Archive | May 2011

Liphook Lips~


So yesterday I got my run back and boy did it hurt. I really shouldn’t take days off nevermind whole weeks 😉

I was heading out for a day in Petersfield and a lady dressed in black with a pink shuffle ran past me. I realised I was cold and very early and went back to fetch a poloneck. I past another lady beautifully decked out in black and white and the same lady with the pink shuffle on the way to the station. I seemed like she did not kow which way to go. I wanted to stop her and ask her if I cold jog with her.

My PIP (Partner in Pink) went and fell pregnant. 🙂 I’ll be a Godmother ;( I got no one to jog with. I’m sitting with a cup of tea in the garden enjoing the suset and Liphook Ladies comes to mind. Liphook Ladies in Pink comes next. Am I about to start up a casual ladies jogging group I don’t know. I’m not looking forward to running the race for life alone.

1 rule you gotta wear something pink!


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Published Blogger~


Had the most awesome day!

  1. My UK driving licence arrived in the mail.
  2. Was asked to be God mother to another unborn baby. Twice in a week by 2 special friends!
  3. Went lookig for cootlings and ducklings.
  4. Found cootlings and ducklings.
  5. The lonely canvas back found a mate.
  6. The lonely black ad white duck on a nest.
  7. Yummy roast dinner with the ladies including a Mommy and Granny to be.
  8. My cake~
  9. The best blog comment “A nice example of blogging yourself so warmly… this is a piece of art ….”
  10. Published, yes published!

http://paper.li/tag/legend

Check the leisure section, sooooooo proud of me!


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Thanking you Elizabeth~


I am so pleased with my Etsy shop, I’d like to send this one to you~


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The love of knitting~


Do I have a shop on Etsy? No, but I plan on making one! Having trouble putting a price tag on my labours of love. Can you help me?

My Tiny Treasures

Feedback appreciated, what would you pay for my Tiny Treasures?

Baby Bed Sock
Toddler Bed Sock
Darling Duck
Lavender Love Bear
Baby Beenie (Hat)

Had to share my nephew in his Anuties socks!


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Knitted Flowers~


I recently googled knitted flower patterns and found a language I did not understand so I designed my own and would like to share it with you. Got lots of other patterns to share so feedback is appreciated before I possibly waste my time.

I used double knitting on 3.25m needles. Alter size of flower with thicker/thinner needles/wool.

I knit all 5 petals at the same time from separate mini balls of wool. Each petal needs between 2 to 2.5m of wool.

CO – Cast on
K – Knit
P – Pearl
KFB – Knit forward and back into stitch to increase 1 stitch
K2T – Knit 2 together
P2T – Pearl 2 together

Medium flower

CO8
K8
P3 K2 P3
K8
P3 K2 P3
K8
P3 K2 P3
K4 KFB K3
P3 K3 P3
K4 KFB K4
P3 K4 P3
K10
P3 K4 P3
K10
P3 K4 P3
K3 K2T K2T K3
P3 K2 P3
K3 K2T K3
P3 K1 P3
K2 K2T K3
P6
K2 K2T K2
P5
K1 K2T K2
P4
K2T K2T
P2T
Tread wool back through stitch creating a tight knot and trim, leave at least 1mm.
Sew the petals together and add a large button!

If you would like to add some leaves you can knit a large petal in green.

Large Flower or Leaf

CO11
K11
P4 K3 P4
K11
P4 K3 P4
K11
P4 K3 P4
K11
P4 K3 P4
K5 KFB K5
P4 K4 P4
K6 KFB K5
P4 K5 P4
K6 KFB K6
P4 K6 P4
K14
P4 K6 P4
K14
P4 K6 P4
K14
P4 K6 P4
K14
P4 K6 P4
K5 K2T K2T K5
P4 K4 P4
K5 K2T K5
P4 K3 P4
K4 K2T K5
P4 K2 P4
K4 K2T K4
P4 K1 P4
K3 K2T K4
P8
K2 K2T K2T K2
P6
K2 K2T K2
P5
K1 K2T K2
P4
K2T K2T
P2T
Tread wool back through stitch creating a tight knot and trim, leave at least 1mm.
Sew the petals together and add a large button or sew your leaf onto your medium flower!


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┊ ☆            xXx ❤ C
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On holiday~


So I’m a facebook addict, over 600 friends all over the world, know them all personally. Spread around the world been to over 15 countries in over 10 years. A lot of special people and memories.

Have not been blogging, virus ate my mouse and started on m keyboard. It’s real hard to type so I’m keeping this short.

I went on holiday from facebook today. I’ve known many who somehow disappear you can’t find them anywhere. I have not figured out the secret. It took me over 2 hours to edit privacy settings, hide 45 albums and delete about 100 profile pictures individually!

I’ve shed some tears to the blaring sound of Gwyneth Paltrows cover of Adeles Turning Tables. Never liked her till I heard her singing on Glee 🙂 wow weeeee very impressive I am now a huge fan!

When I said it was time for spring cleaning recently I meant it. I just started the most amazing new job and saying goodbye to certain aspects of my life.

Hello World my first blog, back to me, 3 amazing years that taught me so much. Ok I shed a tear to Time to say goodbye – Andrea Bocelli & Sara Brightman too. Guilty but I love it cry it all out and stick that smile back on my dial!


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Candy’s Cupcakes~


So the more I bake the more I tweak. A cupcake should be a special treat, due to it’s specialness it should be treated often. You don’t always want 12 cupcakes and many recipes are difficult to half or quarter. For this reason I have mastered a recipe that makes cupcakes in multiples of 4. My flat mate is lactose intolerant so I have tried and tested this recipe using soya milk and butter on many occasions. I only eat cupcakes with butter icing and can sadly say that somehow non-diary soya icing tastes better.

Candy’s Vanilla or Chocolate Cupcakes (makes 4-6 cupcakes)

50 grams                   Self-raising Flour

50 grams                   Butter

50 grams                   Castor Sugar

1                                  Egg

1/2 tablespoon         Milk

1/2 tablespoon         Vanilla essence or cocoa

  • If you notice this is the easiest recipe to remember 50×3 plus 1 and 2 halves!

  • Before you start please put your oven on 180 and prepare your muffin tray with paper cups in place.
  • No mess, no fuss add all ingredient in a bowl and use an electric mixer until well combined.

  • Use 2 dessert spoons to share batter equally into cups.
  • Tray into the oven for 10-15 minutes, depending on size, they should double the size. Vanilla will be slightly golden brown and chocolate rich cocoa. Poke with a cocktail stick if you are not sure if batter remains on stick cook a little longer.
  • Remove and allow time to cool whilst making the icing and washing up.

Butter Icing

Unfortunately it’s time to go running I’ll update this bit at a later stage. I have not taken icing measurements do it to taste. Will measure next time I bake. In the meantime I’ll share some pics with you. I had my friends decorating their own cupcakes the other day, looked like they were having so much fun!

Royal wedding cupcakes for the girls

Royal wedding cupcakes for friends

Decorate our own

Decorated for me on the Easter weekend

Valentine Blackberry Cupcakes


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┊ ☆            xXx ❤ C
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