Monday, 28 January 2013

Lazy day off

I was working all weekend so today I had a lovely lazy day! The weather today could only be described as dreich - it was so cold, wet and generally miserable. So, the wood burner went on at 11am (!) and I settled down with some knitting and crochet. I seem to have a thing for making corsages/brooches at the moment, and today I finished making the ones above. The pattern came from Cute and Easy Crochet by Nicki Trench and the yarn was small amounts of Rowan hand knit cotton which I had leftover from a project I did last year. I gave them a little spray with some Dylon spray starch when I had finished them and I think this makes them look better. I'm really pleased with how they turned out and I'm sure I'll be making a few more in different colours!

A good friend of mine is going to a themed hen party in a few weeks time and has asked me to make her a little something as part of her outfit. It involves red and white yarn and a red Pom Pom and I made a start on it today. I will show it here when it's finished ;)

At the end of September last year, G went bramble picking with the sole purpose of making bramble vodka! When it's made, you are supposed to leave it for a few months for the flavour to properly develop. It's ready now and I plan to have a little tonight whilst I do yet more knitting and crochet. It's lovely with ice and a dash of lemonade...



  1. Mmm, bramble vodka! I make crab apple vodka which is really yummy and appley - I don't know why that surprises me! With blackberries I've made blackberry and mint vinegar which is lovely on salads. I got the idea from a food show I went to. It's not quite as minty as the one I tasted but still good. I have that book too! I made the circle cushion and am, slowly, making the white granny square blanket. x

    1. Oh I love the sound of crab apple vodka! Definitely one to try. I love the Nicki Trench book and really fancy having a go at the circle cushion too.
      M xxx

  2. I hope you enjoyed your tipple last night,sounded yummy - thank you for your comment on my post - I hope you realise you have given me permission to start lots of new projects! Sue x

  3. I just love your woodburner. I wish we had one, they are such a nice focal point in the room. The bramble vodka sounds really, really good.

    Gillian x

  4. I made Hedgerow gin in the autumn - was going to be Sloe but there weren't many this year so instead a mix of blackberries, sloes and elderberries - left it till Christmas and its scrummy :)

    Hope you vodka tasted good :)

  5. Bramble vodka?! Sounds good! Love your woodburner, looks to cosy x


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