Monday, 24 August 2009

Giant Hat, Giant Mushroom, Giant Weetabix

Before I get to all things gigantic I will show you a tiny cucumber first - unfortunately the only one of its kind, in my garden anyway as the slugs destroyed the plant.

But now, lets move on to some bigger things as mentioned in the title. I made this huge crochet cloche ...

... which turned into a nice size hat once felted / fulled.

Then in the woodland at my work we found several giant puffballs, this one is actually the smallest I could find, some of the others were the size of medicine balls which four people shared. I took mine home, sliced it an fried it in some olive oil and it was delicious. The next day I cut some into cubes and fried them in butter and had it with some sausages for breakfast and a few bits on my pizza for dinner.

On Friday evening, after work we went for a walk around the field to look at the big straw rolls which always remind me of giant weetabix ...

... needless to say: I couldn't help but climbing up on one.

For a change the weather was quite nice this weekend, so I went to catch some butterflies - on camera that is.

I also made a little insect home by drilling several different sized holes into a log and attaching it to the fence next to the flower bed. I hope the first lodgers are going to move in soon.


  1. LOVE the insect homes! I've never tried giant puffballs, we have some very little ones in our yard....would love it if they grew that big!

    Lisa :)

  2. I love that hat! It's really cute.
    I've never heard tell of insect homes... although I only heard of bat houses yesterday.. lol

  3. I've always wanted to try a puffball - must keep a look out next time we're in the woods. Gorgeous hat by the way!

  4. I love the insect home! That would be great to make with kids; hard to mess up!