I've realised that when you love to craft & make & bake & crochet rainy days are never boring....in fact any day with any weather can be filled with handmade loveliness from start to finish.
Today is one of those rainy type days, bucketing down, then short spells of sunshine, then bucketing down again. It means outdoors is a no no for today.
So its a restful Saturday for me.
Think I'll have coffee, maybe tea....yes tea & a piece of this
Seriously can you beat pavlova for indulgence......chocolate gooey cake maybe, but for now, its raspberry & strawberry pavlova. Its meant to be for tomorrows dessert but I don't think anyone will miss one wee slice!!
For an extra bit of cheering up I bought these this morning while dashing to the supermarket for our weekly shop
1.99 for a bunch of seven, not bad I think, so I bought two bunches & a plant I've been wanting for an age & haven't been brave enough to buy as I seem to kill houseplants
Its a Boston fern, always reminds me of quaint old British costume dramas with beautiful greenhouses & lush fern plants everywhere. Hoping this one thrives, never had a Boston fern so if anyone has any pointers for me PLEASE feel free to advise........
This wee thing started as a way to use up some stone coloured linen type fabric from Ikea
I desperately need some new place mats, nice simple ones, with a touch of prettiness
Oh my goodness the crochet edging took so long to do I am tempted to stop at one but more so am determined to make four more, should be five more but ran out of fabric.
Think I'll mix & match the lace & ricrac with different trims & do the same with the crochet heart, maybe throw in a flower or.......?????
ps the back is pink & white gingham, forgot to photo that
My blanket is growing well, another week should see it done.
I am loving it & would seriously like to make a huge throw from this but really its quite labour some.
Think I should stick to stripes & ripples so much less fiddly,
I'm not a fiddly person.....no patience you see.
Crochet for the day............sounds like my kind of day!!!!
Beths taken over the sewing room again so I'm barred out of my own sewing room....Kids eh!!
Well that's my news & chat for now, be back soon
Hope you all have the best weekend
Lots of love Karen x