Archive | August, 2012

Christmas project

31 Aug


Firstly, I received this little parcel in the post yesterday and will add it to the gifts for my previously mentioned lovely friend whose birthday is fast approaching!

Also, I found this pattern for a lovely scarf and think it would make a lovely christmas present.

Finally, yesterday I finished this WIP and will be able to show you once it has been given ūüôā



A day in London

31 Aug

On Tuesday, I took the short train journey to London to visit my sister. The exciting reason for this visit was to try on my bridesmaid dress for the wedding next year! It is very¬†beautiful¬†and I’m very much looking forward to wearing it and the day itself.

A trip to London must also include a visit to Liberty’s, my very¬†favourite¬†place to wander around.

Cute notebooks….


Winking owls…


Beautiful displays on the haberdashery floor…


I also picked up a lovely present for an even lovelier friend which cannot be shown here yet ūüėČ

French toast for lunch was delicious here and after some shopping it was time to leave.


Photo of (last) week…

27 Aug

I took this photo last week at the allotment with my dad, there is a lovely selection of different sunflowers planted there.


I think the different heights of these flowers makes them look like a sunflower family ūüôā


So inventive… Fictitious Dishes

22 Aug

I came across this on Rachel Khoo’s blog and I think it’s such a clever idea. Fictional¬†characters¬†represented through a meal…I particularly like Alice in Wonderland.

This is the work of graphic designer Dinah Fried, take a look here.

I also love these book bags, also designed by Dinah Fried.




21 Aug

I have taken the opportunity in the summer holidays to get to work on some crochet gifts for Christmas time.

Here’s a sneak preview (I don’t want to give too much away)




Mini make made!

20 Aug

Last night I made this sweet little hat…



I altered the original pattern a little as I used thicker wool and a larger hook (4.5mm). Instead of doing 6 rounds of US dc (UK treble) all around, I changed this to 4 rounds of US dc all around.

I then did one round of UK htr in yellow at the base of the hat. To finish, I used 5 strands of yellow and blue and tied this to the top of the hat to make the cute little tuft.

This was so simple and quick to make (less than an hour) and turned out beautifully.


A mini make

19 Aug

I just found this super-cute pattern at sennaloves for a crochet baby hat…


I think it will have to be a mini make before finishing my big blanket.


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