Thursday, 21 July 2011

I made.... something!

As many of you know I am totally addicted to crochet. What started as a simple way to pass the time of an evening is now bordering on obsession. What you don't know, however, is that (before today) I'd yet to finish a single project. I know, disgusting right? I get so excited when I come across new projects in magazines, on blogs, youtube etc that whatever I'm working on promptly gets abandoned so I can take up this much newer, much more exciting task.... ahem. With this troubling me as I tried to sleep last night, I got up this morning, shoved cinnamon and raisin bread in the toaster and dived head first in to my WIP box (which is bigger than your average caravan - I really must get a grip).

Lo and behold, two hours, two slices of toast, four cups of tea and a chocolate biscuit later and Ta-DAAH!!!

A hat!

Crocheted in the garden during this freakishly hot weather we're having in the UK.  Ah well, no need to worry.... it'll be freezing in a couple of days if normal British summers are anything to go by and then I can stroll around town in my new woolly creation. Plus I now know what everyone is getting for Christmas....

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Long overdue...

Oh my giddy goodness. I can't believe how long we've been away. The whole moving thing.... much more of a nightmare than I envisaged it to be (despite the fact that this is our 8th move in 12 years...). It all started with the removal men turning up a day late - cue much crying, shouting and kicking of boxes - and got progressively worse from there. I won't bore you with the details but, suffice to say, the last few weeks have been severely lacking in morale and not even chocolate donuts could bring a smile to my face. We're all sorted now though, which is the main thing, and our small, little house is really coming together. It feels homely and comfortable and it's close enough to my Mum that we can turn up on the doorstep demanding to be fed when I can't be bothered with the whole oven thing..... much easier to just use it as extra storage space in the kitchen :)

Anyway, I'll leave you with some pics and a big hug for everyone that stuck around long enough to read this post. I've been desperate to sit down and write. Tis lovely to be back.

My Babies

C'est Moi!

The man in my life

My pretty, new sandals

The gorgeous Robbie - lead singer of my
FAVE band.