|Close up look|
I got it from a shop called Raiders Vintage (in Liverpool) (facebook link).
I also found these vintage knitting and needlework books in a charity shop....
They'd been given a day to sell, and then they were doomed for recycle... god forbid! So I rescued them for a bargain price. They've definitely come to a good home.
I'm not sure if this is old or not, but I have ANOTHER owl teapot. Really similar to the one I already have, but I got it anyway. Here is Mrs Hooty (my other one is Mr Hooty):
In knitting news, I've started something new, and it's actually crochet.... not knitting! A GRANNY BLANKET! It's granny rows/lines rather than granny squares, and I'm starting it well in advance so it's ready for colder weather. I love the colours together, and it's washable.
|New wool, New blanky!|
When I was a child and constantly ill (migraines every darn week) I used to curl up on the sofa with the granny square blanket my lovely nan made for me. I still have it, but it's looking old and delicate, so i don't like to use it much. I will keep it forever though.
In the past week I've heard three people discussing Christmas. I'm really not into Christmas at all, but then I saw this dress....
....and suddenly I thought 'oh gosh, I need to wear that on Christmas day!'
I know what you're thinking. It's July (though it was actually June when i got it. even worse), why am I thinking about it? Answer: I just need it. So there!
Robi (the boyfriend) got me this cute little owl hand cream:
|Owl hand cream... Reese's cool ice cream stuff|
Isn't it sweet!? He does get me good gifts. Owly now sits under my computer monitor and is currently watching me type. Thanks rob! I got this pretty amazing Reese's ice cream sauce from TKmaxx (of all places). It's sooooo good.
I've been thinking of doing a giveaway.... would anyone be interested in that?
I've got in mind a couple of cross stitch kits, maybe a nice hair bow and a pretty cute craft book that I've got. Would that be a good prize? Maybe I'll just do it and see.