Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Pumpkin and bunting

I thought I would try something different this year with my pumpkin and I love it! I needed my pumpkin to last a week so I couldn't do the usually carving! I love the little spider, he was very fiddly to cut! Hope you have had a good Halloween!

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Halloween Gnome

Do you remember all the christmas gnomes I made? Well I thought it was a little early to start making them again (and I still have LOADS of them) so I made a Halloween one instead! I love him, he may be my favourite gnome yet.

He found himself hanging around a few places, before he decided to stay on my mirror for the night, he has said he may want to have a wander around again soon, so who knows where he will end up!

I have no idea what to name him (I don't usually name things but I really want to for this little gnome!)

Watch out there may be a few different varieties made over the next couple of days!

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Reindeer quilt cover

You may of guessed that I love reindeer, well when I saw this quilt cover I knew I had to have it. They didn't have it in a double in the store I was in (I thought about getting a king size quilt and the cover just so I could have it!) I went home and rang around a few stores and eventually found one - they held it for me and I rushed in to town to get it!!

What is that? You would like to see what it looks like when you are in the bed? OK here it is - just for you!!

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Cake anyone?

I have been hooked again to The Great British Bake off and last night I tried out John's heaven and hell cake (well the hell bit!)

I am off on Holiday soon to America so I have been getting a few things ready. I currently lack warm clothes so I have been buying tights, a hat and gloves! Above is a pair of tights that I had to try out before the holiday!! 
My new boots and bag as well - I can't wait to go!

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Rainbow rain cloud patchwork!

I have started a patchwork quilt, using fabric cut from a sample book I picked up for £2 in my local fabric shop. I have added the little ran clouds but now I don't kno if I should add more of the same, other designs or just leave it as it is! There are still a few more rows of squares to add too! What do you think I should do?

This was a sneaky photo I took hoping no-one would notice me in the ear muffs - but I thought they were fantastic and you would all like to see them!! I left them in the shop - I wise decision I think!

Monday, 1 October 2012

After-eight cake

I have had the grasshopper cake from the pink whisk saved on my favourites for a while now. Tonight was the night I made my version of it!

I made a vanilla sponge instead of chocolate and I used chocolate butter icing instead of ganache (I don't like things too sweet!) 

I was really pleased with how it looked, personally I would prefer it with out the after-eights in the middle, but Manny really liked them!

I think there may be a few more cakes being made soon ......