"I'm so excited and I just can't hide it!"
We found out the kids have got a teacher training day coming up, so on the weekend we started looking at going away somewhere for a short break. Yesterday Mark asked his boss if he could also have the day off and he said yes so things were coming along nicely, we picked out a hotel (cheaper and more convenient than taking the caravan) and the only obstacle in our way was to sort out what day Anais has her violin exam as her violin exam falls in the week we wanted to go but we were not sure what the actual day was.
We have been waiting and waiting and waiting for Anais violin teacher to get back to us, (incidentally, such a lovely lady!) and she came back to us tonight at 10.30pm and told us the date of Anais violin exam and said we were free to book our trip up!
So (and I'm not publishing the date on here) we are off to LEGOLAND WINDSOR.
We haven't told the kids yet as obviously they are asleep in bed but need to think of a good, fun way to tell them - will update tomorrow!
Have you seen the crochet cups and saucers on Pinterest? I LOVE them!
I thought how hard can it be? So I set about trying to make my own. Actually it was quite hard, here is my effort, it looks more like a gravy boat or milk jug!
This actually smells very, very nice!
I ironed the inside of the pink cup first but that seemed to make it "expand", it became wider than the blue cup even though they are the same pattern. It also flattened the wool fibres and made it look more "lacey" I didn't bother trying to iron the blue one so I could compare them, I just sprayed it instead, so the blue one actually looks "chunkier".
Which one looks better?
Have to say though I didn't find this spray made them any harder than they were before, except to make them smell nice.
I also did a bowl version - this one was an exercise in using the end of a ball of wool up (though there's STILL loads left!)
Top picture - before being sprayed and ironed, bottom picture - after being sprayed and ironed.