IF I HAD A HAMMER, I'D HAMMER IN THE MORNING,
I'D HAMMER IN THE EVENING, ALL OVER THIS LAND.
There has been more crafting this week - woohoo! It made my brain hurt though because I was making a pattern from scratch and had to work out in what order things had to be done.
It all started with my younger son's birthday, you see - he turned 21 and one of his wish-list presents was a replica longsword! He does medieval sword fighting and wanted a resin weapon that doesn't hurt when you get hit with it (well, not as much anyway!). But it needed a cover as it's not really sensible to walk through a town with a sword on display these days.....
If you peer closely, you can see the grey resin blade lying on the stripey fabric with the cross guard, pommel and handle dismantled - they go in a pocket on the front. The fabric is a tough canvas so hopefully should stand up to the wear and tear of use!
Rhys had done a good turn for me - a flat pack bookcase had been delivered and he put it together:
It's a good life skill being able to assemble flat pack furniture eh?! He did a really good job.
I spent a very happy hour arranging some of my stash and bits and pieces :-D
We went on a road trip on Rhys' birthday - to Pembroke Castle which is a real gem. The weather, as you can see, was perfect!
I can't believe my boy is 21...where did the time go? We had a really wonderful couple of hours pottering around the castle and found these:
Dragon eggs in their own special nest (I took this for you Shaz!!) They were about 18" long and obviously will hatch out into little Welsh dragons :-) A fun thing to come across!
Have a wonderful week everyone - I might get some fabric scraps out and muddle through something else! Steady on....