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Amigurumi, keeping me busy!

Amigurumi, keeping me busy!

Pattern can be found at Dol-Op-Wol, in Dutch

To say I’ve been busy would be the understatement of the century! I’ve been so busy working on projects for friends and customers that I haven’t had the time to scratch myself, let alone take photos and post here.

Here are some samples of what I have been up to, and these are only the projects that I remember to photograph before whipping them in the post and sending them off to their new homes.

Penguin and Squishy Bunny

Penguin and Spring Squishy

owl_squishy

Rainbow Owl mobile phone charm

owl_squishy_blue

Rainbow Owl mobile phone charm in blue

Sheep_Squishy

Sheep Squishy

The owls, sheep and penguin are all patterns that I downloaded from Craftsy, and have been designed by A Morning Cup of Jo Creations, whom as you well know by now I LOVE!

In between all this crochet, my family and I took a week’s holiday to Ireland to celebrate a friend’s wedding and then see the amazing country.

Here are some photos of what we got up to:

Blarney Castle

My husband and daughter at Blarney Castle.

Yep, we kissed the Blarney Stone. You know, for some reason I always imagined that the Blarney Stone was just a rock on a hill in a paddock. I never realised that it is actually a brick in a castle! You have to lie on your back, hang over the edge, hold onto an iron bar and reach as far as you can to kiss the stone. We visited late in the afternoon and that stone was looking pretty slobbery. Plus it’s like a production line of people. Queue, lie down, kiss the stone, get your photo, get up and get out. Mass tourism at its best (worst?).

Actually, once you get away from the castle proper, the grounds at Blarney are stunning. There is a fern garden which is just how I imagined paradise to be, and the stately home is also lovely. Well worth the visit, and not just to kiss the stone.

We also visited the Cliffs of Moher. Wow.

Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

You can see that in this view, the sky is grey and rainy. Then, from the same spot, in the other direction it was blue and gorgeous:

Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

Here’s why:

clouds rolling fast

Here comes the weather

The wind was blowing at 100km/h plus easily the day we visited the Cliffs of Moher. I even saw a person lose their balance and then get blown over and down some stairs. Spray from the ocean was even being blown up over the 200m high cliffs in places. But it was spectacular.

So, busy times. I also have to remember to squeeze my actual job in there somewhere. Fingers crossed I’ll be back to regular posting from now on.
 

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8 responses to “Amigurumi, keeping me busy!

  1. What gorgeous little Amigurumi things!
    Ah you visited Ireland! (where I am from – living in France though). Personally, I don’t like the Blarney stone, it’s a real tourist trap. The Cliffs of Moher are fabulous, aren’t they? I love the west coast, it’s so savage. You really captured the randomness of our weather with your photos!

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    • Thank you.

      I just loved Ireland. Not such a big fan of the Blarney Stone either. I did love the castle grounds though, and we were very lucky. Arriving at the end of the day once all the buses filled with smoochers had left. I wish we had more time to visit the west coast and more of Galway, I just loved it. Savage is the perfect way to describe the landscape.

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  2. That sheep and those owls are SO cute 🙂 Great photos.

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  3. i love your photos, the Cliffs of Moher are stunning, and I agree the grounds of Blarney Castle are the best part of the visit! Did you visit the Witches Kitchen?

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    • Thank you! We did visit the Witches Kitchen. The entire grounds took me back to my childhood imagination. My eight year old self would have been in heaven.

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