Saturday, 27 August 2011

Crocheted Hook Holder Ta-Dah..............and a catch up on my week.

How's your weekend going ? I've had a very lazy morning in bed after a busy week and not feeling 100%. On Monday, Paige and I went to Birmingham shopping with the family. I had a voucher for Cath Kidston which I intended to spend but just couldn't make my mind up what to have with so many gorgeous things to chose from so I left with nothing !!!!
Tuesday was a day out to Shrewsbury with my card class friends,we have known each other for over 5 years now and have become very good friends. We had a great day just strolling around the shops,sitting down for coffee's and a late lunch,all very civilised well for the most part,lol. We found a wonderful old-fashioned haberdashery store where we spent ages looking at all the gorgeous fabrics,lace,ribbon and buttons,hence the late lunch.
I also found a fabulous wool shop where I bought some gorgeous wool to make the Springtime Throw from the Cute and Easy Crochet book.



I wanted to use similar colours as the pattern for this gorgeous blanket and a nice,soft merino wool ,I went with Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK for as much as I could then mixed a few other brands of merino wool.I can't wait to get started.
On Wednesday I went to Worcester with my lovely friend Kerry and again had a stroll around this lovely old city. Once Kerry and I get together we don't stop for breath,we never stop talking,lol,we both love eating at Cafe Rouge and had a fabulous lunch ,sharing little bits of tapas style food,delicious !!!!
Yesterday was a more chilled day,Paige and I had lunch at Nando's and then when to the cinema to see The Inbetweeners which is probably not the best film to see with your 16 year old daughter. It was very rude but also very funny,I have a very loud laugh and I think Paige was more embarrassed about that than watching the film with me.After the film we went to get our first fish pedicure.


 This is where Garra Ruffa fish nibble away at your hard skin,I know gross but I wanted to try it,when I put my feet in the tank my first reaction was to pull them straight back out. It was such a strange feeling having all these little fish nibbling your feet,I did get used to it though and will have it done again,my feet were a lot softer.
After all my rambling here is my Ta-Dah moment,my hook holder is finished ready  to take to Cornwall with me next week,no more hooks rolling about loose at the bottom of my crochet bag.I have enough wool left over to make another one with reverse colours, two hook holders made with just two balls of wool,can't be bad.


This is also made from the book Cute and Easy Crochet 

Lastly, I would like to thank the lovely Stella who kindly sent me some of her gorgeous handmade pins all the way from the Netherlands. She also sent me some little gems and a beautiful handmade card,she's such a sweetie.


Summer has nearly come to an end,I've had a wonderful time and will be sad when it ends,I've enjoyed reading other blogs and seeing what you've all been up to over the summer,I'm so glad I decided to start blogging and getting the chance to know people through their blogs.I have made a lot of new friends,I may not of met you but through your blogs I feel as though I've got to know you.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend and people in the U.K. have a good Bank Holiday.

xxxxDebxxxx


21 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

You got lots of beautiful work done!!!!
Oh those little fish are too funny, I saw it in Singapore but wasn't brave enough to try, it must tickle like crazy???

Ira said...

You girls really had a good time together, didn't you! Lovely creations again Deb, you're turning into a real Crochet Champ here! Have a great weekend, Ira x

Jackie xxx said...

WOW Debs - what a busy week. I fancy the idea of the fish pedicure - might have to give it a try soon.

Love all your croheting ... next time I'm at a crop might have to bend you ear for some help with mine - lol

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwww! You have been busy! I wish they allowed those fish over in the US... I have always wanted to try that!! I loveeeeeeeee what you have been making and FEEL BETTER! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Ros said...

Lovely diary post Debs ... all sounds like fun ... The fish pedicure is very popular here too ... Your crochet hook holder is lovely ... and your goodies from Stella are lovely ... I love her pins ... Have a good bank holiday too ... xxx

Lisa said...

busy busy busy! sounds like a great week and a lot more interesting than mine! Your crochet work is just adorable and I'm really tempted to give it a try - I just don't think I'd be any good at it if I take my knitting skills as a comparison!

Thanks for your mail and for your ideas - will reply soon - you gave me a lot to think about!

Lea said...

Looks like you had a great week! Love the hook holder and the throw you have planned to do next looks beautiful!

Lea said...

Oh I forgot to comment about the fish!!! The things people come up with that we're willing to pay for is amazing! :)

Theresa said...

Hi Deb. I'm so envious of your abilities to crochet. I would love to try it, but do NOT need another hobby.. lol.. =) you are so talented.
and the fish tank, very interesting. I like that you took a picture of it. I'd do it.. =

I know, isn't the Internet the best. love all my new friends.
hugs...
T

Linda R. said...

I am giggling at the thought of those little fish.. I am so ticklish I don't know if I could do that. Your crochet creation is amazing I love it. I would love to make something like that.. Very cool my friend.. Hugs, Linda

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

Thank you for following my blog, for it allowed me to find your beautiful corner of blogland! I am so jealous of what Stella sent you.... so many sweet things. My first week back to school with the kiddos and my feet have been aching this week, so I would very much love to have tried your fishy foot soak. Sounds like a very unique experience! The Debbie Bliss yarn looks so yummy... can't wait to see how your blankie comes along. Happy day to you!

S said...

What wonderful crocheting you've done - love the idea of the hook holder.

JulieJ said...

I've been thinking about trying those fish. Great crochet hook holder - I mastered a loop knitting pattern this week, so am now knitting barbie a 'fur' coat.

Lynnda Hosni said...

Yeah i love those fishes therapy... i've been one whilst holidaying in Malaysia... You have been busy eh... lovely photos... and YAY for the happy mails too... hugs..xoxo

Lisa Echerd said...

what beautiful colors of yarn you have to work with. Great hook tote, too!

Sue Lelli said...

What a FAB blog post! LOVE the movie story and you laughing out loud! I'm sure your daughter was dying! The fish story freaked me out!!! LOVE the hook holder! LOVE the gift from Stella ~ she is just the sweetest! Great post! Glad I met you in blogland. We'd be buddies in real life!

Susanne said...

Hello Deb! Thank you for stopping by and following my blog. I follow yours now too and got a chance to look around a bit and see a lot of interesting things that will definitely need a closer look. Hope you have a great week, and I'll be back again!

Kepanie said...

You chose pretty colors for the blanket! What a neat thing to do, have little fishies nibble away the hard skin! Is it more expensive than a regular pedi? How long did you leave your feet in for?
You know how to have a great time around town!

lynn said...

wonderful post, deb! i've never heard of the fish nibbling! i love blogging, you learn so much:)

love your hook holder!

Pradeepa said...

Wow, that's a wonderful hook holder. I should try making one.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, my gosh, I didn't know those little nibbling fish were real!! My kids watch a TV show here in the US on Nickelodeon channel called "VicTORIous", and there was an episode where all of the teenagers had these fish nibbling at their feet. At the end of the show, they all wound up sick in the hospital because the fish had some toxicity to them. I thought this was a made up thing! Hope you didn't get ill from those little guys. Don't think I could do that - you are brave!