When I am unable to disappear upstairs to my little sewing sanctuary I always have a bag of knitting or crochet tucked down by the side of the chair. Over the past couple of weeks I have been knitting this bobble tea cozy and finally finished it last night. For my next project I am going to crochet a ripple snuggle blankie in similar shades to this with some pinks thrown in.
After a busy couple of weeks at Lala Towers things have calmed down a little and I am slowly catching up .... the move to Nottingham of number one son has been delayed and he is now off on Monday and I am so frustrated that because it is half term and I will have a house full of small people I won't be able to start my blitz.
I'm planning to make some more strings for Loft Creations 'No Strings' challenge this weekend ... my little pile is growing and it will soon be time to start putting them together to actually make something with them.
I have been a good girl and have followed my 'something in something out' rule. I took a couple of bags to the charity shop this week and what did I spy on my way out ...
Not one but two pairs of Laura Ashley cornflower & lily of the valley curtains .... one I will keep for my landing window and one I will sell in order to raise the funds to buy some pretty lightshades for the hall and landing.
Later on the same day I went into the smaller CS oppposite the school where I do pick-ups and was thrilled to see these in the odds and sods box
There are twenty four of them altogether .... lovely vintage children's hankies .... all unused and some have still have a little sticker on them saying Irish Cotton. There are a few with faded colours but most are still quite vibrant.
It's been ages since I've picked up such lovelies and I can't wait now till Easter and the car booties.