Sunday, 27 January 2013

Another Busy Week

Phew! It's been another busy week.
At the beginning of the week, I discovered who my partner was for All4meggymoo's heart swap. I've been partnered with the lovely Jille and have been busily collecting bits and bobs for the swap this week.
It was my lovely mum's birthday on Friday so presents were crafted and wrapped and a cake was made (and eaten!)

I also managed to whip up another cowl this week in this GoRgEoUs green colour.

Baked some Snickerdoodles too this week for the first time, they were very yummy!

On Saturday I went on my beginners sewing machine course.
I had a fabulous day and made this beautiful bag! Very pleased with myself.

Today I got my sewing machine out and made a couple of lavender hearts.

Also managed to make a batch of brownies for pud tonight too.

Have you been busy?



  1. You have been busy! I`m oooing at every pic! Love the bag and the lavender hearts.

  2. Dear Victoria
    Busy indeed! I think your bag is gorgeous and the hearts are lovely. I'm taking part in the Hearts swap too and it's all systems go here for that, but I am really enjoying getting things collected and/or made.
    Best wishes

  3. What a busy week! Your bag looks fab, I joined the heart swap too and my swap has already arrived, I'm still getting my ideas together must pull my socks up!

  4. That cowl is lovely, fab colour! :) x

  5. Congratulations on your mothers birthday! Your week sounds busy. What a great result for your first sewing class!

    I have been painting my daughters old room. It's becoming our guest/ my craft room :-)

    Happy new week!

    Madelief x

  6. Sounds as if you have had a really lovely busy week.Lots of lovely photos on your blog.Didnt notice the hearts swap or may have participated!

  7. You have been sew (!) busy! I am very impressed...Please tell me what a snickerdoodle is? as I think we may need some in our house...
    Daisy x

    1. Hi Daisy,
      A Snickerdoodle is a cakey biscuit which is rolled in cinnamon sugar before baking. I can highly recommend them - I used a rachel allen recipe.
      Victoria xx

  8. Wow, you have been busy! I get your mum was delighted with her birthday gifts. Xx

  9. Hi Victoria, I too have been busy collcting things for our swap. I haven't finished yet but I am on my way. It's been lovely reading your blog and hope that you like my choice of gifts as much as I've enjoyed collecting them.
    Jille xx

  10. Lovely makes Victoria ... you have been busy ... I just bought Bake recently and was eyeing up the snickerdoodle recipe ... will have to try them out ... enjoy your week ... Bee xx

  11. Love your gorgeous cowl!! Such a pretty green! I have been busy, too! Wishing you a wonderful week! xo Heather

  12. Such lovely things! You have just inspired me to go and make some hearts for valentines day!

  13. Love the bag it's divine and the cake looks very yummy.
    Patricia x

  14. Your bag with the roses is so beautiful! And the handcrafted things for your mother's birthday, wonderful!
    I also have been very busy : cleaning kitchen cupboards, bah., but necessary.

  15. Gosh, I'm so far behind with everyone! You've clearly been really busy and I've mostly been in bed!

    Loving the colour of that cowl, and it look so warm, perfect for all this grotty winter weather :)

  16. Oh-so-lovely makes... love the cake, love just the thought of snickerdoodles and love your pretty cowl. You have been busy! I see you're reading the new Kate Morton book - is it as lovely as the previous ones? Was thinking of making it my book club pick next month so would value your critique/opinion if you have a mo. Happy Monday, xx

  17. Oh my! What a busy bee you have been Victoria! All look absolutely delightful! Love Haylie (a.k.a Rubie Magpie)xx have a good week!

  18. Holy moly busy Mummy! Hope you are having a great week, Hazel x

  19. Your new sewing all looks great, Victoria, and the crochet cowl is a gorgeous colour! Happy belated birthday to your mum. I love the sound of your snickerdoodle cookies :)
    Happy weekend!
    Helen x

  20. Omg I really needed to know about that swap - I've been going heart crazy and now I don't know what to do with them all!!