It's my niece's 2nd birthday on Saturday. My parents are giving her a baby doll cot for her present so I thought I could make a bedding set to go in it. The quilt was the first one I made and I am pleased that it is going to a good home.
I hope her baby will be comfortable in her new bed.
This dolly thinks it's just fine and where is her bed? Oh it's reversible too! Did you notice the gingham? Well, I just can't help myself! I hope she has a lovely day and enjoys her party. We can't go as she lives too far away unfortunately. But she is coming to visit us in a couple of weeks. That will be nice.
Remember the popcorn tree? Well just look at it now! I've changed it's name to the wedding tree. It looks like a bride who has just had confetti thrown all over her. So pretty.
It was definitely a day in the kitchen for me today. It's not my thing at all but sometimes we have to just bite the bullet and do it anyway.
I made a meatloaf and chocolate slice for my friend who had her baby on Monday. I dropped these off this afternoon and took a quick peek at her baby. Oooh he's so little and so sweet! He was sleeping and oh so quiet. I like quiet babies. Other people seem to get those ones.
Whilst doing the dreaded supermarket shop this morning I was faced with bags of lemons on entering. Well, I immediately thought lemon curd. It's No.1's favourite spread and I'm a bit partial to it as well. So a bag of lemons hopped into my trolley with great intentions of being made into curd sometime this week.
Oh well since I was in the kitchen anyway I thought I might as well whip it up on the spot.
My mother got an emergency phone call after quite a while, to ask why it wasn't thickening. Little did I know that some lemons aren't the best at setting! An extra egg later and it was still sloppy. How blimmin' annoying is that? Well after at least 20mins stirring I gave up and bottled it anyway. One can only try.
I did find time for a quick bite to eat at some point. Doesn't this look a pretty and colourful lunch?
And this is mainly why I really don't like kitchen work! After all that work cooking you are left with this....
I saw the most cutest sight this afternoon. Three teeny tiny little 'runny babbits' as No. 4 calls them. They are only a couple of weeks old and they are about the size of your palm. They are being dropper fed and seem to be doing very well. Their home was destroyed by a digger, grrr. Their mummy ran off as you can imagine. The poor little mites.
We ended up having tea at our friend's house. There were goodness knows how many children there and they all had a ball of course. Such a lovely way to spend an afternoon. Thank you very much G!