Not a crafty day exactly but a busy one at home!

So whilst I haven’t been crafting today, I have been busy in my tiny kitchen sorting out food for the week and stocking my freezer. I usually don’t do food posts but I am so chuffed with myself that I had to today! Nearly 4 hours chopping and cooking and crying from chopping 5 onions. That was after clearing out my kitchen cupboards and going through my clothes. Busy Bank Holiday Monday!

I really wanted a roast dinner, and roasts are actually great for making things that usually take forever and doing them in bulk, saving the effort next time.

So; I’ve made/sorted for the freezer:
6 cashew nut and carrot roasts (one for dinner)
4 bags of 2 portions of sliced carrot
5 vegetarian cottage pies
Enough caramelised onion to go in the gravy (bisto’s, not my own gravy!)
360g of sweet potato chopped and ready to cook for something dhal-like
4 bags of 2 portions of mashed potato
Enough roasted veg to make sweet vegetable pies topped with pastry, which I’ll make on Wednesday.

I love it when a bulk-making day goes well! Especially when it ends with an awesome Roast Dinner, haven’t had a home made one since Christmas.



So, Nick worked it out.  His birthday present. We live in a tiny flat and he managed to sneak a peek of my notebook with all of the plans because I was silly enough to work on the plans whilst he was home, so I can post about it now. However, he doesn’t yet know how many hexes I need and nor will he realise how big it will be until it has been given to him.DSCN7449

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Suitcase handles

Another project on Operation De-stash! We’re going on holiday on Sunday and my husband bought a new suitcase yesterday, so he asked me to make something that would make it stand out, preferably something colourful. The result was this quick bit of crochet:


I’m quite impressed with myself. Usually when I use double crochet I drop stitches, mess up the ends and generally it looks awful. I should have taken a photo before I stitched it on as I didn’t drop a single stitch and managed to reach the ends without forgetting my turning chain!

This wasn’t one of the balls of bonus DK, it was something I got in a bag at the charity shop. I’ve been trying to find a use for it as I’ve used it on a dinosaur before and it was awesome, but I didn’t have enough left for much else! I was lucky and had just enough for this.

I now have some neon yellow that I’ve been desperately trying to get rid of. That will become a handle and possibly some horrendous flowers for my suitcase. I’ll also cover the other handle on this one too with some blue or red or something.