Sunday 13 March 2011

The Birthday Continues

I've just got back from a lovely weekend away with my DH as part of my birthday celebrations. We went to Conwy in North Wales. We visited the castle and walked around the town walls and enjoyed some lovely pubs. If you ever go to Conwy, I'd recommend the George and Dragon pub for its extremely friendly staff and great food - the homemade chips were delicious.

Here's some photos - but the cold damp weather doesn't show Conwy at its best.

For my birthday I like to give little gifts for my little darlings. This year I made my jolly little goody bags and filled them with surprises.
The bags were made with double knitting weight yarn. I added hearts to the ends of the ties for extra decoration. I used the pattern from my Sweetheart earrings but used double knitting yarn instead of thread weight yarn.

To add to our growing collection of woolly wall decorations I made 12 crocheted butterflies.

I originally planned on making 50 for my 50th birthday - but the other 38 will have to wait for another time.

These are based on the pattern by Lisa Hamblin, which is available free here. It's nice and easy to follow.

Just to finish off, here's photo of the pretty flowers my sister sent me for my birthday.
Once again - thank you Lyn.
Now it's time to concentrate on finishing all the surprises for Eve's birthday on Friday. I had suggested she moved her birthday to a more convenient month like June - but she wasn't interested!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your birthday adventures with us, I so love to see first hand, places I may never go. Your photo's seems so much more personal and inviting than reading a book. So happy your are still enjoying your birthday.
    May God bless you with many more.

    'til next time.


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