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Long overdue photos of a lovely thoughtful gift September 24, 2007

Posted by Sarah in baking, cake, food, gift, home made.
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A lovely little lady from here made me some beautiful little cupcakes as a thank you gift for lending her some cookbooks.  They looked and tasted so good!  I took them to work and shared them with Hannah and Liv at work.  If only you could have heard the squeals of delight when they opened the box and saw what I had for them.  Thanks Ann – you’re a star!!

Mum’s 60th Birthday present September 10, 2007

Posted by Sarah in baking, cake, cosy, food, gift, home made, knitting.
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I can finally write about the present I made for Mum for her birthday this year.  Mum reads this blog so I didn’t want to ruin the surprise by writing too soon.  I made her a shawl from this great yarn I got from the Craft Show.  Mum just loves the shawl and wanted to wear it all the time when I was home.  I love the way the blue colour really looks good on her.

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The other part of her present was a small blanket.  I knit this on size 13 needles with two really thin strands of yarn at the same time.  This made a really bouncy stretchy blanket – perfect for one person to snuggle up under when reading. The blue blanket in the second picture is one that I made for myself.  It’s the same size as Mum’s blanket and it accompanies me everywhere around the house.

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The guests at Mum’s party were each treated to a Lemon Meringue Cupcake.  I made 54 of these babies!  They looked so cool and I thought they were so much nicer than just making one big cake.  Much more work, but it was worth it.  Mum is worth it :)

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