We use the phrase 'beaky' in our house to mean poking your nose in or staring at things that are not your business or sticking your 'beak' in where it is not wanted. It can also mean taking a nose around i.e 'sticky beaking'. It is taken lightheartedly and can also be used to warn the children in social situations. i.e if we are out and they are staring at someone in the street who appears different in some way, I can whisper "oi, beaky" and they will look away and smile at me.
So what has this to do with anything? Big Sis was eight today and received this fabulous present from her crafty Aunt yesterday. She opened it at her house and read it all the way home in the car, then squirrelled herself away up stairs. She used the book alone to entirely work out how to crochet in the round and change colour moving a stitch marker each time. She LOVES this book.
It has some lovely projects for children and she chose BEAKY George, the pencil topper. The name resonated with her and she managed to find all the stuff in my cupboard.
If you have a budding young crocheter in your family, I would highly recommend this book and so would Heidi. The diagrams, pictures, projects and instructions are all fabulous. Trying to show our little left-hander now too, but it is proving a bit more tricky!
She had some friends to play at the cabin with a picnic lunch including sheep cakes whilst being a little embarrassed about the happy birthday singing.(sheep cakes!I ask you...)
Happy Birthday Heidi.
Jo or mum x