Jars with personality


Jars, jars, jars! If treated right they can become a treasure!

My seccret stash of roses!


My pin cushion



My autumn nostalgia



My Nutella hideaway



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What to do with leftover Sock Yarn?


Nice weekend project!

Purdy Peas

Baby Socks? Sock Yarn Afghan? Shawl of mixed yarns?

What about a bookmark. 😉


This is to compliment the Mermaidia socks I blogged about in this post.

I still have heaps of this sock yarn left, so might have to do a small pair of socks afterall.

Tell Me a Tail

Gauge is not important on this, but the smaller the better.  I used leftover 4ply/fingering weight yarn, which is about the thickest yarn I would use for a bookmark.


2.5mm needles

8g 4 ply/fingering weight yarn (approx. 35 yards)

Wool needle for adding  the tail.


K = knit one stitch

P = Purl one stitch

yf = yarn forward (bring the yarn to the front as if to purl).  Also known as a yarn over.

sl1 = Slip one stitch purlwise from the left to the right needle.

k2tog = knit two stitches together

psso =…

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Bear collection by Nothing To Laughing – preview


colaj ursIf teddy bears ruled the world,
Oh my, what a wonderful place.
Everyone would be happy.
There would be a smile on every face.

We would picnic every Sunday
At our favorite old oak tree.
We would sing and dance and prance about,
Just playing joyfully.

We would all be nice to each other
And always lend a hand.
Ready with a bear hug,
We would always understand.





Do you have a moment please
To give this bear just one small squeeze?
Cuz teddy bears need hugs to live
So don’t you have just one to give?







Bears like honey that comes from bees.
Bears like to nap under shady trees.
Bears can be cuddly, or big and mean.
My little Teddy Bear is the cutest I’ve seen.
He’s at my side when I’m happy or blue,
Here’s to my Teddy Bear — ‘I love you!’





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Roasted Banana Soufflé


Thank you, Mihaela, this really looks amazing!


Serves: 4

Prep Time: 45 minutes (30 minutes inactive)

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Make-Ahead: The banana cream (steps 2 and 3) can be made up to 1 day in advance. Store covered in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before proceeding to step 4.


  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 125ml thickened cream
  • 125ml full-fat milk
  • 1/4 vanilla bean, split
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 100g (tk cups) caster sugar, divided
  • 20g plain flour
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Butter, softened, for brushing
  • Icing sugar, for dusting
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving

For instructions and step by stem guide visit Curtis Stone’s Blog, it’s his recipe 😛

Zinnia Dishcloth




I tried something new this week, a spiral knitting pattern of sorts. And of course, since it is practice, I did it as a dishcloth.

This is the Zinnia pattern found here and on Ravelry. It is knitted in short rows and then stitched up at the end and the center filled in.

As a newbie knitter it was not too hard until I got to the joining and the center. I ended up abandoning the pattern and crocheting in a spiral to fill in the center. I think I like it better.

Have you made this pattern before? If so, what did you think about it?

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