Isn't she just gorgeous?
I am chuffed because Evie seems to have the Horsey Gene that I have. Both my boys don't have it so it is lovely to have a child that loves horses as much as I do. She got lots of horsey presents and next week she is having a pony party for her birthday and I am hoping that my sister will now let her have riding lessons (I bought her her first lesson last year but it was decreed she was too young by her Dad, lol).
We met my Sister, BIL, nephew and neice along with Nannie on the common near the seafront for a picnic. I made these to take (this was just the first batch I made lots more!!):
Double Choc Chip Cookies
I don't bake very often as I am trying to lose weight *rollseyes* (even though since Christmas I have struggled to get my head back around it - I managed to lose 2st before December but just can't get in the right headspace ATM).
These cookies worked out really well, they aren't pretty but they had just the right about of crunch and gooeyness.
200g brown sugar (I only had demerara)
200g white sugar
450g plain flour
100g dark choc
100g milk choc
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 x eggs
Mix the butter with the sugars, add the egg and mix. Stir in flour and chopped up chocolate. Add vanilla.
Drop onto a lined tray (I lined mine with silicone liners) and bake in batches for 10-12mins at 180 degrees C.
Makes about 20 cookies, so if you are not baking for a family picnic you might want to half it!!
I made Son#2 a school bag:
I finished a crochet cushion:
TBH I am not crazy about the colours but I wanted to use it up and I like the wavy pattern.
And I completed the trim on my plain white pillowcases:
I got the idea from You Go Girl's tutorial but I just looked at the pic and did my own thing rather than following the pattern so I am not sure the shells are exactly right. I liked the idea of bright cotton crocheted onto plain white so that's what I did.
I also finished a dress this weekend, though I am not happy with the pic of me in it so I will show you that another time!!
Hope you are all having a lovely bank holiday?