Wednesday, 30 March 2011
My daughter's sleepover party went really well - they managed 8 hours sleep which I think is remarkable for ten year olds! Lots of giggling, face packs, make up, decorating pillowcases with fabric pens, making shrinkies key rings, singing, dancing and eating went on. We supplied food and drink and let them get on with it. In hindsight, we would rather not do a sleepover the night the clocks change and we lose an hour (!) but on the whole, it was a great success.
My crochet blanket is coming along nicely, I'm loving using the Rico cotton. I have got the hang of the pattern now and it is quite relaxing to crochet the odd row here and there. I was asked what I wanted for Mother's Day and I think I may be getting some more wool. Possibly. Right, must finish there as I have a hairdresser's appointment to go to. Have a fun week. x
Tuesday, 29 March 2011
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Anyway, before I go I just wanted to update you on my mini crochet project that I mentioned a couple of weeks ago. Thanks Cuckoo for reminding me about this - I had completely forgotten that I hadn't taken a photo, probably because it is not made up into a cushion yet - cushion pad has been bought so there are no excuses now.
Enjoy the weather wherever you are - hope it is sunny and brightens your day. xx
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Monday, 21 March 2011
I also had some lunch out in the sunshine and did a bit of crochet. It was a gorgeous day all round, although I did ache for a couple of days after because of all the digging. I really must do more exercise.
My eldest's birthday went well. She had a lovely time. It is her sleepover party this weekend so lots to do in preparation over the next few days. She is so excited I think she may pop! x
Friday, 11 March 2011
Well the weather has been strange this week - warm (10 degrees) and sunny one moment and windy, cold and rainy the next. The school run this morning was grey and rainy but an hour later it is glorious sunshine. Just as well as I need to hoover out the car - the glamour of my life! Anyway, I thought I would pop by to show you the results from using up the rest of the Stylecraft yarn. Actually, I thought I would pop by on Wednesday, but there were slight problems with uploading photos (I got quite annoyed after failing to upload them after four attempts so thought I would leave it for another day.)
Above is a photo of me sewing on some vintage buttons to the cushion I made - look, it's a granny stripe cushion to match youngest daughter's granny stripe blanket - it looks beautiful on the end of her bed.
But on the reverse, it is a large granny square cushion to match her granny square blanket. Two cushions for the price of one! My new chair is coming in handy for staging lots of photos. I am sure I will be sad to see it go into the garden. Still trying to sort out seat cushions for it - I had an idea of recycling an old single duvet so I cut out two cushion shapes and zigzagged round the edges and sat on them to see how comfy they were but unfortunately the polyester filling is very slippery to sit on - who would have thought it? - so I bought a cushion pad from John Lewis but this also seems to have the same problem. I don't want to get a feather cushion pad as I am worried about it getting wet, even though I am planning to waterproof the cushion covers. What do you think? I always prefer feather cushions as I find them more comfortable.
This weekend will see us going to a 40th birthday party. It is also kind of a leaving party too as the birthday girl and her husband and son are moving to Australia in a couple of months. It is also my eldest daughter's birthday this weekend so I will be making a cake on Saturday and we will be in full celebration mode on Sunday. She is so excited about being 10. We are all going to be shattered by Sunday night! Have a great weekend, whatever you are doing. x
Thursday, 3 March 2011
Once I got back I decided that I needed to go to Habitat to get some pots for my ever growing collection of herbs - I got the Jamie Oliver 30 minute meals book and have been buying herbs in pots to make some of the meals. Unfortunately I am not very good at keeping these herbs alive, they are looking a bit sad, even if they are in nice new pots. Must remember to water them more regularly. Luckily the pots were half price so happy days.
Anyway, whilst I was in Habitat I had a quick look around as they have their new range in and found the perfect cushion for one of the garden chairs. It is called Exmouth and is very reminiscent of the old Railway posters that have come back into fashion. How much do you want to be sat in the sunshine on that beach right now? This cushion was a bargain and will just fit in nicely with the ideas I have for the chairs/sofa. I only wish they did it in another design so I could have two. I am so tempted to buy some wool and crochet a stripey throw in these colours to wrap round us on chilly summer evenings. I feel another project coming on...