No, I'm not dead, just been, well..actually no excuses whatsoever. Just not blogging that's all.
I am in hyper drive right now, preparing for a great escape weekend of crafting and eating and drinking and NO CHILDREN on the fourth bi-annual craft weekend. So busy trying to plan well that I feel exhausted before even leaving. Being careful to take enough project materials, but not so much that I waste valuable time tossing up between them all. Planning is the key.
Well, planning plus realism.
I'll give you the wrap when I return.
For now just wanted to share a few things that have been really floating my boat -
Little kitchen - I totally accidentally stumbled across this place. I've bought some of their children's cooking utensils in other shops before not knowing anything about the company but this morning I walked in off the street to their brand new premises where they teach kids organic cooking and fell in love. Sabrina and I had a lovely chat and even though Amy's next birthday isn't until August I want to book her party there now! Great woman, great business.
O-wool - I've got 4 skeins of this luscious stuff just waiting a project of my own design. I have a very clear mental image of just what to do, which is a kind of new thing for me as a knitter. If only I could knit in my sleep! The yarn, aside from it's excellent environmental credentials is as soft and cudly as cotton, but as springy and tweedy as wool and I am dying to get knitting. Is there nothing this store sells that I don't want to wrap myself up in?
Habu - I know it's old news but I've got a feeling Christmas may be bringing me a little Japanese gift. I really will need to knit in my sleep.
Cap Karma - complete with Brooklyn Tweed's adjustments. World's coolest beanie for sure! Another Christmas present off my list.
Lara's covers for notebooks - another handmade item on my gift giving list and another weekend project. At this rate I will have no trouble at all with the handmade pledge.
Almost at the halfway mark on the blocks for the crochet blanket - could it really be?!
Wil's first tooth has finally shown up. About bloody time.
Go pack and stop crapping on.