Dhal My Number.... or
Peas, Peas Don't Go....or
Pulse Release Me, Let Me Go...or (my favourite)
Candle In The Wind !!!!! LOL :)
Thanks to Lisa-Jane for some of these suggestions and making me spray tea everywhere!
Anyhow, take a pile of yellow split peas and whaddya get?
Filling for a doorstop! With copious amounts of wadding too. I know some people use sand but then you've got to faff around with inner bags to contain it. I've been told that rice is good but it would pong to high heaven if it got damp. Whereas dried yellow split peas get rock hard as they get older. I found this out when I was clearing some cupboards and found a packet that was only *mumble* three years out of date *blush* They were like bits of gravel! You get some strange looks in Tesco when you put ten bags of the little yellow marvels through the checkout though :)
This is what the cutouts from last week looked like when I sewed 'em up.
I really like this combination of colours and patterns! I've got about four craft fairs coming up soon, so these fabrics will be used to their utmost. Think I'll make some pegbags too.
See the tree in the back of shot? I LOVE him! He's definitely a he, not a she tree and he's not wee (sorry, couldn't stop rhyming there..) When we moved into this house 14 years ago, it was a fairly mature tree, but not too big. Over the years he has grown hugely in height and girth - sadly so have I in the latter! He's a flowering cherry but with delicate white blossom rather than the blowsy pink variety. It is the stuff of heaven to lie on the grass at blossom time and just marvel at the beauty of him - the amount of bees zipping through the branches is spectacular.
He has been the best climbing frame in the world, for boys and cats. I have fond memories of Owen and Rhys sitting almost at the top being pirates in the crows nest, or adventurers waiting in ambush for the baddies.
And the best thing is that as I sit here writing the blog, I can look out of the window and see him. The leaves are just starting to turn, as is the season - he is nature's timepiece.
Have a great crafting week! xxxx