Hello!!! Thank you for visiting! I love checking my stats and seeing that people have popped in, it’s such a buzz that someone other than me wants to know whats going on in my mind and my creative corner! I hope you’re having a great day….
Today’s post is not what I see as being particularly inspiring aesthetically… in fact I’m bored by the photos myself, I like lots of bright coloured pictures of gorgeous crochet, and this post doesn’t have that, however, it IS inspiring in a different way.
But first, let me tell you something that will make you sad… Poor Raymond has a cold. He’s just not coping with winter and has had this cough which has been driving me up the wall for a few days… we gave him some olive oil (he drinks it! Loves it!) which has improved the situation to no end, but he’s snuffly today and I can hear him trying to breathe through his nostrils and it sounds tough!
That’s him curled up on the floor looking at me… I wrapped him lovingly in a blanket but he jumped off the chair and wanted to get on my lap. I’m currently balancing coffee, toast and my laptop in my lap, so that’s a big no for Raymond. So instead of getting onto his special bed down beside the chair, he’s curled up on the blanket giving me a look that says “why aren’t you wrapping me in this?” He will have to wait 5 minutes until I’ve finished this post.
So inspiration…. I discovered a lady named Mrs Twins and one of her blogs Sunshine International Blankets of Love which is dedicated to making blankets for charity. What a totally cool thing she is doing! I love finding people who go out of their way to do something amazing! So of course I want to be a part of it…
I have a bag in my stash, it’s full of ends of balls, old acrylic I find at the op-shop, old frogged scarves from ancient abandoned projects…. I don’t get rid of it because i know it’ll come in handy for something…. something like this!
So I’ve hooked up a few squares… Mrs Twins has themes for her blankets sometimes, so I’ve created one for her strawberries and cream blanket, two for her gentleman’s blanket and one for her seaside blanket. I hope Mrs Twins doesn’t mind that my squares are measuring up at 14.5cm not 15cm…..
Not quite a ta-daaaa moment! But inspiring in that someone’s trash really does become someone else’s treasure. That old acrylic I found at the op shop was treasure to me because it was cheap, it become’s treasure for Mrs Twins because she has squares for her blankets, and wow, treasure for the person who receives it… the gift just keeps on giving.
I’m off now, must get to the post office to send these off to England! Make sure you check her out and maybe hook a few for her blankets too!
See you soon with some colourful goodness!!! ;)
Love from Alice and Raymond XX
Just a quick edit… Mrs Twins popped in and was happy to see her project on my blog… she’s so sweet! I feel like I banged on about Raymond being pathetic more than the wonderfullness of Mrs Twins, and the great praise she deserves now that I’m re-reading my post! In fact… she was so sweet I want to go and hook up a few more squares for her…