Sorry to have been M.I.A for the past week and not to have replied to your most recent comments and emails. I absolutely love reading your thoughts and reactions to my ramblings, and have missed you all. I especially want to express my appreciation for your support and kind words in response to my last post.
Easter came and went. It was a wonderful few days - an abundance of good food, laughter and glorious weather. There were also big changes to the sleeping arrangements of six - rooms swapped, beds and cupboards moved. A prime opportunity to edit and discard. An enormous task!
The children are on easter break, so our home has been full of young people and their friends, demanding to be fed, entertained and hugged. Although somehow, in amongst the chaos and noise I've managed to find some time to make, and knit, and crochet.
I finally gathered enough courage to use my Print Gocco. A generous gift from my sister in law, it has sat idle for many months. I love Hine and Alison's gocco'd lables and decided I'd attempt to make my own. Printed on beautiful linen ribbon, i'm quite happy with the result - for my first attempt at least. I can see that it's going to take some practice to get things perfect.
made from recycled card and pages from vintage books. Machine stitched together with fire engin red cotton. I made a couple of different styles, and love them both.
An armful of knitted mini scarfs. And another armful of crocheted wrist warmers. Labels have been handsewn onto them and tags have been attached. A 'twoandsix' parcel destined for Cocoon.
The house is still humming with activity, and will be for the next few days. Next week, I hope will be a little quieter. I'm looking forward to dropping by and saying 'hello' to you all.
And for those who aren't able to make it into Cocoon, i've listed a some wristwarmers in my shop!