We ran away from the housework and chores yesterday.
It was a gorgeous day so we decided to visit Hinton Ampner - a National Trust property not far from here.
The house was gutted by fire in 1960 and subsequently renovated by it's owner. Few of the rooms are open to view but those that are are full of beautiful and very ornate furnishings, ornaments and pictures.
The gardens are stunning and a real tribute to the last owner who made it his life's work to relandscape them.
There's also a very lovely little church within the grounds, with some beautiful stained glass windows.
Moogsdad is rather partial to a bit of topiary so this was right up his street.
The roses were in full bloom and the scent from them was heavenly.
We will be going there again. It will be a lovely place to take a picnic in the summer holidays according to Monster and Minx :)
Onto something crafty then.
A very cute chihuahua pattern from here. I couldn't resist him with his little chihuahua nose and his cute little bandana.
It was lovely to crochet.
However, things went awry in the making up and he made a bit of an ass of himself.
Not a chihuahua as it turns out.
No - most definately not.
Baby donkey it is then!!!!
I'm not quite sure what went wrong but once his ears and eyes were on and his head was attached I felt that he still wouldn't be a chihuahua even if I gave him a doggy mouth!
A more donkey-like visage was thus created.
Still, he does make a cute little ass :)