Just a quick post to show some things which I have been working on lately.

Fingerless mitts,

some felt animal brooches,

some embroidery

and the start of a rather plump crocheted gingerbread man.

Bats ... Not Just For Halloween

I love bats though I was never a fan of them when I was younger. When I lived at my parents, if the odd bat made an appearance I would soon go into the house out of the way. I used to think they may get tangled my hair and at the time there would be no escape for a poor bat with the back combed, 80's perm I was sporting, finished off with a tin of hairspray.
We encounter quite a bit of bat activity here ( we have a few canal bridges near by so maybe they live under these ) and love spotting my first bat of the Summer.

Last week I made these rather glamorous looking bats using a pattern from the Gingermelon etsy shop.

Scrappy Crochet Blanket

Last week I finally finished the crocheted blanket that I started in June last year made using scrap wool. I was running low on wool as I was approaching the end but my Gran came to the rescue and sent me a bag of scraps. My weekend was spent sewing in what seemed like thousands of ends so I'll have to remember that if I embark on something with so many colour changes again to do this as I go along.  The blanket measured approximately 66 x 66 in so I think that it turned out to be a pretty good size considering it is entirely made from scraps.

In the bag my Gran sent me was enough eyelash wool to make a scarf so at the moment I'm knitting this up then I'll send it back to her.

Also last week this basket turned up at my house. My sister had been given it but knew that she would never use it so passed it to me. It is now home to my knitting, an embroidery I'm working on, an old tin which contains all my sewing bits and bobs and there is still plenty of room inside. My crafty stuff is usually scattered here, there and everywhere around the living room so it's nice to have it all in one place for a change.