Monday, 25 January 2010

Woolly Bunny

A big HELLO to you all this morning ~ I hope that everyone had a very lovely weekend.

I'm not quite sure what happened to last week! The days are just whizzing by at such an alarming rate and it is difficult to believe that we are heading into the last week of January already.

As you can see I managed to find the time to finish my little woolly bunny. I sewed on the two little woolly bunny feet and the tiny fluffy pom pom tail. I was also planning to attach a little crochet flower to her ear but it didn't really work so I decided to give her a pretty little ribbon instead. And do you know what........... I have to say that I am very pleased with the result indeed!

The pattern for the little woolly bunny came from this very lovely book ~ Super- Cute Crochet by Nicki Trench and it does have some very cute patterns in it and is well worth a look if you fancy giving amigurumi a try. I found the patterns easy to follow and there are some beautiful pictures in the book too.

Right now I can hear the kettle calling to me and I am going to make myself a nice cup of tea and put my feet up whilst I ponder which nasty ~ but unfortunately very necessary ~ household chore I am going to tackle next! :O) x

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Back to normal

I don't know about the rest of you but I am finding it incredibly difficult getting myself and the children back into some kind of routine now that the schools have finally gone back.

I was really enjoying the extended break from school that all the lovely snow had given us. I was enjoying lying in bed all snuggled up cozily with the children and not having to get up and get ready for school, enjoying the lazy days watching children's films and all the fun playing out in the snow. Not to mention the endless cups of tea which just had to be accompanied by some kind of yummy calorie laden snack ~ chocolate or biscuits or cake or a mixture of the aforementioned yumminess!

All that has now been replaced with trying to get small people into bed at a reasonable time ~ even though they claim that they can't possibly go to sleep because they are very definitely not tired. It is a completely different kettle of fish when you are trying to coax them out of their cozy warm bed in the morning and trying desperately to get them to eat breakfast before going to school!

I am also finding it really difficult to get myself back into any sort of crafting routine too. I have a couple of projects that I have been working on but find I am struggling to find the motivation to actually complete them ~ I think I may have a touch of the January Crafting Blues! There are also lots of crafty ideas swimming about in my head but at the moment they are all whirling about and making me feel rather overwhelmed indeed!

Did you see the little woolly bunny peeking out at you from the crocheted jam jar? She is one of the things that I have been working on for ages ~ one of the things that has been NEARLY finished for a good few months and just needs a few finishing touches. I decided this morning that enough was enough and set about crocheting two little woolly bunny feet, a pretty little lilac flower and I also made the teeniest little fluffy pom pom for her little bunny tail. I've still got to attach them to her little bunny body and will let you see the finished result sometime very soon.

Enjoy your afternoon ~ whatever you may be doing............:O)x

Monday, 4 January 2010

Hello 2010

And a very big HELLO to all you very lovely bloggy people ~ I hope that you all had a fantastic time at Christmas and although I am a little bit later than most people I would like to wish you all a wonderfully happy and healthy 2010.

We had a very quiet Christmas at home ~ just the four of us ~ and it was really lovely to be able to spend some time together. We did go out a couple of times to visit family but other than that most of the time has been spent at home. We have had a few lazy days when we have spent all day in our pyjamas. We have snuggled up on the settee with blankets watching Christmas dvds. There has also been lots of tea drinking and an HUGE amount of chocolate eating too!

The weather here has been very snowy and the children have had an absolutely fantastic time playing in the snow ~ sledging, throwing snowballs, building snowmen and snowcanos ~ which my little boy tells me is a volcano made out of snow! You live and learn!! We have been ready to wrap freezing cold little feet in warm blankets and cozy socks when they have finished playing and supplying hot chocolate to warm them up again.

Like many of you I have been taking a little look back over my blog for 2009 and thought that you might like to take a little look with me too.

There has been.............

::Woolly bits::
::Woolly birds::
::Flowery favourites::
::Holidays and Adventures::
::and of course some crochet too::

I'd just like to say Thank you to all you lovely people who take the time to visit my little bloggy space. I have really enjoyed being part of the lovely bloggy world in 2009 and am looking forward to lots of colourful creativity in 2010:O)