Goodness me, it seems aaggeess since I did a blog post, and I've been so busy over the past week, the time just keeps running away again....
Anyway, how are you this warm and bright spring evening? I hope this post finds you all fine and dandy :o)
What have I been upto? Well, I finished my first Etsy commission :o) Yay!
I was so chuffed to get this commission, then I was a bit scared when I did (well quite a bit actually lol) but I've finished it now, and it's on it's way across the lil' ole' pond.
D'you want to have a look?
Here it is....
This was an action photo ( :D ) finishing off my last rounds..
See 'em? I had to make four 17" x 13" (!!) placemats with white and blue running through them..
I learnt a lot by doing this commission.
One of the things was as soon as you finish the job, post it off!
That's because I was going to post it this morning when I got back from the school run, but as I was packaging them (today was the day that I gave for posting them off),the school phoned to say they had to phone for an ambulance for my eldest daughter as she was having a really bad seizure.
So I had to rush to school, administer her emergency meds, then bring her home early and sort her out ...bless her. (She is fine, and this is a usual procedure :( just in case you're worried)
She had a really bad one yesterday as well, which is why I didn't do it yesterday. But, I got them posted off in the end today, so alls well that ends well.
Second thing I learned was not to underestimate your postage weight (eh Jennie :o) )
BUT, I really, really enjoyed doing them, and I have learnt by my mistakes (no, really lol).
I've also been doing a small amount of patchwork. I used to do quite abit when I was younger, and I'd really like to do a bit more. Not necessarily quilting, but I just like pretty, cosy patches.
I just used a thrifted piece of fabric, and crocheted around the edge, cos' I've found out that I adore crochet and patchwork together !
And when I finally get my childrens clothes (from when they were little) down from the loft, i'm going to patch and crochet a blanket :o)
I'd like to do squares with crochet joinings.
I've also got three of these on the go to pop in my Etsy shop..
They're lovely, lacy scarves. I have one sitting by my computer to do while I'm waiting for my photos to appear, one in the car, and another one by my bed (sometimes the one in the car gets transferred to my handbag to finish off while I'm in the post office queue LOL.
So if you see anyone crocheting in traffic jams (NOT when I'm driving I hasten to add) or in a queue, it's probably me =)
We've been out inthe garden too this week. And here's our little tomato plants and beans and asters...getting bigger every day..
See these beans in a saucepan? well, that's my big old one, not one we use for cooking :0)
When the bottom kinda come away from the top, I couldn't bear to part with it, so made up a really good (not) excuse to my hubby that I desperately needed it to pop the runner bean seeds in. (not sure how I got away with that one, cos' I'm a terrible hoarder and it drives him nuts! LOL)
I have loads more to tell you, but i need some sleep now, so I'll try and pop back on Friday with the rest of my news.
Take it easy and enjoy the sunshine while we can =)
Love Donna xxxx