Well I think I'm getting my creative mojo back .
The past week has been a week of planing and creating.
Friday saw me start planning a new crochet blanket , I really want to make a squishy aran ripple blanket for our bed . So I've made a little purchase to get me started , some very soft and very squishy Rico merino aran , I've started my chain and am very excited about getting the blanket started but feel it may be a long term project as it is to go on a King size bed ( Ooooo I think I may also need to take out a small mortgage to fund the project too !! lol ) .
I am very much in love with these four colours
First of all my youngest niece had her birthday to celebrate and Auntie Tracy never turns up without baked goods . So I had a little play !
A very good friend had her birthday yesterday and she was having a house party to celebrate . Well it would have been rude not to turn up with celebratory cup cakes ( buns ) . Our friend absolutely adores Joules clothing so with that in mind that was the colour theme I chose for her birthday buns . Oh what fun I had creating these buns and one evening a very dear friend helped too , there was a quick demo on flower making and there may have also been a little Damson gin consumed as well ( and what a very good friend she is too to put up with my sometimes very bossy nature ! thanks Sam x) .
So after two evenings of forming fondant flower it was time to start decorating .
I love this part !
It was wonderful to see her face when she saw her buns , 30 special buns for a fabulous lady .
You will need : chicken thighs and or chicken drum stick I use a mix of both , 6 x thighs & 4 drum sticks , which feed our family of four .
: 2 tbsp Cajun spices
: The juice of 1 Lime
: 250 g Fat free natural yogurt
In a dish mix together the yogurt the Cajun spices and the Lime juice .
Then remove all the skin from the chicken pieces and score the meat .
Next coat all the chicken pieces with the yogurt mix .
You can either cook straight away or cover in a dish and leave to marinate in the fridge for a couple of hours .
I've also had lots of creative planing going on in The Studio this week as Lucy and I get a programme of workshops started . So I've been working with Rachel from Bewitched by stitch to work out the next 4 Rag rug related workshops especially as the ones before Christmas were so very popular . We thought our first one would be an Easter Rag Rug Wreath day workshop . Which takes place on the Saturday the 1st of March from 10 am to 4 pm in The Studio and this a perfect opportunity for anyone who is interested to have a gentle introduction to the art of prodded rag rugging . Below is just an example of what could be achieved in this day workshop . Imaging being able to make and add something like this to a lovely Easter display in your own home .
www.creativecoopers.blogspot.co.uk and go to the workshop page for course information and visit the contacts page to contact me . Alternatively you could message me on my Facebook page , Handmade Over Yonder to arrange securing a place and places have already started to go .
Now I'm looking forward to spending a week at home and being out and about with Mr P and our boys .
Thanks for popping by and ta ta for now .