Easter preparations

P1000896 P1000897 P1000901 P1000903 P1000904 P1000920This year, we dyed our eggs with food colouring, kitchen paper and vinegar (inspired by this tutorial), and stencils (idea from here – although we just used what we had, which was address labels!).

Now a braided Easter bread with vanilla pudding filling is in the oven and smelling delicious (recipe – in German – can be found here).

The weather forecast for tomorrow is not great around here, but I hope, wherever you are, that your Easter will be joyful.

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This Moment

A Friday ritual inspired by SouleMama. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment to pause, savour and remember.

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The traditional Hot Cross Bun moment on Good Friday.
(Here is 2011 (cherry & chocolate), 2012, 2013 (same recipe, but a cross made from icing this year)).


A bright and happy Easter weekend to all of you..

 

p.s. I am offering free worldwide shipping over the Easter weekend, just enter coupon code EASTER14 in our Etsy shop. Happy Easter!

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Yarn Along

P1000864I haven’t done any knitting all week. But my mum has, and I’ve been sewing in ends. A lot of them!
I can slowly feel my knitting mojo returning, maybe I’ll pick up that cardigan that’s been sitting in my knitting bag..

I’ve been reading the Game of Thrones series, slow and steady, finding my way back in after a long break.

We’re back home now and slowly settling in. It always takes quite a bit of time after a holiday away, I find. But hopefully I’ll catch up with everything that’s been waiting for me soon.

 

Joining Ginny for Yarn Along, a day late this week.

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This Moment

A Friday ritual inspired by SouleMama. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment to pause, savour and remember.

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A little Hello to you from our holiday in Germany. We’ve been slowing down, spending time, reconnecting. I have not knit a single stitch (looks like my hands need a holiday too), but I manage to read a whole chapter in my book every night. A whole string of very ordinary, and at the same time extraordinary moments.


A bright and happy weekend to all of you..

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Around here

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While I’m still nursing a cold, I’ve been preparing for a little trip I’m taking with the boys to see my family.
This time I really feel prepared. Almost packed, sandwiches made, only a few clothes still drying, ahem… In spite of suitcases trapped in inaccessible sheds, printers breaking down halfway through printing out boarding passes, ‘little gifts’ taking up half of the suitcase space. Here we are.

I’ll be taking the opportunity for a bit of a technology break too. The Mr has kindly agreed to man the shop and send out any orders coming in while I’m away (he is really good at wrapping things up pretty!).

My plan is to wake up tomorrow morning with a clear head, nose and throat – that should be doable, no?
I wish you a bright weekend and a good week or two ahead. (I’ll probably be popping in once or twice because I miss you too much anyway!)
See you soon.

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This Moment

A Friday ritual inspired by SouleMama. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment to pause, savour and remember.

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A bright and happy weekend to all of you..

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Yarn Along

P1000748I’m on a bit of a bunny countdown here – one head, two ears, one body down; legs, arms, stuffing and assembly, jumper and pants still to go.

I found a bookmark in one of the Game of Thrones volumes, so I’m taking that to be the place where I stopped. I don’t however remember, and also overtook my reading by watching the TV show last year, so I have no idea where I am in the grand scheme of things here. I’ll stick with it and I’m sure I’ll find out!

p.s.: There is still time to enter my Easter Giveaway on Facebook. Just click here - a winner will be drawn tonight!

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