Just another quick post, two updates.
I have been busy, busy, busy, making my newly named Tutti-Fruity Lampshade (Inspiration from Delquilter on Ravelry) see my previous post here and I've begun to work out and crochet the circles I will need. I am going to adapt the original Apple-Cherry-Fizz-Bomb version though and add some crochet ripples into it too and maybe have a crochet bobble border. I can see it finished in my head!
I'm using Stylecraft yarn I bought from the Wool warehouse and I'll be placing an LED bulb in the shade once finished (no heat therefore safer), much to J's relief. I think he thought I was going to have a safety hazard on our hands, but he feels reassured now. Phew!!
So I've started my circles and chosen my palette.
I'm figuring out the circles needed, and I've made the first 8 for around the top. I've started crocheting the first of 8 larger ones and then I'll make 8 panels for the sides with crochet inserted shapes. It's all a bit take-it-slowly-and-see-how-it-goes but so far (fingers crossed) it's going well. I LOVE it!!
So I will keep you up-to-date and maybe even write a tutorial for this - depends on how transferable the sizes are as the shades may differ. It is a great upcycling project and recycling at it's best me thinks!!
Remember how yesterday I was busy, busy, busy with baking, homemade, things and homebaking? Well.
...on the pizza and bread buns. Sad I know, but I'm soo impressed with gluten free homemade bread - it tastes like Bread!
Ta-Dah!! I have successfully made gluten-free bread for a pizza and it was delish!!
It was lovely and crispy on the base ( the Aga does that very well) and I topped it with tomato puree, mozzarella cheese, rocket leaves, ribbons of courgettes (freshly picked that morning) cheddar cheese, olives (green and black) and dried basil.
The pizza was lovely with my homemade coleslaw and the bread buns turned out really well too - in fact I think they've now gone!
It's great having the time to get on and do these things, I just hope I can be organised and disciplined enough once back to school to ensure I bake, make and have time for crafty things. They make me soooo happy! :)