The computer is home after it's hospital stay and DH says all seems well after he tested it last night, so today i can have a play and chat to you all, i really want to show you what we saw at the weekend.
Do you remember this post from way back in August 2010 when i told you about a local lady who was creating Crochetdermy for the Olympics and she would be making 3 huge lions.
They are finished and the posters have been displaying where and when they will be shown.
They were outside the Curve theatre in Leicester's cultural quarter last week and Saturday evening we went along to view them before they moved on.
They were spectacular and H...U...G...E
I was eager to know just what she had used to create them and was really pleased to see it printed on the exhibit.
So, if you want to create something like this you will need to get your supplies sorted - a 10mm hook and 36 miles of wool from 150 Derbyshire Dales sheep - anyone want to try and make something similar? Dont forget it will take you almost 2 years full time work and if you are lucky you might get awarded a lottery grant to help with the cost of it.
All those circles and curves and straight lines to get exactly the cover for the polystyrene shapes and WOW Mr Lion, what big feet you have!
The wool looks so rough when you see it close up, i wonder how many blisters she got from her time spent doing this?
I was in awe of them and am so pleased i got to see them close up after following Shauna's progress since she started them. Well done Shauna, simply amazing!
You can read more about them and where they will be on show at Lionheart Project blog.
and now for something a little smaller ....
Happy Birthday Karan, here's the 'little' something i made to send to Karan for her birthday, a little covered tape measure.
I've also been very lucky this week. Linda had a giveaway on her blog and as i was the lucky winner. Postie brought me this beautiful package today. Thank you so much Linda, such a nice assortment of goodies.
The little handmade card is adorable, the verse reads ...
Buttons and patches
and the cold wind blowing
The days pass quickly
while i am sewing
I wish i could say that my days recently have passed with me sewing, but alas that would be untrue. I am having to force myself to pick up needle and thread and stitch. I've frogged out the disobedient letter 'T' and re-stitched it in the correct place and have added another letter. I'll be taking it with me to the stitch club tonight so will show you an update next time.
I'm happier with a book in my hand at the moment and have finished the Maeve Binchy one so that was taken back yesterday to the Book Borrowers and my mystery bag this week contained this book.
Look at the little wording at the bottom of the cover. A tale of barley, blackberries and some very bad behaviour... now doesn't that sound interesting LOL.
I hope you are all safe with ongoing floods that we are having in the UK and that the US folks are ok in the hotter climates you are experiencing.