Crochet edging and a mug cake

18th March  

Yesterday I posted about upcycling a tee shirt, see here and I asked for some help.  I have heeded advice given and have moved forward in my edging.  The house and anything that stays still for long enough could actually become crochet edged...

It all began here at the beginning of the week

Determined to keep the blanket stitch small this time

Blocking was essential to this type of edging

I feel all homely looking at this, almost vintage retro!

I could be hooked on edging, watch this space...
Although I did not follow a pattern completely, I was totally influenced in this edging from this link here  Thank you to Val for drawing this post to my attention.

I often like to have a piece of cake with crocheting and as I was alone in the house felt making a whole cake a little extravagant.   I hit upon a mug cake.  Vanilla to be exact.

Make sure the mixture is not lumpy
Moist not Spongy Vanilla Mug Cake 

You will need:

1/4 cup + 2 tbsp. plain flour
2 tbsp. sugar
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp. milk
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
1/2 tbsp. vanilla extract OR 1 tbsp. if not using vanilla paste
2 tbsp. butter, melted

Mix dry ingredients together.

Mix milk and vanilla.

Add milk mixture to dry ingredients  and whisk making sure there are no lumps.  Add melted butter and whisk it all in.

Pour into a 16 ox microwavable mug

Microwave on high for 130 seconds, my microwave is 950 watt, so you may need to adjust your timings for your wattage.

Eat and enjoy!

It tasted great but I was surprised at how it deflated on cooling

It really was moist, but I couldn't eat it all despite my best efforts

♥  Enjoy  ♥


  1. The shirt looks fantastic.

    1. Thanks Meredith. I am having such fun. But a crochet night off tonight x

  2. Gosh that is gorgeous ! You are clever it's really lovely.


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