Sunday, 12 January 2014

A two and a half year blogging holiday! Part 2

Here is my next instalment of the two and a half year update ;)


Do you remember the crocheted hexagon blanket that I started a few posts ago? It has been coming along very well although sadly, even after two and a half years, it is not quite finished. It is one of those projects for me that will keep ticking along in the background and I will add to it when I don't have any other significant projects on the go. Here is my progress so far:

I bought some fabulous alpaca yarn in some amazing colours on a week away in Devon. Here was the outcome, a crocheted patchwork scarf:

I also love to bake and my all time favourite cake is chocolate and Guinness! It is from a Hummingbird Bakery recipe that is widely available on the internet if you do a little Google search. Here was my first attempt:

For Christmas 2012 our family had a homemade Christmas so here were some of the things that I made:

This included a couple of crocheted baby tunics, some mug cosies, a sewn iPhone cover and several glass Christmas decorations. I enjoyed every minute of making these! I baked for the rest of the gifts.

Mince pies:

After Eight cupcakes (adapted from a Hummingbird Bakery recipe):

Chocolate orange cupcakes (also adapted from a Hummingbird Bakery recipe):

To tie in with the homemade theme for Christmas that year we had a competition for the best nativity representation in play dough. This was my team's efforts and I am happy to say that we won even though someone on our team thought they'd add a pink boa constrictor to the set... :D


At the end of summer 2011 we visited a vintage funfair and penny arcade with some friends. It was a great day out and totally appealed to my love for everything vintage and retro:

Apologies for the lighting on the next picture. This was taken at The Alpaca Farm in Devon which is home to a number of alpacas and llamas. We enjoyed our trip here so much that we went twice during our stay! I would love to keep some alpacas one day. A (very) long term dream of mine :)

Early 2013 saw me flying out to Spain on a three day trip with my sister-in-law. We had a really relaxing time and enjoyed temperatures in the double figures whilst it was still freezing at home. A much needed break that I would definitely repeat in the future. We stayed in a small village just outside of Madrid. It was beautiful:

I am really enjoying going back over my old photographs and sharing some with you. There's still more to come! So until next time...


1 comment:

  1. Cassie @ You Go Girl30 January 2014 at 21:17

    So good to see you back in this space, Gemma! Looks like you have been busy. You were almost in my neck of the woods. Those Canadian Rockies cross the border into my back yard! I'm a USA girl from the state of Montana. I love British Columbia. Spent my honeymoon there a looooooong time ago. Cheers!