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Welcome to my world, sometimes a little hectic but a fab place to be!

Oh what a beautiful morning!

It’s not very often that this late in September we can happily sit out in the garden in the sunshine, this weekend has proven to be just one of those rare occasions.

As you can see I’m having a reading day today, with varying choices of literature!

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Hubby and I popped to the supermarket for something tasty for lunch earlier and I decided to treat myself to a craft magazine, the lovely colours on the cover of this months copy of Simply Crochet caught my eye so into the basket it went, I’m always on the lookout for my next project…..well I think I have about five lined up at the mo but you can never have too many ideas can you?!

I’ve also finished reading the fabulous The Red Queen by Phillipa Gregory this morning. I started reading The White Queen just before it was on the bbc a little while ago and it is my new obsession! I love that the red queen is basically the story from the white queen from the other house’s point of view – I found it totally fascinating and can’t wait to start on the next one already! If only history lessons at school had been so intriguing….

I hope the sun is shining where you are, if not I hope you’re having some crafty fun!

Bye for now 🙂

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The next knitting project is underway….

And one more quick note about my crafty fun of today, I have started another knitting project, but its not as big as the last one!

This is the scarf I’m knitting:

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And this is the wool I’m using – Araucania Botany Lace – it’s the prettiest wool I’ve ever bought!

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The pattern is available for free on Ravelry and I think it’s just lovely! Fingers crossed I can understand the chart and pattern, not done lace work before. Eeeehh I do like to challenge myself lol!

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Now that was a busy day!

Well I don’t know about you but today I am having a lovely relaxing day off after a marathon of a couple of days! I did my first solo pick of the day on ideal world with a fab set of 3 CDs. Here’s a sneaky shot from the studios when I was setting up.

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So after a lovely launch at 9pm & 11pm on Tuesday night I was on for another 8 hours yesterday so Stephanie gave me today off to recover! My wonderful dad drove me there and then came over to pick me up again so that I didn’t have to drive home. He even brought my big brother Mark and Buster (their cavalier King Charles spaniel) to meet me!

It’s already 4pm and I feel like today has quite literally passed in a sleepy blur! After a lovely lie in I came downstairs to find that my amazing hubby had got me a lovely pastry for my breakfast (he obviously knows I’d have just snacked my way through the day lol!) and after pottering around for a little while this morning I decided have a go a a bit of Zentangle.

I was lucky enough to spend some time with the awesome Mel Heaton (she has a fabulous blog which you can find by clicking here) in the green room at Create and Craft towers a few weeks ago and she inspired me to have a go! I used My Craft Studio to make a text outline, printed it off and got my pens out!

Here’s my first attempt:

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Its very relaxing, i found you become very absorbed in it and the rest of the world vanishes! i cant take credit for the idea of using it in text, Mel showed me a christmas card that she had made and i did tell her i was fully intending to pinch her idea lol! What do you think?

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The two year jumper is done!

So I thought I would share my news with you……the jumper is finished! Woop Woop lol!

The picture is a bit rubbish but hubby is out so i had to take it myself! It’s a little big under the arms but considering its my first ever garment I’m feeling quite proud right now. I am looking forward to wearing it when the weather goes a bit chillier because it feels very warm!

Hmmmm what to knit next…..

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