Showing posts from July, 2018

Little T's Garden

Hello friends.  I have been meaning to write this post for quite some time, but with one thing and another it has gotten pushed to the side and forgotten.  This heatwave that has been going on for what seems like forever, has finally broken and I am loving the freshness of the air and the sound of the raindrops outside my window.  This gives me the perfect opportunity to take some time to write on my blog. Everything is growing really well this year with all the hot weather.  It has taken some considerable efforts to keep everything watered though and little T has been very helpful on that front.  As you all know we do not have a garden at home and so our allotment garden has become our haven and we love to spend as much time there as possible.  Mostly little T likes to sit in a shady spot and read while I get on with the gardening.  He does love to help with planting new things though and has asked for his own  "bit of earth" .  So we decided to make a small bed for lit

Recipe - Bramble Berry Vodka

This hot weather has been doing crazy things to our berry patch at the kitchen garden.  We have so many berries ready for picking and many more ripening on the bushes.  Little T has been really enjoying picking them and enjoying the berry crumbles even more.  A couple of years ago I made some blackberry vodka and it was delicious, so I thought I might have a go at a mixed berry version.  He's how I made it... Bramble Berry Vodka You will need... A few handfuls of berries (we used blackberries and the mystery berries, you can read about them here ) Sugar to taste (around 150 g) Vodka (the cheap kind is fine) A large jar First give the berries a good wash... ...then add them to your jar... ...tip in the sugar... ...and cover with vodka.   Give the jar a good shake and leave in a cool dark place for a few weeks shaking every day until the sugar is dissolved. When your vodka is ready it will be look all gorgeous and b

Pattern Testing - Granny Square Summer Bonnet

Hello everyone!  I have a new pattern ready for testing.  It is a cute granny square baby bonnet perfect for keeping little ones cool in this hot weather we are having.  This is the first of 3 sun hat patterns and will be released as part of an e-book.  Granny Square Summer Bonnet If you would like to take part in testing this adorable pixie style sun hat, head on over to  The Testing Pool  on Ravelry where the test will be taking place.  You need not be an experienced tester or crocheter.  This pattern is suitable for beginners and I will be available to help all the way through the process. Enjoy the sunshine! Catherine x