Hello and sorry to have been away so long - I've become a pattern-writing recluse again! The response to the bunny patterns completely overwhelmed me and it's been fantastic to see so many of them popping up on ravelry and to have so many lovely people come and join in conversations on the group. It's clear that lots of people would like to make their bunnies different clothes so I've put the animal patterns on the back burner for a bit and have been drawing charts and writing instructions for a wardrobe of dress designs.
I'm almost done though I've gone a bit crossed eyed and brain addled from the process and of course I've fallen behind again with everything else that I should be doing, I am not terribly good at multi-tasking these days. I have made time in the evenings though to make a new cushion for the garden room. It matches the misty afghan that I made a while back which has found a new home on the sofa that was delivered last week.
The garden room is getting lots of use now that there is something to sit on but I'll wait until all the furniture is delivered before taking more pictures. Outside is starting to come together nicely although there is still lots of paving and stuff to finish off. I've planted up one of my raised beds with carrots, lettuce, beetroot and french beans. Keeping the insect netting on just looked too scruffy so I've decided to try a bit of barrier planting instead.
I've used mostly strong smelling herbs (hopefully to distract any unwanted munchers like carrot root fly) and have also planted some flowers to attract the pollinators and hoverflies whose larvae feed on aphids and leafhoppers. We will see how it develops and how my veggies grow this year without netting.
Well I hope to pop back soon with news of the dresses pattern and I was hoping to have another animal pattern ready before the start of the summer holidays but time is fast running out, this year has gone unbelievably quickly. I'm also hoping to finish of a bunch of bunnies soon, so will keep you posted on that if you're on the mailing list.
Hope you have a good week. Thanks for dropping in x