Wednesday, 17 September 2014

On My Hook: Summer

I am such a lazy blogger how I have managed to do it for 5 years I couldn't tell you! I meant to do a monthly post on what I had been crocheting and well Summer and the children got in the way! Anyway I thought I would do a round up of what I did over the summer and see how I go next month!

So this is what I made this summer:

 I finally finished the baby blanket for my friend. It done just in time as baby decided to come early.

Next was my Mabel Ripple cushion. This is just for us but I have made another cushion in just the ripple and need to make three more for Christmas gifts!

I made my friend bunting for her kitchen I love the colours. 

I got my first proper commission for two granny squares bags. Here are the first 6 squares, I will share the finished bags when they are done.

While I was waiting for the details to be finalised and yarn to arrive. I did some more work on my epic granny square blanket. These squares just need their black round.

I had a little play with Christmas stars. I love the brighter colours.

I have add two more orders for baby blankets which is really exciting!  

I have a new facebook page and when I reach 100 fans I will run a little giveaway so pop over and give it a little like for me please.

What have you been making? 

Friday, 12 September 2014

Getting My Autumn On: Lentil Soup

Autumn is upon and that means its soup time! I love making my own soup I get a real sense of achievement and something yummy to eat.

This is a really simple soup to make, its tastes great and fills you up. 


  • ¼ cup of frozen onion (I hate chopping it)
  • 2 Diced Carrots  
  • 1 stick of celery diced
  • 1 cup of red lentils
  • Dried mixed herbs
  • Litre and a half of stock (I used chicken)
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • Seasoning

  • Fry the onion in a little olive oil for a few minutes then add the carrot and celery and cook for a further 5 mins.
  • Add the dried herbs and the lentils and stir.
  • Add the stock and bay leaves.
  • Bring to the boil and simmer for 40 minutes.
  • Blend to your liking.
  • Eat
I added a little black pepper to my bowl.

It’s keeps in the fridge for a few days and freezes well. 

Have you got any good soup recipes?

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