Saw our daughter and boyfriend off on their 'Round the World' trip on Thursday. They have started off in Singapore, where they said it was soooo hot they didn't want to leave their air conditioned bedroom. I can't even begin to imagine how that feels!! Especially with the chilly weather we have had this weekend. They are off to Australia tomorrow morning so maybe it will be a little cooler for them!
We have been busy tidying up the garden this weekend.
I pressure washed the patios and OH repaired the leaky shed. The smiley face is the clean bit! You can see how grubby the patio was! Thankfully it all looks a lot better now. After all that hard work, we treated ourselves to a glass of wine (or two) whilst watching 'Strictly'!
Did a bit more gardening this morning but now am snuggled indoors with both the heating and the fire on .......
....... enjoying writing my blog and then a bit more crafting and over to Handmade Monday to find out what all the other talented crafters have been up to.
Wet felted pot
I am really enjoying my felting course. We have just completed week 5 and have just 3 more left. Last week I made a pot. You can see in the photos below the process I went through to achieve my pot.
Below is the finished pot. It is felted in a grey Gotland fleece, ideal as it holds it's shape well.
I needle felted the wavy lines on afterwards and crocheted the pom pom trim and needle felted that on too.
Next week (after half term) we will be starting on our final project. I have decided to make something useful - a crochet hook holder. I shall line the inside in fabric so it's not too bulky and as I have just purchased my new embroidery book, thought I would decorate this with a bit of embroidery/cross stitch. Here's a sneak preview ....
...... bet you can't guess what word I'm stitching. Lol!
Hopefully I'll have a bit more to show you next time. Have a great week everyone. Happy Crafting x