Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Pink, pink to make the boys wink!

Its been my birthday - fab time charity shopping with my handsome man whilst my mum had the boys, a rather rare event for us, lovely gifts and cards and a right good home made curry, I was treated like a princess and felt blessed I'm so lucky to have such a wonderful family.
We have been to the zoo, a sea lion show for members only which was great but freezing as it was nearly night time. We also went to see the new born gibbon which is hairless and oh so tiny. Boys loved that the monkey was born on their nan's birthday!
I have been creating like mad but there are never enough hours to finish things and I have so many projects on the go, a patchwork quilt Ive been making for the past 3 weeks or so, a crochet throw for our bed, a shawl which is nearly finished, a tiny summery skirt and this lovely pink one (above) I finally finished - Yippee!!. It is based loosely on a 50's style circle skirt but sewn in sections rather than in one piece, I have edged it in hand dyed hot pink lace and embroidered little red stars all the way round the edge, I even put an embroidered waistband and zip in this one - blimey, normally I just use elastic. Anyway the outcome is so pretty, it makes me feel like swishing around and tap dancing- although I can't.

the boys and I visited our local park happy to see the council have finally re-furbished it after about 12 years of being crappy, lots of new equipment to climb on...

even a climbing wall, cool stuff painted on the floor and I'm loving the new colour for the benches - yep hot pink!!

That gave me plenty of time to practise my circular needles and another started project, a cowl/cape type thingy, I don't do patterns, they hurt my delicate head, I just make it up as I go along and that's why it is a thingy!


a mermaids purse said...

you look fab in your skirt! really pretty make ;0)x
glad the park has had a make over our one has too- a trampaline has been set in the ground and new adventure climbing frame and swings- alot better for kiddies ;0)xx

Pippa said...

I hope you had a lovely birthday! The skirt is really pretty.

tranquility said...

preeety skirt. very feminine. i've a blog post in mind about the dominant masculine culture even for women's clothes. so sad. long live lace ,)