I didn’t realise I’d been away from my blog for so long. I did feel down after my Uncle’s passing in January. He was the last member of the family on my dad’s side, so I was also grieving for that as well.
Anyway on to better and happier things. I have been busy and these are a few of the things I’ve been making. I got this pattern from Heidi Bears.

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It was so much fun to make that I crocheted another little friend for her. As you can see they have become the very best of friends!

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Although the warmer days have finally arrived here I felt compelled to make myself a hot water bottle cover. So I made one knitted on 4 needles (pic to come later). I like knitting on 4 needles and really don’t do enough of it. Maybe I should start now and make some Christmas socks for pressies.
I’ve been trawling around the charity shops as usual an last week I found a brown and badly stained bamboo table. It had a lovely ornate base, so I took it home and sprayed it white. It now serves as an art table and holds all my brushes, paints and paper. I think it originally had 2 chairs to go with it, but they were nowhere to be seen in the shop, but my little white bamboo stool works well with it.

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What about this for a bargain! I found this beautiful pristine book in Oxfam.

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The illustrations are fabulous. So much colour and detail.

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The foreword is written by Sir David Attenborough, one of my all time heroes. It’s going to get a place of honour in my birdie library.
Getting back to makes, I made this tote bag for my friend`s birthday.

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She’s into Egyptology so I thought this design of Isis mother of Horus would look great embroidered on the bag. I’m quite pleased with how it turned out, I hope she likes it.
I also embroidered the back of a denim waistcoat (for me) with a Surf Bird. Every time I look at this it just makes me smile!

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A short post this time as I’m just getting back into blogging with baby steps at the moment!

Slainte

Linda xxx

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