What a crazy month May has been! There’s been birthdays, weekends away, features to write, things to make, a special crochet bookazine to do…
All this adds up to being a bad blogger! I’m just half an hour away from leaving for a 5-day holiday to Paris (!), so this blog will be a brief update on what I’ve been up to.
First of all, there was the inspiring feature I wrote for The Knitter about Community Knitting projects around the world, which was in issue 43:
Then there was the feature I wrote for Cross Stitch Collection, issue 209, about the various designs available to commemorate the London 2012 Olympics:
There’s also been the crochet bookazine I’ve worked on (but that’s still a bit secret for now), which has inspired me to make a couple of crocheted items to tidy up my handbag – a mobile phone cosy and a tissue holder in pretty pastel pink! (Cara, you’d be proud!)
Plus, my gran has now read my blog posts (I had to print it all out for her though because she doesn’t use ‘blasted’ computers!) and loved it all – in fact, she started reading one evening last week and couldn’t put it down. She said she was up until midnight reading it all!
If you remember this blog post (where I mentioned the chunky gold chain of my gran’s that I used to play with as a child), you’ll be pleased to hear that my gran has found the old chain and given it to me as a gift!
I was so touched – it’s only costume jewellery but it was her mother’s, so it means a lot to her. But she said she wanted me to have it because it means a lot to me and she knows I’ll look after it, which I definitely will.
So I hope you’ll agree that I may have been a bad blogger in May, but that’s because I’ve been too busy being a good crafter. Au revoir mon ami!