It’s been a few weeks since we’ve taken part in the fun over at Kirsty’s place.
I’m not feeling particularly creative this week. The fact that I’m currently making the same thing over and over (and over and… you get the idea) is making me feel like my own tiny personal sweatshop rather than a handicrafty person.
So instead of more pictures of yarn pouches and piles of fabric (although there are a few of those as well) I’m going to share some pictures of what IS making me feel inspired and creative: my poor long neglected garden.
For those of you like me stuck here in the UK, it has been one long cold Winter. Last year I was still able to harvest bits and pieces from my garden even in the depths of the cold and snow. My perpetual spinach was crazy, I had beans galore, it was awesome.
This year, not so much. The protacted cold and weeks of on again off again snow, meant the ground froze hard and most of my plants were buried beneath a layer of ice for much of the Winter. The only things still intact are some beetroots I accidentally over-wintered.
The broccoli I planted has all been ripped to shreds by the enormous wood pigeons who like to maraud in my veggie patch.
I planted cabbages last year and didn’t get to eat a single one because the pigeons decimated them. (Rats of the skies.)
But my order of seeds from the Real Seed company arrived yesterday and the sun is shining, so I’m feeling hopeful and looking forward to another year of dabbling at veggie gardening in whatever ‘spare time’ I may get. (Hah.)
And now because this IS a craft blog and it’s kind of obligatory, some photos of what I’m up to.
I’ve been beavering away at stuff for Knit Nation, obviously, and also working on a new bib design. Here you go:
Tucked away underneath the soon-to-be bibs is a massive pile of Knit Nation stuff awaiting ironing and sewing. There’s six or seven needle rolls and a massive mountain of yarn pouches. Not to mention the massive box of as yet un-finished sunhats sitting just out of shot. I need some extra arms and another sewing machine, please.
If I can convince the kids to play in the garden this afternoon, I shall be pottering away at the sewing machine which is set up right by the back door. Any one want to give me odds on me actually getting any work done today?