created 2014

created 2014

Saturday, 5 April 2014

April fool

A bit late for April fools , but better late than never

What have I been up to ? Not a lot I'm afraid

A newly finished baby blanket and caps to match , took me longer than I would have wished , but finally pleased with the result , I' m not fond of using one colour , I find it too boring but loved the bobble stitch and the resulting thickness of the blanket. I' ve no idea on the size of the caps , hopefully they will fit the newborn albeit only for a short while.


I celebrated a birthday in March , and spent a few enjoyable days in our caravan , the weather was glorious , we could have been anywhere , a nice and peaceful week , treated myself to some pampering .

We went to the cinema to see The Book Thief , loved the film , it was a very good adaptation from the book, if you recall, I choose the book to give away to celebrate world book night and again I've been accepted as a giver for this year.

My chosen book is Today, everything changes by Andy McNab , we went to see him giving a talk at a book signing and he was very good . My second choice was The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas , it became a mission to obtain this book, so numerous visits to charity shops later , I managed to buy a copy and read it that same day , couldn't put it down , what a story, I would highly recommend it , even though I was traumatised by the ending , the film is on TV this week , so tissues will be on hand.

Also while in our caravan , I accepted a challenge to make tea cosies for a good course and these are what I came up with.

My intention was to make one similar to the second one above , a pattern out of Cute & Easy Crochet by Nicki Trench which although I didn't quite achieve , it was fun trying , I think I'm all teapot ed out now .

I have a confession to make , one of cosies was bought along with a teapot , I was tempted to keep it myself , but let it go , can you spot the bought one ???

I actually made six in total but in the photo there is only five , the other one must be hiding .

A lovely surprise was waiting for me when I got home.

The photo doesn't do it justice ,

Isin't it beautiful , what a lot of work went into this , thanks again Steph , will have to practice linking up , Steph has a lovely blog over @ Show And Tell .

As a Thankyou to Steph I sent her a crocheted cat and some pencils with crocheted toppers , which are fun to do.

I also entered a giveaway for a book , from Tracy over at Petty Witter, and to my great surprise I won a copy of In Bloom by Matthew Crow .

My copy came directly from the publishers and has a orange cover , my review of this will be in my next post ( hopefully) .

Roll on Easter when we are again off on our caravan jaunts .




  1. Loving that blanket and as for those caps ...... how sweet are they.

    Glad you enjoyed the Book Thief. As you know I have my reservations so will probably wait to see it on DVD.

    Hope you enjoy In Bloom as much as I did, I look forward to reading your thoughts on it.

  2. Lovely post Joan ^_^ The blanket came out really well. I love the bobbles. Your nails look rather lovely and sparkly. LOVE the tea cosies. And of course my goodies ^_^ I must show kitty with it's face! I keep forgetting. well done on the book win. XOX


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