Hubby has been busy putting in bespoke (pun intended) garden lights, upcycled from some old bike bits
Weather here in UK was hot in April but then cold and wet in June, delaying the fruit harvest. Was starting to panic as down to my last jar of homemade jam when, thank goodness, Grange Farm Soft Fruit opened their doors. 3 kg of best British strawberries converted to yummy jam.
My second eldest sister confidently told us all that our eldest sister was 70 this year. So we all got busy getting special cards and pressies. With just a few days to go we found out she was only going to be 69. Luckily my newly purchased cricut came to the rescue in making a bespoke cake topper. The fab cake bouquet was made by Crafty Thistle in Hinckley. The 3D card was another trial run with my cricut.
Have made the most of lockdown to grown my hair long enough for a ponytail and french plait. so needed to make myself some new scrunches. Took the opportunity to also make some extras for xmas presents. Some of these are from upcycled fabric from local charity shop.
The PVC cover on my sewing table has done about 5 years service and definitely getting tatty. So treated myself to some new fish themed fabric from the wonderful Sewing Cafe. They are back open after lockdown so great to be able to go in and not just click and collect.
Bought short needles ages ago specifically to try knitting in the car. Never got around to trying them out until last weekend. Knocked up a few hats on the A14, while we were travelling more or less constant speed and direction. Made me feel a bit woozy on the more windy roads though. Optimistic I’ll be able to knit something bigger on our next 8 hour holiday motorway drive.
Another kit I have had for many years finally done… orange blossom will become a bag for a friends birthday
Stitched this bunny cross stitch from Etsy ages ago but could not decide what to do with it. Finally, with the help of an upcycled old towel, became a beach bag
Finally had to throw away my favourite ever slippers. Managed to upcycle the pom poms for some innocent big knit hats though
Found lovely bunny cross stitch patterns by Durene Jones on Etsy. Very quick to sew for some upcoming birthdays