Friday, 9 November 2012

Crochet Train

With me, as most friends will tell you, I always carry a knitting bag with some Crochet project of some kind, lurking inside, ready to be whipped out at any given moment.

On the train to work is my usual crochet "me" time.
Much to the amusement of my fellow passengers.

I think many commuters must think I am an odd sight.
A Granny in disguise.
In my 30's, sitting on the train... knitting or crochetting away, without a care in the world.
Very amusing.

 This is one of my easy, portable projects (as it's only two colours and don't have to lug a huge bag of wool with me).
It will, in the end, be a cushion cover.
I think...
Part of my Zig Zag collection
I definitely think Crochet and Knitting should be part of some NHS de-stressing program.
Offered for free.
In house.
To everyone.

It's all the internal counting that one does, that inevitably just... relaxes one's head and spirit.
A mini-meditation.


Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Little Minty Chocolate Delights

I admit it.
I love making cupcakes.
I am a Cupcake addict.
What's not to like?
They are miniature cakes... of all flavours and colours.
Perfect portion size, to decorate as one wishes and gobble up in one mouthful... perfectly.

Love them.

Also, love Choc Chip Mint.
So why not marry the two and make the perfect tea-time delight?


 I saw this recipe, and thought "Wow, yum, I like..." but only had a small amount of time to bake, so... decided that small cakes was the way to go.
I love this Baking Blog by the way: raspberricupcakes
Check it out, if you have some time to spare.
The images are so gorgeous and the recipes are just delicious!
Happy baking.
(and eating of course)