Just wanted to pop by and let you know that it is a bit quiet around here at the moment. It is quiet for good reason, detail that I won’t drag you down with.
As Baz Luhrmann states
The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind.
The kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.
So, forgive my absence it is only temporary.
I will post photo’s of the little bit of crochet I am managing to do as and when I can.
Day 21 of
and it’s still not too late join in.
The theme for today is ‘library!’.
This isn’t my library… but probably the world’s smallest library ever, in a phone box!
You can read all about my visit here.
I made these cute little flower bookmarks and left them as a present.
Day 15 of
and it’s still not too late join in.
The theme for today is ‘family’.
This about sums us up!
A yarny HUG or Happy Unexpected Gift.
A new project launched here at the nest which will run over the course of 2017. Aiming to distribute love, joy and hope at random through yarny little gifts.
I will post more about this over the coming weeks.
There will be the chance to join me if you wish,
Take it, embrace it and be a part of it!
If you are new to these parts and are thinking…great! last minute homemade Christmas present then you may be disappointed, BUT you are very welcome here though and I may suggest how to cheat at the end, which might just get you out of that last minute hole.
This process commenced way back in August
I have been really very disciplined and I have been gently shaking the gin each week and more importantly (and amazingly) I have not drunk any…if I did it would have been purely for quality control purposes!!!
So today was the day to open and taste and Oh Joy…it is absolutely gorgeous, the type of sticky, sweet alcoholic gorgeous that one would expect when drinking a damson gin…the type that warms you from the inside.
With a little bit of help from my brewing genius brother I sterilised my newly purchased gin bottles and began to fill them up.
With the addition of a cute little cork heart they are going to make a lovely Christmas stocking filler don’t you think?
Ok, so I said I would help you out of that last minute hole. You could buy some bottles, sterilise them, add purchased alcoholic beverage and add a cute little label, but only if you promise to be more organised next year and make your own!!!
I have been so blessed to escape life for one whole week and kick back with the Robins clan…
The weather was more than kind to us, we even braved the sea for a session of body boarding! That in itself may not seem that amazing, but if I tell you that the only water that Mama Robins likes is of the hot and bubbly variety…body boarding in the sea was a small miracle (it was so much fun too!).
Of course I got some hooking in; mostly on the go. Instead of taking a mammoth project like I usually do, I took just one hook and a single ball of yarn. I didn’t even take a pattern and made it up as I went…
The yarn was the hank I had won a few months ago all the way from South Africa from Joey over at her fabulous blog, Littleblackdog, which you can read about here.
The freedom of just one hook and a little bit of yarn meant I hooked every where…beach hooky….pool side hooky…farm hooky…
I met the coolest sheep too, just take a look at him.
But I think the most yarniest place we visited was this place…
Clovelly…a tiny village of quaint cottages that seemed to tumble down into the harbour. The cobbled street is so steep that it is unsuitable for vehicles and can only be accessed on foot or by donkey. To stay overnight at the cutest bed and breakfast, your belongings are transported from the car park at the top to your accommodation by sledge…yes, I said sledge!!
The steep journey down is rewarded with an 18th Century harbour which the boy Robins loved. Taking much delight in hurling rocks into the sea with a catapult!
But, I digress slightly…yes, it is a yarny place. On the way down I discovered this beautiful doorway
And this little cottage with a yarny roof
And a yarn bombed lamp post
And of course I did a bit of my own hooking.
Hooking al fresco has proved quite satisfying indeed.
Well, it’s about 25 hours and 45 minutes actually!! Still time to enter my yarny give-a-way; details can be found just here. Closing at midnight 22nd August 2016 (British time). Open to all…good luck!
Yes, that’s right I’m having a little yarny giveaway here at the Nest. The purpose for such frivolity I hear you ask?
Well, it is a belated celebration of my 2 year blogging anniversary; which was actually back in June. Whilst I was aware this occasion had come and gone, life was a little too hectic to mark the occasion. So, I parked the celebration temporarily and am now ready with a little yarny give-a-way.
This year has been frantic and I want to thank all of my regular readers for being patient with me along this journey and for all of your cheering on! It has really helped me and if you’re relatively new around here consider it a welcome.
So before I get to the give-a-way, I thought I would just highlight some of my favourite posts from the last 12 months.
The 100 patch granny blanket…
blog post here
joining tutorial here
I love a little look back, don’t you?
So Give-a-way time…cue the party poppers!!! It’s easy to enter and is open to all. The prize to covet is this…
A gorgeous hank of beautifully soft baby alpaca wool in Lichen by Louisa Harding; which has an added touch of sparkle with a fine gold metallic thread.