Category Archives: Silent Sunday

Making it in Making Magazine!

Well, almost.  It’s not a full page double spread or anything, but hey! Making Magazine noticed me!

Well, Planet Penny anyway and Higgins, who is terribly excited.  He’s very aware that he might be recognised and so has taken to going around incognito!

Things have been a little tricky on the Clovis front.  The circulation in his foot was compromised as the bandage slipped (too much jumping on to beds etc) and after a night at the vets he was allowed home without the dressing.  However infection has set in, which was always a possibility given the seriousness of the break and so we are on the long haul with twice daily antibiotics.  He is now confined to the crate…

Tabby cat in a crate

and being very good about it all things considered, only mewing piteously when I arrive on nurse duty!

Tabby cat in a crate

Let me Owwt!

Fortunately my mum lives less than a mile away as I now have to visit three times a day.  Once in my carer’s capacity to make mum’s lunch etc, and twice  as veterinary nurse!

As you may have guessed from my Silent Sunday post, I had a birthday this week, with a lovely lunch at the Marsham Arms near Norwich, which is where we had such a wonderful time at our son and daughter-in-laws wedding reception.  I really didn’t need sticky toffee pudding, but it was soooo delicious!  Kit made me a beautiful matching gift bag and card using vintage Laura Ashley wallpaper.

card and gift bag made with vintage Laura Ashley wallpaper hearts

I wish Laura Ashley would revive the original woodcuts that they started out with as they are so simple and pretty. Years ago I had blue wallpaper with white swans on it, I loved it and not a scrap survives…

In the midst of all that’s been going on I finally completed the Heart and Flower Garland Pattern so it’s now available as a PDF via the Etsy shop, along with some Mini Mice hairslides, crocheted with embroidery silk.  They really are weeny and cute!

I’m now revisiting the owls from this post as I’ve had several requests for a pattern, I’ve just got to refine it, and make some decisions about the different formats.

So, plenty to be going on with, as well as a visit from the grandsons this week, which will make Higgins very happy.  He does love his boys!  (And I’ve just found this post that Higgins wrote all about his boy, which I had forgotten about which did make me smile, do have a look!)

I’m linking up again with Handmade Harbour for Handmade Monday again so you can follow the link and find lots crafty blogs to visit.  Have a great week…

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