Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Dollhouse 3

Time for another update on the dollhouse, since the walls are up, the roof is on and the living room is finished.

a closeup of the living room. I decided to make it 4pm, time for tea.


Monday, 21 May 2012

knit snowflake

Recently I came across this pattern for a knit snowflake on Ravelry. I know about crocheted snowflakes but didn't know they could be knit as well and wanted to try it as well as take a break from my scarf.

The yarn I used was quite thick and I would like to try it again with thinner yarn, but first I'll need some thinner double-pointed needles.
After knitting I soaked the snowflake in sugar water (1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water heat to almost boiling) and blocked it on a cardboard box.

Now I can put it away until winter.


Sunday, 20 May 2012

spring flowers

When I came back from Canada my mother in law had planted spring flowers on my balcony. What a beautiful surprise!

There were many warm days in April where I could sit outside and enjoy them.

drinking tea from one of my favourite tea cups, matching the forget-me-nots.

Friday, 18 May 2012

corn tortilla chips

yesterday was a holiday and for lunch I made corn tortilla chips. The cornflour gave the tortillas a nice texture, then I coated them with olive oil and spices and baked them in the oven. It made a lot so there are still lots left! just no more guacamole sadly.


Saturday, 12 May 2012

new pictures

I've been back from Canada for a month, and I finally got around to choosing some of my photos to print and hang on the wall. I wanted three that would match eachother and the living room. The two outside ones were taken in Thunder Bay during the winter and the middle one in Friedensfeld in the spring. I love that picture and this is actually only half of it, I wanted the format to match the other two, so some day I may get the whole picture printed.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

paisley lace

what I'm working on these days.