Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Too many things to show you

Please excuse this extremely picture-heavy post!

I came across a really fab tutorial yesterday which meant I temporarily became totally obsessed with folding paper!




Do you get like that when you find something that is so simple but incredibly effective? Or is it just me?

I've also taken Michaela's Sock Startitis club totally to heart and have recently finished two more solo socks and am now on to the second one like this.

First of all I finished one for Fred (a nice little foot) so here are a series of photos of him modelling it with one (of a pair!!!!) of socks knitted for him by Granny Dog (mine is the one on the right)




Daisy then kindly modelled the sock I knitted for myself the general female Locket sock-pool






I've said it before, and I'll say it again - my children are bonkers!

Then again, there may be an explanation: Yesterday morning, after the two smallest and I had tried desperately to sneak up on the lollipop man, ducking behind cars, shuffling along crouched low to the ground, running wildly from one car to the next and giggling loudly (and I mean ALL 3 of us doing this, not just the children), the lollipop man pointed out to me that if my children were bonkers then there was a very good reason for it! (do you think he might have meant me???)


Lucy x

(and just in case you think because she is not here being daft, that Dot is the sensible one in the family, let me tell you that it couldn't be further from the truth!)

21 comments:

trashalou said...

Oh poor Mister Locket.

monda-loves said...

thanks for sharing the box tutorial, it looks really cool. Now I just need to think what I need a box for? hmmm?

Monda
x

Thimbleanna said...

He most definitely meant YOU Ms. Locket! Those little Lockets are so cute -- tell them I'm waving to them. Oh, and great socks too!

Kitty said...

Oooh, I LOVE that box tutorial - thank you so much!

We're all bonkers too. It helps, don't you find? With life?

x

Sarahs Home said...

He he he he !!!! Bonkers? Surely not? Must have meant someonelse.

Only kidding, sorry...
Lovely post, the socks look fab, warm toes all round.

Sarah x

Farmyard Crafts said...

I've made those boxes too!! They are in a kids craft book I have!! Very cute!! Maybe the lollipop man is right?! ;)

rachelmp said...

Very cute pics Lucy! I'm glad you are all such a laugh

silverpebble said...

Hee! Love the crazy Daisy yoga and the sock collection. Maybe I might even make some of those boxes - they look very therapeutic. Emma x

French Knots said...

Bonkers and bendy judging by the photos! Well the apple never falls....!!

Marie said...

I love those little boxes things. I made those for teacher's presents for Miss Grace for Christmas. Lovin' all the sock action - I'm struggling with my first pair. I made the mistake of putting my needles down and not doing any for a day or two and now I'm totally lost with it *sigh*

and how bendy is your daughter? Wow. I remember I time when I used to be able to do that....I think ;)

xMx

Moogsmum said...

What Trash said....and double it!!

Those little boxes are gorgeous! I don't ever get obsessed with making new things like that....no really....well, maybe once or twice...

Lovely socks - your/Daisy's ones are fab - what's the wool? I might need to get some.

xxx

Things Hand Made said...

Yup, thats just sent me off to make little boxes!

wonderwoman said...

i think Mr Locket must have his hands full!!!
love the stripey long socks!

xx

Jane said...

Sounds like a lot of fun trying to creep up on the Lollipop man. Laughter is always the best medicine. Your little boxes are lovely Jane x

JuliaB said...

Great boxy link Lucy! Only a truly mad crazy lady would make 22 quilts (have I lost count) for one swap (am still in awe of that and always will be!!) xx

nicolette said...

Thanks for the link to the box tutorial! Love the ones you made!

Rachel said...

Oh, those boxes are so sweet! Must go and check out that tutorial. And more fab socks! My goodness, what must that poor lollipop man have thought!
:)

sumea said...

Love the socks, I have been looking around for some sock inspiration and found your blog x Looks like a good read, so i'll be back :o)
Hopyou have a lovely weekend
Sumea

Michaela said...

Fantabulous socks -clearly bonkers, but clearly having such a good time! You are progressing so much better with the socks than me - this poppy one has got me grinding to a halt.

Gina said...

I think it's good to be bonkers... but what about Mr Locket???? Great socks and love the box tutorial!

Jackie said...

I love the little paper boxes and the socks are fantastic!