Siegfried the monkey (a Toft pattern from the new book “Edward’s Menagerie”) just loves to hang around in the trees on a sunny day.
But sometimes it gets too hot even for Siegfried. Then he just likes to chill on the garden furniture…
Don’t talk to me about buttonholes. This skirt should have six but it has three. I couldn’t take it anymore. Damn machine.
Anyway, fabric from Hobbycraft and Viola pattern from Sew me something in Stratford-upon-Avon. I wasn’t sure if like the plain side but I really do. Made a couple of mistakes but sshh, I won’t tell if you don’t.
Just finished my crochet pouffe. I bought the kit at a craft fair, oh about two years ago. I’d kind of forgotten about it but spied it yesterday and thought what better to do on a sunny day than sit in the garden and giant crochet? The whole thing has only taken about three hours. It’s stuffed with some old cushions and a dark throw that were all just in a storage box under the spare bed. The base is secured by lacing it up so I can remove the “stuffing” and wash the lot if I need to. I’m actually surprised by how much I love it! Think it will get taken in the garden a lot too, to laze on, reading or crocheting.
Well I’d planned to make a skirt today but was so busy that I didn’t get to it. Instead I made an owl this evening using the Kirstie Allsopp needle felting kit my husband bought me and the Woolbuddies book.
I’m a little out of practise with the needle felting. Need to keep at it so I improve!