Hi lovely people. I've been a little quiet as I've been away on holiday. I won't bore you silly with loads of photos of my time away, but I will share these few.
Beautiful Peak District where we spent our time in a little cottage in the country.
We did lots of activities including visiting these guys (the highlight of my week)at the Tropical Butterfly House
Following our holiday with four boys we could do with a little holiday to get over this one, infact I'm looking forward to getting back to work for a rest!
I did manage to sneak in a little bit of crafing whilst away, I did make a start on some new crochet squares, you can't tell here but they are tiny, and will take me an age to complete anything substantial but I have had my heart set on owning a springtime throw from the Cute & Easy Crochet Book (Nicki Trench). I'm making these all in merino soft baby cashmere silk, so when it's finally done it will also have cost me a small fortune.
Whats the betting I give in and turn them into a cushion?
I've also been dipping my toes into cross stitch again, something I've not done for ages.
It started with a charity shop haul of these Cross Stitcher Magazines for 20p each. I love them lots and have since subscribed!
A couple of them still had the little free kits included, untouched so on my Summer holiday I sat and made cross stitch Christmas Gift Tags, yes I'm mental!
In the last magazine there were patterns for Ice Lolly Bunting, I adapted it to make this, I thought it might make a nice greeting card.
And whilst I was on the cross stitch roll, I made a couple of these bookmarks, not for the easily offended...
I sent them out to a couple of foul mouthed blog friends (Annie& Alex) and they were well received, I've since been asked to make several more, I'll have to get my needle back out!
So that's me, I'm looking forward to spending a few hours catching up on all your blogs and makes. I have several hours of soap operas to work my way through, not to mention a pile of ironing bigger than me... oh hell I could do with a holiday!