Busy days and a shawl!

Well hello everyone in blogland!

Things have been… what is the right word now? CrAzY here at the toadstool recently – school plays, rehearsals, residential trips – you name it we’ve had it! Plus my darling Mum in hospital for a week so multiple trips back and forth from the hospital were required. She is doing really well and is back at home now (love you Mum!!) and so life has got somewhat back to normal! School production for No 1 Son takes place over three nights next week – counting down! He is busy upstairs learning lines. Anyway, I digress. When my lovely Mum was in hospital she took in the wrap that I had made for her birthday – I’m not sure why but I have not got any shots of it sorry. The lady in the bed next door could often be found wearing it and so prompted by Mum I decided to make her a small shawl. Here it is

DSCN2412 Oh how I love this shawl – the triangles in it don’t stand out until you photograph it. The pattern came from a magazine but I’m not sure which one – I think it’s name was ‘Serenade’. I added the button as I ran out of yarn and so it was snug and I didn’t want her to have to continually reajust it. It is made from Sirdar Crofters yarn (I’ll definitely be buying it again – soft and comes in a range of colours). Here’s a few more piccies:

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Ooh – button storage jar just crept into that shot – sneaky! And the big buttons are what I used to close the shawl with.

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That’s a shot of a decapitated me taken by No 1 Son just so you can see how it fits. Just the right amount of snuggly. Think I may have been standing slightly oddly!!

Apart from the shawl I have been making raggy stars for a craft fair, needle felted toadstools and am contemplating headbands! So many things going round and round in my creative little mind some of which require buttons and ribbon (ahhh! I feel some shopping coming on). I’ll get off the computer and go and make some of them so that I can show you all.

Until next time, take time to breathe!

Emma

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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!

4 responses to “Busy days and a shawl!

  1. So kind of you to think of making the shawl for the lady. Hope your mum is better now.

  2. That is a beautiful shawl, so thoughtful! And I can’t wait to see what ideas you take from your busy creative mind and make! Chrissie x

  3. berriesandyarn

    I hope your Mom is OK and the shawl is really nice and sweet!

  4. Ah, thanks everyone for the lovely comments. If it weren’t for you guys it would just be me reading my lil ol’ blog!!! I really appreciate it. Mums much better! X

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