It was very pretty and Caoimhe enjoyed playing in it, but it did make getting out and about a little bit difficult!
I did manage quite a few makes this week though, mostly for the ATC and card swaps over on UK Scrappers, and a couple of which I have shared already. I also made a card for my lovely husband's birthday, which was quite simple but took me ages to make. You know when you have an idea what you want to do but it doesn't quite work out like that? Well, that's what happened to me! But this is the card I came up with in the end:
And I got my hook out with the scraps of my chunky white, and blue and green flecked wool for a quick make:
It turned out quite a bit chunkier than I thought it would, and at first I didn't like it. But it has grown on me now. Even so, I think I'll try with a lighter wool and see what effect that gives.
I'll be linking up this week with Wendy of course for Handmade Monday, and I've also recently discovered Serenity You, so I am linking up there as well. Lots of lovely and inspiring blogs to read through this week!
Before I go this week I want to just use my blog to introduce you to a very special lady who is doing some amazing things.
I am in total awe with this lady, she has been raising money for Mind for a good while now, and this year she is taking on an astounding (and slightly bonkers if you ask me!) feat of running in 4 races in 4 cities. Her reasons for doing so are very personal. Mental health and illness is such a huge taboo in this country, we shy away from talking about it, and yet it can , and does, devastate lives. Please spend just a few minutes reading Liz's blog where she explains what she is doing, and why, and if you can donate just a couple of quid, share her request and story on your blog, Facebook page, Twitter, whatever, then that would be amazing.
This is her Just giving page if you would like to make a donation.
You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter and get in touch with her if you want to ask her anything about the races and her fundraising at email@example.com
Thank you for sparing the time to read!
Til next time!