The weather this last couple of weeks has been nothing short of glorious up here in our little corner of East Lancashire. I can’t quite believe it’s only April. This has meant I’ve been finishing off my lions in the evening rather than during the afternoon, as it’s been too nice to not get out and do some gardening.
I am now pleased to say that I have finished the first toys from my work-in-progress bag. Let me introduce to you Lenny the Lion. He’s the second yellow lion I have made to the Steffi Hochfellner pattern and he’s a real cutey.
Unlike his best mate Rockstar!
This one has always wanted to be a rockstar and is loving the fact he can’t have a haircut during lockdown. I think he really rocks the long mane look though and he’s not at all mean or moody.
With the weather being so lovely and not having done much exercise, we headed out to the garden for a mini adventure. The lions quite enjoyed roving through the long grass (chives).
And then the scaled the magnolia tree for a better look at their kingdom. They were joined by little blue lion, who isn’t quite finished yet.
After the magnolia tree, Lenny scaled the cherry, carefully avoiding knocking the blossom off. He was desperate to get to the top and enjoy the sunny views with his friend.
Little blue was left at the bottom for a while as he struggles to climb without any back legs! But the others helped him up for a tree top chat.
Lenny ended his adventure photoshoot with a relax by the waterhole (my wildlife pond). I don’t think he spotted the frog or he might have gotten a bit wet!
It’s been lovely seeing the bright colours out in the garden and the lions just added a bit of fun to the day. I shall get on with giving poor little blue some much needed back legs and an extra bit of mane as he’s still a little bald at the back (don’t tell him though).
Stay safe and Happy crafting