Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Ten Things x

Hi there my loves.
The top ten things I love about holidays are -:

1, Spending time with the children.
2, Sitting around in pyjamas.
3, Unlimited crochet ! (sometimes!!).
4, Afternoon baths.
5, Gavin being off with us :)
6, Day's out.
7, Daytime tele!!! Well this weekend anyway.....Carry on films, George and Mildred, Are you being  
    served!!!!! I'm sad, I know ;)
8, Bike rides.
9, Drinking wine and not having to worry about getting up for work.
10, Lazy days and late nights.

Aaah bliss. I'm loving the hols, can you tell?

The gardens looking fab at the mo', despite the heavy downpours last week the Daffs and Tulips are still up right...

I can't wait to plant up my pots and hanging baskets. I'm going to wait for the Newark Garden show and buy everything I need whilst I'm there. If you've not been before go, it's fab and so reasonable. I might even replace my wrought iron hanging baskets I had stolen last year!

I've managed to crochet alot this week, in between days out and family visits.
The baby cardi I was confused over last week was fine, hoorah......

I love this pattern and have the yarn ready to make more.

I've also, for the first time designed my own tea cosy.......

Taa,daaa. I'm sooo pleased with it and it was really quick and easy. Ok, I admit the cosy is based on the Nikki Trench one. I've just added my own flowers.

Ch 4, join.
15 tr into ring, join with sl st.
 ch 3, 3 tr into each st, join with sl st.
again ch 3, 3 tr into each st around, join with sl st.
And there you have it your own frilly flower, easy peasy x

I've also been busy creating this gorgeous fella.....

Just how cute is he? I might actually turn him into a she and stitch a small flower behind her ear, her name will be Nellie. I've just realised I've not stitched on the backs of her ears. They're suppose to be dark grey. I'll get straight on to that when I've finished here!!

The pattern for Nellie came from here....

Huggable crochet. Here's the elephant....
And here's what I'm going to do next....

In the brightest orange you've ever seen!!!!!! Will share next week x

And last of all I've started another.....

Blooming Flower cushions, from Lucy at Attic 24.
This will be my third, I love them x

Well my loves, it's still sunny outside so I'm off to potter around the garden.
Enjoy your week, whatever you up to x

Night night for now my loves and happy crochet x x x x x x


  1. Hi Esther,
    love the baby cardigan, my nephew and his partner have just had a baby girl, Ava Rose so would love the pattern to crochet one, what yarn did you use it's so pretty. Hope to be over in a couple of weeks so might catch up with you at Knit & Natter. Love Pauline

    1. Hey Pauline, I'll get you a copy made and leave it with Anita, Isn't it gorgeous. Lovely to hear from you hope to see you soon x

    2. Hi Esther, Thanks for that I hope to be over the week after next. So I will pop in to Anita's. Hope you and everyone are Ok, I am missing Knitting & Natter but still getting plenty of knitting and crochet done. Keep up the good work with the blog, I look forward to it.
      Pauline x