Friday, 10 August 2012

A New Crocheting Project and a New Craft

I know it has been a while since my last post but I ended up having quite a busy month. I was taken away for a week's break which was a loely treat and just what I needed as I had been feeling unwell. We spent a lovely sunny week on the Welsh coast and by the end of the week I was feeling much recovered. I took a few crafts with me, my craft bag always comes away with me. I confess, I normally end up taking far more supplies than I need. This time I surpassed myself and took a jumper I was crocheting and a cross stitch to work on. As I write now, the said jumper still needs a sleeve and is much larger than expected, despite the gauge I did at the start of the project. I will blog about this jumper in a future post, hopefully I can finish the sleeve by then!

Early Morning on the Beach

We've been having beautiful weather here, and I have thoroughly enjoyed making the most of it. I've actually been able to wear clothes from my summer wardrobe and have my meals outside in the garden. I love summer days, so I fully intend to forget housework and make the most of the yellow ball in the sky!

As some of you may know, I can also be found on Twitter and Instagram. For my other readers, feel free to drop by and say hi. My username is sewingtails on both. I've met so many lovely people through these sites and quite a few have becone dear friends. It was whilst browsing Instagram I came across a beautiful crotchet pattern that I instanly knew I had to do. Minutes later, my crochet hook and yarn were in my hands and I was making chains. I have decided to turn my blocks into a bkanket that I can snuggle under in those long winter nights that are ahead of us.

My Progress so Far

My pets have been enjoying the lovely weather too. Shadow has spent more time outside than he has indoors and Denny, our guinea pig we rescued a few months ago has been spending all day out in his run. We took him to have his claws clipped last week and he hated it. The poor little thing buried his head under my arm afterwards. Even Ivy, our hamster has been out in the garden in her exercise ball

Since this picture was taken we bought Denny a bigger run. The wire around the run is to stop Shadow from trying to get to Denny. They both like each other as Denny starts squeaking every time he see's Shadow, with the latter wagging his tail.

I also spent a little time in the kitchen. I wanted to make something nice for my sister and ended up making her a cake. I have seen some lovely decorated cakes and really wanted to try my hand at making something myself. My sister has lots of pets, 10 guinea pigs, 2 cats and 2 rabbits so I knew my decoration would be animal related. I came up with the idea of a cute little rabbit, sitting on a patch of grass, holding a carrot. After a few attempts I came up with this

I really enjoyed venturing into cake decoration and can not wait to have a go at creating more. I hope you all have been enjoying the sunshine. I'm off to catch up on some blog reading now!