Well, I woke to a wonderful surprise on Wednesday.
I am now the proud owner and one of forty winners to obtain a copy of Mollie Makes Issue 1. I already have issue 2 & 3- I absolutely adore the magazine- but this issue is really like gold dust, so I'm one very happy Squirrel. I had thought of purchasing the magazine as a digital edition but, it's not really the same as having a magazine that you can thumb through at your leisure. Not very environmentally friendly, I know.
I've been busy on the crocheting front. I fell in love with Inga's Hakelbeutel back in 2010 on Ravelry.
Mmm.....! My queue of items on this site is quite extensive. I'm going to have to live until at least a hundred to get through it. Anyway back to the bag, I loved it so much that I decided to make my own. I've gone for crochet flower squares for mine but still followed Inga's formula for putting the bag together. My bag is in Neapolitan-ish ice cream colours and made with Rowan Cotton.
|My variation of Inga's Hakelbeutel|
I would highly recommend creating this bag it's quick to make up, just needs a little patience to put together but it's so worth it.
|Made with Rowan Cotton|
|The bag is fully lined with an interior zip pocket and magnetic fastener|
FO -finished object!
|another button close-up|
|Squirrel Buttons, so cute!|
I have a few potential new knits that I have my eye on. Just don't know which one to start first as I love them all.
First up is Margate by Sarah Hatton. I love this little shrug. However, some of the pictures I have seen on Ravelry it sits above the bust line, I'm a busty girl, so if I made this, I would have to lengthen the body, which is no problem. I love the pink colour but not sure if I have any in my stash. So this is a maybe.
|Margate by Sarah Hatton|
|Dapper by Marie Wallin|
|Sedate by Marie Wallin|
The following squares are for the month of July and from Leg on the forum.
|Beautifully wrapped, I was also thrifty and kept the ribbon|
Dogman needs a hug
My poor little boy hasn't been very well all week. He has had a nasty tummy bug and not to go into too much detail, he's had stuff coming out either end. He's had no energy, he's not even been moaning- which has been very strange, as he's a hound. He's only been able to drink water which is also odd as he's like a hoover normally. So could everyone send him big hugs and tell him to get well soon. He's my world, and I would be so lost without him.
My Mobile is Full of Silliness
I thought instead of talking about what's on my I Pod, I would tell you about the silliness on my phone.
I don't use my mobile very often, only for texting my mum, sister and Paul. I don't even talk on it since developing a phobia of phones during my EMDR Therapy. It's not just my mobile, any phone no matter who's calling I just can't face picking it up and saying hello. Odd I know, hopefully, the CBT will sort this out. Not being able to talk on the mobile doesn't stop me from adding silly stuff to it though.
Like wallpapers I change frequently:
|Domokun he's friendly really|
He is a strange creature born from an egg. He has a sawtoothed mouth that is locked wide. His body is bulky, but his heart is pure. He likes to daydream and often finds himself in trouble for not paying attention. He is strong but gentle. When he's in a bad mood, nervous or upset he breaks wind. Lol!
His only form of communication is by producing a low pitched noise which sounds like his name.
I love him he's cool.
I also like to add silly tunes, so if my phone does ring it makes me smile, even though I don't answer it.
In the form of Bod!
or Roobarb and Custard
Or my all time favourite The Flumps. Yes, I'm a seventies kid and proud of it.