Friday, 23 January 2015

Five on Friday - January


I'm joining in with Five on Friday organised by Amy at Love Made my Home where once a month we take five minutes from our day to enjoy five things. Do pop in to see what others in my group are up to at the bottom of the page.

This month I'm sharing a few of my recent makes.

1. I'm enjoying creating and making mini photo albums and journals. Here are a few that I've gifted or kept for myself.




2. I found this crocheted cowl on Pinterest and simply had to make it in advance of any colder weather. So cosy and warm too and only took about four hours to make.



Not very good at "Selfies" I'm afraid.



3. Nothing better than a bowl of homemade veggie soup - wouldn't be without my soup maker. I just threw in some veggies that were sitting in the fridge - carrots, onion, courgette, swede etc., plus a tin of tomatoes, stock cube, seasoning, herbs - basil, oregano and top up with about 500 mls water. Yummy.



4. Tomato Chutney - a must with cheeses, cold meats, pork pies etc. Not sure why I only make it in the winter though.


5. Back on the crafting note here are a couple of gift bags/envelopes I made and have put aside for upcoming birthdays



Amy at Love Made my Home
Kristie at North of 49
Katharine at Art-e-Facts
Selma at Eclectic home life
Marion at My two girls
Teresa at Knit, Bake, Cultivate


Have a good weekend dear friends.

22 comments:

  1. What lovely crafty makes, your yarn looks very chunky just the thing for keeping the cold out along with the soup.

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  2. Nice work, I particularly like the journals. The cowl looks so warm, I live in turtle necks because I hate for my neck to get cold.

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  3. I also like the journals. I can make them but get fed up!

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  4. Love the journals. Sure they are well received gifts. Love the idea of a soup maker. Not come across that before.

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  5. Hello Patricia,

    We are definitely not the crafty kind and your hand made goodies look wonderful. How delighted the receivers of the gifts will be. It is so much more special to have something which has been lovingly created by hand.

    Soup is the national dish here in Hungary so we are very lucky to have some always on the go. It is such a versatile food and full of goodness when made with fresh vegetables. Yours does look delicious!

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  6. The cowl looks very cosy indeed. Just perfect for this freezing weather we're having this week. The journals and gift bags are lovely too. Great paper crafting there. And the soup sounds really yummy. Really great 'five'.
    Have a nice weekend!

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  7. I wouldn't be without my soup maker either - one of the best kitchen gadgets I own. Have a great weekend. x

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  8. It looks like you've been busy, Patricia! January is such a great crafting month. Is your soup maker a high speed blender? Does it heat the soup up, or just mix it?

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  9. What wonderful things Patricia! The soup looks delicious and I love the gift bag how beautiful!!! Five great things!! Thank you for joining in! xx

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  10. I love your journals Patricia, and I like the five items idea...
    Have a nice weekend
    Erna x

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  11. A soup maker sounds just like what I need to have! It is good to meet you Patricia, I'll be back!

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  12. Five lovely things, Patricia. All your different pieces of craft work are lovely and I'm with you on the soup I always enjoy a bowl of soup in any season but especially at this time of year:)

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  13. Five lovely things. You say you make chutney in winter, I get itchy fingers wanting to crochet and knit in winter. Making a knitted cowl. Pattern from Purl Bee, an amazing website.

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  14. Love your Five on Friday! I am going to try to make some tomato chutney!

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  15. You make gorgeous gift bags and envelopes - I would love to see more of these when you've made them! Jx

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  16. Pat how did I not know that you were still blogging? I must have lost you when my blog changed over! I'm so glad you blog because I love your blog!! I like your photos, especially your neck scarf. I hope you're having a great weekend, Tammy x

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  17. That cowl looks super cosy! Visiting from Amy's blog, I love your Five on Friday! xx

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  18. You've made some lovely things there Pat, the cowl is lovely, looks really cosy. I may have to ask for the pattern!

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  19. Your cowl is great, Patricia! It looks very nice on you. Tomato chutney sounds delicious. I've always wanted to try making chutney. I hope you're having a good weekend.

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  20. Paper crafting is a mystery to me, Patricia, and I adore your albums, journals, and the pretty envelopes. All are gorgeous. You are quite a busy bee, and making chutney too, my favourite condiment. YUM! xox

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  21. Love all your makes Patricia. You're so creative! I'm sure the cowl will be welcome during these cold days I would love to know how to do that collage with the photo in the centre. I use Picasa and PicMonkey and wonder if it's an advanced PicMonkey facility? I'm having computer connection problems at the moment so my work on it is slow and I'm having to be kept it simple and straightforward. xx

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  22. I love all the results of your creativity, Patricia. I've never tried crafting with paper, but your images are very tempting. I make lots of soup, but in the old way on the stove. I'd never thought of buying a soup maker, but must investigate the possibility.

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