Thursday, 22 October 2009

Rainy days and Mondays.....

Not a lot of (finished) crafting going on over here at the moment. I'm finding it really hard to settle on one thing and so am flitting from one project to another without getting anything finished. Meanwhile the pile of chaos on my desk just grows and grows.

Feeling a bit grey and 'out of sorts' really..... (bit like the weather!)

In a feeble attempt to chase away the grey, thought I share some of the amazing colours I saw in a recent walk in our local park.

I do love this time of year

Monday, 12 October 2009

Swapping goodies...

I know I promised pictures of Paris last week, but I've been soo busy and I'm afraid you won't get to see them today either...

I really need to blog about the lovely package I received in the Button Jewellery swap. I was partnered with Caroline , and these are the wonderful goodies that I received from her:

A lovely button bracelet in gorgeous soft pastels,

a beautiful embroidered cuff with teeny-tiny buttons ( I think this was my favourite),

a crochet brooch,

a brooch made with lovely dangling glass beads,

a hand- bound notebook embroidered with my 'name' and

a sweet box containing lots of lovely buttons!

I also received some chocolate, a lollipop and some sweets which are long gone by now I'm afraid!

Here are the items I sent to Caroline:

I really enjoy these swaps, you never know who you will meet and what you will receive and I love thinking of things to make for others that they (hopefully!) will appreciate. Can't wait for the next one!

Friday, 9 October 2009

Knitting and Stitching show

As bit of a last minute and unplanned event, I've decided to go to the Knitting and Stitching show at Alexandra Palace tomorrow. Any one else going?

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

A week in Provence..

At the risk of stating the obvious - I'm back!

We had an amazing time away, though I missed my babies so much! I've found it really hard to get back into the swing of things since we got back home, though I suppose it hasn't helped leaving behind weather like this:

to get back to grey skies and rain!

(the view from our living room)

I took lots of knitting, but the only knitting that actually got done was a small bit of sock on the Eurostar on the way over!

I did however do lots of this:

drank lots of this:

swam in here:

walked here:

visited here:
and here:

and here!
It was an amazing part of Provence, there were vineyards everywhere..

We helped the local economy as much as we could by tasting the local produce....!
Will post Paris pictures tomorrow!