Good Morning Sweet People.
Please don't be put off by my toes! I was uuumming and aaaahing as to whether this photo might make you all run away but I decided that hopefully my very first attempt at ripple crochet over a year ago might make you stay a while. It's a cotton bath mat that I rippled away and I must say it's a little treasure of mine as it was in the early days when I was following on-line tutorials to help me go beyond the granny square so I am quite fond of this little bath mat.
It was also a time when I thought you could get away with being lazy and just snip snip snip the ends off without sewing them in to your crochet. Needless to say I have long learnt my lesson in being a lazy hooking girl!
Did you spot something else (other than my poorly out of practice painted toes) in the above photo?
Hello vintage needles
Thank you Macmillan Charity shop for providing these for me to purchase at 20p a pair, they have gone to a good home I promise and oh to think of who used these needles, what they have knitted over the years. I am a romantic and nostalgia makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.
Knitting needles I LOVE you xox
Hello, what's this?
Isn't it the sweetest little bowl (50p)?
Andy sure don't think so and advised me that it needs to promptly leave the house! Alice thinks "it's gross mummy, I'm on Dad's side"
So what do you lovelies say ?
I will admit that I was charmed by the floral pattern and also wasn't sure about the whole pyrex joy but I have been coming round to the idea after following the lovely Flora and Purl blog which you can find here
She is a great collector of nostalgic Pyrex xox
And out of the corner of my eye I spotted this
Oh, hello Emu snowball, nice to meet you, I know a little girl who would love to knit you xox
At £1.00 I wasn't complaining and in fact felt a little guilty. My way of dealing with this is to donate my next spring clean charity bag to the Macmillan shop.
I'm not sure about you but I tend to try and give my charity shop bags to certain charities and I forget about how many more need our goods.
Long live sweet charity (shops) xox
I'll leave you with a little photo of 1 picked Auricula flower from Alice's art teacher's garden, they are so beautiful. Alice plans to do a little watercolour of this flower this weekend.
Blessings and sweet memories to you all xox