Saturday, 10 January 2009

One to Fifty

Well, the tenth of January, and we have two birthdays today, boys and girls

The youngest grand-daughter of my bezzy mate is a whole year old today. And, despite her nana dressing her up in an Elf suit for Christmas (I know, it can't be resisted, can it?) she is sooooo cute. I know she goes to see her nana quite a lot, and I'm sure she takes some toys around there with her,
so I made a little bag to take them in,
and embroidered a label inside for her. (Bezzy mate commented that I had been remiss in not adding a label into the bag I made for her for Christmas. Which I will remedy when/if she brings it up on a visit, soon.) I really enjoyed making this, and the card and tag - who knew that being 'thrifty' would be such fun?

The other birthday is my neighbour's fiftieth today. Bah, she really doesn't look her age at all, which might be something to do with being a farmer, and being out in the blistering (!) Scottish heat of summer, and the bitter cold of winter. Mr T and I were out of doors in very windy weather this morning, pinning up 'Happy Birthday!' notices onto fences and trees this morning tee, hee.

Yes, it was still a bit dark when I took this!

I was just going to get her some flowers, but decided mid-week, that I should make something. So, a scarf and easy fingerless mitts have been produced. I like them so much I might do some for myself!

Yesterday, I went to learn how to make a felted tea-cosy, which was so much easier than I thought it would be. More of that later, will a piccie, for reasons that will become clear.

Well now, Mr T has just chipped away at the ground to lift me some leeks, so that I can make the leek and potato soup, requested by NBG for her lunch! She and nanny's lolly-dollypop are coming to stay overnight as mummy is going on the razz, with her mates, as daddy is away at his work.

Laters, peeps.


Papoosue said...

Oh I love the little bag, it's so gorgeous (not to mention the matching card too!). I'm sure the wee one will love it. Ah, the felted tea cosy sounds nice - did you go to Twist Fibre by any chance? xx

tea and cake said...

Yes, I did, Papoosue - the same ones who taught me to knit socks! Do you go there?

Papoosue said...

I thought it sounded familiar! Yes, I've been a few times, although not to any classes as yet. (I have spent a fortune on wool for felting in there!) My friend, Maria, and I are hopefully going to one soon - maybe a felting or weaving one. Then again, I quite fancy the one for the embellisher.... I'm guessing you'd recommend them then? :-)

Shabby Chick said...

Wow, that bag is excellent, I hope your friend's little granddaughter loves it, so cute when a little one wanders around with a bag over their arm! I'm v impressed with the gloves and scarf too, wish I could knit but I'm a lost cause!

Hope you have a great night out, Mel xxx

Penny said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog.

The bag is very cute, and I'm sure the baby was very cute too. And the gloves for your neighbour will be really useful too.

Pipany said...

Desperate to learn felting. Pretty scarf and mitts too xx

JacquiMcR said...

Hi, I have just discovered your blog and thought you should know that I have lost quite a bit of my morning catching up on your previous posts. (Tea in hand, but no cake, unfortunately). The bag is gorgeous, you are a very talented lady. Have a lovely day - jacqui