Sunday, 19 August 2012

Better late than . . . .

Oh my - I didn't mean to take a whole month away from my blog, but looks like I did!  There's far too much crafty stuff I've been doing to fit into one post, so I'll have to eek it out over a few posts here and there.  

And,  yes, I was on holiday - but we holidayed 'at home on the croft' this year, giving me lots of time to do some experimental crochet which I loved - the sewing machine came out this week after an absence of 3 whole weeks and that was to make something for myself, which I'll reveal at some point.  So a complete break  from crafty business but not from crafting itself - I had  lots of relaxing fun!  We had some glorious weather here too, the moor is in full bloom with glorious purple heather . . . 


Some beautiful, clear blue skies, so I didn't feel too hard-done-by . . .


Some yummy cake on my birthday . . .


And some fab, new crochet books (I don't know how my boys chose the perfect books for me, heehee!)


. . . both are great books for quite different reasons - very inspiring!  (Crochet Motifs is in American terminology so watch out for that, but you get used to it)

And quite a bit of experimental crochet, I was particularly excited about being able to make my own crochet lace, whooooop!!!! . . .

NB: (I made these samples from one of my older 'How to' crochet books (Learn to Crochet by Coats) just for info . . . 


a little close-up (you can tell I'm excited about this!) . . .


Little S made some lovely jam tarts to celebrate his big brother's exam results - these are the ones which were left . . .


Sun, food, and crochet and a little decluttering of our wee house (just a wee bit of Domestic goddess, but not too much!) - that's a brief summary of the last few weeks - I feel quite rejuvinated, so I must have had a  holiday that 'did the job'!

Another lovely surpise was receiving a blog award from Alessandra - she is too kind!  I will try and respond to this as soon a I'm back in the blogging mode : )

I have way too much  other crafty stuff to drone on about - but I think that's enough for now though!!!

Cheerio an Drasda :)
Alison x

5 comments:

Alessandra said...

Happy belated birthday!!!
you have been like a busy bee: love your experiments with crochet! Brava!
Thank you for mentioning me as a kind person, ;oD
xxx Alessandra

Biba said...

A very happy birthday to you, even though a bit late! Hope you had a lovely holiday, looking forward to seeing your new crafty creations :)

NTCtag by Ning Tagle Clark said...

Hi! My name is Ning. I admire your blog! I love your crochet laces. I am also doing the same, practicing and experimenting on my crocheting skill. I only know basic but I know I will get there. I borrowed a book from our local library almost similar to that 200 blocks book you have there and I am looking forward to make a baby blanket for my friend's baby.

florcita said...

I wouldn't go away if I lived where you do!
Happy birthday!!!!

I have that books of the crochet squares.... very nice!!!

june at noon said...

So much to love in this post, I don't know where to start. Glad all is well!