Monday, 28 April 2014

Lavender and hops bags

It's a pretty spring morning here today, so I took some new photos of the lavender and hops bags I've been making. 

This is a new venture for me. I don't always sleep well and I've found that a mixture of lavender and hops really helps. 

Aren't they pretty? And isn't the tablecloth pretty too? This was embroidered by my great-aunt before I was born and I've had it for many, many years. It's too precious to use.

I've started selling these bags, so if you'd like one pop across to my etsy shop. There are some in unisex colours too. I know not everyone likes pretty florals!

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

British bank holidays

Well, the Easter holidays are over, and in true British fashion we got some good old-fashioned bank holiday weather...

We had family around on Easter Sunday, and I'm very glad I made some spur-of-the-minute warming soup. There was enough left for Monday lunch too!

This was potato, leek and spinach. It was a real 'what's-in-the-fridge' soup (or rather, what was in the veggie rack). My meals are often cobbled together from bits and pieces and nothing goes to waste. Soups are particularly good for using up leftover veg - cheap, quick and filling. I literally lived off soup as a penniless student, and with the current economic climate my favourite soup book has come in handy again!

Something else that has come in handy as the temperature dropped was my newest pair of socks.

I love knitting and I got the sock bug a few years ago. There's nothing cosier than socks you've made yourself in lovely wool.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Welcome to The Fragrant Home!

Welcome to The Fragrant Home and Happy Easter! I hope you're all having a sunny day shared with friends or family.

 Sunshine is in short supply here, so I thought I'd make my own...

I may have got a little carried away!

These will be turned into cushions and baby blankets. I just need to make more squares. What a trial!