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Hooty and bitey

I have had a lovely weekend this weekend, full, predominantly of eating due to two three course dinners - one a Christmas party and the other a hen do, and topped off with a roast dinner today! Yes I am pretty much a blimp now.  My highlight of the weekend of eating was an ice cream chimichanga in a Mexican restaurant called La Cantina.  I wish I'd taken a photo but it didn't last long enough!

As the snow has now melted (cue photo of snow melting.....

Snow melting
 ....) we went on a belated trip to my parents' today, but not without stopping off at Hobbycraft for some ingredients for my crafty evening.  After locating the felt aisle and buying most of it we then popped into the garden centre for a Christmas tree stand and some treats for Pancake hamster.  I then was struck by the awful epiphany that I have become the sort of person that goes to Hobbycraft and garden centres on a Sunday.  I.e. I have become my parents twenty years early.

My Mum
 cooked us up a delicious roast dinner with homemade mince pies and bread and butter pudding for afterwards and then we all had a game of a brilliant board game called Balderdash (yes, we're that family).  


I then rushed off home in the fog for my crafty project - a felt owl to go on the Christmas tree! I used this tutorial and made Hooty....

Hooty in the tree


My lovely tree... and Hooty again!
After seeing how questionable sloppy ropey brilliant Hooty was, my other half decided he wanted to have ago at making a felty friend and has started making a felt shark we have already named 'Bitey'.



Of course, despite having no crafty inclinations and no template or instructions Tom has already managed to whip up something better than Hooty! I will post a photo of Bitey once he is finished.  I can also scan the template Tom sketched if anyone else wants to make a Bitey.

Hope everyone else had a lovely Sunday - and are there any other fellow Hobbycraft or garden centre visitors out there or am I the only one?

10 comments

  1. Home made mince pies, yummmmm. I love the personal craftyness of these items you made, makes your tree super special xx

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  2. I visited Hobbycraft and a garden centre recently too :p I cant say I dont secretly love it! Haha, I love your Hooty, so cute! Your tree looks lovely, and Im very jealous of your roast dinner! Its my perfect meal :) xoxo

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  3. I love this post! I keep meaning to pop to hobbycraft to pick up some felt!

    www.cupcakecouture.co.uk

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  4. ooh I love hand made bits and pieces for christmas:)
    gorgeous post!! x

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  5. Those decorations are so cute!!! Love the names you gave to them as well!

    xxx
    Vikki

    http://stylometre.blogspot.com

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  6. Hootey and Bitey look like a match made in heaven :p On sunday we went food shopping and to B&Q, so I know what ya mean dude! I love Hobbicraft, and garden centres do excite me :) Plus they always have nice cafes inside for a cuppa and cake after! Haha. Defo sounds like the perfect way to spend a sunday! No shame in admitting to that :) xx

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  7. sounds like you had a super busy weekend - hope you had fun xxxxx

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  8. I love the Hootie and Bitey! :) xx

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  9. Me and my boyfriend are one of those couples. We can normally be found on a Sunday morning in a garden centre having a coffee and a cake, and normally the youngest there by at least 30 years! But we love it! And hobbycraft is a must, just went in yesterday to get some new knitting needles!

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