Sunday, 5 February 2012
The gubbins post
❄ random thing one: these hyacinths smell a bit lush, sitting on my sitting room windowsill. I've gone a bit bulb-crazy, actually - we've got a little pot of daffodils that middle brought back from school to raise money for Macmillan and a pot of narcissi that called out to me from the shelves of Waitrose as I was doing a quick sweep for weekend rations on Friday.
❄ random thing two: I've sorted out my bunting. aaaaahh - sigh. It's so much more Zen now:
❄ random thing three: I love this little jug, which a very lovely friend gave me for my birthday. I've put it on the radiator cover in the hall where I can see it every time I come in the house - though this is does qualify as pure madness - it's almost crying out for some clumsy dervish to whirl past it and knock it off:
❄ random thing four: I'm at a slight loss with my crochet projects at the moment. I am desperate to start the starry blanket for my boy, but I still haven't located the elusive, perfect yarn - grrrr. I'm also mulling over a ripply blanket in pinks, greens and creams for the sitting room and am thinking about using Drops cotton light - has anyone used this? What's it like? For the moment, until I can finally start my next big, 'proper' project, I've been fiddling away making some little hearts:
I've also been messing about with some little bits with a vague idea of making a hangy thing for my beautiful nephew, who I'm going to visit in a couple of weeks - the added boon is that his mum and dad (my lovely brother) will be there too.
❄ random thing five: I've been given two awards recently - the Versatile Blogger from The Craft Giraffe - thank you so much, Niamh; and Liebster Blog from Chaos, Kids, Crochet and Cake - thank you Sandra!
And with that I bid you adieu - here's hoping we don't all disappear under a snow drift... x