She took forever to sew up
(my sewing skills are rusty)
but I'm happy with how she's turned out.
You can't really tell from the photograph, but she has tabby stripes on her legs and tail.
I drew inspiration from Molly:
(I love Moll's marmalade coloured tum, but, sadly, I am not allowed to touch it under any circumstances whatsoever.)
As I mentioned in my last post, the crochet pattern can be found at Mutts.
I'm still on holiday, which is lovely.
I do so enjoy going slowly and quietly, taking pleasure out of simple things.
I've been baking for my family,
making yummy Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies:
(the recipe comes from Ravelry, so you'll need to be a member to follow the link)
and Apricot and Almond Crumble:
I only have a left over apricot to show as evidence as it was so delicious it was all eaten up before I got a chance to take a photograph ~ truly! Tangy, fresh apricots, a crumble topping with almonds and coconut, and dollops of cream was a winning combination. I will definitely make this again.
I've also been beading:
I'm often seen wearing red~orange necklaces ~ they go with my lipstick!
Aren't they lovely?
Their delicate appearance belies their hardiness ~ they were blooming, in the middle of scorching heat, in bone~dry sand.
I couldn't resist scooping one small plant out and taking it home:
and, so far, it's doing well.
I wonder what type of plant they are.
Shortly, I'll be wielding a paintbrush too, as I'm getting ready to paint my kitchen and living areas. I've chosen to paint everything white, with a few, pale butterscotch, French~washed feature walls thrown in.
Wish me luck!