It’s been a while….Holidays, Crochet and Flowers

It’s been a while since I last posted.  Here is a little of whats been going on.

The family and I went off to Greece back in July.  As always we had an amazing time.  We stay with my husbands parents, which at times can be hard work, however its for two weeks only so I bite my lip.  After all, its about the kids.

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I have also been a busy bee on the crochet front.  My cousin is due a baby boy in November and I could not resist making up a beautiful white baby blanket in a lovely soft cotton mix.  Also I am quite proud of my attempt at a Minions hat!  We took the kids to see Despicable Me 2, and I was inspired to try making them a hat, what do you think??  I also made some Mug Hugs for the kids teachers at school and filled the mugs with chocolates.  They were very well received!  I’ve been experimenting with baby hats and ear warmer/headbands.  I am always on the go with something!

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Haven’t we had a wonderful summer so far?  I have loved my glowers in the garden.  I am not overly green fingered but I do like my garden to look neat and tidy with as much colour as possible.  My flowers did really well this year too!

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One last picture before I go………..kids and I got very creative one afternoon, I love these canvas prints we made!  Something to treasure forever!

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Thanks for looking. x

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Crochet and Gardening

I am in trouble off hubby for buying yet more yarn.  I couldn’t resist.  Its 100% cotton and lovely and soft.  I plan on using it to make a granny square blanket for my mothers 60th at Christmas.  For 700g it was only £15 so a great bargain too!

ImageI have also recently started a quick blanket for my sons bed.  It’s almost time to whip the duvets on and have sheets and blankets for when its warm at night.  I wanted something fun and quick so I’ve started with squares…..this is my new way of blocking them as I get fed up pinning them all down to my ironing board.  What do you think??  Basic nails whacked in a

bit of old wood!

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I am also making this lovely blanket for my cousins baby.  I am unsure of the colours as we do not know the sex of the baby yet, but I am loving the combination.  If I do decide its a bit boyish I may just keep it myself!

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I did some gardening late last week and planted all my plants into pots.  I love having loads of pots around, especially ones that do not match.  There are many more to do you yet.  However, I am reluctant to do them just yet as after the recent downpours, they are suffering a little.Image

 

Just before I go, here is a sneak peek at my tea last night……cheese and onion potato gratin…………..it was DELICIOUS!Image

Big Boys and their Toys

What a day!  Hubby decided he wanted to paint the kitchen TODAY!  I wanted to wait until the kids were back at school and out the house but no no he’s knows best!  Actually it didn’t go too badly.  He had brought one of those “point and paint” thingys off the TV….and did a bloody good job if I say so myself. It’s his new toy and has promised to do the lounge tomorrow! So now my kitchen looks fingerprint and crayon free (for a while anyway).

Don’t know what was wrong with hubby today as after he’d done the kitchen he decided he wanted to try the new lawn mower and cut the grass in the front and back gardens!  After MANY curse words he eventually got it all put together. Now, please let me assure you, I normally have to beg and plead for him to cut the grass, so you can imagine my shock.  Again he did a bloody good job, and now the grass looks lush and green ready for summer. (hahaha….I’m wishing too) 

You can see a theme starting here can’t you?  Fully grown man with new painting tools and grass cutting machinery….grrrrr…..boys and their toys eh?  The novelty will wear off.

Its 8pm and I too have only just sat my bum down…..crochet at the ready of course.  I’ve just brought this Heinz soup below and I cannot recommend it enough.  Absolutely delicious!  As its a Limited Edition, I will stock up on some of these.  It went down lovely with my tiger bread pasted with Lurpack!  Slurpy slurp slurp.

A must try!