I have put the bird painting aside for now and continued instead with the therapeutic pastime of painting butterflies! I decided to try and age the look of the painting by giving it a wash of burnt umber. I'm now working on a partner for it.
I also managed another row of the blanket last night. I have to sew in all the ends before I start the next row as I can't bear having them all to do at the end.
No time to do any tonight, however. I'm off to the lovely Marmalade Yarns to help with their crochet class.
A view of my workspace - I'm lucky enough to have a room I can call my own. We converted an old, stone outhouse into my studio a couple of years ago and I love it! It's so much easier to do work every day when you don't have to tidy everything away when you've finished.
More hexagons waiting to be joined. This blanket may take a while but I'm enjoying the process. I'm using Debbie Bliss cashmerino DK which is gorgeous to work with. Sadly, they appear to have discontinued lots of shades, including some of the ones I'm using. Fingers crossed I've got enough to finish it! The pattern I'm using is 'Rita' by The Natural Dye Studio .
These little hearts are ready to be blocked and made up into some bunting. I've used Planet Penny cotton to make them - such lovely colours and it feels really nice to work with. I'll definitely be getting more when my current supply runs out.