Thursday, 16 April 2009

Bad blogger!!!!

Yes im a bad bad blogger!!!

After my unintentional break im back. Over the past few weeks i have been so tired that i have had little energy for anything other than the usual everyday chores, and somedays i have not even completed these! This pregnancy really seems to be taking it out of me this time. So i firstly must apologise to all of my blogging friends, thanks for your comments and i apologise for not visiting and leaving comments on all of your lovely blogs. Hopefully i will be back to my old self soon and normal blog visiting will resume!!
While i have been sitting with my feet up i have been determined to crack my crochet problem. I just cant sem to get the hang of it. I have been using the tutorials on Youtube etc online and also following the instructions in my 'happy hooker' crochet book. The result?? Well it kind of resembles something crochet like, but im not sure it deserves the crochet title just yet!!

I am so desperate to be able to crochet, i really want to make some granny squares to be made into baby blankets. Hopefully i will get there soon!

I have also made some bunting for the fifties kitchen

For a first attempt im quite pleased with the result and i have some more triangles cut and ready to sew for Fins new bedroom. He has now moved into the completed cowboy room, as he likes to call it, and im really pleased that he loves it so much. I was a little worried about putting him in a 'big boy bed' but have been pleasantly surprised that once in bed he actually stays in bed! I had visions of him playing with his toys all night but thankfully it has turned out well. I have not yet taken pics of the completed cowboy room but i will do soon.

This of course means that what is going to be the nursery is now a blank canvas. Im waiting on my next scan, when hopefully i will find out whether its going to be painted blue or pink!! I already have some ideas for the room so now just have to wait and see.

The thrifting season has begun and i have had a couple of lucky finds already

This lovely Brexton picnic set was only £2!! Its missing the flasks but i just love the floral plates and the blue cups. Will be great for the vintage caravan!

Im also loving these tins for just 20p each. The collection continues to grow!

I leave you with a picture of Finley with his grandad Col-Col, performing at Col-Cols 50th Birthday party!! A great night had by all, Fin certainly enjoyed being part of the band!!! x x x

Happy Thrifting! x


claire said...

was wondering how you were xxx
glad all is well - any pics of your cowboy room???? xxx
(well someone had to ask 1st lol!!!)

Shabby Chick said...

Bargain tins, well done! And the picnic hamper too, normally they cost loads.

Shame you're feeling so tired, I found it ten times harder second time around and I'm not going to find out if it gets worse on the third! Glad Fin is staying in bed for you, my two are total pickles.

mel xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Glad you are okay ,We understand pregnancy when you already have a little one is sooooooo Knackering .That's the difference I think .
Love the picnic set I'm so Jealous I want one .
Love from sesga xx

Elaine said...

Lovely to read a new post from you. I know what you mean about being tired and not getting chores done, 'ceptin I'm not pregnant LOL

Is Fins Gramps in a regular band?? (as in plays regularly)
I have a friend with a pub who's looking for a band for the Aug bank holiday. Could you pm me over at SC?

Love and blessings

karen said...

I was just bloghopping and came across your post. The crochet bit in particular sounds very familiar I was desperate to learn how to crochet and like yourself bought dosens of books and spent hours online and just could not do it.
Anyway what I wanted to say was it was the lovely lucy over at attic 24
with her inspiring and easy to understand tutorials complete with lot's of pictures I finally managed it and I'm now one very happy hooker.
Pop over and take a look
Hope this helps

Ticking stripes said...

I also have to say that Lucy at Attic24 has the best tutorials and has certainly got me crocheting this year! Pop over and have a look! great blog by the way.