Remember the other day I showed you a sneaky peek of some bobbletastic crochet? Bobbles in a different colour no less! They took me a while to fathom out but now I know how to do them they are soooo easy and my mental To Make list has doubled as a result. I'm almost hoping my poor memory will quickly forget some of the things I am hoping to get around to.
To appreciate what that bit of crochet is, you need to pretend the glass is a take out paper coffee cup. I have a bit of an adoration for Starbucks skinny lattes and I also like to use as little packaging as poss so I feel bad using the cup sleeves (even though I do recycle them). This will go in my handbag for future use. It would be a better sleeve without the bobbles, easier to hold so I'll make it different next time. I could make several so I can experiment with different stitches.....there goes my To Make list growing again.
It was Mr C's secretary/PA's birthday last Wednesday. I realised a little too late to do anything brilliant so I hastily made some chocolate and vanilla cupcakes. Not my finest work but she loved them and I enjoyed making them which is what it's all about. It was too late and too dark to get decent pics.
There's been more stripes and flower wearing. I L♥VE this look, very easy to fling on and yet it looks like I've taken pride in my appearance and since the days of being well groomed are over it's lovely to "look" as though I haven't let standards slip. I used to pluck my eyebrows every morning, now my whole forehead is furry.
|Ignore the smeary finger prints on the glass.|
I had a little perusal around the garden and brought a few blooms in to cheer the place up. I've never put chives in a jar before and I probably wont again as they smelt a little oniony, my tummy grumbled a lot while they were perfuming the air. It smelt like I was permanently cooking a stew.
One night this week I got all 3 (yes!) boys to bed by 7pm and because we'd eaten super early for once I had time to go and light my special candle and enjoy a few moments crocheting on the sofa to the sound of silence. It was sheer luxury. The smell and the silence, sigh. Heavenly. Check out the vase of flowers. Gorgeous hey? If I told they were real you'd believe me, right? If I said they were very expensive fakes you'd still believe me, yes? If I told you they were less than 2 quid a stem from Ikea you'd think I was fibbing. But they are indeed cheapy flowers from Ikea. I trimmed the stems (needed wire cutters) and plonked them in a vase. They look great even though I say so myself, all for less than a tenner. Magic.
|cornish blue, practical in more ways than one|
My WiP's aren't all crochet you know, hop over to Rachel's to see what I'm up to. This is the project I am currently carting around so that I can fill those minutes waiting at the doctors or while the boys swim or the school to open the gate...
The biggun's have been running wild 'Swallows and Amazons' style in the garden. I lost Big Cuckoo the other day, he was in the paddock on top of the grass heap....having a pee, as you do!
|One to show his mates!|
Mini is 12 weeks old now. How crackers is that! It seems only days ago that the photo below was taken when he was 48 hours old.
Did anyone else see this?
It was visible from the M25 around Clacket Lane services (I think) on Easter weekend. You don't often see one of these...Blimpy's? What are they called? I'd love to go in one. I'd like to go inside the balloon bit. Aren't they filled with helium? Imagine the squeaky voice, hilarious. What about a party in there! I'd love that...unless it's dangerous...hmmmmm
You may wonder why I have Nelly Moser clematis in a drinking glass.
|Picked you some flowers Mummy!|
On Friday I had a joyous mid part of the day as I got to have lunch with one of My Girls!!!!
|wearing a cherry tree frock, of course!|
It was so lovely to spend time with Gem, she is such a fab girl, I always feel like a million dollars when I'm with her. She is one of those buoyant types who is full of energy and dishes out compliments freely when you're with her. She's a mad un. She once persuaded a policeman to give her and a friend a full on police escort to a Bonjovi concert. Yeah, she's like that. Gem has a lovely blog that I know some of you visit, there's more about our day here.
And finally, a FO!!!!
I gave it to my Mum, she loves it. She's put it on her watering can teapot! By that I mean she waters her plants with a teapot. Well, why not!?
I have a trillion posts in draft form that I may be back soon...but then again I have a big ole To Make list going on, we'll see. Until then keep well.