I have a new resident in my garden. Meet Norbert. He's so cute. He's guarding all the new little plants I put into my garden yesterday. It was such a nice day yesterday - I spent alot of the day in the garden hacking back overgrown bits, weeding, digging and putting in bedding plants, sunflowers and geraniums. I also had a load of godetia and marigolds from the MIL, so I popped those in too. I caught the sun a little.
Even Keilo was in the garden with me enjoying the sunshine! I think she was trying to compete with Norbert.
Once I'd finished in the garden I realised that I needed a new yarn project to enjoy whilst sitting in the garden so I checked through my patterns/stash and decided that "Short 'n' Sweet" from The Happy Hooker was quite cute and happily, I have enough of this lavender yarn to make it!
I love this shell stitch. I can't wait to see the finished project! Notice the crochet hook - it's one of the ones that Miss Mermaid made for me. I use them all the time. Sooo much nicer than the boring grey metal ones you get over here. I do have a nice Brittany hook, but it's too big for this project. Maybe I'll give my boring hooks a polymer clay make-over one day.
I thought I'd join in on the Harry Potter Craft-a-long, this is my 'House Pride' project, a Gryffindor book page weight. It's great for holding the pages of your pattern books open. It's basically a rectangle of material, stuffed with rice to give it some weight, and sealed with bias tape round the edges. The Gryffindor badge is printed onto a fabric printer sheet, cut out and appliqued onto a gold felt background, then appliqued onto the fabric. (I did that bit before I sewed the rectangle up.) As you can see it works really well.