It seems to be a common problem, but when you have little people in school, the run up to summer is a packed and activity filled time.
We've just had sports day and a look around the next school. Then it's a special netball tournament, a big trip away and school transfer day. Not to mention, the leaver's service, leaver's assembly, leaver's party and all the usual clubs and groups of course. And that's just her. Add in Mummy's long list of jobs and spare time is getting to be a premium commodity around these parts. We're going to be in need a holiday after all this.
This is my subtle way of telling you that there's not been an awful lot of crafting going on around here to shout about at the moment. Some things are slowly coming together, almost.
So here are some almost things on their way...
Granny's FavouriteBeen working on this one for what feels like forever but is probably less than a month really. Very close to the end now though, just the buttons to go. Little Miss has made her selection so now I just have to sew them on.
My superstar testers have done their work and made some delightful versions of this cape, so I'm very excited that I'll be able to share this new pattern with you soon.
Squashed Tomato PincushionsI'd planned to have a tutorial ready for these little cushions by now but when I sat down to write it I found I had approximately 6 million photos to show all the necessary steps. It's not that complicated to make really so I need to have another look at it and trim it down a bit. I know it's nice to the thorough, but seriously, you'll be scrolling for a week if I put them all in.
Crochet Health SurveyI was contacted recently by very lovely Kathryn Vercillo of Crochet Concupiscence about a survey she is compiling about crochet and how it relates to our health. Kathryn has always been a most kind and generous with her links to me here at Cherry Heart, so I was only too pleased to be able to return the favour and spread the word about her endeavours.
We often talk about the calming and relaxing benefits that crafting can give us and maybe those feelings of well-being are adding up to a healthier, happier you. But, what do you think?
It would be great if you could take a moment to fill in the Crochet Health Survey and tell Kathryn about you and your crochet experience.