Fabulous Fifty

This week I am celebrating being Fabulously Fifty and I love it! Xxx

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Colourful days

I have spent a glorious few days immersed in colour and crochet. For our wedding anniversary my husband and I visited the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. I have always wanted to visit the V & A for the opportunity to surround myself with art and design. I have posted just a few of the exhibits that caught my eye.
Although it has been a hectic few days I have found time (up at a ridiculously early time) to work on my doll’s house , complete an ipad sleeve and start a new project..a poncho. I have included a picture of my son’s birthday just because the colours rock!
Life can sometimes get in the way of crafting. However, as much as I possibly can I try and enjoy every moment. Crochet and crafting helps me stay in the present moment and for that I am truely grateful.
Hope you all enjoy the photos..

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Cakes, hearts and play dough…. what more could a woman want?

Baking, making and pottering in the garden…I was in heaven. Scrumptious fairy cakes for a friend’s birthday and then a scrummy crushed new potato and watercress pesto frittata (featured in Vegetarian Living magazine ) for lunch. Having a grand child is a great excuse to indulge in play dough making.
I am also proud to show off my latest project, a heart shaped wreath made with  vibrant summer colours from the DMC Natura Cotton range.

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A garden, Easter, a dolls house, canal boats and a finished crochet project…..

The bank holiday weekend was a real mixed bag.
The garden had a make over thanks to my very talented mother in law. Another person’s perspective was invaluable as always.

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Easter was a time of celebration starting with a family meal, an Easter Egg hunt and culminating in a broken tooth (mine!).

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The bank holiday was spent car booting, visiting one of my favourite places Norbury Junction and finishing my latest crochet project.
For years, I have secretly dreamed of acquiring a dolls
house and my dream came true thanks to my local car boot.
I am proud to announce I was a cash buyer and there is no mortgage on the property!
I now have the bare bones and can look foward to decorating. It will of course be full of colour.

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The love the colours to found whenever canal boats are in the vicinity. A canal boat is another dream but that’s for another time..

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And finally, last but not least I have finished my blanket. I have aptly named it ‘Kaleidoscope’. It will eventually take pride and place on my grand daughter’s future bed.
I am glowing with pride and I hope to publish the pattern as soon as I find a free moment. Hope you all like it. Xxx

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Hip, hip, hooray Sky jumper is complete…

I have battled and struggled with Sky jumper, not because it was a difficult pattern but more because it has taken sooooo long to complete.

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I have rewarded myself with time to play in the kitchen. As week days are so busy I really love to cook at the weekend.
Today’s creation was Jerk sweet potato and black bean curry. The recipe was from BBC Good Food Vegetarian Christmas December 2013 and was delicious..yummy..

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Tomorrow I am spending the day with my fifteen month old grandaughter so I have baked some oat bars filled with jam. This recipe is from February’s Vegetarian Living magazine. It is scrummy…..

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I think someone is hungry…

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Bath time for Gertie…

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The best 1980’s mullet…

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I am so happy that Spring is coming….

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Crochet and chocolate cake …..

Sundays are made for crochet and chocolate cake don’t you think?

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A little lop sided but cleverly disguised with the icing….

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….and gratefully received by my husband.

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I am having so much fun working on my mood blanket..today’s colour surprise, surprise was chocolate brown.

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Strawberry always finds my latest project…

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Felt, cotton dk and my hook…what shall I make? …
I am always happy when I’m hooking. Xxx

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