Monday, 12 October 2015

Misty Mornings and Warm Nights

Afternoon everyone! How are we all today? 

A couple of weeks ago, Mr. B and I had a busy weekend what with moving his family about and what not, though I can happily say that it was a safe move and everything and everyone are okay. The new house is lovely, though Mr. B would like it in the future - should the opportunity ever arise. It's all vintage and lovely. 

How does everyone feel about empty rooms? 

I've been helping clean the old house whilst Mr. B and others sorted moving things from one house to another, I've always thought of it as a nice thing empty rooms when you're moving. A new start and a new leaf to create new adventures and that exciting times wait ahead, though that maybe just me. 
Do you think that too? 

Over on the crochet side of things, I've been working up a storm with these lovely colours! They're for two different projects going on at the moment, the Autumnal colours are for my scarf and the other is for a secret. I just love these colours and think they work well together (for the projects)

It was a very busy weekend but was lovely to see his brother and finance, I've got so many projects to do at the moment I just don't know where to turn! I've been looking at opening up an Etsy shop at the moment which I am quite excited about though I need to look up insurance first. 

I will post another one a bit later but for now I need to get cracking on with all these beautiful projects! Ahh so much to do so little time! 

Much love
Happy Crafting!

Friday, 2 October 2015

WIDN and Adventures

Afternoon everyone, how are we all today? 

Today I will be going over to York to help Mr. B's family move into their new house so I won't be able to post for a couple of days.  In the meantime, I have got a new project to take with me in the car, which is my Autumn Scarf, I've already completed one square, well nearly - I just need to do a a couple of rounds in white for a nice thick border. 

Now I'm not a religious person, but the buildings amaze and fascinate me! 
They're just so beautiful!

Mr. B drove us to Wentworth Church today where we went on a lovely little walk, got some lovely pictures, I know I've already mentioned it but I just love Autumn so much! It's just great, though I'm still waiting for all the leaves to fall so I can crunch them with my Doc's. Just got to wait a little bit longer ;) 

Just look at all those leaves, waiting to dry up and to be crunched!! Eee so excited!

It wasn't much of a walk, but it had some nice scenery, with a lovely long path and the colours we're beautiful. We then ended up going to Wentworth antiques where he proceeded to show me something new that they had in store - a whole wall of Stylecraft yarns! It took every inch of me not to go mad and just buy a load of them! I wanted to so much, but I didn't really need them. 

So here's a better picture as promised of the traditional Granny square for the Autumn scarf, I just love these colours so much, they blend so much and remind Jess and I of the lovely leaves, just what I was looking for and wanted! 

I am currently in working mode and creating 44 first rounds in Gold, I did think today that I could make a Gryffindor scarf out of the Gold and Claret as they are pretty much bang on in colours - for when I go to the Harry Potter Studios next month with Mr. B! He don't really like Harry Potter that much so thought I could always create him a Slytherin one ;) 

For now though, I think Mr. B and his dad are getting the car ready so I must dash off as I still have a couple of things that need to go in the car. I will keep you all posed on Instagram and on Facebook! 

You can find me by searching - 
 Little, squidgy and cute on both and it's the one with the picture of thee balls of Stylecraft yarn! 
I'll be waiting for you all to join me! 

I just loved this picture of Mr. B's old Triumph Toledo, with the green trees and  the autumn leave son the floor! Added to the old look, don't you think? 

Be back soon
Have a great weekend everyone!

Happy Crafting, 

Thursday, 1 October 2015

A New Leaf

Evening everyone, how are we all? 

Don't you just love October? I know I do, the smell of rain, digging all the woollies out to keep you warm, hot chocolate (with Bailey's if you're offering) Craft fairs, chestnuts, bonfires, toffee apples, the colours, crunching leaves and lovely chilly (but wrapped up) walks in the woods. 

How I do love Autumn!

September has been and gone and what a lovely month it was, if you can account for me leaving my new job as wonderful - which I do! As there we're some major issues and I just couldn't stay and I'm a lot happier. Some people may think that I have made things worse for myself, but I have to do what makes me happy, not what makes other people happy!

The month was filled with my 21st, my cousins 16th, plenty of walks with Mr. B, Crochet catch up with Jess and lots of soups and sunsets, it was beautiful and I now can't wait for the remaining months of the year!

I recently went to the local yarn shop and got myself some goodies with my birthday money (only the bottom three are for me! the top are for an outstanding order) 

I love the little yarn shop, it is such a gem and the women who run it are ever so lovely and welcoming. I could spend hours in there, so could mum and Jess for that matter! 
On to the yarns shall we? 
So from top to bottom - Left to right, we have... 

Mint - Patons Fab DK 
White - Hayfield Bonus DK
Gold - Stylecraft Special DK
Copper - Stylecraft Special DK
Claret - Stylecraft Special DK

Such lovely Autumn colours aren't they? I'm in the process of making myself a scarf, hoping that I can get some use out of it before Christmas haha I know I start to late! I need to get cracking, but I've been so busy with other order for people that I just haven't had time to make anything for myself. 

The Patons Mint - I adore, it's so nice to work with and is so soft and squidgy. Although I have already bought some Stylecraft Special, I haven't yet used it so I was quite excited to start using the Autumn shades straight away! What with all the rave. 

Bit dark I know! Will post another one soon! 

Anyway - I thought that the yarn was very, very soft and smooth to start with, it feels lovely and is quite a gem to work with. However I am used to yarns a little, how to put it, less slippy? I do love it and I will use it again for sure, but at the moment I still love my Patons Fab just a bit too much, but that's just me! Non the less, I just LOVE these colours for the Autumn scarf, just can't get enough! 

Mr. B and I are off to York tomorrow to help out his eldest brother move house, they're expecting next month and I am ever so excited! Probably a little too excited! I just want to crochet so many things for them but I must try and back off a little haha I'm sure Jenny will want to make some stuff too! Ooh I just can't wait! 

I had snuggles earlier with that little cutie, he didn't used to be, he's calmed down a lot since he's got older ;) Love him though! Little Biscuit!

I'm starting to get into the October spirit now, I do love Halloween it's just my favourite time ever! Although I am quite sad as I've lost my Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury, one of my all time favourite authors and I just can't find it anywhere! It's such a great read and was really looking forward to be reading it again this Autumn! I shall just have to find another one somewhere.

Toffee apple's and this new book (I have had it on my shelf for about 3-4 years and only just picked it up! Doing the Off the Shelf challenge this year with Goodreads!) And it is quite good, I'm not usually that keen on Crime books but, since Mr. B bought me that one for my Birthday last year I am starting to get into them. Needed something remotely Halloween-ish to read! I like to go by the theme of the months! 

In other news, the other blanket is coming along nicely and should hopefully be ready! 
I have got 60 / 100 Squares so far and only need to do 20 more of each colour - though I had to go out and buy another Mint and I'm starting to think I'm going to have to do the same for the Lemon. Damn, don't think I'll get 20 with what I have left but we'll soon see! 
For now though, I must crack on with some more squares! 

Much love as always, 

Happy Crafting!

Friday, 11 September 2015

21st Birthday Adventure

Afternoon everyone! 
Hope we are all doing well? 

If you read my last post you will know that I have been off for the past couple of days, the reason being my 21st Birthday! There was no way I was working that, and the extra day after too! 

The morning began with Mr. B driving us to Castleton where we spent the majority of the day mooching around the town in the sunshine, just the two of us. We stopped off at a lovely Called The Causeway Shop and had some lovely Ciabatta toasties, and also where a cricket decided to land on Mr. B's arm.

 I also got to open my present which was The Meringue Girls newest book, Everything Sweet! It's so good, I can't wait to get baking!

We then proceeded to walk from the town to the first cave which was The Peak Cavern, also known as The Devil's Arse. Though we didn't have enough to go in but was nice to have a walk up and chat. 

We then carried on and walked from there to Speedwell Cavern, which was a very nice picturesque walk. Then we started to walk from there too the other Cavern which was Treak Cliff, also known as Blue John Cavern, but just decided to walk back to the town as we wouldn't have enough time to get back home for the meal later on. 

Then later on, Mr. B and Jess came along for the family meal, to which they are practically family :) 
Went to a Mexican in Sheffield called Chiquitos, which serve the most beautiful food and cocktails imaginable, they are just amazing! Jess made me wear a sombrero! She's hiding next to me as I sip my Pina Colada haha


My wonderful mum and dad who have taught me pretty much everything I know! I am so thankful that they helped me be creative as a child as I don't think I would be doing my cakes, music, crochet or writing at all now. I hate to think how I would have turned out without them! 
I love them so much and I am so thankful to call them my parents and couldn't ask for a couple any better than these two! 

I love them both too the moon and back! 

Check out my new baby! My younger brother got it me, omg I am in love, it's just totally amazing and can't wait to get to grips with it more! It's so fun, made an amazing chocolate cheesecake in it this morning, THE BEST one I have don't yet and let me tell you, it makes a total difference in what mixer you have.  Goodbye handheld, hello standing beast! 

All in all, I had such an amazing birthday and past couple of days, they have been wonderful and filled with love and magic! I've been surrounded by everyone that I love and couldn't of asked for a better 21st Birthday. I may not have done much to some people, but has been one of the best birthday's ever. I am so thankful to everyone who came and who celebrated and wished me a happy birthday. 

I am also so thankful for Mr. B taking me to Castleton and just making it a wonderful time and a day I will never forget. Love him to pieces. It was truly beautiful and on such a lovely, sunny beautiful day! So a big thank you to my Mr. B!

Much love, 

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Cute Pastel Bunting

Afternoon all! 

Hope you are all enjoying the start of your weekend? 

I'm trying to get some crochet and time with Mr. B, before I go to work tomorrow. Not there for long though, then off Tuesday for college and Thursday and Friday for birthday shenanigans! Can't wait!! 21! Can't believe I'll be that old next week haha 

This is the bunting that I was on about in the last post that I was making for my mum, a substitute as I still haven't finished her blanket :/ Nearly done though! Should hopefully be finished before the end of the month! There's photo of the bunting up in the living room above the fireplace - not practical I know! It was only for the blog then it's going into the caravan! 
Beautiful photo of my dear Nan on the mantelpiece too, do miss her ever so much. 

Aren't they just beautiful? I really do love these colours together and the mint green colour is so gorgeous! Information below!

Sirdar Hayfield Bonus DK - Iced Pink 
Patons Fab DK - Mint 
Patons Fab DK - White 


In the pattern it says to go to round 7 though I only went to round 6 as I felt that it was perfect size for the bay window on the caravan and didn't want them to be even bigger. I then used the blocking method - for the first time! And boy was I impressed, it makes a HUGE difference and from now on shall be doing it with all the other work and projects. It just made them look so neat and perfect. 

I popped them onto facebook and got so many comments I as so happy as a lot of heard work went into them and they we're so fun to make! I  have linked both patterns and the yarns I used above, so you can give it a go yourself. Both from Attic 24, although I don't know her personally, Lucy has the most colourful and wonderful patterns there is on the Internet, they are just perfect. If you are new, do go and give her a look or follow on Facebook as her patterns are so helpful and lovely!

I managed to add on the heart appliques without showing any seems on the back of the triangles which I am over the moon about as they look so neat and tidy!
I added a border of white double crochet around all 6 triangles to make them stand out and more uniform which I think just gives them those finishing touches! I then chained 10 stitches before and between the triangles and them joined them altogether on the chain with a double crochet. 

They're just so pretty and I love them to pieces, the colours, design everything! I will definitely be making these again, if you want to make them too go on over to Attic 24's site and discover all the  great and wonderful things Lucy has in store for you! 

Thursday, 3 September 2015

What I'm doing now

Afternoon everyone, 

how are we all feeling today? 

It's just a quick post as I've got so much to do (crochet wise) I also need to get back to the cake blog today and update some posts seeing as I've been straying away from it for a little bit. 

I'm happy to say that I'm currently off for a few days so there will be more posts coming this week, back on Sunday mind you. But then I'm off again for the 8th as I start back up at college again for my Second year of cake decorating! So excited, it's come round so quick! Will be so happy to get back, hope I've not forgot anything ;) 

Today consists of turning these 89 1st rounds...

Into these 2nd rounds, so I'm hoping to get as much done as possible! Though sadly, I've forgotten my darning needle and I'm running out of the Cream, so I can only complete so many squares, shall have to see if Mr. B can nip me up to the wool shop ;) I'm sure he will if I give him the petrol money haha 

I finished all the first rounds last night, together now; in total I have all 126 pieces, though there all at different stages. 

89 1st Rounds
23 2nd Rounds
4 3rd Rounds
10 Completed Squares. 

But I do have all the 126, so I don't have to make anymore at the moment, which is one thing ticked off the list. Hopefully if I get a load done today I will be able to possibly finish the whole thing this week! Ahh exciting times!

I'm then off again next week on the 10th - 11th as It's my birthday and I have plans to celebrate my 21st! An Asda chocolate birthday cake is in order, the same one as every year! It's so nice though!! Especially with some cream poured over a wedge :) 

Jess is hopefully coming around again next week for another Crochet Catch up, which will be nice. She's wanting to start a baby blanket too which is good! I made some bunting the other day for my mum to put up in the caravan, she loves it!

I will post more later but for now I need to get cracking on with stuff! 

Much love as always
Happy Crafting! 

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Crochet Catch Up!

Hey everyone! 
How are we all? 

I meant to post this up a few days ago, but I've just been so busy that i haven't had the time! 

Last week one of my all time best friends came around, as she wanted me to teach her how to crochet, which I was more than happy to do. I went straight to the point and taught her how to make a Solid Granny Square straight away, which wasn't easy at first and she was adamant that she won't be able to do it....

But after the night, she ended up making 6! And now she's getting the hang of it and loving it, which I am so happy about!!

It was such a nice evening and night, filled with wine, laughs, films and a good old catch up with Crochet. She ended up staying over and we just chatted until really early hours which was nice, as I don't see her often and we we're so close growing up as kids. It was lovely!

Jess started making this lovely row of Double Crochet stitches, they're such lovely colours. Next stop is teaching how to change colours neatly and the Sunburst Granny Square! 

I can't wait! We're hopefully meeting up again for a 'Crochet Catch up' Next week after I've started my first day on my second year of college, cause I have the day of work, or I should do! Then I'm off for the 10th-11th as I've got my 21st and things planned, Can't wait! 

Bit dark - But Jess even crocheted my a chain bracelet! It's too cute, in my fave colour too! 

And there we have it, lesson one a success! 

I will post more soon, but I am going to crack on with some 1st rounds to finish off the 126 Sunburst Grannies, and then I'm at work in the day tomorrow *Cries* Will post some more tomorrow!

Much love 
Happy Crocheting!

Saturday, 29 August 2015

A Very Special Birthday!

Today was my mum's 53rd Birthday! So this is kind of like an appreciation post for mum. 

She requested the Vintage Victoria Sponge cake, from Sprinkle, Sparkle and Magic (Yours truly!) 
Which is two layers of moist and fluffy vanilla sponge cake, sweet fresh cream, blueberries and strawberries, then dusted with icing sugar and topped with more fruit and cream! Perfect for a summers day!


You can find the recipe for the above cake here, go check it out! 

The day was filled with slight sunshine and warmth, I really didn't want to go to work cause I wanted to be with my mum! But I'm off until Tuesday so I get to spend the day with her tomorrow which is great! Dad did a great BBQ which was lovely and the whole family came down which was nice too, sadly, Mr. B couldn't be here but he's with his family too which is fair enough! :) 

We are currently watching the new Tv programme The Strain, it's quite good although I don't like what they have done with the Vampires and the tongues and what not, it's strange and just doesn't seem right. But anyway it's okay I suppose we both have our knitting and crochet! This is our beautiful and handsome dog Harry! Also known as Puppy-roo and Harry Potter haha but they're just nicknames haha. He's getting old bless him, he's 14 now :( Want him forever! 

There is some crafts on here tonight! My mum knitted these beautiful cardigans for my second cousin, they're just wonderful! The colourful one is my favourite, think I might get her to teach me how to Knit, I would like to know :) At the moment I'm making some Granny Bunting Triangles, they we're going to be put up around the garden but didn't have time to make them. So I'm just going to add it onto her now, late birthday present (Blanket) and she can put them up around the Caravan which will be lovely. 

All in all, today has been great and I've enjoyed it and so has mum! 

Will post some more tomorrow, 

Much love as always,