Friday, October 21, 2011

Granny Goodness

It's finished. The Giant Granny Blanket for #2 child. She loves her snuggle rug - great for in the mornings that are still a little cooler. And of course it will be at home in the caravan as well.

It's lovely weather again, I even found two ripe tomatoes in the garden and I haven't even planted any yet! (It was a rogue self seeded plant that had survived the winter somehow).

I've started on a bit of Christmas Shopping and also Christmas Crafting. Check out the cute Tutu I'm making for a small family member (not my little one though as she won't wear skirts!)

Yummy Moro Bar Muffins (thanks Leah for the recipe x x ) They hit the spot for afternoon tea a few days ago.

My husband works shift work so I spend many evenings on my own, tonight once the girls were in bed I thought I deserved a little treat. French Vanilla Ice Cream and Homemade Caramel sauce.So divine!

Caramel Sauce

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/8 cup water
1-2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup cream (I only had lite cream so it's a little thin)
pinch of salt if desired (makes it a yummy salted caramel sauce)

Gently heat water and sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add butter. Cook for a few mins until bubbly (but watch carefully as it can catch and burn). Add Cream - mix and then cook for another minute or two. Leave to cool (or pour hot over ice cream). It's a runny sauce that I make - not a thick one- you could thicken it as desired.

Enjoy x


Leah said...

Wow - that is one stunning blanket honey! Beautiful photos. I especially love the pic over the farm gate - gorgeous. It's going to look amazing in your caravan. The tutu is lovely! Boy you have been busy.

clare's craftroom said...

Love the new blanket and anything that has the word caramel in it is the best !

Bee happy said...

The blanket is so cute, love the colours :) also love the tutu ;)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

PaisleyJade said...

Wow - it looks amazing!!!!!!

Annaboo said...

Amazing blanket- I love the colours.
That tutu is sooo cute. I wish my little girl would dress up, but she refuses!
Have a good weekend.

Pixie said...

Hi Kylie and thank you for your comments, i do love a bit of upcycling and such like, and i am especially pleased with the jacket, of course since finishing mine i keep finding tweed jackets all over the place now and want to upcycle them your blog by the way.