Monday, 12 October 2015

Misty Mornings and Warm Nights

Afternoon everyone! How are we all today? 

A couple of weeks ago, Mr. B and I had a busy weekend what with moving his family about and what not, though I can happily say that it was a safe move and everything and everyone are okay. The new house is lovely, though Mr. B would like it in the future - should the opportunity ever arise. It's all vintage and lovely. 

How does everyone feel about empty rooms? 

I've been helping clean the old house whilst Mr. B and others sorted moving things from one house to another, I've always thought of it as a nice thing empty rooms when you're moving. A new start and a new leaf to create new adventures and that exciting times wait ahead, though that maybe just me. 
Do you think that too? 

Over on the crochet side of things, I've been working up a storm with these lovely colours! They're for two different projects going on at the moment, the Autumnal colours are for my scarf and the other is for a secret. I just love these colours and think they work well together (for the projects)

It was a very busy weekend but was lovely to see his brother and finance, I've got so many projects to do at the moment I just don't know where to turn! I've been looking at opening up an Etsy shop at the moment which I am quite excited about though I need to look up insurance first. 

I will post another one a bit later but for now I need to get cracking on with all these beautiful projects! Ahh so much to do so little time! 

Much love
Happy Crafting!

Friday, 2 October 2015

WIDN and Adventures

Afternoon everyone, how are we all today? 

Today I will be going over to York to help Mr. B's family move into their new house so I won't be able to post for a couple of days.  In the meantime, I have got a new project to take with me in the car, which is my Autumn Scarf, I've already completed one square, well nearly - I just need to do a a couple of rounds in white for a nice thick border. 

Now I'm not a religious person, but the buildings amaze and fascinate me! 
They're just so beautiful!

Mr. B drove us to Wentworth Church today where we went on a lovely little walk, got some lovely pictures, I know I've already mentioned it but I just love Autumn so much! It's just great, though I'm still waiting for all the leaves to fall so I can crunch them with my Doc's. Just got to wait a little bit longer ;) 

Just look at all those leaves, waiting to dry up and to be crunched!! Eee so excited!

It wasn't much of a walk, but it had some nice scenery, with a lovely long path and the colours we're beautiful. We then ended up going to Wentworth antiques where he proceeded to show me something new that they had in store - a whole wall of Stylecraft yarns! It took every inch of me not to go mad and just buy a load of them! I wanted to so much, but I didn't really need them. 

So here's a better picture as promised of the traditional Granny square for the Autumn scarf, I just love these colours so much, they blend so much and remind Jess and I of the lovely leaves, just what I was looking for and wanted! 

I am currently in working mode and creating 44 first rounds in Gold, I did think today that I could make a Gryffindor scarf out of the Gold and Claret as they are pretty much bang on in colours - for when I go to the Harry Potter Studios next month with Mr. B! He don't really like Harry Potter that much so thought I could always create him a Slytherin one ;) 

For now though, I think Mr. B and his dad are getting the car ready so I must dash off as I still have a couple of things that need to go in the car. I will keep you all posed on Instagram and on Facebook! 

You can find me by searching - 
 Little, squidgy and cute on both and it's the one with the picture of thee balls of Stylecraft yarn! 
I'll be waiting for you all to join me! 

I just loved this picture of Mr. B's old Triumph Toledo, with the green trees and  the autumn leave son the floor! Added to the old look, don't you think? 

Be back soon
Have a great weekend everyone!

Happy Crafting, 

Thursday, 1 October 2015

A New Leaf

Evening everyone, how are we all? 

Don't you just love October? I know I do, the smell of rain, digging all the woollies out to keep you warm, hot chocolate (with Bailey's if you're offering) Craft fairs, chestnuts, bonfires, toffee apples, the colours, crunching leaves and lovely chilly (but wrapped up) walks in the woods. 

How I do love Autumn!

September has been and gone and what a lovely month it was, if you can account for me leaving my new job as wonderful - which I do! As there we're some major issues and I just couldn't stay and I'm a lot happier. Some people may think that I have made things worse for myself, but I have to do what makes me happy, not what makes other people happy!

The month was filled with my 21st, my cousins 16th, plenty of walks with Mr. B, Crochet catch up with Jess and lots of soups and sunsets, it was beautiful and I now can't wait for the remaining months of the year!

I recently went to the local yarn shop and got myself some goodies with my birthday money (only the bottom three are for me! the top are for an outstanding order) 

I love the little yarn shop, it is such a gem and the women who run it are ever so lovely and welcoming. I could spend hours in there, so could mum and Jess for that matter! 
On to the yarns shall we? 
So from top to bottom - Left to right, we have... 

Mint - Patons Fab DK 
White - Hayfield Bonus DK
Gold - Stylecraft Special DK
Copper - Stylecraft Special DK
Claret - Stylecraft Special DK

Such lovely Autumn colours aren't they? I'm in the process of making myself a scarf, hoping that I can get some use out of it before Christmas haha I know I start to late! I need to get cracking, but I've been so busy with other order for people that I just haven't had time to make anything for myself. 

The Patons Mint - I adore, it's so nice to work with and is so soft and squidgy. Although I have already bought some Stylecraft Special, I haven't yet used it so I was quite excited to start using the Autumn shades straight away! What with all the rave. 

Bit dark I know! Will post another one soon! 

Anyway - I thought that the yarn was very, very soft and smooth to start with, it feels lovely and is quite a gem to work with. However I am used to yarns a little, how to put it, less slippy? I do love it and I will use it again for sure, but at the moment I still love my Patons Fab just a bit too much, but that's just me! Non the less, I just LOVE these colours for the Autumn scarf, just can't get enough! 

Mr. B and I are off to York tomorrow to help out his eldest brother move house, they're expecting next month and I am ever so excited! Probably a little too excited! I just want to crochet so many things for them but I must try and back off a little haha I'm sure Jenny will want to make some stuff too! Ooh I just can't wait! 

I had snuggles earlier with that little cutie, he didn't used to be, he's calmed down a lot since he's got older ;) Love him though! Little Biscuit!

I'm starting to get into the October spirit now, I do love Halloween it's just my favourite time ever! Although I am quite sad as I've lost my Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury, one of my all time favourite authors and I just can't find it anywhere! It's such a great read and was really looking forward to be reading it again this Autumn! I shall just have to find another one somewhere.

Toffee apple's and this new book (I have had it on my shelf for about 3-4 years and only just picked it up! Doing the Off the Shelf challenge this year with Goodreads!) And it is quite good, I'm not usually that keen on Crime books but, since Mr. B bought me that one for my Birthday last year I am starting to get into them. Needed something remotely Halloween-ish to read! I like to go by the theme of the months! 

In other news, the other blanket is coming along nicely and should hopefully be ready! 
I have got 60 / 100 Squares so far and only need to do 20 more of each colour - though I had to go out and buy another Mint and I'm starting to think I'm going to have to do the same for the Lemon. Damn, don't think I'll get 20 with what I have left but we'll soon see! 
For now though, I must crack on with some more squares! 

Much love as always, 

Happy Crafting!