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

A little bit of my week!

Look at these cute cushions!  A fox and a doggy…..I love them.  Reduced to £2.00 each!  They fit in nicely!

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I have been VERY busy on my blankets of late.  I needed something for my sons bed for the summer when the duvets are whipped of.  It is made just basic granny squares is odds and ends of yarn I have left over from other projects,  and this is what I have done so far….

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I am also working on this Rainbow Ripple blanket for my cousin and their baby due in November.  They don’t know the sex of the baby so I thought I would just stick to something that would sit a girl or a boy.  I am loving making this!!

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The kids and I made brownies this week.  I am not much of a cook if I am totally honest, but I do like to try making things.  The kids ‘helped’ mostly with the eating part, they were delicious!

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Well finally this week SUMMER has arrived with a bang.  What a difference a bit of sunshine makes.  My mood is amazing!  I love the sunshine as do my kids.  They are literally walking in the front door from school at 3.30, stripping as they go and heading straight out the back door into the paddling pool!  Yay happy summer all!

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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!