Saturday, 5 March 2011

I like snake

Last year someone gave me a big bag of assorted yarn, most of it hideous synthetic stuff in unbelievably ugly colours. I ended up giving away most of it, but for some reason I couldn't let these two green balls of yarn go. A friend of mine was about to have a baby, so I thought I'd make her a slightly unusual baby present - a bright green stripy snake!

I had an old flat pillow which provided the perfect filling, and some yellow embroidery floss and red wool were used to finish off the silly thing.

Here it is curled up in a bowl (which was made by our friend John).

The only problem was that the snake became quite popular in our household before our delivery trip to Australia... Hence there are lots of photos of the snake being used for waking up flatmates, for battles against the red rubber duck, and general purpose flogging. Luckily, the snake made it all the way to Australia a few months ago, and now lives in the intended recipient's room.

First ever post

So everyone seems to have their own blog these days, and since I don't want to miss out, I decided that I should start my own one. I haven't decided what I'm going to concentrate on, but you can expect some reporting on my recent cooking/baking/crocheting/gardening/crafting efforts.

I have recently moved back to London from Aberdeen, and currently reside in a rented two bedroom flat in South Ealing with the Husband and the Flatmate. When we moved in we realised that the previous tenants were not too enthusiastic about cleaning or gardening, so this flat is a bit of a project before we get it to look as lovely as we would like.

You can expect lots of before and after photos of the flat and the garden, as long as we actually get anything done... Last weekend we were planning on really starting with the back garden, but it started raining just as we were ready to walk to Homebase. (This is where you say, Well you live in England - what do you expect?) So instead of getting some soil and equipment, we made pizza instead. Which is not a bad thing really, just means the garden is still a mess.

I shall post photos of new stuff I've made very, very soon. Maybe even today.

Thanks for reading,