But before we get onto my latest crazy scheme let's catch up on the hum drum bits of lovely living:
Lunch Friday was the uber delicioso Nigella mac 'n cheese with ham and tomato.
After lunch I had to rescue a wee hedgehog, Lucy hadn discovered it in our garden and Pips attacked or at least tries to but there was much yelping, it took me ages to prize her away though and then I took the little mite, scared but unharmed, to St Tiggywinkles.
They called it a ''junior hedgehog'' so it must not have been adult just yet, maybe that's why it didn't know to avoid gardens with living dogs in it?
When I came back I celebrated by crocheting a wee vine comme ca from the exquisite trims book as this was the start of my new ''mad'' project?!
Also to stay grounded I started something more practical as I'd had a muddy Lucy jumping all over my passenger seats again in the car recently and I remembered the yarn I'd bought to make dog- baskets for the car!I think it's called BOODLES and is thin strips of jersey fabric knotted together and wound onto bobbins.
Off cuts from the t-shirt trade I should think but some smart alec has decided to charge us textile crafters for the ''privilege '' of using up their waste product! Genius!
Off I went , winging it without a pattern and a 12 mm hook....
I wanted and oval and ended up with a rectangle with curved corners?
Took Miss A shopping for her schooltrip abroad Saturday and also shopped and cooked and tidied and cleaned, not that it's made much difference. JJ was away working the whole time.
Not here and now as we've already had some sharp FROSTS!
Fits in the palm of my hand. Then today we had a family outing to the St Giles Fair for Christmas, but it was all a bit dissappointing and I did wish I'd stayed home to study or crochet...
And the misses enjoyed their churros with belgian chocolate dipping sauce but I was not allowed any photos.
I WAS GOING FOR THE ''TRICOLOR'' effect? Didn't quite have the right colours, but still..
So my experiment is to soak all my creations in PVA and water and see if that provides the necessary protection? The vines are to dangle from the hanging basket. I have bamboo skewers and a reel of wire to put it all together... Is it just plain MAD or could it work?