Yummy 1st Pull of Rhubarb

Sunday, 31 May 2015

“ Since my rhubarb started first showing it's first tip pushing through the soil I have been wishing it would hurry up and grow so I can make a crumble. I must say the weather hasn't exactly helped it grow much this year as the baby bunnies in my garden, this has now been covered up to help it get going.
As a child I didn't like rhubarb as I found it too tart but our next door neighbour gave us a great tip for getting rid of that problem. Here is what I do

1. Wash the rhubarb and cut it up into small pieces and place in a large bowl.
2. Boil a full kettle of water and pour over the rhubarb until they are covered and leave for 30mins.( This is the process that removes the tartness)
3. Strain away the water, cook the rhubarb and make your crumble topping

     I just managed to pull enough to make a crumble and will finish the rest today after my roast pork.

    Gift Ideas

    Saturday, 30 May 2015

    “ Just a few items that caught my  eye today whilst browsing. The link below will take you to the shops that I have picked. Hope you like what I chose.

    Body Shop Facial Update 5 Months On

    Thursday, 28 May 2015

    I know that I have already given a review for this item before but I am sure that some people like to know what I think 5 months later on. This is for body shops Tea Tree skin clearing facial wash.
    I have gotten used to the strong smell but for those of you that like a subtle smell this isn't for you. I use a tiny spot every other day in the morning. Slightly dampen your hands as it makes it go further. The way this bottle is lasting I think that it will see me through to next year. As I say a little bit goes a long way.
    I have had no reaction to it and don't seem to have as many spots as I was before.It also hasn't dried my skin out in anyway or caused any rashes. My daughter who is in her early 20's who has dry skin found that it was too strong for her so she stopped using it. I now have 2 bottles to use so will be ok for a while yet.
    This review is my own unbiased review and haven't been paid to say what I have.

    xCottonKisses Cross Stitch Gift Tags

    Wednesday, 27 May 2015

    Just perfect with Fathers Day just around the corner

    Whilst browsing today I came across this delightful little Etsy shop called xCottonKisses. I have chosen just 3 of my favourites from her shop.  This is a little bit about her.....


    "10 years ago, I moved to the very bottom of the UK. My new neighbour was a lady who lived by herself... and a living room full of guinea pigs, chinchillas, degus, etc. I thought it was brilliant haha. By visiting her, I discovered she was a cross stitcher and in time she began to give me her unwanted magazines, leftover threads and fabrics. It wasn't long at all before I was hooked!
    Throughout the years I would stop, start, stop, start. I took a textiles class at High School, and cross stitching made an appearance in my Art GCSE. I stopped again for a little while until I lost my little dog in July 2014, so I started on a huge portrait of her face. I'm yet to finish ♥
    Along came Christmas and desperate for a break from the 26 beiges and browns of my dogs face...I made hot pink reindeer gift tags for a friend. I posted a photo on a website that people use to sell make up and clothes, and managed to sell 4 orders in time for Christmas. I was so happy and started to stitch up some other designs. One month later and I had sold 57 tags. I am looking forward to joining the etsy community and becoming a shop owner ♥

    Why have I called my shop "xCottonKisses" ?
    It's exactly how I see cross stitch! Cross stitches are made using cotton.. And the stitches resemble the letter "x", which I mostly recognise as a kiss! ... xxx"
    I picked this one as I have a family of baby bunnies come several times to play in my garden and devour my plants
    How you liked what I chose. If you are blog or have an online shop leave a comment and who knows it might be you that gets featured next week!

    Colourful Inspirations

    Wednesday, 27 May 2015

    “ After years of knitting and crochet I have so many bags full of wool I could probably knit a piece long enough to go around the world - or at least that is what my hubby says.

    I designed a particular baby hat pattern that I absolutely love doing and have always done it in plain colours but changed it by adding different flowers.

    The other night whilst watching TV I thought why not try adding bright colours for a change so gave it a go. I must say I like them but am not sure if mums would buy them for a new born so will have to see.

    Here is a couple of pics that I took of 2 of them. See what you think! Any input appreciated before I get carried and make too many items.

    This is the first one that I did

    This is my 2nd
    Made With Love By The Dutch Lady Designs