Saturday, March 24, 2012

Easy Shortbread

I love this recipe. It is in the oven in about 5 minutes and it is out again 10 minutes later! It is out of the Dinner Lady cook book.

Ingredients

225g plain flour

140g butter at room temperature

55g caster sugar

Method

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius

Lightly grease and line a 20cm square cake tin

Rub butter into flour

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Mix through the sugar

Dump into tin and lightly press down with fingers

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Use a spoon to press mixture firmly into the tin and flatten the top.

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Use a fork to make pretty patterns on top

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Cook for 10 minutes

Cut into pieces and allow to cool

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Enjoy!

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I’m on Facebook!

I now have a page for my blog on Facebook! I know it probably isn’t such a big deal, everyone has a FB page for their blog now days but I am excited as on those days I can’t find the time to blog I can still share things with you on my page. So pop over and ‘like’ me!

Oh and if anyone knows how I can add a FB button to my sidebar then let me know!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Miss Jane

I think it is safe to say that Tikki(Georgie) is one of my favourite designers. I have had the girls version of this pattern in my pattern folder on my computer for a long time but I just hadn’t got to it yet! I was very pleased to be able to test the adult version though. Doing a test knit motivates you to finish a larger garment as the designers need the details!
I knit this cardigan in Red Riding Hood Yarn in Teachers Pet. I was lucky enough to be matched up in a swap with Hannah from RRHY and she sent me this colourway to knit a Teachers Pet for Elsa. Elsa looks totally gorgeous in red but she is such a pink girl at the moment I just couldn’t bare the thought of knitting it up and having her refuse to wear it so I pinched the yarn for me!
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It will be released very soon so watch out for it. It is a great knit!

EDITED TO ADD: The pattern has now be released! Head over here to purchase your copy.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Dye Pot

Nothing (well no yarn) has been safe from it these last couple of weeks! I finally went and spent the voucher I received for my birthday (last August!) on 7 new Landscape Dye colours. I now have 14 colours and it has been so much fun creating new combinations!

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I have gone just a little crazy and am dyeing yarn way faster than I could ever knit it! it has all been BWM Luxury and I have used a mix of 4ply and 8 ply. Now to find projects for all of these!

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Friday, March 2, 2012

You can never have enough project bags!

I am a multiple WIP(work in progress) knitter! I love to cast a few things on and have the freedom pick and choose what I work on. A knitting friend of mine said to me just last week “I didn’t even know you could do that until I met you!” Hmmm seems that people are learning my habits! Notice I didn’t say ‘bad’ habits? My husband would probably call it a bad one but for me I love it!

Anyway, to keep all my WIPs in order I need project bags. I have used large zip-lock bags in the past and although they work ok they do end up being ruined and don’t look pretty. I have been gifted a number of pretty project bags now but I definitely need more!

We had a PIF(pay it forward) night in our Ravelry group a couple of weeks ago and I offered to sew someone a project bag and this is what I came up with.

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I totally adore this fabric. It is one of my favourites, so I was thrilled when the recipient chose this one. It is now on its way to its new owner but I have plans for many many more!

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Ones & Twos

Ones and Twos is a new nappy brand and they are currently looking for the face of Ones and Twos to be in all their advertising. My little Eve has been selected as a finalist and I am just a little proud!

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I would love it if you would go to their FB page and ‘like’ the photos of Eve for me. It is not the deciding factor but it might help!

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