Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thursday's fare

The cold has really hit me. I have tried very hard to ignore it, it usually goes away with this strategy. But this lurgy is a stayer and it has manifested itself into a severe head cold.  This meant another day at home, which for me was good, the kids less so and I do feel a bit guilty as we were looking forward to doing some fun stuff.  On the other hand I cannot be court jester forever, their absolute source for entertainment, they must, at some point be able to find things to keep themselves amused, possibly without computers, Nintendos or PS2....So they did a bit of reading, playing in the yard, kicking the ball out front, craft and of course TV watching.

Martha made this great Wishing Jar and using Trixi's pattern for a travelling dolls house made a number of them by herself. I am sure Trixi will enjoy this post as she designs these patterns specifically for kids to make themselves. So Trixi, thank you! Martha was chuffed to make her own to add to the one I made her some time back.

Meanwhile, I have been trying to use up more of my wool stash. I made these crocheted balls. I love the texture and how they resemble coral. They have been a big hit with the kids.


Catherine said...

I hope you feel better soon and that some rest sees you getting on the mend, feeling sick is just blah:( What a clever little chicken your little girl is, her creations look great. What fun crochet you've been doing! Take care lovely lady. xo

PaperTree Designs said...

Hope you feel better soon.

jmommy08 said...

Hope you feel better soon. Stinkers that you're not feeling well on the kids holidays.

I love the balls! They almost look like bath sponges! I love the colors you picked!

Karen said...

Sorry to hear you are not well - lousy timing when you could have spent more time with the kids.
Love the dolls houses - well done Martha!
Gorgeous crochet, clever you!

Crochet with Raymond said...

Oh, feel better soon!
And give that Queen Anne's lace scarf a try! If you can crochet balls you can definatey crochet that, it's surprisingly simple to make!
Get well :)

Crochet with Raymond said...

Ooh! I am *SO* excited about seeing Luigi! My Dad has another relative of Ted and Luigi... my mum made him a floral waistcoat to match their bedspread, he looks rather "pretty"... I've been thinking I need to make Ted a vest... what does Luigi wear?

hester said...

Sorry to hear you have been sick and hope you are back on deck and feeling fine. Martha sounds like a very clever crafty sort of girl. I'll have to check out those doll houses.

trixi said...

Martha i just saw this post now...your houses look so sweet, you've done a great job...I'd love you to post them on the Travelling Doll House flickr group if you'd like i think you'll have to try some of the sewing projects.