Tuesday, 15 March 2011

scrap blankets..

Ok i seem to have a thing for blankets at the moment..i have 4 in wips stages...3 of which are all scrap busters..one is a magic ball blanket..my first magic ball i love it! 1 i started yesterday a 4ply sock yarn left overs blanket..thankfully its only going to be single bed size lol.. and a corchet scrap yarn blanket..the latter is working out beautifully..theres 74 (?) six inch squares with granny squares interspaced with more complex squares..this will then be crocheted around the edge and gifted to my dh for christmas, im hoping to complete most of these blankets before mid august when my new baby son should be making an arrival..still can't get my head around the fact im having another baby..let alone another son..thats son number 3..im going to paint my house pink, going to breed female cats and shop only at monsoon and per una from now on..(if only!)..as i said we are on a complete frugal drive to save for the attic conversion..doing well so far almost 1/5 saved in less than 3 months pay days..yay . We have been so lucky too people giving us clothes for my elder sons , loads of reusable nappys..some baby equipment ..a fridge from freecycle, i will be baby wearing again so no expensive buggy for me, i even managed to win my fav baby carrier on ebay for the snip of £20 with delivery..normally these retail at £70 (?)...anyway i digress..heres my crochet blankets..i love it so far

Friday, 4 March 2011

bananas bread

Quite a few variations of this..but this is my fav and easiest, great way to use up over ripe bananas
Preheat oven to gas mark 4
grease and line a 2lb loaf tin
4oz butter
6oz sugar
8oz self raising flour
2 eggs
2/3 medium overripe bananas..mashed up
cream butter and sugar together, add eggs, flour and bananas..bake for about 40 mins or until firm to the touch and golden brown..this needs to be eaten within about 2 days as it is very moist and the bananas might make the cake go off quicker than normal..this isnt normally an issue in my house though!

Thursday, 3 March 2011

jeanius quilt topper

having saved all of my sons jeans that where too frayed to pass on , an old odd curtain and a worn through sheet that was threadbare in the middle, i made this quilt topper and pillow case for my sons 3rd birthday, theres even a pocket at the top for a teddy or book. Best of all it cost nothing to make, decluttered a black sack full of odd ends of fabric and saved that black sack full going to land fill..win win win!