Monthly Archives: September 2011

It really has been un-be-liev-able weather here this week.  Soooo sunny and hot and gorgeous – really like summer should have been but wasn’t.  We went for a lovely stroll around the bay last night and found lots of other people out enjoying the evening sunshine although you wouldn’t know it from the photos….

…and the birdies!!!!  They’re beginning to get ready to fly south but I think they were having a change of mind after basking on their line in the sunset.

It’s been gorgeous weather here recently – more like summer than the summer was.  I love it when you get that shiny sun with the crispy air.  Nothing’s better than a lovely blue sky is it?  I just spent the weekend being in love with our sunny house…

 

I do love a good rummage in a charity shop. And what success Gala and I had! Three games, each funkier than the last. A learning to tell the time game, a learning to spell game, and the coolest coloured spotty dominos ever….

I showed you recently a square for the new blanket I’m about to start making.  I love how versatile crochet is and I adore watching all the scrummy colours come together.  I still haven’t bought the final colours for this new blanket, but I made a test square which looks like this…

I fell in love with the pattern which I saw here in this book….

But then, after a bit of bloghopping, I stumbled upon www.cozymadethings.blogspot.com and totally fell in love with this….

It’s so fun to make and quicker and easier than it looks.  I have loads of this lovley pale turquoise wool so I’ve started making the first few rows in that.  I’m off to the wool shop tomorrow and I’ll take it with me to find some other lovely things to go with it.  I can’t wait!

I was so pleased to receive a commission for a baby quilt using the gorgeous fabrics I showed you recently.  It made it so much easier to cut them up knowing they were going to someone who was going to love them as much as I do, and they look gorgeous all jumbled up together don’t you think?

Christmas is a coming…. well not really.  But I have designed a range of Christmas cards which will be available to buy very soon.  I won’t spoil it by showing you them all, but here’s a sneaky close up of them….

Well, this was supposed to be ‘Bridport Hat Festival Part Two’ but my computer has eaten my photos and refuses to give them back to me.  I still may find them yet but for now you’ll have to make do with www.bridporthatfest.org.  Look under 2011 photos – there are some brilliantly wonderful people and hats there.

So instead, in order to try and cheer myself up, I’ve gone round the house taken pictures of things that make me happy…I hope it works for you too…

I love the new papercut commissions  – I showed you the initial sketch, but they come to life in paper…

I’ve realised the house is full of birds I’ve made, painted and sewed.  They’re all different and all have their own characters…

I love it when it starts to feel chilly.  Not that I need an excuse to snuggle up under a blanket in front of a fire.  And this is my favourite blanket.  It’s the first crochet one I ever made and it’s massive – around 8 feet square!  I wasn’t an experienced crocheter at the time and underestimated how much wool I’d need so it’s a real hotch-potch of colours, but I love it and am so proud of it.

I’m going to start a new blanket soon using these gorgesous star squares.  I’m off to buy the wool on monday and haven’t decided what colours to go for.  I’m leaning towards autumny olives, mustards and reds but when I get to the shop I’ll probably fall in love with something else….

You’ve got to love living in a town that has its own Festival celebrating the Hat.  And the lovely people (and dogs) of Bridport had gone all out this year…

I was very excited to receive two commissions this morning for papercuts!  Here’s a sneak preview of the initial sketch for one of them.  I can’t wait to show you what it looks like finished…

I’ve just been through some old photos and found some that never made it into albums, folders or blogs – so here they are, the unchosen ones…

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