I've just covered a plain cream light shade with some pretty Laura Ashley fabric for #1's room. I ordered this fabric for a roman blind which I got a lovely lady called Kath to make for me. When I went to pick up the finished blind Kath mentioned that I'd ordered way too much fabric. I checked the order form and, as I thought, I'd ordered 2 metres to make a blind with a drop of 165cm. It's strange that Laura Ashley decided to send me 3.5 metres instead of 2 metres, but I don't think I'll ring them to complain.
Mothering Sunday involved cake, of course. A Norwegian spiced chocolate cake from Scandilicious. I forgot to take a picture of it, so here's the one from the book. I'd been looking for an excuse to make this cake, so Mothering Sunday came in quite handy. It's a marble cake spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon and with a chocolate/coffee buttercream.
Mothering Sunday also involved trying to teach #1 to knit. Which involved me having to teach myself to knit left-handed. This was tough, especially the casting on, but we're getting there. Slowly.
There's been more cake since Sunday - a banana and chocolate loaf. I need to stop baking. It was a bit of a struggle to get my jeans on this morning.