Friday, 30 January 2009

Em's Birthday

Last weekend we all went bowling with Granny and Grandad and Ali. Then we all went for a fish and chip supper. Back at Granny and Grandad's house we had homemade dairy-free birthday cake which Granny iced. She also made sheep out of fondant icing for the sides of the cake. Em was delighted. She loves sheep and thinks they are so cute whatever size or age they are. Finally I can now show you the iPod cover I knitted in Regia Sock Yarn for Em's birthday. It also has a front pocket for the headphones. Hope you have a good weekend, happy crafting. Jane.

Friday, 23 January 2009

And The Winner Is ........

Using a random number generator the winner is Willow.
Congratulations Willow, can you email me your details so I can post you the parcel of goodies. craftyconundrum(at)tiscali(dot)co(dot)uk.
I have been busy with some cross stitch this was a birthday card from the front of a magazine which I stitched for a friends 70th Birthday. She was delighted with her card and even plans to put it in a small frame. My next project started out as a small jumper for Alice's bear Timber, but I had to stop, so I could knit something Em needs for her birthday on Sunday. I won't post a picture yet as it would spoil her surprise but I will post one after Sunday. On Monday our new bed arrived and it is just lovely, our old one had become very uncomfortable and my back was beginning to play up. I had a back injury 5-6 years ago and it has healed but sometimes it grumbles. I am happy to say it has almost stopped being painful since our new bed arrived. I hope you have a good weekend, happy crafting. Jane x
edited to include: Two awards which have been given to me by Duckie The Lovely Blog Award and the Your Blog Is Fabulous are so lovely and I'm very grateful to Duckie for them both. I love reading her stories, she loves keeping us on the edge of our seats. I would like to pass both these awards on to all of you who read my blog especially you are on my side bar but also to any new readers - please leave me a comment so I can visit and say hello. Jane x

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

100 Posts!

I didn't know I had written that much! So as a celebration I'm going to have a giveaway - a surprise parcel of crafting goodies to the lucky winner. So please enter by leaving a comment and I will draw the winner in two weeks time.

During the holidays I had time to do some special cooking and have successfully converted Fairy Cakes & Victoria Sandwhich to a dairy free recipe by substituting Vitalite for butter. This resulted in some tasty cakes when our friends visited on Saturday. Also, as we were having a Banoffie Pie, I made a dairy free version for Emily.
3 dairy free biscuits
1 small lump of Vitalite or Pure dairy free spread
1 Alpro Soya caramel dessert
1 tsp brown sugar
1/2 a banana
Alpro soya cream.
Crush the dairy free shortbread biscuits then mix in a small lump of melted Vitalite (or Pure) for the biscuit base. The middle caramel filling was made from Alpro Soya caramel dessert mixed with a teaspoon of brown sugar and topped with the freshly sliced banana. Then add a sprinkle of ground coffee. Em was able to add some Alpro Soya dairy free cream on top. Her dairy free banoffie pie was delicious and she loved it. Happy crafting. Jane x