Bunting mania!

As one of my summer projects I have been making bunting – for myself and also as presents. The bunting currently hanging up in my room (and there’s quite a lot of it!) is in really bright colour stripes and polka dots to brighten up my uni room.

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For my friend Ellie, who has moved to New Zealand for her year abroad, I used some hilariously patriotic fabric to remind her of home!

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For my lovely little cousin Will’s 2nd birthday I went for a dinosaur theme:

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I found a link earlier to some fab online fabric stores and REALLY want to get on to making some more bunting. But i’m off on holiday later (to sunny Yorkshire!) so I’ll just have to be content with crocheting some instead…

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SUMMER ~ part 1

I am having a very lazy summer – which is just how I like it! I’ve read loads of crime novels, napped in the sun and have done a lot of crafting. Bliss!

I’ve crocheted cushion covers (that my lovely mother has finished off with her wonderful sewing skills).

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I’ve made mandalas and a weird hexagon thing in neutral colours for our living room.

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And I’ve made a ridiculous amount of bunting to decorate my room at uni with:

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And that’s all I have pictures of at the moment! More to come soon.

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My university is super pretty and I’m very smug about it

I had a surprisingly busy day today! It was the open day at my university so my mum and I drove down to Surrey to show my brother around. I go to Royal Holloway, University of London and I’m very proud of it. The main building there is based on the Ch√Ęteau de Chambord in the Loire valley (spot the History nerd) and is SO beautiful.

This evening (back in Lichfield) I went to quite an exciting drinks meet-and-greet thing. I’ve agreed to volunteer at the Lichfield Festival in July which should be really fun, and tonight I met the other volunteers. The festival’s great fun so I’m really looking forward to that. It gives me something to do!

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I now find myself crocheting another cushion cover. I also appear to be watching the football, for reasons that are slightly beyond me…

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More baking

Second part of my Father’s day baking! A day late but I was otherwise engaged yesterday afternoon (having a nap, naturally) so I couldn’t make them then. They’re sugar and spice muffins; ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg with sugar and cinnamon sprinkled on top of the muffin mix. Really good if you don’t have much butter or many eggs but desperately want some cake.
My day has been spent crocheting (a cushion cover for our living room, Mum and I are on a mission to make it look fabulously home-made), watching a film (Celeste and Jesse Forever, which is surprisingly sweet and funny for a film about divorce) and filling in application forms for volunteer jobs so I don’t get ridiculously bored this summer. Oh the excitement!

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Father’s Day

My dad’s not particularly into Father’s Day but he asked me if I’d make him some ginger biscuits. They’re really easy to make but delicious! I added a bit of cinnamon to the mix and only cooked them briefly so they’re quite chewy, which is how Dad prefers them.

An Introduction

A little about me:

My name is Molly and I’m 20. I’m from Staffordshire, which is where I live with my family when I’m not at university in Surrey. I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and when it was particularly bad earlier this year I took up crochet to distract myself. Now I’m feeling a bit better, but I’m also a bit obsessed. I’ve not got a lot to do this summer, so I thought I’d start a blog just to keep track of all of the projects I’m planning to start. Hopefully the idea of blogging will give me an incentive to be productive rather than spending too much time watching Netflix!