This is the wonderful gift I received from one of my blog followers… Yoka.
It came all the way from America!
xxxxx HUGE THANK YOU YOKA xxxxx
There are some amazing projects inside which are tickling my hook to make.. what do you think of this one?
I can see that on my nephews bed but perhaps in a graduation of blues… hmmmmm
Flickr and my blog have brought me so much closer to people, it’s quite bizarre in a way but so reassuring that there are still some very kind hearted folks out there… so thank you Yoka and thank you Mo for sending me Harvey on DVD, and thank you to June too for Alex’s glitter candle.. he’s given up trying to blow it out now!
Talking of giving, its a sad but very proud moment for me regarding my niece. She’s going to be 20 years old tomorrow and knowing that she’s due to go on to University, I wanted to make her a gift that would be unique and give her something to remember the folks back home… remember my African flowers???
These turned in to this…….
The red polka dot lining is the same fabric my niece had a Minnie Mouse dress made from by my mother in law for a fancy dress party… I hasten to add she won the best dressed prize… so although the bag might not be much, it holds a few “home memories” for her to have whilst she’s away… and indeed I hope something that she can brag about it as being made just for her from Aunty Helen.
Although I didn’t follow the pattern to the letter, especially the lining part, I’m really happy with it and will make another one in the future.
Pattern can be found here … http://www.craftpassion.com/2012/04/african-flower-crochet-purse-part-1.html
And lastly besides sending out my thanks to you all … I wanted to give you a little update on Alex.
After several set backs with a day centre placement, it looks like one will be available for Alex to attend! We are delighted for Alex as “home life” for him isn’t as stimulating as it could be, so he deserves to have a place where he could learn new skills and make new friends… but home to us after his work is done.
For us it means that we can perhaps catch up on some chores needed to be done around the house and perhaps a few extra hours of sleep too …. or perhaps some more hooky happiness!!!
Let me know what you’re all creating at the moment and what plans you all have for autumn projects… I’ve been looking at buying in a new pattern to play with.. tell you all about it next time.
Sending you all my very best .. lots of good health, happiness and peaceful sunny times .