Finger Knitted Garland

A little while ago the Nester had a post about finger knitting.  Never had I heard of something like it and neither had anyone I spoke to.  If you haven’t done it and are going to try it then I highly recommend this video on You Tube.  It is the simplest one I have found.

I gave one ago with some spare wool at home and currently it adorns the mantlepiece in the living room.

And of course, then my imagination ran away with me and I decided that this was the perfect adornment for my bedroom window.  At home, we have all wooden blinds and I love them but it makes the windows look pretty plain.  I had a raggamuffin garland across my window (another Nester inspired project), but I get bored and I liked the idea of mixing it up.

I was going to do green, but the choice in the shop wasn’t great so I picked pink/red.

It doesn’t take that long to do and I found it best to watch TV and sit their with my balls of wool.  Note though, its a bugger to start and then stop for a while as you need to find a way to hold the loops in place so make sure you have some spare time and have been to the loo first.

But, when its done it could look like this:

I like the whimsy of it.  I will be changing the colours around again later in the season and I am thinking of a red, white and blue one for the living room in time of the jubilee.

~ Pru

Weekend!

I was informing a friend the other day that I had a list of 25 things to do and that I had got to 1.5 on the list.  It’s been one of those weeks!  And I think working my first five day week for the last few weeks has come as a bit of a shock.  Despite my recent health kick and swimming this week it looks like I have another chest infection so I have been using my new inhaler quite a bit and am praying that it doesn’t turn into anything bad – the last one had me at the hospital for x-rays. 

 

A quiet weekend is what is called for, but I doubt it will be that quiet.  The Singer household is turning into a bakery this weekend.  Last year I blogged that mum and I had done lots of baking for a charity fete and that time of year has come around again.  Lemon Cakes, a German Apple Cake, Chocolate Cake, Bakewell Tarts, cookies and dog biscuits are all on the menu and I will be sure to take lots of photos.  To add to that it is my pick for Martha Mondays and I have chosen Strawberry Shortcakes – do you fancy making them too?  And I’m also going to the do my Daring Bakers challenge.  

 

Probably not that quiet then.  I must show mum the most fantastic party that the Pleated Poppy did here – I would love to have a party like this, and I can imagine that the vases with pencils will be a gift lots of teacher’s receive as presents in the near future – cheap but really lovely.

 

Oh, and I have a date next week (Tuesday) so I suppose I had better sort out an outfit as well!

 

 

Have a great weekend!  What plans do you have?

 

 

~ Pru

Cinnamon Buns

My newest blog crush, Erin at Lemon Sugar has the most wonderful recipes but her recipe for Cinnamon Buns (which she calls Cinnamon Rolls – but I will continue to call Cinnamon Buns) was the recipe that I wanted to try first and our house was lucky enough to enjoy these for breakfast at the weekend.

The reason we liked them so much, is that they are filling but in a good way, and very bready – in a good way too. They were eaten within seconds in our house. We enjoyed them with and without the cream cheese frosting. And also heated up the next day with some ice cream went down a treat too.

Try the recipe – they really are wonderful!

~ Pru

Martha Moments

Andrew Ritchie’s blog Martha Moments was the first blog I read.  I was searching about Martha Stewart and came across an article Andrew had written about a workshop that he had attended in New York.  From then on I was hooked. 

 

I have read every post since then and I have been inspired so often.  I have come to make friends with so many bloggers who I cherish so dearly.  Andrew literally opened the world up to me and I love him for that. 

 

It was with great sadness but understanding that I read this morning that he is stopping Martha Moments.  A blog that I turn to every morning to catch up with all things Martha and with him.  Andrew has his own personal blog so I am sure that I will be found scrolling through that from now on, but I think I will also start from post number one and read back through them one by one. 

 

Andrew’s style, wit and charm are timeless and I am sure that he will go on to do great thing.  It is a treasure for me to count him as a friend.