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Nutella Swirls

Nutella Swirls

I made these by accident the other day, and what a happy accident they were..! I was making some biscuits for another birthday party. This time I was brave (see my “Enough?” post if you’re not sure what on earth I’m on about), and just gave the biscuits-still not sure how well received they were… … Continue reading

How To…crochet a baby blanket!

How To…crochet a baby blanket!

As promised, here is the lowdown on how I made the blanket for my wonderful new nephew 🙂 I intended to have a go at a ripple blanket, following the pattern from Cute and Easy Crocheted Baby Clothes by Nikki Trench, that I got out from the library (and had to renew twice as I … Continue reading

A new baby!

Not ours, I hasten to add! Buy my brother and his wife have had a beautiful baby boy, after a very tough couple of years, and he has already bought so much joy and happiness 🙂 The Smalls are very excited at their new very important roles of big cousins, and are looking forwards to … Continue reading

Ideas for Homemade Valentines Presents

Ideas for Homemade Valentines Presents

I will come straight out at the start of the post and ‘confess’ that I am writing this from the perspective, of a 30 something female, wanting to make a little something for her hubster. An awful lot of the Valentine’s gifts I’ve seen whilst ‘researching’ this post have been lovely. But not, I suspect, … Continue reading

Ideas for Homemade Valentine’s Cards

Ideas for Homemade Valentine’s Cards

You may be more organised than me, and already be all over Valentine’s Day. If you’re not, and like me, want to do a little something, without buying into the whole ‘spend lots of money to tell someone you love how much you love them, on this one special day of the year when you … Continue reading

Enough?

Enough?

BigSmall had the 1st of three birthday parties to attend this weekend. And so the issue of a present raised it’s head again. I really struggle with this. When I drop him off at parties, especially ones where the whole class in invited, and I put the present down on the specially designated present table, … Continue reading

Homemade Butter!

Homemade Butter!

I was doing the weekly food shop the other day, when I spotted some much reduced double cream, that was on it’s sell by date. I remembered reading somewhere about using double cream to make butter, so I snapped up a couple of pots and hot-footed it home to consult the inter-web! I posted in … Continue reading

Make Do and Mend 40th Birthday present

Make Do and Mend 40th Birthday present

OK, so that post title doesn’t make it sound like the best present ever does it..?! My big brother turned 40 towards the end of 2014, causing much merriment and mirth amongst those of us yet to reach this milestone 😉 I racked my brains for something to buy/make him to mark this auspicious occasion … Continue reading