Well, that’s February done & dusted, eh? Two months gone in a flash! I haven’t taken any recent photos of the hens, but they’re all well. Still being a bit lazy with the egg laying but we did collect 46 eggs this month. That was more than enough for us, and a few boxes for the neighbours.
It’s been rather busy, and noisey here over the last few weeks. We’ve got a some work going on . . . having our veranda/conservatory renovated. Things are coming along nicely. We also had a couple of vet visits with Tali who appears to have something of a sensitive tummy, the poor thing. Not helped by the fact she keeps on eating whatever she can gobble down before we tell her “No!”, including dog poop. Yes, sadly, Flat-coated retrievers have a thing for eating poop and it’s not easy trying to break her of the habit.
Anyhoot . . . a few pretty pictures to liven up this post, and remind me of what was going on in February.
For starts, I grew one year older . . . and treated myself to a couple of pretty cloth dolls. These are by a French manufacturer – Moulin Roty, and are two of the “Les Rosalies” collection.
On the left, a 32cm doll called Vanille. And on the right her 45cm big sister, called Violette. I plan on trying my hand at making a cloth doll (or several) this year, and these two will be my muses. I also received the box set of the series “Fallen Skies” (just love Noah Wylie) from Lindashee . . . so many hours of viewing in store there, and a plant & secateurs from the Husband.
My 5-year old friend, Mona, did a drawing for me. That’s her house and our house with some birds flying in the sky and the sun just sneaking in too. Please note, she can now write her name in joined up writing!!!
I’ve also been busy sewing, with stretch fabrics . . . in an attempt to make some clothes for Baby Inkling (due in April) . . . thing is, shop-bought clothes are so cheap these days, and babies grow so fast, I’m not sure if it’s worth my while sewing for a baby. Not when I can nab bargains like this in Lidl.
Still, I am having fun getting to grips with stretch fabric on my Juki, so I’ll show you some photos soon of my efforts. I’ve also cast on and begun knitting a tiny sweater (even though I haven’t finished sewing up armholes and putting buttons on 3 baby cardigans yet.
The teal cardigan is much farther along now than in the photo, but not quite finished. Because I got side-tracked with a sweater project.
As you can see, I’m having fun with bright colours for baby. And it’s an excuse to try out a few new things.