I cannot believe that I have not posted for over a month. This is not a good thing. I have been busy, but really, I wish I had found time to blog. ;o(
In the interim, the crafting has not stopped: have made a lacy shawl for myself which needs a crochet edging but I can't and so will have to learn or find someone to edge for me. And some pillows for some friends. And I have started knitting yet another scarf - but the sun coming out and promising Spring dealt a blow to the knitting-snugglies motivation. I have been on a visit to France, where I bought fabrics for an Amish-style quilt, to add to the pile of have-to-make-this-up-soon fabric for bedroom drapery. I have been working really hard - in the current environment it seems a good idea to keep the head down and be super-productive. It's hard, though - my company had managed to hold out for quite some time but has finally been forced to let some people go - we have banks as clients and they have obviously had to curtail their spending (in order to honour some ridiculous bonus payments?). So yes, I am keeping my head down and being productive, but that really doesn't necessarily mean anything at this point - some really talented people have been made redundant - leaves me wondering how exactly we will cope when business starts to flow again. We can always hire, but we have lost so much knowledge that we'll need some time to rebuild. Which is part of my job, so maybe I will be in te right place to survive through this bad time. Knock (several times) on wood.
Anyway - on to more cheerful things. If my readers have not deserted me, you may remember that a while back I made some drapes and some soft furnishings for my friends Alex and John. I had fabric left over and was wondering what to do with it. Since then I made one more cushion for them and then decided to make L.A. Magoo:
A&J have not seen him yet, so I hope they approve. He is made from a pattern from Melly and Me - follow the link to their blog where you will see all sorts of good stuff, and also a giveaway if you are quick! My Magoo is called L.A. Magoo for the moment because he is made from A&J's Laura Ashley fabric - we'll have to see if he gets renamed when they take back to their flat. I will miss him when he is re-homed!
Here is Silly Bunny - one half of Silly Bunny and Silly Bunny. She is not complete;she needs some blanket-stitches around her face. And her companion is not cut out yet - she (or he) is to have the same plaid body, but will have different arms, legs and pantaloons.
This bunny is also made from a Melly and Me pattern.