How was it for all you Mums out there? (and Dads of course but I don’t think any read this blog) For those without kids, it’s just been the half-term holidays for most of the UK. We survived. We had a lovely start with a short trip to Yorkshire so stay with Grandma which also incorporated a day in York visiting the National Railway Museum, stocking up in Fat Rascals from Bettys for the freezer and the first ever sledging session for the boys down a hill on an empty plastic feedsack. I would show you photos but I didn’t take any because I am crap. Then it went a bit downhill for us with illness laying the boys out for the rest of the holiday and my ever decreasing amounts of sleep meaning I kind of turned into a grumpy monster. Top that with my turning up to school yesterday to find it was, in fact, an inset day (teacher’s training so no kids) – duh!
Still, I did enjoy the odd bit of hand sewing though and finished up a nice tray of Flower Brooches which have been hanging around cut and ready for some weeks. I figured that they’d make lovely Mother’s Day gifts and even for Easter they are quite nice.
The buttercup ones are always popular so I re-stocked a few of those
and then I made some new style purple roses with double blooms, they are quite difficult to sew as there is a lot of ruffle to get through but I like the finished results.
Finally, my favourite, some auricula. I really do like these, probably because they remind my of my pathetic attempt to grow some last year and also because they incorporate my very favourite dark burgundy felt.
I also like the shape of the leaf, they had started out as pale yellow primroses but somehow changed to burgundy auricula. I’m keeping one of these for myself.
I had hoped to make some more styles but I need to get these packaged up this afternoon (which takes longer than you think) as I’ve just listed them, you can find both new versions here and some of the purple roses on Folksy.
Next post is a giveaway – hurrah!