Saturday, 23 August 2008

So who stole August?

I had every intention of blogging every day in August. That was until someone stole the first half of the month!!

Now I know that time moves more quickly as you get older, and even more quickly when you are busy, but this is just ridiculous! I have just had 2 weeks off my work, it has rained every day for at least 16 hours, and I still don't know where the time has gone. If it is any consolation to you all, I didn't find time to go to the Gym either...but that may have been more subconciously deliberate ;-)

So you all ask, what have you been doing if you have been soooo busy, well, I have made some new beanies for the winter...

I have been trying out knitted beanies rather than my normal crocheted variety.

Slightly longer in the making but I do like the what you can do with other colours and variegated yarn, like in this fairisle version.

This one is much plainer, but I love the turned back brim and the fact that you can add as much or as little embellishment as you please.

What else I have I been up to...oh yes...I have been trying to create a new shrug design for the last week or so, and everytime I begin, I seem to get another order for a Laura Shrug.

Not that this is a cause for complaint. I am very flattered that people like my design and want me to make them shrugs for their weddings, but I know I have it in me to create an even better one, just not enough hours in the day!

Here is one of the latest Laura Shrugs with a new corsage ... I had to find an outlet for my design frustration somewhere so the corsage took the full force.

I have one more shrug to make and a little cape and beaded veil by the end of the month and then I really need to knuckle down and get some bits and pieces ready for my next craft fair in September...I must be mad!

Oh, come to think about it, I made this too!

It was a custom order but unfortunatley once made the lady wasn't keen so it is back in my stock. A pity as I think it truned out really well, a longer version of my little gossamer cape. But never mind I am sure it will find a home somewhere.

Actually when you add all this up then add in getting 2 boys ready to go back to school, a trip to a water park and the pictures, planting 6 tubs of potatoes and revamping some of the garden and cutting and sewing the squares for my next patchwork quilt, I did quite well for August.

I still feel bad for ignoring you guys, if not for ignoring the gym, and I promise to try harder over the next couple of weeks......just don't put any money on it!