Rainbow blessings are just what we’re needing here in Wellington… we’re in the middle of a rip-roaring Southerly which I’m starting to hope goes away soon! Summer was so long and hot, it has been a bit of a shock coming into the cold weather and I’m being a total baby about it of course, but at the same time, loving my Noro cowl which is brightening up my day and keeping my neck very cozy and warm!
This week, one of KB’s and my besties is having her birthday. I introduced her to you in this post aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaages ago when she was still pregnant with our Fairy God Daughter. Being a Mum of two toddlers keeps her mightily busy, so I’m assuming that she won’t suddenly have a look at my blog and have her birthday surprise ruined! Fingers crossed anyway! Our lovely friend loves rainbows more than any rainbow-lover I know, so for her gift, I hooked her up an ornamental (yes, no food near it please!!) pot holder in her favourite hues….
As my goal for 2011- a resolution I set in Jan that you can read about (an drool over some of my Mum’s spinning too!) HERE- is to only give gifts that are handmade by me or another NZ artist, I then employed KB with a flutter of my eyelashes and a bit of a (big) guilt trip, to make our lovely friend a card, which she did, which as usual, I love…
She is just so clever, and I love her little water-colours, they are such special little things… Some of you have asked if she has her own blog, no sorry, while she is fabulously talented at water-colours, she doesn’t do a lot of painting, so you can only see it here! It’s a family affair here at Crochet with Raymond….
So there we have it, one gift, made with love by two friends for another. It’ll be wrapped up and popped in the post, ready to send tomorrow!
Thank you for all of your bread advice…it was really useful. KB’s GF bread turned out great, and when she ate it, she exclaimed “it tastes just like real bread!” So I’m going to have another go as soon as I hop off the computer, and am planning how to make GF brown bread next!
Wishing you all a beautiful day!
Love Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX