Leaping hares raced out together in thick felted wool. I stitched and stitched until they became beautiful brooches.
Three now need to become four, five, six and maybe seven more.
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend too.
While we watched our film I made up something I had thought of the night before. I was crocheting handles for a bag when I realised it might make a lovely bracelet. I made a few through the film and sewed vintage buttons on later.
I'm really pleased with how they've turned out and especially love the perspex buttons with their cut out patterns showing through.
The Buns loved helping with the button choosing part of the process. Buttons have a real allure don't they. Somehow they need to be arranged laid out and admired before being put away again until next time.
I usually only make a few of each new thing to see the response before I get carried away with colours. For now I have a couple of orders from two little girls, one in pink and one in purple.
Today has been a completely different day. A day of marching along activity. First we went to the car boot. Not that this was appreciated at all as a real treat with mummy. I only found a few things as I wasn't able to look in the same way. Really I only have this zingy floral tin to show you.
It has some buttony treasure hidden inside.
Just a hop, skip and short drive from the car boot is a Whitlingham Broad. We'd heard there was a treasure hunt, but it turned out it was actually orienteering. We had a great times searching for each of the markers - old shoes, spoons and rubber gloves hidden by the water; through the woods;
across the meadow ...
back to the water again ...
past the ruined entrance to a medieval hall and on to our prize and much needed icecream.
On the way home we drove past a Roman town we've never been to before so in we went. It looked exciting climbing up the steps to the top of the city wall.
When we got to the top I was a bit surprised to see the Romans had left and their town had turned into an enormous field full of sheep. So with a lot of imagination and just enjoying the walk with all the beautiful butterflies we set off and had a wonderful time.
Amazing when you think this is a bit of a 1700 year old wall, but somehow I couldn't get too excited about it. It was the lovely company and the sunshine that made the walk for me.
Tomorrow we're off to play with Teena and her beautiful boy. Oh I do like being on holiday.
These are only half of the cookies, the others were still cooking. They are truly delicious and quite a lot have been eaten already.
I have a hazy memory of being six years old, standing in a neighbours sitting room and loving the chintzy big florals covering all of the c...