Baby it’s cold outside!

colourful crochet blanketBrr.. it’s getting a bit chilly lately isn’t it?! It’s been blowing a gale here for a good few days, under the doors (need to make more door stops!) and the hens are getting blown everywhere! There has been lots of soup/stews cooked, the freezer is stocked, leaves are gorgeous reds and oranges and it is definately Autumn – my favourite season!

The Boy has had new bedding – flannelette, light blue with dark blue stars – and so have I, stripes, lots of stripes, loves me some stripes..!  I also ordered lots of yarn to make him a new blanket. Am using good quality acrylic, as apart from being a blanket, I know it will have to also double as a den/be dragged around the house etc, so it needs to be easily washable!

There is something so beautiful, so soothing, about a quiet night, with children snuggled up, fast asleep, while I crochet blankets, each stitch filled with love, ready to warm them further, as the nights get colder..

Days full of colour.

rainbow cake, balloons, smarties, presents

This day in particular.

Balloons, banners, presents, new and exciting plastic tat, sweets and E numbers galore. A riot of colour and excitement, and a bit of wall bouncing 😀

And The Cake..

I follow ‘HomeBakedOnline’ on Twitter and her profile picture made me really want to make the Rainbow Cake.

I changed a few things, owing to my lack of preparation and having to work with what we had in the cupboards – I had to stick it together with buttercream instead of the gorgeous sounding white chocolate ganache, and I also had a layer missing (due to burning it..!)

It was a bit of a faff, and my food colouring wasn’t quite bright enough for my liking – I had serious doubts as to whether it was going to work at one point, but I think it turned out ok – and was certainly well received 😀

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