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Friday, September 20, 2013

This week

Hello and welcome. I've had a pretty slow week, but that could be in part because I haven't felt well. Perkier now though, and the kidlettes are off school for two weeks. I hope the weather improves so we can plan some fun outdoor activities.

I have a couple of small FO's to share this week. The first one I made to put under the Ball canning jar I use to dry long spoons/knives in the kitchen. It just needed a little something to catch any drips.

Pattern: Set of ombre coasters free pattern on Ravelry
Yarn: Lily cotton from my stash.

The next project was purely inspired by a post over at Minding My Own Stitches. The whole time I was crocheting this I kept thinking, "I'm making a stocking for my dog, I'm making a stocking for my dog!" But really, it is very cute. It is also a good way to practise crochet, and I need all the practise I can get!

Pattern: Dog stocking free on Ravelry
Yarn: Jarol Mother of Pearl I've had in my stash for ever. It isn't nice yarn at all, even though it is marketed as baby yarn. It has a sparkley thread running through it that makes it scratchy. It was gifted to me ages ago and I've been trying to use it up since. I held it double for the pattern, and got rid of quite a bit.

Lastly, it was my husbands birthday this week. He is not a birthday-loving guy (gasp) and doesn't even let me make a cake. But I got around that by making Eccles Cakes. If you haven't had these before, go ahead and make a batch right now. I'll wait. Good aren't they?

We used to eat them a lot in Scotland (ok, ok, bought from a bakery and never home made--until now. Home made is so much better)

These little beauties are puff pastry filled with a currant/candied peel filling. Delicious! I used raisins because that's how I do things around here, and I used more filling that the recipe called for (1 tsp per cake, that is just ridiculous, I must have used 2 tbs each). If you are a fan of mincemeat type flavors, I cannot recommend these enough. VERY easy. VERY tasty.

And that's if from me for this week. Have a great weekend and happy crafting!


  1. i hope you feel better soon andria! i like seeing all your crafting, i've been missing yarn along, just can't seem to get the timing right! take good care :)

  2. I do hope you are feeling much better and how could anyone not like celebrating a birthday? My husband is like a child when it comes to receiving presents :)

  3. Cute little doggy stocking! Ohhh Eccles cakes, I haven't had them for years! Never thought of making them myself, now I must try!

  4. OMGosh, I think I have to make that stocking!!

    Those Eccles Cakes sound delicious!

  5. Guess what I have bake this weekend!? I mentioned Eccles cakes to husband and he instantly said 'dead fly-cakes' - and that he's not eaten for years!

  6. The doggy stocking is so sweet! I want to make one now, too. Those Eccles cake look so yummy.

  7. I really need to learn to crochet. I would love to make the dog stocking!

  8. Those pastries look tasty! I love that doggy stocking.


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