The peace, the quiet... yes, they have gone back to school! Do I sound worn out?!! Well I am! We had a lovely couple of weeks (an extra week due to the cheeky weeks holiday we took before half term) but come the end of the week we were all definitely ready to go back. (In fact so enthusiastic was I that it was time to return to school we almost turned up at school a day early - yesterday - until I got a text from my friend just before leaving that it was a teacher training day, AAAhhhhh! ).
Anyway here we are, the big post holiday cleanup almost completed, washing being sorted, and then I can go upstairs and tackle the craft room that was thrown into chaos last week and have a couple of hours of creativity.
I did have one lovely day off last week though when my husband looked after things at home and I spent a fantastic crafty making day with Louise at Hope and Elvis, always fun, inspiring and full on assault of creativity!
Lots of chatting, sewing, tea and scrumptious cup cakes made by the very talented Debs of Two Bones and A Bagle, it was so lovely to meet her in person at last after chatting in blogland, a really warm talented crafty lady.
I made a couple of postcard wall hangings using Louise's vintage images that we ironed on with transfer paper onto fabric and then tried a bit of free machining. (More practice needed with the free machine lettering I think!).
In the afternoon it was really nice to sit have a natter and catch up with my patchwork hexagon flower blanket for the Wednesday Hexalong!
Do you want to see the first pieces? Four patchwork flowers so far (28 hexies!).
I'm hoping that I will end up with a beautiful blanket like this one that I saw on Kelly Rachel's blog - check out her blog for lots of beautiful hexi inspiration.
If you want to join in Melissa's Wednesday Hexalong, visit her blog for easy printable hexi templates, a brilliant video tutorial (thanks to Melissa's talented daughter Bella) and lots more hexi goodness!
Off now to tidy up the craft room and do a couple of hours crafting before the school pickup!