Thursday, May 08, 2014

Books yarn and cake

 Sometimes you can just be walking along and in amongst the ordinary is an extraordinary explosion of colour. This beautiful house reminds me of the vibrant houses in Mexico. What a beautiful uplighting colour.

                                                        Extra ordinary display of azaleas
 This is issue one of prima makes special, I have to say I really enjoyed reading this I bed the other night
                I adore this laptop cover I am going to make this it seems like an easy make
 Oh and these lavender hearts are so delightful they would look so gorgeous whilst scenting my yarn

I made these cherry bakewell cupcakes from the recipe within. I love it when icing spills over the sides of cakes. I am happy to report they were exceedingly good.

Im playing around with these gorgeous balls of yarn I have been trying to crochet  with my ergonomic hook .I am still struggling with holding it but I am getting there.

I am reading this brilliant book. I'm not going to give anything away as I really want you to enjoy the twists and turns within the story. The lead characters world starts to unravel when her daughter is injured but it's the confusion as to the what, why and how that starts us on an intriguing and increasingly tense journey. It is wonderful read.
Check out Ginny's blog  and Tami' for lots more books and and yarny goodness.


  1. You have been a very busy woman! Love the cupcakes and the dripping icing! The color of the Debbie Bliss yarn is beautiful

  2. Your yarn is so pretty. That sounds like a great book, thanks for the recommendation. Enjoy those tasty-looking cupcakes. :)

  3. Those cup cakes look yummy, I am also a fan of dripping icing. The colour of the yarn is delightful.

  4. Look how busy you have been. That yarn look so yummy.
    Sending you a hug,

  5. The colour of that house is right up my street, sorry I couldn't help myself saying that! I am really drawn to vibrant colours at the moment and the bright yellows and oranges are my favourites.
    Yummy cakes and good books to read are perfect. I'll put the book on my to read list.

  6. The cupcakes look scrummy. I've used Debbie Bliss Rialto aran before, such a wonderfully soft yarn. I love the colour you've chosen, looking forward to seeing what you make with it.

  7. Lovely to see what you have been up to Helda, that house is beautifully cared for and so cheery indeed. It is so nice when you can appreciate something like this isn't it. Hope that you enjoy playing around with your yarn soon, it is a very pretty colour! Hope you have a good weekend. xx

  8. The cupcakes look so yummy!

  9. All this activity, you must be feeling better. Creativity is stifled when we are not at our best. I will look out for this magazine. I used to get Prima 25 years ago and loved their free paper dressmaking patterns. Found a stack in a local charity shop just last week.
    Take care.
    S xx

  10. What a gorgeous pop of colour that house is. I love those kinds of visual surprises :)

    I hope life is treating you kindly Helda :)