Worn and Wild

Hi, it has been a long time since I last posted and I apologise. I have been developing my new range of knitted felted creatures and preparing for a craft stall. So busy, busy.

My mind has been so busy that yesterday I just wanted to go on a long peaceful walk with my Millie. She loves being off the lead and got very muddy. We walked along the Canal and relaxed well I did,but I think it tired out the dog as she slept for hours in front of the log burner when we got home.
I hope everyone has a great Sunday and spends it with the ones they love. My little girl is home from her school trip this afternoon, I have missed her. I say little she is 16, but she will always be little to me.

Mega Mevagissy

I am feeling sad, looking at the washing pile and cleaning. Yep, you have guessed it, I have just come home from a fantastic relaxing holiday. I also got to meet someone whose crafting I have admired for quite a while.

Mevagissy is a small fishing town near St Austell and we love coming here as a family.

 

 

The campsite we stop in is not in the main town, but is in the countryside by the Lost Gardens Of Heligan.

We love walking and the weather was just beautiful so we decided to spend our first morning looking around the Lost Gardens. It does not matter how many times we visit, there is always something that is new, it always brings out the big kid in me. My poor suffering family.

We visited National Trust properties, Padstow and St Michaels Mount, but there was one shop that I dragged everyone to see.

I love Claire’s work and her small shop is really lovely. I brought French soap and chocolate and admired her knitted goods. I am now saving up to go again.

 

Mothering Sunday

The weather was gorgeous over the weekend and my garden is starting to blossom.

 

 

 

My husband knew I was upset my teenagers could not spend the day with me. One was working in a pub kitchen up to his elbows in greasy pots and pans. The other one was doing homework ? so he took me to Burford for a walk and a browse.

 

 

 

Oh how I would love to live here with its creamy coloured buildings and its pretty gift shops. Even the local Co-op had wicker baskets for sale outside on the pavement. My lovely fella then brought me some hyacinths and daffodils, which have now three days later fill my kitchen with a strong scent.

I got home and decided to bake a carrot cake to say thank you for my day out. It had nothing to do with wanting to use these cute chocolate carrots I brought from Sainsburys. These Easter bunnies I keep knitting seem to appear everywhere. I think that is why I launched an Etsy shop to clear up my house.

 

Happy Hump Day

Well what a hectic few days. The weekend was busy with the usual shopping, gardening ( we planted a hedge) and visiting Tofts Alpaca Farm again !!!! for some food, coffee and a workshop. My husband and I learnt to spin fleece into one long strand. I really enjoyed it and it was very relaxing. One lady asked me if I was getting alpacas. I live in a dormer bungalow so I did smile to myself, our garden would probably be big enough for one alpaca not a herd.

I also have news my Easter collection is for sale in my Etsy shop. I love making my keepsakes and I have made plenty for friends and family recently.

Does a lime green frog count as an Easter creation?. My husband and I had frogs leaping on our wedding stationary when we got married 18 years ago ( I cannot remember why we chose frogs?!!!), but for some strange reason I kinda like them.

 

My First Post – and a new challenge!

Well, here we go, my first ever blog entry. I have started this blog to encourage more people to make things, and in a hope they will enjoy crafts as much as I do. If no one reads my blog, then this will be the diary of a mad woman.
I have challenged myself to produce a new make every week for a whole year, and if I can manage more with a family to look after, a dog to walk, and a job to go to I will.
robin

My first make is a knitted robin which I have designed for a craft fair I have a stall at on 26th November at the Priory Theatre in Kenilworth, Warwickshire. I made him long and skinny, just like the one that visits my garden every day. I hope you like him.