I'm sorry I never got back to you last week, I finally succumbed to all the bugs going around the house & spent most of last week curled up on the couch feeling bleugh! The weather outside didn't help much, more of the grey & miserables, but today the clouds are more white than grey & I can even see a little bit of blue sky - yay! The pots I bought last week have been a real ray of sunshine, they have grown so much in just a week - in fact I'm sure if I stare at them long & hard enough I could watch the hycinths moving!
Also enjoying the beautiful blooms is the little Tatty Teddy hubbie bought me for our special day a few weeks back. Which reminds me I still haven't gotten around to photographing the card I made him...
Isn't Nature wonderful? Such glorious colors! Soon the hycinths will be ready to open & perfume the whole room, I hope the last of my stuffy nose is gone by then so I can smell them! I'm also hoping for a nice sunny day this week to take the camera out into the garden & see what changes spring has wrought out there in the last week.
The other thing I want to share with you today is my new ami. I had a suggestion for designing this animal a while back along with the request to use bright colors but I just wasn't "feeling it" until I saw a particular orangey shade of Sirdar Calico yarn in a store in the city. I love working with Calico - it is more expensive than the yarns I generally use but it has such a beautiful peach skin softness to it. Who would have guessed that a blend of cotton & acrylic would result in such a silky soft product? The colors it comes in are beautiful too - they have a slightly washed look to them. Am I slightly obsessed? Yes I totally love this yarn! Using it for amis produces a very huggable,soft, & lovable character so I have decided to design some teddies made from this & call them my "Super Snuggly range". Here is the first one, Charley Cat!
I'm not going to take Charley down to the Crafters shop just yet, I want to design & make a few more characters for this range (what a good excuse to keep playing with that lovely Calico!) and get some group shots of them all together. I think I'm going to have a busy week ahead! I hope you all have a lovely week too :-)