Saturday 9 March 2013

Quick Makes

Hello!  Things have been incredibly busy for me in the last couple of weeks.  I have been working on one of this year's goals!  I will tell you more in time, if all goes to plan.  Let's just say that it's not the "become mega organised" one - I'm going the other way on that, like barely knowing what day of the week it is and realising I've run out of toilet paper and having to use kitchen roll!!!

I have managed to fit in a couple of quick makes, though, to try to switch my brain off and unwind a bit.

Using an empty condensed milk tin that I've been clinging onto, I've made a little pencil/crochet hook/whatever-you-like pot.  I covered in in pretty paper, sticky ribbon and adhesive buttons, and I'm very pleased with it!

And I've improved on a crocheted tealight holder thingy I made over a year ago...

I wove the gingham ribbon through the crochet and tied in a bow - quick and easy, but definitely adds the finishing touch!

Then for Mother's Day I baked some cookies for my Mum and the Lumberjack's Mum, wrapped them in cellophane and added a pink riboon...

I've just made them now - I hope my Mum doesn't check out my blog between now and when I see her tomorrow!!

Nice to have something handmade as a little extra present!

Thanks for all the lovely positive comments on the shawl - always appreciated!

Until next time...


  1. Fab makes and the cookies look yummy!

    The shawl is stunning too, really love the colour :)

    Have a great day, Estelle xx

  2. I adore revamping things like that! My all time favourite are Pringle tins - they even come with their own little lid. How handy.

    p.s. I proper laughed out loud at your toilet paper comment. While we're being honest, I will admit I had one of those moments today. In work. So cringe.


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