Aloha from the balcony

Well hello out there in Blogland!  I’ve been on a bit of a blog sabbatical for the last few weeks, as ‘Life Events’ and a trip to visit my folks took over for a while.

windowboxBut don’t think I’ve been creatively idle!  The sun has been shining, and I’ve been getting my balcony ‘garden’ set for summer.  Out with the dead daffs (except for the bunch in the window box!) and wilted wallflowers, in with geraniums, calendulas and petunias.  I love these easy-going, brightly-flowered plants that just keep on going all summer long.  In fact one of my calendulas from last year survived the winter and is just about to flower again, what a Star of a plant!

MrsPotterAlso found time to make this dinky version of the Cute Crochet owls.  I put a little scented bag inside and it’s now hanging from the rear-view mirror in my car, making me smile every day!

And finally, here’s a sneak preview of my Attic 24 Bag, mentioned in the last post: finishedbag1

I am SO pleased with this!  I made it up using leftover Stylecraft & other bits of acrylic DK and it came out a bit stretchy, so I made a lining for it using a pre-loved old pillowcase.  I’m busy putting together a tutorial to show you how to make a lining.  (Hopefully it won’t take me a month to put it up this time!)

Meanwhile, I’m itching to get busy with Lucy’s Yarndale Mandala wheels – can’t wait to have a go at these!  Anyone else out there succumbing to Mandala Madness??Attic24mandala

  Have a lovely stitchin’, hookin’, colourful weekend!



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