We've had the most beautiful, mild winter weather here in the Outer Hebrides over the weekend and again today - just beautiful, it makes Christmas shopping so much easier :) I popped outside on Saturday to try and take a photo of a beautiful little Robin Redbreast which has been visiting the garden for the last few weeks - I'm not sure if it's the same one, but in my head it is! I got a little distracted by this scary creature in next door's croft though - he's a bit of a brute! . . .
. . . and a front view . . .
I thought it was very sweet that my neighbour has painted his flock in lovely festive colours though, hehe! They look very pretty . . .
Again, more to do with, er, that scary looking ram - poor sheep!! I don't know what the different colours of marking mean - don't go there :-0
Anyway they all looked very pretty on a glorious Saturday morning :)
I finished my 'camouflage' beanie, which fits 'Little S' perfectly but as I suspected he wasn't too keen - "it's too scratchy,' he said, I think it's a little too girly, despite the colours, the spiral design isn't 'boyish' enough . .
The magazine in the background 'Handmade Living' is really lovely - I bought it last week when I 'chickened out' of doing some Christmas shopping and beat a hasty retreat home with it, hehe! I love this project in it for making ice-mobiles - it's featured in a book called 'Nature's Playground' - a really lovely idea for Wintry weather (which we currently don't have!) . . .
I might try it with 'Little S' if we ever get some snow and ice! (and I can wean him off his Game console!) You simply gather some leaves, berries, or other organic material and freeze them in dishes of water, adding string to join them - freeze overnight and voila!! (Use pastry cutters for interesting shapes) Cool, eh?
I did eventually get - a very blurry - pic of that elusive Robin - they are so sweet . . .
I'm sure it's the same one that keeps 'visiting' me - my very own 'special' Christmas Robin - everyone should have one LOL!
Off to post my parcels and cards later today - and hope to get some supplies for a little crafty project - if I manage it, I'll share it with you :) :)
Bye for now :)