First up I would like to share something I made last week from Issue 4 of Mollie Makes.
My lovely friend and I were perusing this issue and she looked longingly at these and said, Ohhh I wish I could crochet I love these (she did the doe eyes too), I quickly set to and came up with these, Mary go Rounds. I made them for her whilst she was on holiday and handed them over yesterday.
I could fancy some of these myself and will need to make time to make some, just need some more plastic bangles from the pound shop first.
Said friend also had crochet on the mind whilst on holiday and bought me this beautiful hand crochet cushion from Greece, it's just perfect and sooo pretty I love it.
It will obviously have to live on my bed to keep the boys grubby mits off it!
In other news my eldest started college last week in Durham City, which now gives me the perfect excuse to spend time in my beautiful hometown.
Picture from http://www.walworthcastle.co.uk/places.php
I don't often get the chance to visit Durham so I spent a while showing my boy the sights, best shortcuts and of course which pub is best to start the pub crawl from...
This trip afforded me the opportunity to drop in on a North East Jewellery Maker whom I follow on Twitter and have been in contact with, the lovely lady Laura the maker and owner behind Vintage Princess Jewellery.
I took a couple of snaps of her lovely setup.
I had intended just to browse but I couldn't almost immediately I spotted a beautiful necklace that I thought would make a beautiful Christmas present for one of my friends, so I bought it.
The closer I got to home the more I loved it and so I kept it! Isn't that terrible, but it was rather nice. Laura has an online shop too, if you fancy a browse, beware though there is lots of things you will want!
Right I'm off to crack on with makes for the Autumn Swap, and I have an idea for a little giveaway soon.