Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Hooky time

School holidays.... I remember them well. Not quite the same as an adult! So dh takes little one off to nursery which left me and dd with some time on our own together. Mum and daughter stuff. We started our day with dd wanting to start a new stitchy project. Very good. It gave me a bit of time to work on my crochet blanket. Here is where it is up to now:

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73 squares up to now.

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and a few more squares to add...

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I am going to do one more row of granny squares then figure out how to edge it. I quite like the squares without the white edge to it actually. Funny, when I got the wool it was a big improvement on the last blanket made with all odds and ends and scraps. However, I have seen some amazing blankets out there and so now I'm fed up of these garish looking colours. But my ds loves it so all well and good. I have just ordered some yarn to do the granny stripe blanket from Attic24's blog. I have ordered the same colours and hope they come soon so I can make a start.

So Back to me and dd and our day. We motivated ourselves to do an exercise dvd. My lazy butt badly needs a kick in this direction. I was surprised she sat out sooner than I did.

Time to go get ds and once home we entertained ourselves doing some face painting:

Ocean Fairy & Dog

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It has been a couple of years since I last had this stuff out and wasn't sure I could still do it. Not too bad an effort hey? I need more clients to practice on.

So all is left to do is baking I guess then I can be the perfect Mother Earth figure! Yeah right. Happy holidays xxx


26 comments:

Elisa said...

Lol....well I did the baking but not the face painting...
your blanket is coming along well...crochet is another on my "to learn" list!!
Have fun xx

Tammy D said...

Very cool. Sounds like a lovely day.

The Garden Bell said...

You just helped my confirm that the CIRCLE of LIFE needs to be surrounded in White. Ice cream White is the color I'm going with.

Now about that garden in the past posting.... Jealous. Stunning. Can I come visit for a closer look.

Kate - The Garden Bell

Gillie said...

Love the face painting - don't let the vicar see - you'll be at the church garden fete doing LOTS of faces, lol!

Carolyn NC said...

I love your blanket - it's so pretty! Sounds like a fun day. :)

Lesleyanne said...

Sounds like you had a great day. Lovely blanket and face painting.

Margaret said...

I love your blanket -- so pretty! Isn't Attic 24 so amazing? Good for you for ordering the supplies for the stripe blanket. Your face painting is quite impressive! My kids used to love getting their faces painted. They're too old for such stuff now -- I miss those days.

Angela said...

Great job with the face painting.

Your blanket is certainly growing.

valerie said...

Great job on the blanket...it looks great! Your face painting skills are awesome. I'm sure you'd be the hit at kid's parties...

doris said...

Very pretty blankie. And your face painting is great.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Enjoy the holidays!

andamento said...

Hi there,
Thanks for leaving me a comment!
I like your blanket, you made me go and count how many hexagons I've done on mine - 126 and I'm planning to make it half as big again so about another 60 or so to go, eek!
The face painting is fabulous!
Anne.

Marjorie said...

Love the blanket...I wish I could crochet more than a simple chain!

Blu said...

I love your blanket! It's so cheerful. I don't think I'd be possible to be grumpy under it.

Rowyn said...

Great blanket! I tried crochet, but couldn't get the hang of it.

Wow - your face painting is really good! You have such gorgeous kids too.

Pike said...

Wow, you are quite an artist!!!

Julie said...

Love the blankey, its so pretty

Cute faces, you did a fab job

Meant to say, well done Dad on the post below, he's been making great progress

dixiesamplardesigns said...

Love the face painting...so cute!

The afghan is stunning...wish I had the patience for something like that!

Berit said...

Lookin' good--I think your face paint looks quite professional!

Attic 24 has a great blog; I can see why you are inspired by those colors. :)

Christine said...

Soundsa like a lovely day. I love your crocheted blanket

Kim said...

Beautiful blanket!!! Great face painting, you are very artistic!! Sounds like a special day!!!!

Mylene said...

The crocheted pieces looks love and cute face paintings.

Enjoy the summer holidays!

Brigitte said...

You're very good at face.painting. I bet your kids were very happy with their new identities, lol.
Very nice blanket.

mainely stitching said...

Hazel I just LOVE your afghan!! It's gorgeous! And what a great job with the face painting, too. :D

Karan said...

Lovely blanket - sure to keep DS warm & snuggly. Love the colours for the stripey blanket - looking forward to watching that develop. Nice painting jobs - looks like you all had fun. :0)

Maria said...

I love the blanket, colours work so well and the white definitely defines it