipes to try out.
With a few simple ingredients you can make a really yummy dish:
Smoked salmon, King prawns, avocado, lime. I also added a bit of onion, olive oil, salt and pepper.
All you have to do is chop up all the ingredients, mix them together in a bowl, leave to marinade for a couple of hours and then eat and enjoy!
Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Monday, July 1, 2013


Hi everyone!
How was your weekend? What crafting did you do?
I made this:
It's called hearts desire doily and you can find the pattern on the red heart webpage.

It's a really simple pattern and is very fast to make. I made mine with a 4mm hook and dk yarn. It measures 28cm/11inches.
I was thinking that this pattern in zpagetti yarn would made a really cute bath mat.
Now talking of red heart, look at what arrived for me this morning:

A mountain of red heart yarn!
I've got the perfect project planned for all that yummy yarn but this week we're going to have a heat wave here and I don't know how much crocheting I'll be doing with thick, warm yarns.
Look at these temperatures:

Uhhhhh I know lots of people love summer but it can be a real pain sometimes. I love the autumn and spring and the warm temperatures but when we start nearing 40º in summer I just want to move somewhere cool and be able put on a sweater!
Still, I won't complain too much because it could be worse. Have you read about the heatwave in California? They've reached 54º! The hottest I've ever seen was officially 45º in the shade and that was way too much for me!
Someone else who isn't too keen on the summer temperatures is my little feral friend. I can barely get her to open her eyes even for her favourite treats:

She's so adorable that despite the heat I'll be going to see her every day :)
I hope you all have a wonderful start to the week!
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