Friday, 30 March 2012

Busy morning so far cleaning the house ready for my Ann Summers party tomorrow evening. Just hoping the host will be able to get back from her holiday with all these fuel problems, if she can't I am sure me and girls will have a good time anyway and have a few drinks for her.
I have got the man of house doing his share of the cleaning and Phoebe is having a nap so I will get comfy for a bit and make some more of my big blanket.

I took delivery of some Blue Faced Leicester yarn today and its so nice but I could cry as He has handled it and turns out He is allergic to it! It was going to be dyed and used to make the last rows around the blanket.

I am going to offer it to a few friends who dye yarns. Sooooo upset 

Thursday, 29 March 2012

My friend wanted me to make her some new cushions for her living room. So I bought a pack of wool in different shades of brown and got hooking.

I found some old napkins in a drawer and used them as the backing.

I also found some canvases and pretty fabric and made wall hangings.

The complete set was given to her this morning and she loved it all...

The rest of my day is going to be devoted to my big blanket that has been neglected for a week.

Friday, 23 March 2012

It's a beautiful day here in South Wales so I feel the need to have a clear out and clear up!
The washing is on and it will soon join some tie dye on the washing line.
The sun would go in when I get the camera out! Honestly its a beautiful day...
This was a scrappy bit of muslin that I kept for testing home dye.

There are a few little projects that have been sitting and waiting for me to do for a while so I will get them done and release some inner tension by using my Big Stapler. 
A friend has asked me to make her some cushions so its a trip to £-Stretcher for more white/cream wool and cushion innards!

Busy Busy Lizzy

Thursday, 22 March 2012

So today has not been great, got some news I didn't want. 
So I have been working on my big blanket to cheer myself up.
Inspiration came from Attic24 but I have made a few changes from Lucys' design.

I have quite few granny squares made

As I was bored of making the squares I began to put them together.

I still have a way to go before its finished but one thing is for sure....
It's going to be bright! And Wonkey!
Just how I like it

Also I decided I was going to dye some wool myself for the edges of the blanket so needed some proper wool instead of acrylic and found a seller on ebay. 
Will post about it when the wool has arrived and I have tried to dye it.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012


I have helped my good friend to ripple! We found out what was going wrong and she has cracked it.
The concentration!
I woke up this morning freezing! My partner had left the bedroom window open before he went out! BRRRR... I have got soo much to do today!
I got my new Scouting Leader Shirt a few days ago so I need to take my badges off my old shirt and sew them onto the new one for tonight.
Print out the games and letters for tonight.
Teach a friend how to crochet ripples this afternoon.....
I had better get out of my pj's and jump to it.
Before I do here is Photo I found last last night of the view over Llangorse Lake in the Brecon Beacons.