I was going to share my meal planning techniques with you today but I had Fish and Chips for lunch and I cannot even think about food til tomorrow.
I also received the book I was going to review and I can't wait to tell you all about it. It is totally brill.
But, I have more important news to share with you today and it is news on the Crochet scene.
I love crochet. I only learnt how to crochet a few months ago and I am not particularly good at it. I have made a scarf, a cushion and about a zillion granny squares.
Granny squares are so satisfying. Only a bit of yarn, a few minutes and instant satisfaction. I like to sit on my fave sofa, watch a bit of crappy TV and knock out a handful of granny squares....bliss!
As I mentioned on a recent blog post when I was a little grumps, I have recently been suffering with Carpal Tunnel which affects hands, wrists and lower arms (for me anyway).
Just after I mentioned my upsetting situation I was emailed by an absolute gem of a lady and she insisted on gifting me a special crochet hook that she has developed herself.
Not only did she do exactly as promised and send me a special hook but she also made it in orange especially for me :)
When I first started using it I found it hard to work at my normal pace but as I have practiced more over the last 4 days I am now up to my normal speed. I have no pain and my fingers don't get that funny tingly feeling. Honestly, I am not exaggerating, it is just fabby beyond fabby.
I have spoken to Sarah (aka lovely lady) and she has listed some on Folksy just for us.
I am going to order another size and I would advise anyone to give one a go.
You can check them out here.
Along with my comfy crochet granny squares I have also been making some little Bobbly pin cushions.
Check out my mini iron. My mum just happened to have one?? She is a funny fish!
I recently went a bit mad, well, madder than usual and I ordered enough pom pom trim to wrap around the earth 3 times. I ordered this amount in 3 colours.
I decided I would make some mini cushions.
I haphazardly cut out coloured felt squares and vintage fabric squares.
Using my little pink sewing machine I attached felt to fabric to pom pom trim and then filled with stuffy stuff.
After trimming the corners and edges I added some fancy pins and 'bobs yer uncle' funky bobbly pin cushions in multi coloured loveliness.
I will package them in an Oooh Betty stylie and take um to market. They will only be a cheap little gift idea but they will certainly brighten up my stall.
I am going to make some more, just because I like making them. I wonder if the kitties would like to rest their furry heads on one?
This eve I will mostly be thinking it is Tuesday, watching Four Rooms and fending off people that Mr Betty offended earlier in the day ( it involves dog poo, Mr Betty rage and the dog woman's angry husband).
Thanks for reading. X
Posted using IPad and half my brain.