Sunday 26 October 2008

A Carnival and a challenge...

The weather is always a worry with Autumn carnivals (of course this year the weather was a worry with the summer ones too!), specially since the float was no longer fit to use (waterlogged - no surprises there) which meant we had to take the girls in a car, but in the end it worked out quite well and we were able to use my car with the roof off.

It wasn't too cold (they did have trousers and moon boots on under their dresses)...

...and it only rained a little bit...

And the challenge? It is reveal day for the Monthly Challenge at the Jaynes Attic forum. This month, instead of all doing the same design, we chose from a range of Breast Cancer Awareness designs. I chose a simple pink ribbon design from Gloria and Pat and finished it as a needle nanny. Check out the album for all the other finishes.

Monday 13 October 2008

Autumn, an Austen moment, and a Competition reminder

Funny old year isn't it? Autumn has obviously heard that "purple is the new black" or whatever else it is that the fashion world is telling us now and decided to jump on the bandwagon and become the new summer this year.

We've spent the weekend out and about enjoying the weather. This first picture was taken up on Bodmin Moor.

The next ones were taken at Pencarrow House. It has the most beautiful gardens, and can't you just imagine Mr Darcy walking towards you up that path? No? Just me then...

Finally, don't forget the Competition at Jaynes Attic to win six months free membership to my collectors club, the first part being Mr RolyPoly here. (I've put up another picture because this one shows the red colourway better, though its not so good of the white one)

Friday 10 October 2008

RolyPoly update...

RolyPoly is now available from Jaynes Attic. He is the first part of a new, and as yet un-named, Bi-monthly Collector's Club of "smalls".
For a chance to win six months free membership of the collectors club visit the Competition Page at the Attic and suggest a name for our club. Competition runs until 1st November.

Good Luck!

Friday 3 October 2008

Introducing RolyPoly!

Here is the 2008 Father Christmas from Alchemy Stitchcraft. He is called "RolyPoly" and can be stitched in any colours (white one is DMC 115 & 3072, red one is plain old white stranded cotton with Rainbow Gallery Wisper for his beard, pinkeep version is Gloriana Poinsettia, again with Wisper). Stitch count is 75 x 85 (flat) for the 3D version or a teensy 15 x 31 for the pinkeep, so he is a nice quick stitch in time for Christmas. He should be available from Jaynes Attic very shortly, where he will form the first part of a "collectors club" of differently finished small items.

Wednesday 1 October 2008

The time has come, the Walrus said... talk of many things,
Of shoes and ships and sealing wax,

Well, shoes and seals actually, but its close. The first picture is for Julie, who wanted to see what the beaded shoes I mentioned in my last post were like.

What can I say? I have a weakness for shoes.

The next picture I've posted specially for our friends Jayne and Klaus, who visited a couple of weeks ago. We tried to go and see these little chaps then, but were beaten back by the armpit deep mud. This weekend it was much drier. And no, I didn't wear THE shoes!
Sorry about the quality of the picture, but its taken from the top of the cliff. There isn't a way down to the beach at that point, which, come to think about it, is probably why the seals are always there.
And finally some stitching. I promised Naomi a "Twilight" piece like the one I'd made for Eloise. This time I stitched it over 1 for a bit of a challenge, then Paulette posted a second free design for the "dog-lovers" among us, so I stitched that one as well and made them up back to back as an ornament. I think I should call it "Bella's Choice"
Oh, by the way, I got the sequin waste on ebay, Sally.