Wednesday, 9 March 2016

What I've been doing . . .

Well, I HAVE taken a step back from 'stock making' over the last week - I needed to get back to basics :)

A bit of home baking (which was purely for my own gratification as I find baking very relaxing and therapeutic!).  I don't think anyone else indulged . . .


And with my cup of tea . . .


I'm trying to get the rest of the family on board as to adding some new pets!  This is a work in progress . . . . teenagers do not like hens I've discovered - come to think of it as a teenager I wouldn't have liked them either LOL :)   Well, you never know - it's good to have some aspirations!  I kind of like them though . . .

My current personal project started at the weekend . . .


Kate Davies' lovely pattern is too addictive!  Some lovely knitting techniques to learn . . . I'll keep you posted on my progress :)  I'm being a complete knitting heathen and using acrylic yarn from my stash . . . . I was a bit embarrassed adding it to my Ravelry page - I'll make it in pure wool the next time :)

Only one item added to the shop last week . . .


Well, I did say I was taking a break!  Lovely Harris Tweed herringbone pattern though :)

Bye for now :)
Alison x

6 comments:

mamasmercantile said...

I love the carousel tea cosy, what a delight.

Vintage Jane said...

Baking is so good for the soul isn't it.
Oh, I would love to have chickens again, but sadly we don't have the space now. I used to find their funny antics and quiet cluckings so relaxing and could sit watching them for hours!
Love those buttons!

fairislerona said...

The cosy looks fab Alison, post a pic when you've finished it. Save a scone for me please! Xx

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

I think you really know how to enjoy your time, while baking, reading or knitting!!!
The buttons are really nice, xxxx Ale

Emma (My Red Wellies) said...

Oh are those farls? Yummy! Love that tea cosy pattern. Off to buy it now, will be perfect gift for my Mum :) beautiful buttons too.
Hope you convince the teenagers on chickens. Xx

Sam Findlay said...

Your baking looks delicious! I too love baking, my toddler like to help though so it's less relaxing than it used to be!
Love your tea cosie and those buttons are very sweet!