Wednesday, 15 February 2012


For the first time this year it actually felt like Spring was on it's way!  I bought some flowers (tulips and daffodils) last week to make the house pretty for our viewing on Sunday and these have really brighten the place up!  The splash of colour just makes me smile : )

On the way to work, the sun was shining and it felt lovely and crisp - I actually carried my coat and braved it in my cardigan. You know what, it didn't actually feel cold either - no icy wind in sight.

I am feeling a little more optimistic not just with viewings on the house but actually with life in general.  I'm still busy (if anything slightly busier) but this week I have actually managed to squeeze in some "crafting" time and have finally got round to starting my own ripple blanket.  I have been admiring "Lucy's" ripple at Attic24 for quite a long time!  It only took 3 attempts with the pattern but I think I have just about cracked it.

The only problem now is that I have already run out of wool!  When I was holidaying in Scarborough last year I bought 3 balls of Robin Chunky in lemon, pink and rose not really having a project in mind but loving the colours.  Hey Ho no big deal!  I'm going to have a little trip out to Bury on Friday to see if I can find some on the market; if not it looks like I will be bulk buying them on the Internet as that will be the cheapest option.  This blanket is not for anyone in particular and if I get it finished before Easter it may have pride of place on my table at the craft fair.

Still on the topic of "crafting" I received a parcel on Tuesday which I could not wait to get home to!  I bought some fabric from a couple of weeks ago and it had come, excited is not the word.  This is what was delivered:-

I just can't wait to start making things with them and have admired these prints for some time, these 3 are my favourites though!  And the minky dimple in pink is just divine!

 I also ended up buying some cute little buttons and ric rac from a wonderful haberdashery in Skipton - it would have been rude not to!


 Anyway its getting late and it's work again tomorrow (12 hour shift) so I'm off to bed but I'll leave you with one last photo - I made rock cakes again this evening and they were yummy, although I have to be honest and say that some of them were slightly more browner than others ( I may have forgotten about some of them - oops).  I hope that you all have a good week filled with lots of spring-time moments and plenty of opportunities to spend time crafting too x x x x x


  1. Scrummy ripple, scrummy fabric and scrummy rock cakes, put with flowers and milder weather, no wonder you are feeling increased optimism :)

    1. and today another viewing at the weekend : ) can't grumble x