Monday, 2 November 2009

Time travel...

It feels like I have travelled through time because the last week has disappeared as though in the blink of an eye. As though with a click of my fingers, half term vanished. It has left me with a poorly boy in bed coughing for England. Possibly some nasty bug or more likely from too many late nights from the sleepover marathon that took place over the holiday. Last Sunday, it was my turn for 6 boys (don't ask...) to 'sleep' in the living room - PS3, popcorn and nachos to hand. I decided to camp in the spare room as my bedroom is above the living room - a very wise move!

Of course, the plus side (if you can call it that) is that No2 was dispatched off to various other houses for most of the remaining nights only to come home last night looking slightly worse for wear.

It meant that I had time to carry on with my creative pursuits. A trip to Dorking to buy batting and thread with my friend and her mum included a delicious lunch and cake and coffee.

Another trip into town to buy ribbon for the finishing touch to my mystery gift.

Yes - a pink bunny it is! The soya beans weigh it down so nicely. I put some in the bottom of the body and in the feet

I used scraps from Jasmine's quilt to jazz it up a bit on the ears, feet and hands. While I was making this toy I really wasn't sure I was going to like it as I have become so used to crocheting amigurumi style and this seemed old-fashioned, but now it's finished I do rather like it and so feel happy to give it as a gift.


  1. Awww, she is gorgeous.

    I'm not sure even a week of return visits could compensate for 6 boys stayting overnight - eeeek! Did they eat everything in the house?

  2. Beautiful pink bunny! I'm not sad that the days of lots of little boys for sleepovers has gone.

  3. It sounds as though everyone had fun - which is what half term should be all about.

  4. Delicious bunny.

    Horrendous the thought of SIX boys sleeping over - you are a saint!

  5. What a super idea to weigh down the bunny with beans. And re the sleepover, you are indeed a saint! K x

  6. Dear Dragon,
    Your blog cheers me no end. The colours of all your lovely work, for one! It has given me a huge boost and inspired me to get out my own quilts...all big hand made ones and all in different stages of completion (ha!) despite full time work and three teenagers to cook and iron for.
    I put a link to your blog in my own and recommended it to my readers (many older Japanese women). I will remove it if you so wish.
    Kind regards,
    Liz Shinagawa

  7. PS Dragonfly,
    apologies for calling you Dragon!


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