Thursday, 20 January 2011

The start of a new blanket....

Most women have a thing for shoes, handbags or cushions.  My thing is definately BLANKETS!  I just love them!  Especially Avoca blankets (I have quite a collection now).  I love making them too and I usually always have one on the go....but haven't for a couple of months now.....so out came the crochet hook last night, along with lots of oddment balls of wool!





This one is headed for our cozy spare bedroom.  I will try and make it big enough to drape over the bottom of the double bed.

We have had several days of sunshine now, which has been total BLISS!...Starting to feel like spring is on the way.  Feeling very upbeat and inspired!

Til next time xx

Sunday, 9 January 2011

What a beautiful day....

It was so lovely to see the sun shining today and everywhere green again!!  We got togged up and headed out of our village for a walk.  It was great to get out and get some fresh air... I have been feeling a little couped up lately, whilst enduring a stinker of a cold.


My hansome boys and Gizzy our dog


It's made me start dreaming of spring...I know it's still quite a way off yet, but after I have finished this post I am going to make my self a large mug of tea, get the seed catalouges out and start plotting my vegetable garden for this year.

Til next time xx

Friday, 7 January 2011

A Day of Play....

Michael and I went to visit our dear friends Chez and Lennon today for a day of play.  I first met Chez at antenatal classes when we were both heavily pregnant and excited about expecting our first babies....  since then she has become a dear dear friend and her little boy has become Michael's best buddy.  Cheryl-ann is a super talented lady when it comes to all things homespun, so we love chit chatting away about ideas, inspirations and all things pretty, whilst the boys have great fun entertaining each other.  If you get the chance you must check out her blogs  www.homespunandvintage.blogspot.com  and  www.cherylann-taylor.blogspot.com.

We had the most wonderful day and a long needed catch up.... and she totally spoilt us by sending us away with some homemade lovelies!!

A gorgeous cushion she has made for Michael's bedroom!


And a fab brooch for me!

Even the back is gorgeous!!

Til next time xx

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Plenty of hooky time!!

Well I have seen in the New Year with yet another stinker of a cold.....I have been assured by friends and family it is part of  'the rite of passage' for new parents...once their child starts nursery!!  Michael only goes to nursery one day a week on a Friday, but at the moment we seem to catch a cold each time, then just be getting rid of it only to catch it again the following Friday.  Ohh the joys of motherhood.

One good thing about it though, is I haven't felt any guilt with getting tucked up in front of the fire and getting out all my gorgeous yarns and crochet hook.   Leaving the housework for later, when I feel a bit better!!

Here are a few of the things I have been making.




Also thought I would post a few pictures of a couple of the many gorgeous gifts I received for Christmas....

My Mum lined and decorated this sewing basket for me.  I absolutely love it.  Thanks Mum xxx



And this one was from my gorgeous husband.

Lastly, I need some advice........

I have finally mastered reading a crochet pattern and now want to get more adventurous.  I want to buy a couple of good crochet books.  Any suggestions would be gratefully recieved.

Till next time xx