Are just two of my most favourite things in life… but they are a zillion times better and tastier when handmade!
I was back at the Craft club last night only to buzz my way through the new faces coming to join in the fun. There is no end of yarnny talent here in Cardiff and each time I attend I’m stunned and humbled by the knitted and crochet samples shown off in between endless diet cokes and coffee!
Elmo, bless him, was given to the charity and blessed to be accompanied by a fine Panda made by one of the other members of the group… and I must not forget to mention, the fine knitting of a topsy-turvey doll made my June herself.
I can’t tell you enough times.. if there is a group near you ATTEND … beware though.. be warned of the “yarn snobs”, test knitters or those who might like to bitch with every stitch! There are groups out there like that but if you’re confident to swim with sharks then please do join the fun of the Rivalry of Ravelry,…
But if you’re like me and just want to join for the social side and have a little fun you should persevere and try various meetings to ensure you find one that do like.
At our group, we don’t snob. we’re all keen to learn from each other, giggle and share top tips and gossip. I love it.
And look at the generosity of some members… the skills put into making this handmade card.. I nearly filled with tears when June gave it to me!
Also I was given a little daisy hanging that Alex will not let me touch at the moment.. so that’s proved to be a winner too!
Well, the latest bunting report is that the bunting orders are still coming in! I am making about about 3 a week now and have officially taken on a website which is still under construction to launch the bunting as a possible business!
So watch this space and I’ll let you know where you can find “whatalotabunting” soon!
So after all that rambling let me leave you with a nice dessert……….
Dulce and Banana Cake!
This my sweet hearted people has to be the most debaucherous, cheekiest , tastiest banana cake ever created!
Yes is does taste as good as it looks and it has to be said that the recipe came from the equally gorgeous, skinniest and sweetest queen of bakes on the TV at the moment .. Lorraine Pascal..
If you want to have a go here is the link…
Have a fantastic rest of the week full of all things perfect
xxxxxxxxxx Helen xxxxxxxxxxxx