Welcome to what is said to be the most miserable day of the year! Personally, I am my usual chipper self(!) but somebody somewhere decided that today was the most depressing day of any year. I can't say that I wouldn't prefer to be bathed is sunshine rather than this torrential rainthatissupposedtobesnow but at least we aren't snowed in - I love a bit of snow but tire of it quite quickly.
I have had a very productive weekend on many levels. Friday evening started last this....
Jam tarts and fairy cakes to keep the boys going for about 5 minutes. Could I just apologise for the very shoddy tarts - some were made in a cake tray and I didn't put enough jam in these, and some were done in a mini-muffin pan and these seem to have too much pastry. Neither of these things stopped Henners from saying I make the best jam tarts EVER - high praise indeed from a seven year old! Around these parts, there really is no point making sure food looks presentable because it is eaten so quickly.
On Saturday I completed the cushion I've been making as a birthday present....
and I did some more work on the keyrings (they do exist, really they do!). I have finished one but George has already nabbed it for his school bag so I will add photos when I've finished the others. And I also made a couple more of the purple hanging hearts but this time I cut them out with pinking shears and hand sewed them - and put some lavender in with the stuffing - Happy Birthday Belinda! I hope you like your gift.
I also knitted this tiny little purse to kill some time on Saturday night (I really should get out more)
It really is rather small but is quite cute so I might make some more. My sister is a whizz at crochet flowers so I may get her to make some to decorate further efforts with.
And to finish up, here are photos of the mug hug I was asked to make - I had to work out a "pattern" to knit the name in and I can't say that it's perfect - I used DK rather than chunky wool so it came up a little small but it was a good effort. And also a photo of the cushion I made Mum for her birthday.
Phew! Believe it or not I also managed to squeeze in a life amongst doing all that as well.
Now I must go and prepare the washing machine for the onslaught of 2 very dirty rugby kits that will be coming home in an hour or so. Just a tad muddy I expect!