Monday, 2 May 2016

...and so into May

Another couple of wonderful days with the boys, Wilbur and Hector.  We had so much fun in between the showers playing tag in the garden.  The dog gets a little over excited and barks but chases around and joins in the fun, he's just not very good when its his turn to be on.  We also had some great fun making puppets, a regular pastime with Granny.



 
Wilbur's imagination knew no bounds, making up tales of a Prince and shark.  My Mum had knitted them both Cardigans ready for the colder weather, who knew we would still be needing them in May.
 


 


May arrived with a bit of gust, but still a lot better than the strange mix of weather that we have been experiencing.  I generally browse the Diary of an Edwardian Lady and the not so well known Country Diary book of crafts at the beginning of each month for a seasonal look for inspiration. 

 
May certainly did not disappoint.
 
 
The illustrations are magnificent, a joy to behold.  I was enthralled with a beautiful Crochet Rose Camisole, I have browsed the pattern and it certainly appears doable.  I always seem to be making things for others and never really make a lot for myself so I am going to treat myself and focus on me for a little while.
 
 
Isn't it beautiful!  I can see myself in it.
 
 
The decision is made...a camisole top for ME.  I am excited, now where is the cotton yarn?
 
See you soon.
 
 
 

31 comments:

  1. Ruby was too tired to concentrate on any crafting yesterday. She just wanted to cuddle so that is what we did.
    The camisole is beautiful-x-

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  2. It's lovely that you get to spend so much time with your grandchildren, especially when you're doing fun things like crafting or playing in the garden. The camisole is lovely, I've seen all the wonderful things you make for others so it's about time you spent a bit of time making something for yourself, you're worth it!

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  3. Love those cardigans!!!
    And what fun you have over there. : )
    We are having very chilly weather for May here...
    Still waiting to get the porch ready!!!

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  4. The cardigans are wonderful and I am sorry that you're still in need of them. It certainly remains chilly here as well. I do wonder which set of buttons that you went with for them.

    Yes, good for you to do a little project (ahem...it would not be doable for me, but I am glad that you are more accomplished) for yourself. It is very nice and I am sure that you will enjoy making the camisole and wearing it.

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  5. Absolutely love the cardies !!! xxx

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  6. Boys enjoy running around don't they? I love that lace camisole, what a work of art. Enjoy your day,
    Meredith

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  7. It's gorgeous, can't wait to see how it turns out.

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  8. The lace camisole is beautiful. I have a Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady knits book and I love the inspiring ideas in that. Your book looks just as wonderful. Being a rather selfish knitter and crocheter myself, I think you should definitely make something for yourself and this would be incredibly beautiful to wear.

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  9. The cardigans are beautiful. The camisole is lovely and you should give yourself a treat.

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  10. You have reminded me to check out May in my copy of DOAEL. Her work is so lovely. I enjoyed seeing your grand puppet time and the great sweaters your mom knit, and I hope you enjoy making the beautiful camisole! xx

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  11. The cardigans are lovely and I love that book the illustrations are beautiful. Go for it you deserve something for yourself and it is very pretty. :)

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  12. Those puppets are so cute, and how wonderful that Wilbur has such a good imagination. The sweaters your mum has knit are delightful. Enjoy May!
    Caz xx

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  13. Your posts are always so interesting and fun. The boy's cardigans are beautiful! No wonder you are so talented. Your mother was too. You absolutely deserve to make yourself something beautiful. You do so much for others.

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  14. Such sweet photos, my friend :) And oh my, your sweaters are darling!

    Happy hugs to you!

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  15. Those little cardigans knitted by your mother are so cosy looking & I'm sure they will be used in this cool spell of weather!
    The camisole looks lovely - you're just right to treat yourself!

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  16. Lovely May inspirations! Hope it is a good month for you!

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  17. WOW, your mother is a very talented knitter! I hope the boys can wear those cardies for a long time. I am glad you're going to make that camisole for yourself. Can't wait to see it on you. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  18. I'm so glad you're making something for yourself. That top is very pretty. I look forward to seeing yours. It sounds like you had a nice day with Wilbur, he is getting big. The cardigans are adorable. I hope you have a good week!

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  19. I always check my Diary of an Edwardian Lady too and in fact had posted the May page on my blog. I also am fortunate to have Nature Notes of an Edwardian Lady. I wonder if there are more than those 2?
    The camisole is so very feminine!!

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  20. Lovely carfts made by your grandchildren !!!
    Lovely little cardigans too !!!
    Have a fun with YOUR new project !
    Hug
    Anna

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  21. love the sweaters!!! you have been quite busy these days, I'm thrilled you get to see and be with your grands :)

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  22. The cardigans look so lovely! The top looks pretty. Have fun making them:)

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  23. Your boys are having lots of fun with their grannny! Love the little puppets. Your mom is so kind to knit up those beautiful cardigans for the boys. Love the bobbly pattern. The white top looks so cool and summery ... enjoy making it!
    Wendy

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  24. Aaawww those cardigans are so sweet love the chunky buttons to. Good to hear you are going to make something just for yourself the top is gorgeous will you make it white? dee

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  25. Love those adorable sweaters! That book is lovely and your grandkids adorable. ;) And that top for you will be amazing!! Blessings. xoxo

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  26. The little cardigans are so cute and cuddly looking. And I love the camisole pattern! I see you enjoy doing crafts with your grandsons and I do, too. We are leaving tomorrow for Minnesota and a visit with my four little guys. Can't wait for the hugs!

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  27. What fun you have with your grands. Those cardigans are really cute - but I'm sure you're hoping the weather turns so that they can be tucked away for awhile. The camisole is lovely. Making something for yourself once in awhile is a very good thing to do.

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  28. Beautiful cardigans which will be lovely and cosy on chilly days. I have that book too and love to dip into it as it has so many lovely projects. Must get it out again soon!

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  29. Beautiful cardigans which will be lovely and cosy on chilly days. I have that book too and love to dip into it as it has so many lovely projects. Must get it out again soon!

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  30. Ooooo that green cardi is gorgeous! Clever thing :)

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