Sunday, January 30, 2011

Clodagh's homebaking

Yesterday at the Basketmaking session, we were treated to the most amazing scones. I will never be able to eat scones again without comparing them to Clodagh's home made scones. She made bread too (not in the photos) perfect brown seeded bread (by perfect I mean, shape, flavour, texture) that we liberally spread butter, cheese or cold meat on.

When we finished the savoury, we had these beauties to devour, lemon drizzle and orange drizzle maderias, and carrot cakes like you have never tasted before.

Thank you Clodagh, your food shared with the Crafters added to the joy of the day. To see the beautiful baskets created by the Crafters click here

The day was very special, ten women, crafting, sharing food, stories, ideas,and most of all laughing and having fun.

(I am going to have the remaining cakes now for my sunday breakfast.)

Happy Sunday morning everyone.

Big hugs,


Monday, January 17, 2011


My mum is a fantastic knitter, she taught me to knit when I was very young and since then she has inspired me in all my creative knitting projects. She always has a pair of needles with her. She taught my sisters, daughters, nieces and nephews to knit also.

She can knit intricate honeycomb, blackberry and cable patterns without looking at the pattern. She encourages everyone at Knitting group on Tuesdays, whether they are a beginner or an advanced knitter, she will respect everyone who tries. I think she is fantastic and I love her very much.

Who inspires you?

Big hugs,