I thought that was a more than generous gift - but Barbina had also included gifts for Mr 7 and Miss 5! When I saw these I got a lump in my throat - that was just the most thoughtful thing to do, you wonderful woman!
So when the children got home from school, I explained that this parcel had come all the way from the other side of the world. They couldn't quite comprehend why someone they didn't know had sent them a gift but they sure were pleased to accept them. I haven't seen playmobil since I was tiny when my aunty sent some to us from the UK. My children have never seen it before - so you can imagine what a treat this was for them.
Annaboo has put together the most amazing tutorial for here monk/doll/cat pattern and is doing it as a crochet-a-long. If you haven't already discovered her stunning blog you must head over there immediately! She has clearly put a lot of time and effort into showing us how to make these little cuties. I'd never tried anything like this because they looked so difficult and I can be a bit blonde with new patterns and always manage to make at least two mistakes the first time around. But look, one head complete!!! Mine is going to be a cat - I think.
Have a fabulous weekend! The weather has just changed here in the last few minutes so I think I might just have to light the fire before I bake biscuits. Brrrr.
See you soon,