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!