For the first time in ages I have had no comments on a blog post! I'm rather upset and slightly worried that you've all abandoned me, but secretly hoping that blogger just isn't letting you comment. Please take a look, I love to read all your lovely comments!
Anyway I have some exciting news...
But first let me show you what I did today, spent too much money...
I popped into The Works after work (isn't that funny - sorry I have a weird sense of humour) and spied lots of lovely crafty bits. 10 large pieces of felt for £1.99, 8 metres of assorted cotton thread for £1.99, 30 different shaped mirrored pieces for 99p and 5 metres of assorted red ribbon for 99p.
I couldn't resist! I have a very special card I need to make with the ribbon, and the felt and thread is exactly what I need to get making some more things to sell on Folksy.
I also finally picked up some wool so I can learn to crochet and knit. It's only cheap stuff but I'm not sure I will be able to master it so no need to buy anything too grand.
I also popped into the lovely past times. I had seen the lovely glass spray bottle a while back but didn't want to 'waste' my money so left it. Last night I saw it on someone else's blog and heard it was in the sale, and guess what? This was the last one they had - a pretty steal at £2.50
I also had a treat through the post from my lovely mum. A whole parcel of real vintage lace that used to belong to a relative and was gathering dust at her house. She wants me to put it to good use. Any ideas? I was thinking of using it in some brooches to sell on folksy, but maybe I should keep it in the family?
So what is the exciting news and the new skills you ask? Crochet of course. I just sat down, got out my borrowed library book and created my first row of double crochet! Go me! I am so stupidly excited, despite the fact that my tension is all rubbish and so it's loose in the middle. I am still very proud of myself and can see I will probably become addicted.
Look my first row of double crochet...
What do you think? I would love to make a very simple heart or flower - so if anyone knows a very easy tutorial for a complete novice please let me know!
Lastly, I wanted to show you a beautiful bloom grown by my own fair hands. Yes my lovely rose bush has re-bloomed with 5 beautiful roses, so I decided to cut one and bring it in to enjoy!
It is only a tiny bush, and I have neglected it slightly of late, so I am overjoyed that such a beautiful flower still materialised! Oh the simpliest of pleasures, a homegrown pink rose on my coffee table while I sit and crochet for the first time!
Hope you've all had a good week. I've noticed a lot of you are dreading the summer holidays. As someone with no children, who lives opposite a school, and works full time, I am quite happy about the lack of cars and litter in our road and the easier drive to work. I hope you don't think badly of me!
P.S. Please have a look at my giveaway and spread the word!