Thursday, 9 August 2012

My Colourful Day!

I had a really nice day yesterday! It was full of smiles, colours, and beautiful things; what more could a girl want?

I met up with my friend and colleague, Jo, and her daughter Anna, for coffee and cake in the morning. This, in itself was really lovely and it's always nice to see them and catch up! So we indulged in hot drinks and a variety of delicious cakes and pastries (I opted for lemon tart!) and put the world to rights. This was followed by an impromptu drive around Poundbury, to try and find a bead shop, which exists somewhere over that way! After a lot of driving around in circles, and retracing our steps, we found what we were looking for; The Half Moon Bead Shop.

Adorable little bead scoops!

I'd heard of this place but had never managed to stumble upon it! I must admit, I'm not a bead and jewellery making person, although I do sometimes use beads and buttons on my crochet, but I was so impressed! The shop is like Aladdin's Cave! Loads of colours, really cute designs, and lovely owners! 


I've decided that I am definitely gonna go back. I really like supporting local businesses, so I intend to buy crochet beading embellishments from them in the future!

I came home afterwards, put on a film (yesterday's choice was Hide and Seek) and did some work on my Sunshine and Shadow blanket! It's been on a back burner for a few months, but I needed a break from the giraffe I'm making, so settled down to work on the borders!

Super sunny yellow!

Overnight, I managed to finish the second side and do half of the third, which is fantastic progress! So I'm expecting the blanket to be finished by the end of next week, if I keep at it!

After doing some crochet in the afternoon, I went out with my brother and bought a special something for a's crazy colourful, so I thought I'd include a picture here for you all!

Rainbow polka dots ♥

So all in all, yesterday was full of fun, colour, rainbows and happy times! It was a really good day ^^


  1. Oh I can't wait to see your Sunshine and Shadow blanket. I crocheted one too! I love the little squares. I should crochet another one in different colors.

    1. I'm looking forward to finishing it too. It's not as big as I thought it would be, but I'm really pleased with the outcome so far! Hopefully I'll finish it soon =)