October harvest

Reposted from 2 Nov 2014

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It’s been a month of lovely autumnal walks and lots of crochet and craft projects, some of them by the fire as we’ve had our first few chilly nights!

…a storm brought down a bumper crop of chestnuts from the tree in the field behind my house, more than the squirrels could grab in one go, so for once there were some left for me – delicious!

chestnuts…I’ve been making tea cosies galore for our stall at the Christmas craft fair, but this one was a long-promised gift for my mum (with matching coasters so’s dad didn’t feel left out!).  You can find this lovely pattern with a great tutorial over at Crochet With Raymondmumscosy1…and speaking of cosy, I couldn’t resist taking a pic of my favourity hippy house on my favourite walk.  It’s nestled at the bottom of a magical wooded cwm beside the river, with woodsheds and an old caravan in the garden…honeyhouse

…spindleberries in the hedgerow by our lane!  I’m always amazed to see these growing ‘in the wild’, one of our most colourful native shrubs…spindleberries

…a big WhooHoo! moment for me this month too, as I finally finished the Crochet Turtles! Just a little sneak peek for now as they haven’t yet arrived at their new home, but expect a full report in the next week or so…

turtlesneakpeek…and finally, on the last day of the month, an outing to Llyn Cwm Mynach with a picnic by the lake.  It looks much chillier in this picture, it was actually a really mild day!cwmmynachI hope you all had a lovely October.  I’m looking forward in November to a new winter crochet project, sewing a Christmas party dress, and making lots more tea cosies!

My blog is one year old this week, and I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who comes along to read about and share in my creative adventures.  I really appreciate all your lovely comments and emails, and look forward to lots more blogging in the year to come!

Happy Celtic New Year, everyone. 🙂

 

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