So sophisticated. So delicious. The flavours are subtle, but elegant. This is a cupcake for grown ups. This was my first attempt at making these but it certainly won’t be the last! It was also the first time I’ve piped buttercream roses. I followed the Cake Style YouTube tutorial and it was surprisingly easy. I was really… Continue reading Earl Grey and lavender cupcakes with lemon buttercream
My first ever completed crochet project. Hurray! I found Jayda in stitches’ YouTube tutorial for it with a written pattern so I could follow along. I didn’t know how to read a pattern before so it was really useful. And it’s so pretty!
I saw the idea on reddit. A crochet blanket with a row a day, each row using a different colour to reflect the temperature of the day. Genius. I have to do this. But then I started thinking: What temperature? The maximum? Minimum? Average? And how big is this thing going to be? One row every… Continue reading Temperature blankets
I love fruit mince pies. I’ve already eaten more than my fair share this year and they are definitely one of my favourite parts of Christmas, so I figured they be a good thing to make as gifts. I found Nigella Lawson’s recipe for star topped mince pies, but unfortunately fresh cranberries are a bit thin… Continue reading Cherry, plum and blackberry mince pies
I only picked up crochet a couple of months ago. It all started (as it so often does) with some casual browsing of reddit. I stumbled across /r/crochet and my interest was caught, but it wasn’t until a week or two later that I discovered The Project that would be the turning point. Before The… Continue reading I’ve fallen. Hard.
So the other day I was having a chat with my dad. He’s thinking of retiring soon and I was asking him what he’s going to do with his time. I don’t think he’d thought that deeply about the day to day effect of not going in to the office, so we had a brainstorm… Continue reading Down the rabbit hole…