We had a Very Important Birthday and had lots of fun making these party favours for our guests:
Peg dolly's for the girls and mini piñata's for the boys. The piñata were inspired really by the lovely Piñata Ruth who hand crafts her own gorgeous piñatas and runs this brilliant website and she will post your very own piñata practically anywhere in the world!
I finished E's slipper and she is very happy with it (despite the shape and the mistakes) and is nagging me to hurry up to complete the other. The yarn is Bergere de France in Magic+ Rosee. I need some beautiful buttons for them though and one of my favourite shops in all of Oriel is The Crafty Fox in Drogheda. It is full of beautiful fabric, yarn and haberdashery, generous with help and advice and they run lots of interesting crafty classes; it is a gem of a shop.
The Best Book-club in the World (TBBITW) was beside itself with excitement as we gathered together in M's lovely house to meet Louise Phillips, best-selling crime author. Louise has written two very intriguing and deliciously dark novels, 'Red Ribbons' and 'The Dolls House'. We had some gorgeous food, beautiful wine and inspiring conversation. Louise was so generous with her time and her take on the writing process was so interesting, it all made for a fabulous evening. Hopefully we shall be trying to organise a few more 'Meet the Author' events and I would recommend any book-club to give it a try.
Two of these lovely ladies are also fellow bloggers and if you love books perhaps you may like to visit:
Phew, I would just like to add that absolutely no housework was attempted this week...