Thursday, October 25, 2007


If you think this is scary you should see them with their masks on!!

The Minx and the Sausage Monster are getting very excited about Hallowe'en, as you can see, and had great fun today deciding what costumes to wear. They don't go trick or treating - it hasn't really caught on round here. We do have a special dinner on Hallowe'en though and everything is given a spooky or gory name - like Bursting Eyeballs(cherry tomatoes), Witches' Fingers (sausages) - you get the idea.
I plan on making some nice green fairy cakes next Wednesday, with purple icing - yum.

I'm getting desperate to sew and have started planning some new projects (!!!) to do once the kids are back at school (hurry up, hurry up ;) ).

Browsing through this soft toy book:

I happened upon my Rosy Doll that Mum made for me over 30 years ago ( I know! I really am that old!) and Rosy is still going strong in the Minx's room.

It's a very simple and straightforward pattern which I intend to modify and update a little to make it more groovy. I may have to make some of the original design too as it's very cute.

Here's another WIP. Can you tell what it is yet?

Other than that this week has flown and evenings are spent rippling - I did 6 colour rows last night which equates to 12 crochet rows! Went to bed just after midnight as a result. Also had to go and buy even more yarn for it today as the colours I seem to be using most were running out fast. I had intended just to use my scraps from my stash for this blanket but my 'random' rows have developed a sort of pattern all by themselves - not a rigid pattern but enough to upset me if I run out of a particular yarn.
We've got some friends coming round to play and bake oaty cookies tomorrow and one or maybe two lots of friends visiting on Saturday and Sunday. Best stock up on vino plonko then - not that I need an excuse :o)
DH is away in Italy overnight at his work's innovation awards ceremony as he is a finalist. It sounds very grand but I'm assured it isn't really. Don't care how grand it is - just hope he gets a big fat bonus!! He won't be back until about 3am on Saturday so he'll probably socialise by falling asleep on the sofa - these youngsters have no stamina - LOL!


Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Ooooh! Can't wait to see the dolly! Anyway, maybe your mum made it for you when you were just a twinkle in her eye and you really are only 21! Lucy x

artisbliss said...

Makes me think of when I went through a doll making stage as a (much) younger person. Come to think about it, I've made some art dolls since, too. Fun.

Monkee Maker said...

Very impressed with the litt'luns outfits .... and even more impressed that they eat cherry tomatoes!!

And hurrah! Amazing progress on the monkey, even though you've been busy rippling too. Respect!

Good luck to your hubby and to you ... hope you won't find that bed too big and cold without your man there .... just saying ....

Bethany Hissong said...

I am intrigued by your husband's award... sounds interesting! We are gearing up for a night of trick-or-treating too! Tell your kids to stop over at our house! We just entertained this evening and I'm ready to head off to bed!!