Bubble Stitch Cushions

Since I discovered Koel Magazine, I crocheted e a couple of patterns from it. Here's another one, not crocheted but knitted. The stitch used is called the Bubble Stitch. Instructions on how to do the bubble stitch you can find on You Tube. 

I think I finished now, I made all the things I liked in Issue #6. I can't wait until the next issue comes out.
Something else: this evening I saw this beautiful, beautiful family swim by. So lovely!

Made It #25

Making these Earl Grey Cookies was something I was really looking forward to, because I love the smell and taste of black tea (the fruity teas are something that I don't like at all, though). Best thing about these cookies, is that they're really simple to make. Just a normal cookies recipe, but with mixed in tea from tea bags. Love it!


What I want to make for next week is a Lemon Olive Oil Cake. Because my daughter is on summer camp while she has her birthday, some family is coming over to celebrate the big day earlier, and I think that's a good moment to serve the cake.

Cacti Party Invitations

Another item in this year's Birthday Party preparation, with Cacti as a theme, chosen by my daughter the party animal: the invitations! 

It's been a long time since I made simple drawn invitations, but I like them!

Chill & Chunky Blanket

As told in my last post, after crocheting Elena Deer (free pattern here) I became curious and last week I purchased issue #6 of Koel Magazine, so I could crochet Crispin Rabbit. I want to give Deer and Rabbit to the twin daughters of my friend.  
After finishing Rabbit I started with the Chill & Chunky Blanket in the same issue. I felt like crocheting a blanket since after three months of uninterrupted sun it finally started to rain and it was sort of chilly outside (funny how 23 degrees Celsius feels chilly after days of 35 degrees). I love the seasons and am looking forward to Fall: closed curtains, candles, house blankets, indoor diners with friends, movie nights and evenings full of Netflix. So, I made this:

 I used Mint Green wool for the blanket and Dark Grey cotton for the edge.

Made It #24

Finally I didn't forget to take a picture of the Pasta Pesto. I made this dish each week the last three weeks, but only this week I remembered to click so I could show you the result. 
Instead of pinenuts I used pecans, but that's the only thing I altered. The best thing about this recipe is that it's ready in only ten minutes!
~*~ My favorite tea flavour is Earl Grey, I really don't like fruit flavours and such in my tea. Maybe a bit of lemon, but that's it. Earl Grey Cookies sound like the best company for a cup of Earl Grey Tea, so that's what I'm going to try this week! After three months of sunshine every day without one drop of rain, there's rain in the forecast and that asks for tea and cookies.