New Things, Pretty Things.

I thought my stall at the Devonport Craft Market could do with some new stock so I spent a day shredding some dried lavender and turning it into small sachets. They smell lovely, so much more subtle than the ones that are scented with oils. Each one is finished with a vintage button. Molly helped collect this lavender on our walks, she calls it laffenda.

 
To add something for the little people who visit my stall I made some felt wands which I think are very soft and pretty. 
I also made some wee patchwork balls for some friend’s babies using scraps of fabric from old projects. Always love to be thrifty! 
You can find the tutorial for them here.
Then it was my husband’s turn to receive a handmade gift. It was much harder for me to think of something that he might like and that wouldn’t be too hard (or time consuming!) for me to make. I didn’t think he would use anything knitted, and I am saving something sewn for Father’s Day. 
In the end I remembered baking! That counts as handmade. So I baked him a lemon curd cheesecake and it was very well received. Bonus? I got to share it.
This was the first time I had ever tried making cheesecake (and oh God, now I know why diet freaks don’t eat it!). It was, however, deceptively simple to make. And completely delicious to eat with a cup of tea in the evening.
Last of all is my afternoon walk through Newmarket. Very different feeling walking through an urban, commercial area rather than the suburbs. 

I hope you are having a happy week too.  
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About whilemollynaps

I live in New Zealand with my daughter and husband. I take photos, I knit, I design knitting patterns, and I try and live thoughtfully (whatever that means on any given day).
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