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Crochet – Fingerless Gloves and a Muff

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I’m trying to catch up with posting to my blog some time after I’ve made some of the crafted items, so my descriptions of what I did and what I used are a bit lacking this time, and probably will be for the next few posts as well.

My hands have been very cold at night when watching TV or using my tablet, so I used thick wool and crocheted myself a pair of fingerless gloves to ware when using my tablet and a muff, with a material outside layer, for using when I’m just watching TV.

They are nothing special, but do the job.

CRAFTING
What I Used

I used leftover yarn from when I did a blanket for myself a while ago for the gloves, and a colour changeing, very thick yarn for the muffs.  The material I used were two bits left from when I shortened some culotts for myself a while ago.

Finished Items

Fingerless Gloves

And me wareing one

Inside tube of muff – I decreased at either end to make it a snugger fit around the wrists.

A crocheted strap to go with it

The inside tube inside the material outer, with strap sewn in

The pocket for my phone looks very wonky in this photo – think the whole thing was pulled at an angle because it isn’t that far off in reality.

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I have several bits of different crafting on the go at the moment, so keep an eye out for them over the next few weeks.

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Easter Cake

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Easter – Simnel – Cake

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This time I’ve got a Simnel Cake I made for Easter to show you.

I often buy a fruit cake and decorate myself for special occasions, such as Christmas and Easter, but this year I decided to bake the cake myself.  I didn’t actually follow a recipie, just had a quick look online for ideas of what, and what weights, people put into cakes, and then went my own way with spices and ingredients from my cupboard.  I was actually quite surprized at how well it turned out.

I did cheat with the decoration and bought a pack of marzipan rather than makeing my own.

I heated some apricot jam and brandy together to brush over the top of the cake to hold the circle of marzipan in place, and also to stick the marzipan balls to the top to represent the appostles and Jesus.  I then used a kitchen blow torch to brown the whole thing – not quite as even a colouring as I’d have liked, but not too bad.

Not only did it look good, but it actually tasted very nice as well.

CRAFTING
Finished Items

This is what the cake looked like when finished.

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2021 Calendar – 04 – Ebrill

April Calendar Page

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Life

It’s a little too cold and wet to do gardening yet, so I decided it was time to tackle the repotting of the plants I have on the windowsil in the utility room.  They were not repotted last spring,  as I wasn’t well and in and out of hospital with cellulitis in my leg a couple of times (and a fortnight of intravenous antibiotic drip administered at home by the ART nurses afterwards), so the plants seriously needed repotting.

Some of the cactuses and succulents were ones my grandmother had.

I also started off a lot of seeds in pots in the utility room to have jump start when the weather improves enough for me to put them out.

There are now pots and traysan every empty surface of that room, some are actually growing, so I’m lookng forward to a productive summer in the garden.

Crafting

Time to show you what I’ve put on my mother’s April calendar page.  If you missed seeing the previous pages you can see : January – Here! February – Here! March – Here!

If you’ve seen any of my previous posts about the calendar I’ve been decorating for my mother month by month you will know that I ask her hat she would like next.  Having put a bird on her Mothers Day card last month, she chose an assortment of bird images by the same artist for this month’s calendar page.

What I Did

I simply chose a plain, off white, background cardstock, and stuck on the assortment of bird images using foam tape.

The finished piece was stuck up on the calendar with fingerlift tape.

I printed out the month in Welsh and used fingerlift tape again to stick this on.

The Finished Page

This is the panel.

I hope you can see the slight rise given by using the foam tape in this photo.

And here’s the whole page after everything was stuck in place.

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More crafting to show you at some point so please do keep checking back for a look.

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