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Hi. I am a crafty mum of two and live with my partner and kids in shropshire. I love all things crafty, especially sewing, crocheting, felt and I am open to trying new things. So, follow me and see what is my next thing to make . . .

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Ta dah!!! for the granny stripe blanket


Just a quick post to say I have finally finished the granny square blanket from the tutorial from Attic24.

It is absolutely huge. To be totally honest i almost gave up on the darn thing. It isn't quite the size I would like but it is big enough. 

The kids call it the rainbow blanket. 

It didn't last long on my bed, it went straight down stairs on the sofa, the floor, the chairs and many more places. I hope it lasts the test of time!!!

I am trying to post a picture of Shrewsbury every time I blog or at least once a week. Just to show you how beautiful it is.

This is the view from the English bridge over the River Severn. In the distance you can just see the spire of St Mary's church and the building in front of that, hiding behind the tree's is The Parade Shopping centre, where my studio is. 

The path along the river is the one I cycle along. I don't cycle this far on, but this path tends to flood quite often when the water level rises. 

This was back in February. This is the English bridge where I took the picture from above, just the other day.

Finally, to make you saw 'aaawwww' . . . 

A little blue tit. I found it on the church wall. We think it fell out of its nest (not so smiley), we could hear its mother chirping for it, and the this little fella was calling back, but we couldn't get it back to its nest. 
Hoping it kept safe and managed to get to its nest. 

Take care

Kel x 

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Making the most of it


I hope you are enjoying the half term break and the weather is good for you all.

I went to Yorkshire on Sunday until Monday and we had a great time. but it wasn't long enough.

When we arrived on Sunday, we wanted to make the most of it, so we went off to tropical world.

We saw tortoises, meerkats and their babies (too cute!!), sea life, crocodiles, boas, pythons and loads of other creatures. 

It was so hot in there and we soon made a quick exit once we had seen the majority of things. 

We then headed off into Roundhay park and jumped onto the land train down to the lovely cafe and back. 

It's such a big and beautiful park, but the kids just had one thing in mind . . . the fun fair. Aggghhh, I am not a fan of them. I think they are over priced, but, the kids are just drawn to the flashing lights, the music and the adrenalin of the rides. I wanted to go into the gardens, but no, no, no, peace and quiet was out of the question!!!

On Monday we took a stroll around the local park and fed the ducks. Unfortunately the ducks were full and over fed!!!

Again, wanted to do a walk around the lovely gardens and nature trail, but oh no, the laughter from the park and the ice cream van was calling the little ones in!!!

I managed a little walk, but for about 5 minutes!!

Post soon, hopefully with some new crochet, or even a W.I.P finished!!

Kel x