We have done no baking over the weekend, and although I had planned to celebrate National Cupcake Week with lots of, well, cupcakes of course, I am not so sure many will be made. This is not anything to do with a full to overflowing diary packed with activities to keep me and the girls occupied all week, as much as I would like to say it is. More to do with complete lack of planning and not actually buying anything from the supermarket to bake with! I will have to see if we can fit in a little trip-with shopping list of course! - so that we can enter into the spirit of things and make some cupcakes. (Not really sure half a packet of marge, a bit of flour and a few eggs will make a tasty cupcake really, not on it's own at least!)
On a slightly more positive note my Refuge comfort blanket is starting to take shape at last! Ok, ok that's a bit of an exaggeration. But I have now completed 2 squares woop woop! One is knitted and the other crocheted and those who are familiar with both yarn skills will not be surprised to learn that I completed the crochet square in a couple of hours, instead of the couple of nights it took me to do the knitted one. Of course it doesn't help that I can only get to them at night when the kids are in bed. So I am considering making it at least part crochet in the hope that I can make it faster. I have found a website dedicated to crochet patterns for 6in squares too, mostly in American but you can't have everything.
The knitted heart square
The crocheted square
Two down, 61 to go!
That's all for today. Don't forget to have a look at Handmade Monday, and if you want to chat to fellow crafters, have a wander over to the Handmade by Me forum, the link is in my sidebar.
Til next time!