What a beautiful few days of weather we have had. I love Spring time and all the vibrant colours that are around. I finally found some time to play with a few of my birthday presents, a swift and wool winder. I have joined the monthly sock club at Dye Candy and this months skein was an … More Spring sunshine and pompoms
Things have been fairly quiet at Making and Baking Hq recently as I have been busy with other things, so crafting has taken a little bit of a back seat. Although I have still been making things,(mainly to keep me sane!) I have not really taken many photos of what I have done. It’s lovely … More Birthday weekend with lots of giggles!
Today is wool and chatter at Pyrus Studios so I thought I’d make a few cakes to take along. What to make? Mars bar muffins of course! I must admit I don’t really have a sweet tooth but sometimes a Mars bar is a necessity Ingredients (makes 12) 170g butter 170g light brown sugar 170g … More Cakes and knitting
It’s certainly been a while since I updated this blog. Things have been pretty busy here with GCSE exams, holidays, decorating, Christmas and me deciding to embark on a Masters degree. Despite this I have still continued to “make and bake” as it helps to keep me sane! I saw this interesting article in the … More It’s been a while ….
I came across the wonderful blog of Winwick Mum and I was hooked! I’ve never knit socks before so I thought it would be a new challenge and it’s certainly addictive. This is the pattern I am following http://winwickmum.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/basic-sock-pattern-and-tutorial.html It’s a really easy pattern to follow and if you get stuck there are great photo tutorials to … More A new addiction socks!
With the rain pouring down outside it gives me a perfect excuse to do some making and baking. First off a batch of fruity Rocky Road. Ingredients 500g milk chocolate 150g butter 60g golden syrup 150g mini marshmallows 150g sultanas 150g glacé cherries 100g digestive biscuits Break the chocolate into chunks and add to … More Perfect weather for making and baking
It’s been lovely to get out in the garden and enjoy the early spring sun and look at all the spring bulbs starting to show some much needed colour. I love the bright vibrant colours of daffodils and the hedgerows and gardens are bursting with the showy blooms, they are even in the magazines … More Spring is in the air
As I said last time I can never have too many hearts in my house. I wanted to make a garland for the beam in my kitchen which looks bare since I took down the Christmas decorations. I have been busy making hexagons for a quilt and also ploughing on with the crochet squares for … More More Hearts!
A bit of making and cooking today all with a pink theme. The pink food came in the form of a yummy beetroot, parsnip and horseradish soup. It turned out to be an amazing colour and really sweet and tasty. I made a big batch so that I could freeze some. 600g cooked beetroot 600g … More Pretty in Pink
Well it was certainly a quiet Scooby walk this morning across the fields with the fog lying low, no Red Arrows flying overhead or tractors ploughing away. I was certainly ready for my morning porridge as it was so cold. The adding of cinnamon, flax seed and homemade apple jam was a must! My breakfast … More Foggy Mornings