Monday, 26 September 2011

I'm not ready for this!

At the grand old age of 9months and 6 days my little boy took a step by himself. Twice. Walking may be a bit further off yet, but the time really is flying!

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Yum Yum Yum

I'm sure lots of you have come across white chocolate fudge recipes before, but for those who haven't, let me share.

My friend shared this recipe with me, he makes his with marshmellows, but I went for the healthy option of dried apricots, as surely fruit cancels out all that sugary goodness?

Anyway start of by melting 400g of white chocolate, I did this in a pyrex bowl over a pan of hot water. Then start slowly adding condensed milk. As you start adding the chocolate will go all kind of grainy. Keep adding the condensed milk until the mixture becomes smooth again, this was just less then a tin for me. Then stop and add any extras. A friend has recommended adding Baileys but I haven't tried that yet.

Pour into a tin(I lined mine with clingfilm) then leave to cool. Slice up and enjoy!

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

A pat on the back with a tinge of sadness.

One of the things I have enjoyed about breastfeeding is being a milk donor. However the rules have changed so now ds has hit 9 months old i can no longer donate to the milk bank. Sad as I am to not be a donor any more, I feel very pleased to say that in total over both babies I have donated approximately 28 litres of milk to help the tiniest and sickest babies. It may not change the world, but it may have changed someones world.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Baby legs

Autumn is definitely here So I thought it time to start knitting some cold weather accessories for the boys. So here are my first pair of baby legwarmers for under jeans as it gets cooler. The pattern is from here although I worked them flat, and the yarn is a gorgeous collinette yarn

Friday, 2 September 2011

Two dangerous words.

Yarn sale.

I may have increased my stash a little.

I especially love how the silver and purple one feels, it is a silk mix and so soft. Now just to find the time to use them. The pictures don't do the colours justice, but they are beautiful hand dyed merino. How could I resist?

I have to do a project update some time soon, and then hopefully finish some of them off!