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 :)