RING OUT THOSE BELLS....
Hello everyone - another week of the crafting madness that is WOYWW rolls around! Hope the weather hasn't been too bad for you, we seem to have missed the Mini Beast that struck with snow at the weekend...fortunately.
My crafting has moved downstairs from the JanCave and I'm now in residence on the dining room table:
If I have a spare ten minutes, it's good to be able to sit and make a couple of cards - the pile is mounting up and hopefully will sell at the next WI Meeting. I'm not asking much for them but every little helps ;-)
Shaz Silverwolf donated a HUGE amount of bits and pieces including these butterflies which go really well with the soft tones of the paper. I turned them into Get Well/Thinking of you type cards - any tips on how to get those blasted peel off words in a straight line?! It may seem like teaching your granny to suck eggs but I need all the help I can can get!!
My other downstairs crafting has been some crochet:
This lovely lot is slowly being turned into...
This! A blanket for a prezzy. Nice colours huh? It's a slightly different colour choice for me which was dictated by the fact that these were the only ones available in Hobbycraft. They're WI double knitting yarns, for every ball sold a small percentage goes to the WI. It's acrylic which I always use for blankets as it's washable and is of a good quality. But why is it that white yarn always seems thinner than coloured?! It's weird, I know the ply is identical, it just doesn't seem as thick!
I also played in a contest with my band last Saturday, we thought we played well but weren't positioned very high - ah well, c'est la vie, adjudicating is very subjective. We held an open rehearsal a couple of days before when friends and family can come to hear us play, which entailed moving from our smallish band room to a bigger hall - and EVERYTHING had to be taken over including:
So last Thursday I was helping to lash tubular bells and timpani to a trailer ( you couldn't make this up, huh?!)
We got some really funny looks, I can tell you!! I was tempted to play them in transit but wasn't allowed....spoilsports :-D They got there in one piece, phew, and then back again the next day.
You can't say my life isn't varied...........
Have a good week!