Sunday, June 14, 2009

Can you guess What This Is

Did your mum ever make one of these? Do you know what it is? Well I got the recipe from this book (sorry its a bit blurry). Melissa Goodsell had done a post on this book a while ago and as I love cooking and making jams etc i just HAD to have this book. One of the recipes is homemade ginger beer. My mum used to make this when i was little and i will always remember the exploding bottles and then some of the bottles that had FLAT ginger beer and how mum always had to feed the plant everyday. The mixture in the bottle is the PLANT (my kids think this is really funny and want to know where the fizz will come from). This was a part of my childhood that brings back some very happy memories so I thought that i would give it a go and make some memories for my kids. To any of you who live in Perth I have to split my plant in 8 days so if you want it let me know. Or maybe you should wait until we have tasted the first batch :)

Now I always thought that i couldn't crochet and someone taught me way back when i was about 6 to make squares, it's funny how you don't forget. I didn't know what the stitches were called or anything. I have been using these cute little crocheted flowers on my LO's lately and thought surely they couldn't be hard to make, so after a search on google i came across this
and after watching it a few times i made these. With my liking for natural things i just had to go and make one out of jute and i am really happy with the way they turned out. They aren't perfect but not to bad if i do say so myself.

I am still waiting for my two books to arrive and again Mel Goodsell did a post on these a couple of weeks ago, I tell you every time i log onto her blog it costs me :) and these books don't have anything at all whatsoever to do with scrapbooking.
Have a good week everyone, I, hopefully will be making loaf after loaf of yummy bread when my book comes. This will probably make my bread maker obsolete.


Jenni said...

I LOVE those flowers! I couldn't crochet to save my life...can you teach me because I think they would be great as brooches.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

I have memories of ginger beer making as a kid too!! It is something you don't hear much about these days. Love your corcheted flowers - especially the one in jute - that was most inspired and will look great on a LO. Looking forward to seeing your ARtisan Bread - that books has had some great reviews from a number of bloggers.

suzitee said...

Oooh yes, I am a closet crocheter from way back too. Your flowers look great, especially the jute one.
I hope you are going to make me a loaf of bread when you get your book...I am looking forward to seeing how easy it is and how yummy it tastes :)
No ginger beer making experiences here, but very interested to see how it goes! You are one busy little cookie atm aren't you???

Melissa Goodsell said...

LOL, I'll try not to post anything that might cost you for the next few weeks :)))
I'm busting for my ginger beer plant to be ready too. Our ginger beer always used to explode when I was little too.
Love the crochet flowers, they're so sweet.

nina .... said...

cool!! l love ginerbeer .... be sure to let us know how it turns out!! oh, and love your crocheted flowers ...(wish i could crochet)

Maggie said...

Thank your for your lovely comments on the tutorial.