Donkey 

Morning everyone! 

My latest make is a eeyore style crochet donkey! My mother in law is a eeyore fan so I thought I’d try to make one (kind of!) 

I found some lovely mixed grey wool abd hoped it would come out Ok!

What do you Think?

And the back for the bow!

The tail turned out a bit shorter than the pattern suggests but I didn’t think it was too bad for a 1st attempt!

Anyway enjoy the sunshine!

Last term before the summer…..

Well it’s shaping up to be a busy term! Why do schools always cram everything into the last 6 weeks before the summer holidays???!!! I’m sure they do it to drive us up the wall!!!! It’s the same at Christmas except they cram it into 2 weeks before they break this is when my works get a busy and I try to fit everything in and find theres not enough hours in the day!

I’m lucky now the boys I nanny for are older and are really good with my son!

I just find the boys get tearful with everything that has to be fitted in. With all the extra school stuff, they also have swimming lessons and are gearing up to do grade 1 and 2 piano exams! 

And there’s school fetes on at my little brothers school… unfortunately I missed his sports day because I had my Ofsted inspection (bug sigh but at least I passed).

Anyway I’m trying to get ready for my little boys first birthday, I’ll post again soon!! 

Week off

So I’ve had a lovely week off with the hubby and little one! The weather has been good enough to burn my shoulders (oops!) And we’ve had the odd wet day. 

We decided to try camping for a mini break…that was an interesting couple of days! I’m not a big camper so I said to limit it to one night…also not knowing how Eddie would be. I found a farm that also had camping. So we pitched up and had a lovely day at sacrewell farm! Lots to do and see so we were kept busy!

Whilst pitching up we discovered that the tent we borrowed hadn’t got any sleeping compartments 😣 so we ended up having a cold night. Eddie didn’t sleep great so none of us did! Urgh. Next morning after a very early breakfast we packed up and went to go to a railway place that houses a thomas the tank engine…..closed for a private function. The second place we tried was also shut…..apparently the keyholder was AWOL….we were all really grumpy by this point! So we headed to oakham, a historical town I know and did  the touristy thing! 

We had a poorly Eddie on Friday, so we ended up having a cuddly day….and he bounced back enough in time to help celebrate my sister in laws birthday yestersay!  (Just a meal out!) ….

You know what it’s like when you go shopping too much…well we managed to find a bargain ! I was thinking of making an advent calender for the little one at Christmas (yes I know it’s early). I was thinking of getting some thomas the tank minis (can you see a theme here?!!lol) and other smallish items to use instead of chocolate.  The minis usually retail at £2 and I found some at 69p! I couldn’t leave them there!! So I picked up a dozen to start with! Luckily I didn’t double up! 

I’ve also started to make some crocheted Christmas presents (found a lovely wool shop in oakham…) I’d better get a wriggle on and get them done!!! 

Hope you’ve all had a great half term and it’s back to reality (work) tomorrow!!! 

Bunny

I’m loving the sunny weather we’re having! It seems to do wonders for the state of mind!

So I finially finished the bunny I was crocheting! 

Unfortunately I got the arms to far forward and didn’t realise til too late!oh well!! And I’m not happy with the shape of the ears….i followed the pattern (they look just like the picture) but they are just not right. Hubby was rude/cheeky about them….said they looked like condoms!!! Didn’t know whether to laugh or cry!! Although the more I look at them the more I agree! (Just don’t tell him!!! Lol!) 

Hope you enjoy the sunshine! 

How time flies!

How time flies!

This time last year we were waiting (not so) patiently for our little boy to make an appearance! We gone through the joy of (finially) finding out we were pregnant and the shock of my husband having a battery exploding in his pocket, causing enough damage for him to have a skin graft.  (Its healed and much better now). My mother passing away (not much emotion as she had given me up as a toddler). And a whole range of emotions and feelings and reaction that goes along with pregnancy!!! I was lucky had a relatively problem free time! I enjoyed pretty much of it! I think my biggest issue with pregnancy was that it killed my sex drive 😦  to be honest it still hasnt fully returned. Having eddie has made our relationship stronger and we are both loving it! Our dreams had finally started to come true and reality was starting to sink in!

And we were booked in for me to be induced on 15th june.

So our plans are small for Eddie’s 1st birthday…we will go visiting family and friends over the course of the weekend! There are several reasons for this and the main ones being that I don’t want him over shelled and I want him to have quality time with everyone! We can’t agree on which cake to get him…thomas the tank engine or paw patrol!

Hope fully I will have finished another crochet animal by the weekend!

Oh well if best get going…need to drop Eddie at nursery and then go to work! At least it’s not raining yet! Enjoy your day!

Busy busy…

So I’ve had a busy couple of weeks, between work, birthdays, trying to get used to not being greeted by out cat everytime I walk in the door, poorly baby aswell and I wanted to create a crochet cat, I think I did ok with it!

I used a pattern out of the book Edwards menagerie…..I found it easy to follow the pattern and after several attempts at the face I’m fairly happy it! 

So I had my birthday, in which I was spoilt! We had a lovely meal out,which was a nice surprise! My mother in laws birthday was a couple of days after mine, so it felt like a long celebration!! 

Work is busy as usual, the eldest one  I look after has started playing football at various local club….thankfully I only have to drop off!!!  (I am not a football fan!)