Hello Lovely Readers. Hope you are enjoying the beautiful sunshine? Happy Mothers Day to those celebrating it today too.
I have sooooooo much to tell you about, think it might take several posts. Not so much of it crafty either, but lovely none the less.
Yesterday started off very well with the postman at the door. Big J said “I bet its more wool” and rolled his eyes!!! Its official then… my kids think I’m weird!!! He was wrong though. It wasn’t more yarn at all. Here’s what it was…
I had a message last week from Ann over at Tickled Pink Crafts. Turns out I’d won their giveaway! 😀 I never normally win anything, so much excitement occurred. The competition was to think of a name for their swarm of needle felted bees. My suggestion was a “tickle” of bees and the little chap above is my reward. Big J named him Alfred and both boys had to have a bit of a play with him in a puppet-like manner. Alfred has now taken up residence in the plants on the kitchen windowsill, right next to the sink so he can cheer me up when I am up to my elbows in soap suds. He may not stay there permanently because he may feel like a change of scene or a short holiday from time to time, but I think he is very pleased with his new home.
Saturday continued very successfully, with me finding my New Favourite Blog. If you want to some gorgeous and inspiring crochet and beautiful photographs have a look at Eclectic Gypsyland. I found a stunning pin on pinterest of a long crocheted cardigan and had to see where it was from and the link led me there. The name totally sucked me in initially but then I saw the photos. A lot of it is in French but much is translated into English too, so make sure you scroll down a bit. But who need to be able to read it with pictures like that??? Have to say I didn’t understand the current passion for caravans that seem to be around but now I totally get it. I even had to google to see how much one would cost to buy lol!!! …..Dream on Patch….
Saturday afternoon was equally wonderful. Mr Patch, myself and the boys wandered down to the local Folk Festival to have a mooch around. There was lots of street entertainment, morris dancers, music and a parade. Have a look at my pics…
We started with this – local children showing their talents. I had a moment of seeing it through my boys eyes, knowing they had never seen anything like it before (you don’t get things like this in London!) and thought I better explain what on earth was going on!!
Little J was a bit unsure of all the wildly dressed people wandering around but later he had to join in with his version of the dancing, bless him.
BUT these were my favourites…
Gypsy/Belly dancing/Morris Fusion!!!!Little did you know, but before Mr Patch and I were married I used to do Egyptian dance – mainly for fun and fitness. Its the same as Belly dance put more traditional and with your body more covered up. So this group really appealed to me. Amazing costumes and an excellent chance to dress up. I want to join them!!!!!
Well, that was Saturday, the Folk Festival continues today and the sun is shining again. Not sure what we are doing yet but Little J is keen to go and “hear more bands”.
Here’s hoping Sunday is as good as Saturday. Enjoy it everyone.