Tuesday, 24 April 2012

the post about big feet and crochet.....

I had a little trip into Manchester last week with Mr H, we try to steal away sometimes during the week as we don't get out very often and don't actually see that much of each other... so we go off somewhere..have a coffee and a bit of lunch and then noodle around a few shops...this usually entails me sneaking off to vintage and  fabric shops and Mr H disappearing in the direction of the nearest vinyl record store.......it doesn't happen very often but its just nice to spend time together....
the fruits of my trip were a small bag of lovely cotton yarn in very lovely colours....

so this weekend I turned them into these.......

and also made a bit of progress with this..

...which I started over Easter..not my usual colours but I love the way they look together with the white :)

 ...my plans of staying home all weekend were scuppered when in between watching re-runs of Father Ted....I saw a news article about these.....

not wanting to miss out on a very exciting chance to see these amazing GIANT puppets walking around Liverpool we piled in the car and went for a peek....

this guy was my favourite...I loved  the fact that two big men had to swing from a rope just to move his huge feet!! .... we chased them all over the city on Saturday... ( the puppets not his feet )
take a look here for more info sea odyssey Liverpool

Hope you're having a lovely week :)

x x x x x x 


  1. Oh my goodness...what fun...these puppets are amazing. And frankly so is your bunting! Hugs to you...happy creating..off to take a weeeeeee peek in your sweet shop...xoxoxoxo

  2. Oh SO SO jealous that you saw the giants. When I left my last job a colleague made me a DVD of The Sultan's Elephant set to the most beautiful music. It always makes me cry!

  3. Hello. I saw the girl and the Sultan's Elephant when they were in London a few years ago. It was fantastic and I loved it!
    Great crochet too!

  4. Wow those puppets look amazing. Love your crochet projects i just adore colour. I found you over on facebook the other day i was pleased as i didn't realise you were there also. Enjoy the rest of your week, dee x

  5. Your crochet looks gorgeous, it's great to spend some time just noodling isn't it! My daughter went and watched the puppets too she said they were unbelievably brilliant!

  6. Those puppets are huge, very nice!
    How lovely to spend some time together...i need to do that too, i'm so happy we can spend some time together next week ;-)
    I already saw your crochet bunting in
    your shop, i like it!!

    Have a nice day dear Jane, xx

  7. Oh it all looks fab, your bunting goes well with the crochet blanket too, ext time you go o Manchester you should go to sugar junction for tea, it's a vintage tea room and it's not too far from purl city yarns too! Fliss xxxx

    1. Thanks for the tip, have heard great things about sugar junction..will try there next time xxx

  8. What a treat just you and hubby out and about we do that too every now and then!
    Love the colours in your crochet!

    Take care


  9. I'm so glad you didn't stay hoe these were amazing...I hope you have had a wonderful week Miss Jane!

  10. Hello sweet Jane, I am so glad you and Mr H were able to spend some time together over the weekend! I love the bright yarn you purchased. The bunting you made from it is gorgeous! Your crochet squares are so pretty too. The white yarn frames it perfectly! Thank you for sharing the amazing puppets! My hubby and son enjoyed seeing those too! I can imagine how incredible they were in person! Enjoy the rest of your week! Love, Paula xoxo

  11. Freaky!
    I, myself, have been making granny square bunting too.
    Thank god I didn't blog mine, your is well betterer.
    Lovely blog, Mr Betty and Moi are also partial to a sneaky day out. Such a treat. X

  12. I love the happy colors of your granny squares. So pretty together. The giant puppet is so amazing! I would love to experience something like that. I have never seen anything like it. Hope you are having a good week.


  13. What gorgeous bunting and squares! Such fun, happy colours!!! :-)

  14. I'm loving your bunting, but I don't know about the puppets - they look quite scary!

  15. I'm so glad you saw the Sea Odyssey thingy! I wish I could have. It made me a bit tearful when I saw it on the telly...so beautifully done. Love your crochet xxxxx

  16. Sounds like a lcvely weekend! I would love to go back to Liverpool again, I haven't been there since University over 5 years ago!

  17. Your crochet work is lovely and reminds me, once again, that I so want to learn how to crochet!!! Glad you enjoyed your time with Mr. H. I know how hard it is to try to squeeze in time like that together with such busy lives. Those puppets are amazing! There is a commercial here in the US where they use one of those giant puppets and I am always in awe of it. It must have been wonderful to see them in person!!! XO Helena

  18. lovely crochet work, your trip to Manchester took me back in time, I visited family there way back in the seventies when I was a teenager, a very big trip all the way from Tasmania Australia - very happy memories for me :)

  19. Lovely to spend time together.
    Beautiful crochet work.
    Those puppets are amazing.
    Carol xx