Monday, December 27, 2010

Did I spend time this weekend??

       Completed the lavender cardigan I had on the waiting list in my sewing cave.

  After the busy Christmas Eve, with all the preparation of the traditional dinner for the family and exchange gifts, I was exhaustively the weekend to do nothing more than lying on couch, but one thing is my body and another is my mind (which usually go independent), while the body and said she needed to relax, the mind said I had to use the time doing something. 
  Although I started this cardigan without much conviction, the end result is very satisfying, I look at it on the mannequin ( Miss Mercromina) and I really like the look of lace and the sensitivity of the point chosen in combination with color. It looks very romantic and delicate.

 I finished all the selvage of the cardigan with a point that simulates scallops, so when I was thinking how close it, I decided I´d better not be something original to the usual buttons, I searched through my stash and found some gold buttons shaped thimbles, they are perfect!! I only link a small chain including two and  I got some simulacrum of cufflinks. Original and effective!
  I have three balls of yarn left over this. So I was thinking... they are not enough to make any other blouse or top, but I found this chart from expatbeads and I thought this would be the perfect beret for the cardigan, now I have only to look for a dress for it.


For breakfast on Christmas morning I prepared my family some cupcakes that have a very easy recipe, I know they are a safe bet and when I cook, they don´t arrive until many hours later, thinking about the date that is I have chosen a booties shaped mold Christmas .  You can try them, I assure you, are exquisite.

 Ingredients:     3 eggs, 150g butter, 150g sugar, 150g flour, 1 sachet baking powder, 80g of chocolate for dessert, 50g grated coconut.
 Preheat oven to 160º C.  Beat eggs and sugar until mixture is foamy, add the flour sifted with baking powder and butter at room temperature.
  Add the  shredded coconut  and add the chopped chocolate and mix will. Pour batter into cupcake molds and bake 20 to 30 minutes. 
        Enjoy, above all , enjoy.....


  1. Vya que eres activa! En lugar de reljarte y descansar de todo el ajetreo de las navidades te pusiste a tejer! te qudo muy bonito!!

  2. You're so productive! I love your cardigan and you can tell it must have been a lot of work to get this beautiful result :)

  3. The cardigan is just gorgeous! And the little thimbles are precious. I'm sure that you will find the perfect dress to wear this with.

  4. ¡Va adelante en elecciones en color! Hago certaily sigue - adoro lavanda - y emparejo perfectamente con el estilo de la rebeca (y la boina). ¿Quién supo que podría conseguir dedal botones formados? ¡Son tan perfectos para abrochar la frente de tal artículo! ¡Y que supo que podría hacer vender pasteles formados (con coco destrozado - yum)! ¡Está tan lleno de sorpresas! ¡Espere que continúe tener una interrupción encantadora de Navidad!

  5. I love your cardigan - it's so pretty and the colour is beautiful!

  6. Love the cardigan, beutiful. Can you tell me where you got the pattern?

  7. That cardigan is simply lovely!

  8. That lilac sweater is just beautiful!!!

  9. love that lilac colour and I will try your recipe!

  10. Happy New Year. I got the pattern for the baret, I was asking for the sweater pattern. Again Feliz Ano Nuevo!


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