There is still a mammoth amount to do for the move to Liverpool - (shhh I am panicking a little because I just don't seem to be making a dent in my to do list... mind I've been mostly ill since getting back, grrrr).
There's been secret fears and doubts about Hooky Delights, and just as I thought I was kidding myself on the viability of it... things start to pick up a bit. These roses are popular:
This one is smaller, the rose is approx 6cm diameter.
I've also designed a string bag, although it needs tweaking, and I hooked another water bottle holder:
The lampshade I'm working on, it coming along lovely, I'm currently figuring out how to make it into a globe... whether to mould it over a beachball/punch balloon.. or whether to use the willow I have to give the globe structure...
Sorry, the photos are a bit rubbish, I've just not had the energy to set up nice shots.
And my latest WIP, this is for an Autumn/Halloween inspired make for the shop. I was playing with pumpkin motifs, wondering if overlay crochet would work... but I'm not keen, the motifs are too small.. tho I suppose I could try using thread cotton... Saying that I do like my little pumpkin in the bottom corner.
There's also been entertaining Rye and Clare, I'm no longer a childminder, but her mum has become a good friend over the years, so I'm continuing to have Clare until I leave - besides it gives the kids more time together.. they are going to miss each other a lot; they have grown up almost as brother and sister, and Rye, even when he's tormenting her, loves Clare to bits.
Not often this happens these days... This was Thursday, combination of late night fountain frolicking and early morning frolicking meant once Clare went home, a very tired Rye gave in and fell asleep.
And oh gosh, just how sweet is this. It is Clare's birthday early September, and Rye has been practicing making her a card and writing in it..
This is the first piece of writing he's done where I've not written it out for him to copy, or written it in yellow for him to write over.... he just asked me how to spell Clare and Love.... clearly need to remind him what a "V" is ;-)