Hello! How are you? Have you enjoyed the summer (or at least survived all the rain)?
You may have wondered where I’ve been the last few weeks. In actual fact I haven’t been anywhere. Apart from my week camping (in the rain) my holiday has been spent at home (in the rain with brief moments of sun). I had so many creative ideas buzzing around in my head and the holidays persented the perfect opportunity to start making them.
But when it came to it, I didn’t really feel like making anything at all. I had so much time on my hands and not an ounce of inspiration. So instead I spent my time with friends, taking trips to the beach and reading.
And even though these were lovely things to do I thought you’d probably get pretty bored reading about it all, so I decided to have a little blogging break. Every now and then I found myself writing a blog in my head (does anyone else do that, or is it just me?!) but on the whole I’ve enjoyed the break.
But I’m also really happy to be back! Although, with the new term just around the corner I don’t know how often I’ll be able to post – we’ll have to see how things go.
Anyway, I’m rambling. Let me quickly show you the very little I’ve made over the last couple of weeks.
A friend wanted a baby blanket, and asked if I had any. I had 3 which were part way through, so she came and picked her favourite.
I managed to finish it fairly quickly (I only had a few rounds left to do) and edged it with Jacquie’s Double V Edging.
The finished blanket measures 29iches/75cm.
The same friend has also commissioned me to make a blanket for her Nan for Christmas. More of that when I’ve made some progress!
I went to a wedding a couple of weeks ago. It was in a beautiful old village church and the hall where they held the reception was liberally festooned with bunting – I was in heaven!
They also had really lovely table decorations, my favourite being sweets in teacups. Such a simple idea, but just lovely.
I loved the favours too – beautifully decorated mini jars of jam. Yum!
The bride and groom asked for gift vouchers rather than presents, as they already had most things they needed. However, I decided that I wanted to give them something a little more personal. So I made them a cushion to celebrate their marriage.
I was really pleased with how it turned out – I hope they like it too!