Wednesday, 30 December 2009
Wednesday, 23 December 2009
O the rising of the sun
And the running of the deer
The playing of the merry organ, Sweet singing of the choir
I didn't get it finished in time to release for this Christmas but watch this space ;D
Speaking of designs, I hope this works, it's just a little Christmas flower from me to you, Hopefully you can right-click and save itI'll leave you with a picture of the Nativity Scene by my front door, and my best wishes for a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Thursday, 10 December 2009
a star shaped arrangement and a pair of "bridged" arrangements.
I've got pictures of two beautiful exchange ornaments I've recieved to show, but it isn't reveal day till next week for one of the exchanges, so I'll save those till I can post them all.
Sunday, 6 December 2009
Stuff them with polyester fibrefill, turn in the open edge and stitch closed to make little pillows. I made about 16 because that was when I ran out of fibrefill.
Don't worry about any long endy bits. Rustic is good.
Sunday, 29 November 2009
Monday, 16 November 2009
(be afraid, be very afraid),
because Naomi is 13 today.....
Yes, my baby is all grown up
It only seems yesterday when she looked like this!
A good post day too. I won a door prize from Arachne's Silken Web at the Online Needlwork Show, and it came today. Isn't it lovely? Sadly I fear there is absolutely no chance whatsoever of this one being done by Christmas...
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
Sunday, 1 November 2009
I'm lucky I survived the night with my brains uneaten!
A couple of weeks ago Heidi posted a picture of a cushion she'd just made from something she'd stitched years before, and suggested we hunt out something similarly old and finish it.
Well I immediately thought of a piece from an old TGOSM that was languishing in the bottom of my stitching basket, and on Friday I dug it out.
At this point you need to take a pause and fully understand the scope of that statement. This was not merely a case of looking underneath a couple of charts, this was a major logistical excercise involving the painstaking movement of multiple teetering piles of magzines, fabrics, wool, patterns and books, the temporary loss of the study carpet, and a lot of very pithy words. Anyway, I got there in the end, and I now have a lovely new knitting bag to show for it.
Insert Happy Dance here ;D
Go on, find something old and finish it, you know you want to....
Thursday, 29 October 2009
I was expecting to be doing something else today (long story) but it got postponed, and I found myself at a loose end. I'd seen instructions on the web for making skull beads from polymer clay, so a Mum and daughters craft afternoon seemed called for.
Spooky little crania duly modelled, cooked and painted, and strung into very piratey/emo bracelets. Aren't they the cutest most adorable little skullies you've ever seen?
Sunday, 25 October 2009
The second one is a design from Heidi's blog. The only change I made to this one was to put the pudding onto a blue plate. I wanted a very naive, primitive finish on this so I made it up as a little cushion, then very roughly buttonhole stitched the edges and added some little buttons.
Sunday, 18 October 2009
Thursday, 15 October 2009
Sunday, 11 October 2009
This is the fudge. Naomi has been nagging me for ages to teach her how to make it and here is her first batch.
And the buttons? We were out and about on Saturday and I saw some wonderful heart shaped button ornaments in a shop. They wanted silly money for them, and I thought to myself "I could do that", so I came home and did...
I'll have to make some red and green ones at Christmas.
Monday, 5 October 2009
Sunday, 4 October 2009
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
I changed the colours round a bit. The original had gold metallic splashes coming from the sea, which didn't seem right to me, so I did mine in silver, and once I'd done that the red didn't really work for the border so I switched it for the blue green.
I did the star one from the same series a few months back (here) so I finished this one the same way, and even though they are totally different colours, I think they go quite well together.
Ah well, off to find one to do for October now (or more than one, I really need to catch up on this)
Thursday, 24 September 2009
Meet Miss Blossom Bunny, who is as young and trendy as they come, and, dare I say it, even a teensy bit emo.
Check out her earring and necklace, and her little shoulder bag (because every hip young bunny needs somewhere to keep those essentials like lippy, mobile & mp3). Her short skirt over black leggings look is very up-to-the-minute don't you think.
As you can see she has already discovered the disco ball (left over from Naomi's float when she was Fairy Queen) and is demanding that we throw a party ;D
Thank you Julie, she's "kewl".
Sunday, 13 September 2009
It was a beautiful day, as you can see from this general scene, taken from the front of our stall and looking across the field:-
Around 1pm we had a flyover from a Royal navy Sea King helicopter, here you see it coming in over the church:-
and here it is hovering overhead:- and about 15 seconds after I took this picture the downdraft caught our (borowed) gazebo, lifted it up, poles and all, ripped it clean off the guy ropes (which remained in the ground throughout) and carried it about 20 yards up the field, to the Slate Quarry truck and fire engine you can see in the first picture; assorted postcards, photos and earrings flying everywhere; before David and I, the entire football team and half the fire crew managed to catch up with it and wrestle the thing to the ground!!!
Poor gazebo is quite wrecked. Fortunately, we managed to pick everything else up and our neighbours are very nice people and were quite understanding about it. So that was my Sunday. How was yours?
Tuesday, 1 September 2009
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
And a funky new haircut? No, not me, here is Naomi, with her new "Alice Cullen" inspired hairdo. Wow! Look who grew up
Sunday, 19 July 2009
(Smart Mum, coming up with a costume that included an umbrella LOL)
And here she is recieving first prize for "Walkers under 16" from the Fairy Queen