Once upon a time there was a very cute family of crochet bunnies…And although it seems like they were born only yesterday…
This month they turned one year old (so a special celebration was in order):
And they were allowed free rein in the vege garden – for one afternoon only! The spinach patch may never recover…Not to mention lots of extra special cuddles…
This crochet bunny pattern has become far and away my most popular post and tutorial.
There are hundreds of bunnies on their very own Ravelry page.
In the past year I have received so many wonderful emails from people with stories of their bunny creations (almost always with photos attached). I love that such a simple design has brought happiness to so many people all over the world… I’d like to say thank you to everyone who made a bunny (or 18!), and took the time to send me a note or comment!
So in honor of the famous nibble nibble Easter bunnies, this week I have created a new Easter friend – Cheep cheep the crochet chick!Ill be back soon with the (very easy!) pattern!
In the meantime if you have made a bunny you might like to post photo on the Green Dragonfly Facebook page and/or a comment below linking to a photo so everyone who reads this post can see them too! :) Jxox
Hoot hoot, here’s a cute owl page for you to color! The file is actually huge because I did this drawing as an A3, so if you want to print it to A3 size so you can colour the detail you shouldn’t have any trouble – but it will also print fine as A4 too :)
Click on the image above for the jpeg, or here for the pdf: Owl coloring
We’ve enjoyed a looooonnnnnnggggg hot summer, and even though its officially autumn our weather station informs me that its still 27 C right now – and its 6.30pm! I’m not complaining though, I know winter is just around the corner so I fully intend to remain in summer mode as long as I possibly can.
Of all the fruit and veg our garden has provided this summer, the golden queen peach has been my favourite. So sweet, juicy and so, so peachy… it’s like biting a little bit of summer each time I sink my teeth in. Nothing at all like a ‘brought’ peach; homegrown golden queens really are the royalty of peaches.
Ours are now almost at their end, brown spots are appearing and skins are wrinkling, so tonight I cooked up a simple pie with the last of them.
A crusty crispy crust….
Sweet and juicy center, with a hint of lemony tang…
And the smell which fills the kitchen? Heavenly!
A perfect end of summer food… this pie really hit the spot.
With maybe just a smidgen of hokey pokey ice cream! Yum!
Raewyn’s Perfect Peach Pie
- 1 cup flour
- 60g cold butter
- 1/4 c iced water
- 6-8 peaches (peeled and sliced)
- 1/2 c sugar
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice and zest of a lemon
- 1 egg
Preheat oven to 200 C.
Make the dough using a food processor – cut the butter into the flour, then with the motor running add the water in a slow stream. Keep blending until the mix all comes together to form a ball. Roll the dough on a lightly floured board and transfer to pie dish (I like to cook the pie and trim the extra pastry from the edge later). Peel and slice the peaches and arrange in dish.Heat together the sugar, lemon juice and butter until melted/dissolved, cool slightly, then beat in the egg and pour over the peaches. Transfer to hot oven and bake until set and the pastry is golden… about 30 – 40 minutes- perhaps slightly less than this one, but those crispy edges were deliciously caramelized!
Enjoy! How’s your week going? Are you cooking up anything delicious you really just HAVE to share with me? – Jxo
Thanks to Maia, here’s a little video of me crocheting the edging on my throw this morning. Its a pretty simple little two round shell (I’m working on round 2 in this vid), Ill post the full how to soon. Enjoy!