The Bank holiday weekend came and went with very little in fact no difference made to us at all. It was so unusual not to see tourists, particularly campers and cyclists go past our little cottage on route to the Port or lighthouse. It will be interesting to see the effects on the Island once the ferry routes have been re-opened, time will tell! (Laura I actually live on the Isle of Lewis which is an Island off the West Coast of Scotland).
I have continued on my little journey of crafting to pass away the time. I have made a draw string bag to house the playmat and toys and added a bear. I came across this pattern and couldn't resist.
It is in the book Sweet & Simple handmade by Melissa Wastney which shows 25 projects to sew, stitch, knit and recycle for children. It is a book that has been worth every penny as it has been used so many times.
Thank you for all your lovely comments on the playmat and toys it was a delight to read through them. The teething rings are wooden craft rings bought from etsy I had some left over from a previous project. I had made mini wreaths last Christmas and did a demonstration on how to make them at our ladies Church group. The fabric was cotton and literally rounded at the ends to make it look a little like rabbit ears. Hope that helps.
We are hopeful that we will be able to get together with family at Christmas and are already starting to think about it. It gives us something to look forward to so baking with Granny is on top of the agenda. I came across this amazing pattern...
...perfect for our youngest Grandaughter and her dolly. I must admit the frills were a little bit of a faff but the instructions were very clear and easy to follow. Already for our baking session.
Perfect and fit for the little Princess that she is.
I have added a Harris Tweed bag to the gift drawer and a couple of needle cases. They are the perfect gift to pop into an envelope.
We are plodding along and look forward to hearing the First Minsters announcement on how things will start to open after lockdown. It has been a strange journey for Gerard and I as in so many ways nothing has changed. We do feel blessed and are thankful. Take care dear friends and stay safe.
See you soon.