Five on Friday

Hello again! Its been a while but I am back to join in with Amy at Love made my home for her Five on Friday blog link up. I have been busy and behind with my blog posts so what better way to catch up than with a five on friday post.

1. I have been busy with more crochet projects and have moved on from washcloths to some rather cute purses. These are great for practicing sewing skills. I was always scared of adding zips in sewing projects, but after checking out some video tutorials on youtube I am now sewing like a pro! I use these little purses instead of a handbag now, as they are just big enough to fit phone, keys, cash and cards.

tapestry crochet bag

2. My littlest turned 7 last month, she had a star wars themed birthday party complete with R2D2 cake made by me. It took a while to figure out how to make him but got there in the end. I am not a fan of food colours for icing but bent the rules for this one.
R2D2 cake

3. We had a fair bit of rain a couple of weeks back and one particularly wet weekend we decided to check out Wappa Dam up on the range. The overflow over the dam wall was really spectacular, as was the river flowing from it.

wappa dam after heavy rain

wappa dam river flowThe walk down to the water was a little precarious with no proper footpath access.

20160501_144915_resized wappa dam walk and dam

wappa damCheck out those trees growing through the middle of the river flow!

4. I baked bread this week and I have to say it is the best loaf I have ever made. Hubby and the kids said it looks like a ‘proper loaf’. Now I know they were being polite about my previous bread efforts. Big thanks to my sister for passing on the recipe.

home made bread

5. You might remember I told you I had taken up mountain biking a few months back. Well I had my first proper bike injury after a fall down some rocks while biking with a friend on monday. My legs are so bruised and covered in cuts which are taking forever to heal. Not like in my younger days when things seemed to heal in a couple of days!

mountain bike injury

My legs look dirty in the photo but that is all the scratches and bruises!

Well thats my five latest happenings, I hope you all have a good weekend. Grab yourself a cuppa and check out the other blogs joining in this week.


20 thoughts on “Five on Friday

  1. What a birthday cake! She must have been thrilled… The water pictures are impressive. And I feel sorrow for your scratches – I hope they heel well. You were lucky as no bones broke.
    Have a lovely weekend!

  2. I think the area you live in is just gorgeous. So sorry about your poor leg, hope you are feeling better. The birthday cake is fantastic.

  3. Oh, you poor thing having those horrid scrapes all over your leg. I hope that you heal up soon. Your crochet purses are so pretty!! I like the beads on the zip pull. The cake is of course a triumph! How fantastic!!! Happy Birthday to your daughter. Incredible photo of the water overflowing the dam! Thank you for taking part in Five On Friday, I hope you have a good weekend!

  4. A great cake! Love the piping with all those stars – very clever! I’m sure your daughter loved it.
    An impressive amount of water rushing over the dam. I hope you recover from your fall and you are back biking again soon.

  5. Ouch! I can’t remember the last time I rode a bike. Great job on the cake and the bread. I love crochet but have zero sewing skills so zippers are beyond me.

  6. Good to see what you’ve been up to. I bet the cake went done well. All that water, it’s so powerful. Have a good week. 🙂

  7. Love the cake, and the little purse. I sew similar ones for all kinds of things but have never made a crochet one. Your leg is a mirror image of mine, I fell flat on my face during a run through the woods and rolled down the hillside. I hope yours are not too sore! Have a lovely weekend. x

  8. I hope all the bruises and scratches from your fall heal soon. Your loaf looks wonderful as does the birthday cake:)

  9. Ouch, those legs look very sore. I hope they heal quickly. The cake looks amazing, what a lucky girl to have such a talented mum. I love your purses too, so practical and pretty.

  10. Delicious looking bread and cake! The lake and dam would be an interesting place to spend some time. Hope those scratches and bruises heal quickly.

  11. What a pretty crocheted purse, very professionally done. (not like anything I make!) Fabulous R2D2 cake, I bet it didn’t last long. Have you tried arnica for your bruises?

  12. Oh no your leg looks awful, I hope it heals soon. Your daughter’s cake is fabulous and I love the little purse. The picture of the dam looks spectacular. I hope you have had a great weekend xx

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