Split Personality

The weekend was essentially two very distinct parts - crafting and parenting a VERY Itchy Boy!

I went to a fantastic felt workshop on Saturday and made wet felted arm warmers.  Jude ran the workshop (and took the pic below) and I learned a lot! Mostly that felting is hard work. Mine are the blue and purple ones and they are beautiful in real life!!

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On the luxurious train ride there and back (1.5 hours each way...on my own! Talk about a simple pleasure!) I crocheted like a mad thing and made three flowers and some ring bowls with the noro yarn I picked up at John Lewis on the way through the big city (for the complete geeks like me, I have been using Wash+Filz-It yarn from my local shop.  Its only £2.25 for 50g, which is about as cheap as you can get dyed wool around here.  By comparison, the Noro can go for £7.00 per 50g...however, the difference in texture is almost worth it.  The noro felts like a dream.  The brown and red flowers are Filz and the bluey one and the bowls are noro). 
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The ring bowls were a suggestion from Jude and I had to make them once she suggested them.  I have some other ideas about how to evolve the projects, we shall see if I can pull it off.  In the meanwhile, I will definitely be making more of the flowers and ring bowls.

Even Kev got in on the crafting and made a lovely red and orange calla-lily inspired flower!

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Dada and Ellis created some art of their own.  We are calling it the Taco Pizza. 
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Midwesterners, doesn't it look like a casey's taco pizza?  And like most of men's cooking, it has everything in it...tissue paper, cotton balls, glue, glitter, salt dough, dough paint, normal paint...mmmmmmm!

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While we were inspired and motivated this weekend, poor E Man was not.  In fact, he has been itchy and sore and miserable all day.  The first crop of spots has not crusted and there is a herd of more just under the surface waiting to erupt.  Last night, he could not bear to be parted for me for a moment and slept all of about 3 hours. We tried giving him some anti-histamine because he's so miserable and it made him crazy hyper.

Chicken pox party, anyone?  I'll bring the chicken pox. 

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