Friday, 16 July 2010

Ring-a-ring 'o roses!

Finally got round to updating my etsy shop! It's definately been a while but I'm trying my hand at something new, jewellery making! It's very different from crochet, I mean it's not the sort of thing you can whip out on the sofa whilst watching this weeks episodes of Eastenders but on the other hand you get to wear something nice in the aid of a bit of 'self promotion'.


This has to be my favourite piece so far:



I love the way it's all pink and shimmery! It definately appeals to my romantic inner fairy-princess, and I will confess that I did make one for myself too.....is that bad?!

Little man had his last day at nursery today, I had planned to make something nice and handmadey to give to his teachers but settled for a delicious looking box of chocolates instead! I helped the littleman to write his own name in the card too something which we both ended up being extremely proud of, I can really see how much he has grown up since I had little G!! He also has his school leavers party on Monday, which I know I'm probably going to shed a little tear at.......big school in September I can hardly believe it. Anyway, it just so happens that Big blankie is well under construction now all the squares have been completed......the majority of the ends sewn in, this is the one thing that I dont like doing so much, you dont realise how many of the little suckers there are until you start to plough through it! Just the sewing and the edging to get through now and then we're done! Let us hope we haven't already seen the best of the weather this summer so we can enjoy lots of lovely picnic lunches together.......there's alot to be said for a spot of alfresco dinening and we are lucky enough to be able to enjoy both coast and country here.

Happy weekend xx

Sunday, 11 July 2010

4 short weeks

Phew, well I've had a busy jam packed few weeks! Everything has been thrown into chaos and disorder now I've got another little person to think about, even the school run has had to be re-thought and re-organised, I think I had quite forgotten how much time and energy little people take up. I'm sure in another couple of months though my life will be run with the kind of military operation only a mum can appreciate, at the moment strategies are being drawn up and revised on a daily basis! So many appointments, doctors, hospitals, midwives health visitors, I dont know whether i'm coming or going. However, amidst the chaos I have found time in the four short weeks since the birth of little baby G to get some serious hooky time - and I have LOVED every minute! I'm feeling particularly excited because I have actually nearly finished my first big crochet project, I mean I've often embarked on lots of little things, but this is the beginning of the BIG STUFF!



So, wanna know what I've been getting up to? do ya? well, remember blankie? my big plans for the picnic blanket for me and the ginger bread boy? It's oh-so-nearly ready! Shall we take a sneaky peak?



mmmm, delicious, obscenly bright granny squares waiting to be sewn together.........



often mixed with lots of coffee breaks, and the eye candy of magazine variety - I just cant seem to pass a magazine by these days without getting a serious case of the wanties, and then I just HAVE to have it, its an odd sort of addiction! just one on a loooooong list of odd things that I like!!