It rained and it rained and it rained all weekend. First thing this morning brilliant sunshine flooded in the windows. We just changed our plans a bit and so no beautifying our swampy garden, car boots or coast walks. Instead we watched films, baked tons of cakes and I was given lovely presents on Sunday.
Today was officially my day off and I had a real making urge, but as I'd agreed to cover a class mid-morning as a favour and then I had a lunch catch up with a friend arranged, time was short. I managed to fit in an hours making happiness just after the school run and before I had to get my teacher head on.
The hens sat in the sun waiting for treats, while Pip sunbathed and kept me company.
I chose some fabrics to cut into squares for Patchy Cushions. Then I flitted off to something else.
I laid out Kitty's dress and cardigan (which has to be finished for next Wednesday - eeek), but decided I'd muck it up if I rushed it now.
Instead I settled on something quick which I could finish in an hour. Late Sunday night, while I'd watched witches and vampires do battle on the telly, I'd hooked a few bullseye circles.
I'd had an idea floating around my head to make crochet pincushions for the market I'm doing in a few weeks. As it was only an idea, I was a bit impatient to see how the shape would work out in yarn rather than fabric.
You know what I'm really pleased. Very simple, but happy making to look at. It feels squishy and lovely and does the job of pinholding perfectly. I've named this the Whoopie Doo Pincushion, I'll definately be mixing up a few more colourways to make a whoopie cushion pile.