Sunday, 14 June 2015

Learning to Crochet

I've been AWOL for a while now (since Christmas time!!) as I've been a little manic this year.

Thomas and I are enjoying LOTS of baby groups and have made loads of new, lovely friends along the way. It's a great reason to be away from my laptop but all the same, I do miss my blog.

I also miss my Sewing machine as I barely get chance to take the cover off these days.

Because of this I now go to a weekly group called ' Pitter Patter; Knit and Natter' where mums' and their babies can go along and learn new needle-based / Knitting / Crochet skills.

I'm determined to make a Crochet Star Baby blanket (but have some way to go before I have the skills.)
I figure that this is an easier crafty outlet to have in terms of being able to pick up/put it down easily between mum tasks / baby groups!

Rainbow Star Afghan by nibletcrafts, via Flickr

Thomas has just turned 1 (the time has FLOWN, as so many people told me it would), and despite a current case of Chickenpox, he's a fantastic, happy and bubbly little boy.

He had a joint birthday party with his beautiful cousin Imogen (who turned 2 yesterday) at our local village hall.
The party had a Teddy Bear's Picnic theme and a little of Disney's Frozen magic sprinkled in!

I made the invites, decorations and Goody Bags myself and they all went down really well with our many little guests.
The sun even made an appearance (a first for some time!)

Invites in the making

Goody Bags

Papier Mache Toadstool (1)

Teddy bear Party Hats

Food Labels in the Making

Papier Mache Toadstools (2)

' If You Go Down to the Woods Today....'  Door Curtain

Pinwheels and finished Toadstools
Thomas's Teddy Bears PIcnic Cake was made by Laura at Flora's Delights

Imogen went for a Frozen theme, also by Laura. They both tasted fantastic.

Rachel from Boogie Babies provided the entertainment and then Lauren from Perfect Party Princess wowed many of our guests (They were really star-struck) as Elsa from Frozen.

Overall a wonderful and very tiring day was had by all.

I may've just recovered in time for Thomas's Sweet 16!

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