...I've been busy!!
I have been baking, planting and crocheting like a good 'un!
I have planted various herbs in pots on my kitchen windowsill. Chives, basil, thyme, parsley, oregano, coriander, plus lavender and various salad leaves. I also have chili peppers and bell peppers growing, and starting to flower, woohoo!!
On the baking side, I have made some more banana bread, some more normal bread, some soups, some pies and the odd quiche.
On the crocheting side is where I have been busiest though!
First, I finished my blanket...
I won tickets to 'Sewing for Pleasure', (in a competition run on a website I am a big fan of - www.makeitandmendit.com. a fantastic fair with hundreds of stalls full of fabric, wool, paper crafts, sewing machines, craft books, more fabric, beads, jewellery findings, sewing bags, more paper crafts... Very much fun. Well, while there, I bought some blank cards (for later projects) 10 balls of yarn for £10 (bargain!) and some other bits and pieces. After I finished my blanket, I wanted to use my new wool for something, but couldn't really face starting another 48 hours of blanket making! So I decided on...
A new bag!
Lined and everything!
Obviously there are no close-ups of my stitching, because I'm still not very good, but I'm quite pleased with the bag all the same. The bag was finished within a week, so, seeing as I was on a roll I wanted another project quick! And I found this on ravelry - http://goodknits.com/blog/mary-jane-slippers/. And from that, I managed to make these...
I didn't make them for anyone in particular, just to see if I could. But after I'd made one, Hairy Face asked to have them. He wore the one I had made until I finished its pair, at which point he popped that one on too! Excellent!
So that's all from me for now, hope you like!