Thursday, April 26, 2012

Carrot and Pineapple Muffins

I decided it was time i got my butt in gear and done some baking as I've been very slack lately but do enjoy baking goodies so should do it more often!

This is one of my favourite recipes i cant remember where it came from but I've had it scribbled down on a piece of paper for years and its an all time family favourite they are very very yummy.

4oz plain flour
4oz plain wholemeal flour
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp bicarb of soda
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
200ml / 7 fl oz vegetable oil
3 1/2 oz caster sugar
2 eggs
4 1/2 oz grated carrots
8oz crushed pineapple semi drained
4oz raisins

preheat oven to 180

Sift flour,baking powder,bicarb, cinnamon and salt together in a bowl.

Beat oil eggs and sugar until well blended

Add carrots,pineapple and raisins then add flour mixture gradually just enough to combine.

Bake for 25 minutes or until cooked through.

Enjoy x

I'm linking this up to Whitelilygreens HandmadeThursday 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Pretty in blue card

I had a nice morning of making cards yesterday inspired by some blog challenges.

This first card is a lovely digital stamp image which I've coloured in using promarkers and backed onto blue cardstock.

The background paper is from a stack i've had for ages.

And the flowers i coloured using promarkers as i didn't have any blue paper flowers in my stash! I think in future i might just buy white paper flowers as its so easy to colour them in with promarkers!

Im linking this up to this weeks My Time To Craft challenge

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Crochet flowers

I'm really getting the hang of crochet now and have to say its very addictive!

Today I've been chilling out and learning to crochet these pretty flowers.

There's lots of tutorials online for different flowers but I find these ones very easy for a beginner.

Now I just need to stock up on more different coloured wools so think a browse on eBay is what's needed ;)

Hope your all having a lovely weekend x

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Learning to crochet

For years I've tried to learn how to crochet but have always failed miserably and given up.

My mum has always been good at crochet but she's left handed so I could never follow what she was doing to learn from her!

So the other week I decided it was about time I found the patience to learn and looked up some tutorials on YouTube which have been a great help!

And I'm delighted that I've finally figured it out ....... Well I've mastered the granny square so far whoop whoop!

Now to start stocking up on more wool so I can hopefully learn to crochet flowers etc aswell :)