Joining in with Amy from Love Made My Home, my five on friday is five things I made this week. In my last post I was whinging away about how I wasn’t getting anything done, but now I have written this I feel much better. I did actually achieve something! Ok, it wasn’t housework, although that did feature in my daily schedule as always, but these little bits of homemade goodness are way more fun.
I braved the treble crochet stitch and managed to create this handy little tin can cover using some random yarn from the stash. The pattern used was one of Lucy’s at Attic 24 and is nice and easy for a beginner like me. I used a cocoa powder tin which works well for this project as its nice and straight, so the crochet cover fits perfectly all the way down, no need for shaping. I removed the lid so I could keep my crochet hooks and scissors handy.
I also made this little mini basket. I was inspired by those dipped paint effect lampshades and baskets that are cropping up in home magazines with those beachy themed rooms. I love that look and thought I could create this myself with crochet. Its a bit too small to be useful really, but I thought it could hold a few jewellery items or hair clips.
This one is a bit of a cheat, didn’t quite manage to get this one done, it is an almost finished babushka doll that I started a couple of weeks back. Its dark as anything today with the torrential rain we are having here, not great photo taking weather. I hope to show the finished version very soon, just got to get re-motivated. Its the sewing part I don’t like so much. I have to be in the mood.
Continuing the Valentines day theme (I haven’t caught up to pancake day yet) I made some chocolate almond cakes decorated with hearts using icing sugar dusted over a cardboard heart template. This simple decoration really makes them look just that little bit special. The recipe is gluten free and taken from Belinda Jeffery’s ‘Mix and Bake’ book which I absolutely love. The other slice is a raspberry and white chocolate slice, an absolute fave in this house. Its a recipe I have tweaked and played around with to make gluten free. Not always successful, but it worked out this time.
Making our own pizza dough is always fun and the kids have become quite good at it. Pizza made with fresh homemade dough is so delicious. We use this easy pizza dough recipe and it comes out good every time.
Thats my five for this week. Thanks to Amy for organising this blog link up. If you would like to join in next time please click the image below which will take you to Amy’s blog.
Have a lovely weekend 🙂 T x