Firstly can I say thank you for all your lovely comments on my last post, I can happily say I am feeling much better as the week has gone on. Sometimes these deep dark blue days appear for reasons I guess, and its better to ride with them knowing they too will end.
I wanted to show you a bright, happy thing that happened to me last week. I received a tin box of surprises from a gorgeous bloggy friend Lisa of Bobo Bun in the post. We had arranged in the wings for one of her daughters (Little Bun) to do a little postal swap with Alice and decided that we didn't want to miss out on the action so to speak and threw in a little surprise for each other.
Much to my immense delight I opened up the tin to find so many little treats neatly packed into the vintage Dick Whittington tin.
I was overwhelmed with all the thoughtful little bits and bobs from a fox notebook to a wee mini hexie patch and a homemade crochet cherry brooch (I love this so much Lisa)
The surprises just kept coming and coming, a sweet pile of vintage sheet fat quarters(definitely for my patchwork duvet cover)and a gorgeous old vintage hexagon patchwork with the most pretty of pretty fabrics.
How incredibly spoilt I felt, thank you so very much Lisa. This is the such a beautiful treat for me and I am overwhelmed at the generosity and kindness that you have shown. No doubt these pretty things will be appearing here and there on my blog.
I sent Lisa a very little homemade with love parcel in the form of some colourful mini bunting made from my Planet Penny cotton stash.
Happy Days mini bunting
I made this with every colour of the Planet Penny Cotton and ended up with two spare flags so crocheted a couple of roses for between the words "happy days".
You can see it hung up in Lisa's home here. It was really easy and good fun to make and I can't resist a few stitched words on felt.
Making crochet triangles is a good way to practice decreasing. I just made this pattern up, starting with 15 ch + 1 ch and then dc into each of the 15 ch stitches, decreasing every row (by one) at alternate ends till I reached the tip of the triangle. I then crocheted a long single chain and attached the triangles with a slip stitch. Simples :o)
Here's wishing you all happy, bright days
See you soon