Lots have been happening here but I am still keeping my blogging to a minimum in order to try and be more creative!
I have had a go at basket weaving (no laughing please it is a first attempt!):
and a couple of weeks ago I had a lovely trip to Bramble Patch in Northampton with the girls where I told them I was in a bird themed blog hop and as I had so much bird material to use up (the reason for joining the hop) I did not need to buy anymore, anyway I fell in love with this new material:
so I bought a bag pattern (thought it would be quicker than designing one myself) and got busy free motion quilting all those yellow birds on the red material - the same is on the birdcage material but in cream so its not so noticeable. Anyway I was half way through making the bag when I saw the bird hop advertised as starting on 13th March as I thought my schedule was for 13th April I rechecked and discovered that I am actually in the coffee blog hop and not the bird one (yes I have loads of coffee related fabric piling up here too which is where the confusion probably came in although lets face it I am rather ditsy so it was probably just that!). I was then too late to join in the bird hop but have finished this bag anyway so I can now keep my latest crochet project in it.
I have also bought and knitted these adorable pixie boots:
I bought the pattern and wool at the Hobbycrafts show at the NEC last Saturday and had them finished on Sunday morning at my crop! Such fun. Can now jingle around the house although DS2 keeps trying to pinch them!
Anyway that's it for a bit from me now, looking forward to meeting up with some new crafting buddies in a couple of weeks and also taking part in the Latte blog hop the week after!
Thanks for looking - enjoying life in Solihull