Going away for even the briefest of days makes coming home all the better. Mr Bun cut flowers from the garden to welcome us back from the sea. It was only a few days, but we all really missed one another. Home is best said Little Bun. She was desperate to get back to posh Molly cat her best friend.
As I walked in (ignoring unloading the car, the fairies will do that) my eyes wandered over some of my favourite things that I first see each time I return home. Stunning 1930's barkcloth draped over a pole, next to a large blue bauble. Somehow in the usual way of things I've never got round to making this into a proper blind. One day maybe I will unfold all 2m of it and use it for lots of other projects too.
Pale blue Sylko threads drawers filled with buttons, beads, photos and drawings. The sweetie shop cheeriness of the candy coloured needles and hooks and Caesar. Is he trying to get the Elf's attention or Noddy's? Not sure which, either way he's being ignored.
As my eye wanders to the mantlepiece I see more happy memories. The tiny gnome was a present from the Bun's after a day out with their grandparents. One of Mr Bun's treasured vintage baubles which remind him of childhood christmas's with parents who are sadly no longer here and small pictures of small people who are growing into bigger people.
Which means Eldest Bun is fast approaching 9 and so I'd better start thinking about presents. I've started making a couple of berets as being stylish is becoming quite important around here. I chose this gorgeous crocheted one and I'll make a detachable flower brooch (crocheted or a felt one I've yet to decide) for the side. I love how the bobbles grow to look like a grape vine.
Green cotton is for the start of autumn and then this soft Debbie Bliss cashmerino should see her through the winter months. Or so I thought until this evening. It looks really small. Oooppps. It sits on the top of my head like a crocheted crown. I'll ask Little Bun to keep a secret and try it on for size tomorrow.Other things to get making for the birthday girl to go with her first watercolour set in its very own wooden box. I'll keep you posted of all makes and also the result of the is it or isn't it a teeny tiny beret. If it is I'll be unravelling and starting again on a bigger hook. Uuurrgghhh. Fingers crossed.
Thanks for your lovely comments lately. I tried to visit some blogs to say hello back tonight and I got a strange google sorry message that meant I couldn't go visiting anywhere. So I'm here waving hello instead.