Not only did Locket send me an edible lifesaver but just lookee at this bundle of birdie fabricky gorgeousness!!
Thank you soooooo much Lucy - this was the most perfect antidote to a cold and grey wintery day. I would love to make some cushions with this but can't bear the thought of Moog drooling on them (if I ever have another dog it will never ever be allowed on the furniture - did you hear that Moogsdad?).
I've sent something to Lucy but it was neither prettily wrapped or chocolately - hope she likes it!
I'm pleased to say Moogsdad came down with a horrible cold last weekend.
You think that's really mean of me?
Aaah, but it meant he didn't rip down our bedroom ceiling and cover the whole house in thick black dust as planned.
It also meant that I could quietly get on with bits of housework interspersed with periods of sitting with my crochet :-)
Having run out of the lovely gold for the centres I was unable to find a close enough match and have opted for cream centres for the next batch. As I've made a square with the ones I've done so far it should look okay framed with a contrasting border.
I managed a bit more playing with the overlocker and PVC and threw together a quick stash basket to hold my sock yarn - strange how it seems to mulitply without me noticing....
This, in turn, led me to a bit more socky goodness - the yarn is a bamboo/nylon mix called Happy. It's so soft and silky to knit - takes a bit of concentration as it slides about and splits a bit too but it does knit up prettily.
Work has rather hogged all of my time of late but even that has the odd crafty bonus. I took a trip to the Scrapstore today to pick up some supplies for a recycled craft session at a school tomorrow.
The teacher mentioned maybe making something for Chinese New Year and a combination of spending hours on Google and finding a whole load of this pleated blind material today....
....resulted in one of these.....
This was a very rough trial attempt and I did improve it slightly. Hopefully the 15 children I'm working with will manage these okay!!
In the interests of repurposing I had to see what else I could do with the blind fabric and of course that means fabric baskets!
I have a yearning to try making bags with this and may have to nip back to the Scrapstore before my 'diet' begins!!
Now I'm off to read the rude messages my lovely children have been creating with our fridge magnets and maybe make something hot and tasty with the last of the Christmas turkey out of the freezer.
Keep warm....or keep cool...depending on your hemisphere :-)