Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Easter Fun and fluffyness

Its been over a week since I blogged, that makes me sound as if I am in therapy!!! I have been busy working, gardening, selling excess avon and trying to find a new job for when my temp position finishes this Friday, I have also been helping the kids to make their easter projects for school too, Grace had to make an easter bonnet and William had to do something creative with a hard boiled egg, so we had fun with these on Sunday and here are the results of their hard work.

I cut the card and stapled it together for her, but Grace did all the sticking and glittering, it was supposed to look like a broken egg shell, but looks more like a crown, but what the heck, its pretty, she did a marvelous job.

Here is Ramesegg the First!!!!! we had three choices of name and hubby chose the one he liked best. William is fascinated by Ancient Egypt and wants to be an Archeologist when he grows up, has done for about 3 years and is only 8, so one hard boiled egg, 2 metres of white ribbon, 2 chenille pipecleaners and one bucket full (well not quite but it seamed like it) of PVA later here he is. I think he looks fab, one of the rules was that part of the egg had to show, which is why we left the eye bit open and William drew on the eyes.
After seeing Caz's post on Its a Creative World last week I had to go shopping for this book, I found it on Amazon at a reasonable price and its fab, I will definately be trying some of these squares when I have finished the basic blanket I am doing right now, there is one throw in there that I want to try for Graces bed, its all pretty and girly looking.

While on the subject of crochet I have been trying to find a pattern for a tea cosy that I can understand and do the stitches for, but to no avail so far, but I did find a very easy knitting pattern for one, which I printed off and tried using some very fluffy yarn that I had, I love it, although it does look like some strange green furry creature had eaten my tea pot, but I don't care, it keeps the pot warm and makes me smile when I walk in the kitchen.

Do you see what I mean about the furry creature LOL!!! It only took me 2 evenings to do this one so its very quick and easy, but the yarn made me all itchy and sneezy while I was knitting, the next one will not be fluffy!!! The lovely Felicity from JoshyandBelle has offered to root out a tea cosy crochet pattern and pop it on her blog for me after me commenting on her lovely knitted one, so hopefully I will be able to crochet one too.
Well, thats it for now, thanks for visiting
Trish xxx


MaryPoppins said...

I love the tea cosy gorgeous :)

And what lovely Easter makes what winners, I think it does indeed look like a broken egg shell




Felicity said...

Hi Trish,

thanks so much for the mention and link!! I love your little boys egg!

I've found two crochet cosies, I was going to write them out, but they seem to go on forever when your typing away so I'll pop to my mums tonight and scan them both in, and post tomorrow.Hope that's ok?

I love your green cosy, you should make some eyes out of felt and stick them on!!

Felicity xx

jo said...

Who are you and why are you posting here?!?!?LOL

Love the egg and bonnet!

Elaine said...

I thought for a minute you'd managed to put Humpty Dumpty back together !!

Love the hat, I used to love decorating hats up, but DD won't wear them anymore, says she's too old. She's only 23 *tut*

Loving the teacosy too, makes me smile!

Love and blessings

katie squirrel said...

How fab! I love the mummified egg - great idea - I think he looks brilliant!

Love your hat too Grace!

Tee hee - love your monster tea cosy - deffo looks like some creature has crawled in and giving your tea pot a hug!

Take care my dear - hope to see you soon!

Love Katie xx

Felicity said...

Hi Trish,
its not as bad as me saying the cosy on the left when it was the one on the right!! how bad is that, no matter how much I check there are always silly mistakes I miss!!

at first I thought the pattern looked hard, but I think its not too bad, Let me know how you get on!

I have got an easier one too but the cosy looks a bit odd!

felicity xx

angel said...

Wow, your icklies have talent, just like there mummy, bless them they have done so well....
Teacosy! i would wear that as a hat... lovely.

Loads of love and hugs honey. Mwah X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X