Robin update and yet more blankets!

Well hello friends. How are you all?

All is well at the Toadstool. We have said goodbye to the robins as three of the little baby robins flew the nest. One, unfortunately didn’t but I’ve been told three out of four is a good ratio. I’d become quite used to watching them and checking in on a daily basis … now the nest is empty I quite miss their comings and goings.

More garden related ‘stuff’ coming up!

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I I have a slight obsession for tents … This is true and this week my latest purchase arrived, which I just had to put up in the garden and here it is – my four metre Bell Tent!


Don’t you just love out (or is it just me!) I plan on using it both to sleep in, but also to use at festivals where I sell my crochet creations – so it was definitely worth it. You can check out s fantabulous gallery of these stunning tents here.What I also should tell you is this brings my tent count to four! Yes I know – slightly worrying!

Do you remember the white christening blanket from this post? Well after I bought some more white yarn I managed to muster up enough enthusiasm to finish it. Although it was a LOT of work I am really happy with it. I stuck to a border of double crochets so as not to detract from the pretty pattern and then blocked it and now I think I actually may love it! Here it is in all it’s pretty glory!



Bobble madness then took over and I finished this one too … Twenty seven inch squares in pale blue, pale pink, yellow, pale green and pale purple. I sewed all the squares using the colour of the square so you can’t really see the join and am pondering the border as I type. I am thinking double crochet with a little picot all the way round. Any other suggestions most welcome!



I have started another blanket for another baby but will leave this for another post! Otherwise you and I will be all blanketed out!

Next on my list is to make some granny triangles for Lucy. Then onto boottees. Oh and my poor owls still need eyes and beaks too! Phew! My to do list seems to be expanding again!

Hope you have all had a fab half-term and the weather has been kind.

Until next time keep up the tent love!




About Toadstool Tales

Hello, welcome to Toadstool Tales! I am a wife of a lovely man, mother of two who loves to be crafty! I love anything crocheted, vintage, with owls or shrooms. I am inspired by the outdoors and enjoy long walks or long cups of tea after the long walks!! I hope that you enjoy my Toadstool Tales!

2 responses to “Robin update and yet more blankets!

  1. Wildlife in the garden can be so entertaining, this weekend we had a mama and two tiny deer frolicking in the grass and eating the flowers! They were so cute we had to forgive them.

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