30 April 2011

sweet treats

I have at last finished my knitting for the final City and Guilds Award for this year. I knitted a Black Forest Gateau with separate slices making up the cake.

Now I just have to complete the paper work such as a costing sheet, a list of materials and research into three designers.

Have to start looking for inspiration as to what I can make now....my hands cant stay idle for too long.
Bye, Ali

18 April 2011

royal wedding

I saw this book and just had to buy. It made me chuckle in the shop when I saw the wedding party all knitted up. The book is called "Knit your own Royal Wedding" and is by Fiona Goble. It includes patterns for the happy couple, the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince Harry and the Archbishop of Canterbury. Oh and I forgot the corgis! Also included are various outfits for the guests and a make your own cardboard Palace balcony.

Best wishes to the bride and groom.

Bye, Ali

15 April 2011

magnificent magnolia

The magnolia tree in the front garden always preforms beautifully near Easter and this year is no exception. I don't know how such a delicate coloured flower gives its name to beige paint.
Hopefully the weather will be nice over the Easter holidays and I can get stuck into my neglected flowerbeds.
Bye, Ali