A friend’s birthday was coming up. He’s quite difficult to buy for and would definitely appreciate a hand made gift over a store bought one any day (well, that’s what he’s led me to believe). So what to do. He’s allergic to Spud and hence is generally allergic (dust, wool, etc). Knitting him a woolly scarf wouldn’t cut it. I know he has knitted in the past so the manly craft bag was created. Using some Sublime Stitching embroidery patterns I embroidered the outer front of the bag. The bag enclosed some allergy friendly denim yarn, needles and a "how-to-knit" with some simple scarf patterns. Thanks to Vogue Knitting for the how-to instructions and images that I borrowed to make the book. The gift also came with a lesson.
No birthday celebration would be complete without…CUPCAKES. Since 2005 is year of the cupcake for me. Simple vanilla cake recipe with Betty Crocker icing and lips and balls for toppings. Went down a treat. (Cupcake pic’s taken by PJ.)