I have been sorting through Miss Ell's stuff as she has grown out of a lot of her clothes now - have also been busy sorting through toys etc to bag up for the local charity shop. One load has already gone! Don't you feel good when you shift old stuff - sort of quite cleansing.
This has been going on at work too and I have to say I definately have the cleanest desk in the office! It is sparkling. Anyway whilst looking through Miss Ell's stuff I was looking at the fabric potential of some of her dresses/tops and thought some of these I am gonna keep and make into something else - most definately. Here is some of the fabrics saved.....
Not sure what to do with the rest but I'm sure I will think of something but I just can not give pretty material away .... Are you the same? Do you save something to recycle and turn into something new?
Here is my other pretty selection saved ...
And here is a little clip I found on youtube.
With all this tidying and sorting etc I thought I would have a mooch around the local charity shops that decorate the town where I work. I found some lovely treasures but I did resist on all except two books for the bargain price of 99p.
The first one the savage garden I had heard about before so snatched this one up and the second one The Secret Life of a Slummy Mummy by Fiona Neill totally reminded me of me and had me giggling in the shop when I paid. Hope they are both a good read.
It is a pattern called Dolly as in Dolly mixture sweets and it really is a very apt name. I love all the colours used. I am going to do red edging in between all the squares but may need some help when it's time to do this as never done this before and the pattern which is on Ravellry by the way did not show what to do. It looks like the edging sort of sticks up.
Here is a link to the Ravelry pattern page with the edging I am talking about. If any crocheters out there can help me with what I need to do to do this I would be very very grateful.
Autumn has certainly arrived in the last few weeks and there is definatley a pinch in the air. Here are my autumn inspired colour flowers this week. Beautiful arn't they?
Miss Ell's also showed me a new way to eat rasberries - stick them on your fingers! She's had me chuckling this week.......
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