Thursday, 24 April 2014

Wooly Jumpers

I wasn't feeling that I had anything very interesting, or inspiring, to show you today. But then I spotted these photos on my friend Martin's Facebook page, and I had to share them with you.

This little lamb brightened my day today! I've shared some of Martin's amazing photos before, but since then he's made some of his best ones available here. If you have a minute then take a look, my favourites are the ones with the tree at sunrise and sunset, just beautiful.

And the one thing, on a making front, that I was dithering about whether or not to show you was a cushion I've just finished.

Now perfect to show you since it's made largely from upcycled, wooly jumpers.

Wool 'pennies' blanket stitched on by hand.
 I realise that this is a totally pathetic attempt at a linking pun, and even worse than pathetic to all those who know 'jumpers' better as 'sweaters', but today, I'm afraid it's the best I can do!

I started this one ages ago, at the same time as my other cushions, I'm a very slow hand stitcher. It's destined, as the others are, for our local fundraising event, the Bake Off. When I started making them I was feeling incredibly organised. the Bake Off was still months away. Now it's only just over 2 weeks to go, time seems to have flown by! So if you're local, then High Bickington is the place to be on the 10th of May - lots of delicious cakes and crafty goodies to buy. And all raising money for a Chemotherapy Unit Appeal.

I'll be back tomorrow with a photo from our week,



  1. Oh my those photos are awesome and totally made me smile. And I love that pillow.

    Even though I call them sweaters I totally get your pun :) My dad is an Englishman.

  2. Those pictures are so adorable! I would just watch him jump all day!
    Haha! Wooly Jumper! Love it... the pillow is very pretty. Love the colors. :-)

  3. Thank you for sharing the lamb photos......there's nothing like the joy of a baby, to make you smile. The pillow is lovely and I hope the Bake off is a huge success. It's a worthy cause.

  4. Oh, my goodness...those lamb pictures are wonderful!!! I have to keep coming back just to look at adorable!
    The pillow is lovely! I do hope your fundraiser goes well...truly worthy cause! Oh, I caught your pun...even though I am American and call them sweaters. ;)

  5. Aww the lambs are just so cute! And the cushion looks good too!


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