Phew!! How are you enjoying the heat? Isn't the British weather so mad? Last week I was curled up on the sofa with my quilt and fleecy dressing gown and this week I am roasting and have the fan on!!
I am not good in the heat. Mr G and I once went to Singapore and I spent the whole 10 days moaning about the heat in the manner of Karl Pilkington!!
Yesterday, I made myself a little haven in the garden:
I sat there all day, listening to catch-up TV on my iPad and crocheting granny hearts:
Naturally, they are going to be made into bunting. I used a pattern I found on Ravelry here if you fancy a go yourself.
We were delighted to see that our peony has at last flowered - we got it off Freecycle three years ago and in previous years it has budded, but they've never opened before now. But, wow they were worth waiting for!!:
I've remembered to take pics of the embroidered cardi, I've finished it - here's Dolly (my duct tape dummy) modelling it for you:
Many thanks to the lovely Cuckoo for the inspiration....
I have also been painting roses on anything that stands still long enough!! The reason I wanted to learn was to be able to paint some roses on my Fugly-To-Fabulous furniture so I tried a few on a cute nest of tables:
And I've made a sign for one of my Instagram friends:
And I did one for us:
I'm toying with the idea of selling these, as I really enjoy making them.
A couple of weeks ago the lovely LissyLou gave me an award:
Unforgivably, I keep forgetting to mention it - I have to answer a 10 questions:
Favourite colour: Pink of course!!
Favourite number: 8
Favourite animal: Horse
Favourite non alcholic drink: Diet Coke, I drink way too much. I'm also partial to a "Muddy Puddle" - OJ + Coke, the name comes from the colour!!
Facebook or Twitter: Facebook, though I've just joined Twitter @shabbychicsarah - please follow me!! I love Instagram best.
Recieving or giving: Oooooh, tricky!! Both!! I love giving something I know the recipient is going to love, but I love, love, love presents too!!
Favourite pattern: Floral, Cath Kidston style, gorgeous!!
Favourite day of the week: Friday, I love the anticipation of the weekend to come.
Favourite flower: Stargazer lilies - I had them in my wedding bouquet and the smell takes me there instantly. I also love wildflowers, and roses, and peonies, and spring flowers, and, and, and....
I'm meant to pass this on, but I really couldn't choose five as I love so many so I am going to be rubbish and politely decline to pass it on!!