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Monday, May 21, 2012

Terrariums








I've been playing, inspired by a birthday present from my parents:

 by Amy Bryant Aiello and Kate Bryant

Monday, May 7, 2012

After school snacks

 Recipe: Light wholewheat and honey-crust flatbread by Dan Lepard, on the Guardian website

This bread is very yummy but it only makes 4 small flatbreads which isn't enough when you have a teenage boy in the house.  Next time I'll double the recipe. I haven't seen the fast-action yeast specified in the recipe, so I used my normal active dry yeast and dissolved the yeast in the honey and water, then left it for a few minutes to start foaming before adding the flours and salt.  I didn't add the sunflower seeds as I didn't have any. The topping is onion, feta and courgettes.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

 My first attempt at spinning, using a drop spindle and wool gifted to me to practise with.
 The singles,


 and the finished yarn.  Not really enough to do anything with except look and touch.
  

And now for some knitting.


Flying Geese Mitts
from Knitting Everyday Finery by Mel Clark
Yarn: Naturally Loyal, Aran/10ply

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A new book

I popped into Whitcoulls the other day and was looking through the sales table when I found this lovely book for $10.  I haven't sat down and read it all yet but here's a little sample of the wonderful works within.

Celtic, Viking & Anglo-Saxon Embroidery
Author: Jan Messent

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