Monday, 17 May 2010

Weekend excess and deprivation

Crafting was a bit on the limited side this weekend as we had a family reunion with our brother.  We don't see him very often so it was a mammoth weekend of catching up, eating, drinking and not sleeping enough.  I did manage to squeeze in three car boot sales with my sister.  She had a rather restrained but quite successful foray despite the ridiculous weather - you can see her bargains on her blog .  I too was restrained - held back mostly by a migraine, nithering temperatures and a serious lack of sleep (no, no, the excess of wine the previous night didn't bother me at all - in fact, I was jolly impressed with myself that I even got up that early - serious bad hair day though and no make up so of course I met quite a few people I know!)  I bought a few doilies and a dahlia for my big bro but nothing much else.    What?  I completely forgot - until I emptied out the contents of my bag - that I also bought some vintage 60s fabric.  No idea what I'm going to do with the paisley but I am thinking the flowery will be made into an apron and the colander (£1) will be home to some flowers for the garden.

Having taken inspiration from Lucy's use of vibrant colours at Attic24  and desperate to try my hand at African Flowers  I was sooo happy to put my feet up last night and commune with my wool.  It's going to be a gentle transition as I don't have too many vibrant colours in my stash but I think this isn't a bad start.  

I'm not sure what to make - a cushion, a scarf, a bag?  We'll see.  Eldest son is home on Wednesday for a few days but I should have some weekend crafting time ahead of me.

Have a lovely week - fingers crossed that today's sunshine is a sign of things to come.  I don't think my beans and courgettes can take much more of this cold!


  1. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. I love your African Flowers, great colours I can't wait to see what you make with them.

  2. Oh NO....I love love love the African flowers, yet another project to start! Thanks for links, lovely post x


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