what lies ahead?

well the future of the country may still be uncertain, but life may be slightly rosier for me in work now we have won back 5 seats with some quality candidates…. I will say no more here as this is a celebration of all things crafty, and not some political blog, but suffice to say, this crafty mutha is a little more optimistic than she was on Thursday!

Who knows what lies ahead?  Given the experiences locally with a Tory/Lib alliance running the council, I would say we’re in for an interesting (probably bumpy and potentially scary) ride, but one thing’s for certain – this CM will still be crafting!!

Had a busy week, starting off with another bucket bag in some lush fabric from Bearwood’s own Cherry Tree for Jayne’s birthday, and a dahlia brooch in Coventry City’s sky blue! 

On Friday night I made some chiffon corsages and bobbles whilst watching Coco Before Chanel – very beautiful and I felt glad I’d decided to do something so delicate!

In the meantime I’m still toiling away on Lili’s spring greens cardi, but in the meantime had a go at this delightful owl bib (crochet!!! look at me!!) from Lion Brand’s free pattern archive for Kate (as she loves owls).  Really pleased with how it turned out too- started it last night and finished it by midday! Sorry kids, you can have breakfast now, but shall we call it brunch?

Last night I also made a flower for Lula from some rainbow wool she chose in the market, using Nicky’s flower pattern where you twist the right needle – funky!

The girls joined me in some craftiness too today when I made the delightful Mr Paul Burns a card to thank him for the danceXchange goody bags he gave the girls yesterday – I stitched a bird onto card and stuck a paper wing on for good measure!  Lili asked me to mark out a butterfly for her which I think looks brilliant – all her own work!  Lula then insisted she make one and decided to do a strawberry, which she coloured in once she’d finished!  My crafty ladies!

Lili also made the great clown card using some of Lula’s rainbow wool, which is so cheery even I can’t be down about Cameron!

And I haven’t even mentioned my adventures with shrinkies – save that for another day!

So glad all the CM’s are back in the ‘wood and looking forward to getting together again on Thursday x

0 Replies to “what lies ahead?”

  1. fantastic as usual and glad the political horizon is looking a bit sunnier for you. that bird card is so simple but its so lifelike too (you need to trace it and use for future bird themed craftiness) and the owl bib is just too gorgeous to get covered in baby puke and mashed carrot. can’t you back it and make it into a cushion!

  2. Ceri, you are a crafty genius, the bib is a stunner, i agree with jen way to nice to be puked on…well lulsh stace xx

  3. Ceri – and all you crafty muthas – I take my hat off to you! You are all so brilliant at all sorts of crafts & you’re so busy raising kids too! Whenever I get a spare 5 mins (as now – D at Kiss gig!) – I just spend time surfing, dreaming of things to make, rather than actually doing stuff! That reminds me, I must see if my sewing machine actually works!Love the card, love the bib & I’m definitely going to make some flower corsage things for the bridesmaids – when I get round to it! See you all at next CM meeting! x

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