Sunday, 27 July 2008

Short break

I'm taking a week off work to spend some time with my family and enjoy the summer. I've may have a few treats when I come back (depending on how well my daughter behaves).

I'll be back in a weeks time.

Have a nice summer!

Monday, 21 July 2008

A Flag and A Scarve

We were planning to have a picnic at Greenwich Park on Sunday, but the weather was unpredictable, so we decided to go to the O2 (The Milenium Dome) instead. It was the first day of the Summer of Sport event and there were so many activities for my rascal, such as a sandpit, giant chess board, tennis, hopscotch etc. We also met some atheletes and the best part for me was when my rascal signed the giantic England Flag.

I've started the Airy Scarf from the Last Minute Knitted Gifts for my friend Gracie. Yes, I'm rubbish at keeping secrets, I've showed her the work in progress already. I used the Rowan Kid Silk Spray that I bought from John Lewis. I will then use the reminder of the yarn to knit one for myself. I found this yarn very sticky to knit with. What I mean is that it sticks to my hands and clothes. But its so lovely to feel and delicate. I'll finish it in a few days Gracie if you are reading this.

I also found out why my husband scarve was taking so long....I used 4mm needles instead of 8mm (as stated in the book).

Thursday, 17 July 2008

Help! My username on Blogspot has changed?!

Hi all fellow bloggers. I seem to have a problem with my blog. My user name has changed to K&amp'S City Girl? I haven't changed my personal profile, it just changed by itself. Do anyone know how to fix this or should I report this to blogger (if so how??). Is this a virus/bug? Has someone hacked into my account? Is this a temporary thing? Oh gosh. Help!

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Relaxing and Enjoying Life

I'm coming clean and going to explain why I haven't been crafting lately. The weather has been SO lovely and now that it is coming to the end of the school term, there are so many activities to do. We had the school carnival followed by the school sports day. Then I've been going out and having picnics, bbq and enjoying food like this:

Livebait at Waterloo (photo taken by the lovely Miss Grace Lee)

School Carnival (taken on my husband's camera phone)

You've got to enjoy life. Apparently, it's going to be raining soon, so there is some incentive to do some crafting.

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Birthday Photos

Finally got my husband to upload the photos onto the laptop. It was such a lovely day..

I haven't been doing much crafting lately apart from knitting my husband's never ending scarf. Its almost end of school term so there are lots of school activities and parent evening to attend. I have a very lively and funny daughter according to teachers....Hee! Hee!

I'm hoping to do more sewing later on, there are so many things I want to do, but I have to be more patient and wait till I have some time.

Monday, 7 July 2008

Birthday Weekend

It was my birthday the weekend just gone. I had a lovely day spent with just my Husband and Daughter and then my Parents and Brother joined us in the evening. We took a river boat across the Thames to Canary Wharf to Royal China for Dim Sum (Brunch), then at a short walk around Canary Wharf to digest. We then took the Docklands Lightrail to Greenwich, where we went on the Greenwich wheel and walked around the park which was followed by icecream and tea. We had dinner at home and baked some fairy cakes for desert. So it was a nice pleasant day.

I've never really been the partying, fancy dress, clubbing, drinking type that a lot of my friends do for their birthday. Hee! Hee! So no mad photos to show but pictures of clouds and scenery in London. I didn't have my camera with me, so most of the photos were taken with my husband's camera phone. I will post these later....I'm still working how to transfer his photos onto my laptop.

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Yay for the sale....great bargains at John Lewis Habbers!

I had some free time this evening after work because my Mother in Law came to look after Vivian. So I went to catch up with some shopping. I couldn't resist a 'quick' look at the habberdashery department in John Lewis, then I found Rowan Kid Silk Mohair for £3.25! They are normally £7.25, well the one I bought last time was that price. There are A LOT of bargains! This is what I bought.

Now I can make this Beret from Let's Knit magazine.

I wanted to make it a while ago, but thought it was a bit too excessive to pay over £15 in yarn. There are also many lovely fabric in the curtain/home furnishing department where you can find lovely fabric for £6 per metre! I also some found some fabrics selling for £4 per meter. I might go again tomorrow.

Ohhh, so many pretty things I want to make! I need to squeeze some time some how. Wish me luck.

Update...yep I couldn't resist it and went to buy this fabric which was only £6 per metre (half price). I may make something out of this lovely book.