Saturday, 8 June 2013
Here's the prefect way to re-purpose those pretty crochet doilies you can't help buying when ever they turn up in charity shops - or is that just me! However these two beauties are tatted not crocheted and are just the right size to keep those pesky flying beasties out of my favourite vintage Portmeirion mug. The tatting is so fine it was difficult to sew the beads on without it showing so I just looked out some crochet thread of the same gauge, knotted them on and the thread ends just seem to blend into the tatting. (Must try tatting one day!)
This is the very last bottle of 2012 Elderflower Cordial I'd squirreled away at the back of the cupboard, but as its almost time to make the 2013 batch I don't mind breaking into it. As far as I'm concerned there is nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day than homemade cordial with ice. I've a mind to try rhubarb this year too as this recipe from Sarah Raven looks as easy as my elderflower.........
even with the "help" of my beautiful Titch!