At the moment it's sat in a little easel on a shelf in my craft room along with a lovely basket of wool and my little wooden man to keep it company. I haven't bothered to hang it in this house as hopefully we won't be here for all that much longer. And in the new house it will go on the wall of my new craft room along with 2 other canvases that I've done myself. Exciting times!
I've also been meaning to show you this little bag I made for a while. I found it while blog hopping and immediately new I wanted to make one with some odd charms I had left from a patchwork project I did a while ago using the lush Wonderland fabric by Moda. It's a really easy tutorial that's free and the bag is the perfect size to hold a skein of yarn while you're knitting or even to keep you little bits and pieces in on your desktop while you're scrapbooking. I love mine and you can find the tutorial here.
And so what else have I been doing? Well knitting of course! At the moment I'm attempting my first proper item of clothing, a little shrug knit seamlessly in the round.
I'm knitting it in the wonderfully soft Cashsoft Aran by Rowan in a lovely fresh green colour, perfect for spring! At the moment it looks like this, it's coming on surprisingly quickly and has just enough going on in the pattern to keep me interested but is still easy enough to do without too much thought being needed! You can find the pattern here on Ravelry if you're interested.
And have I been scrapbooking like I said I would in my previous post? Well yes I have actually, although sadly nothing to share I'm afraid as it's documenting the ups and downs of us buying our first house so is a bit too personal for on her I'm afraid. However it did feel good to scrapbook again!
On the house front I'd like to thank you for all the kind comments and well wishes from my previous post, we're both so excited it's unreal! Sadly no more real news at the moment, we are now in the hands of the solicitors, estate agents and bank so it's just a waiting game really for now (although we are waiting rather impatiently and ringing them to pester about progress every day!).
However, all this waiting is giving us a lot of time to realise the size of the project we are taking on. It may only be a relatively small house but everything needs doing. We've made a decision that the first weekend when we've got the keys we're going to rip everything out. And I mean literally everything... the entire kitchen and bathroom, the carpets, curtains, wall paper, internal doors, skirting, ceiling cladding (it has wood cladding on the ceilings in the kitchen and bathroom, don't ask!)... Seriously, everything is going in the skip.
I joked with Mark that we'll do that and then panic and wonder what we've done! We are lucky though that we're in the position to stay in rented for about 4 - 6 weeks while we get the majority of it done. But boy will it be a busy and stressful few weeks! I've just got to keep telling myself that it'll be worth it in the end!