Thursday, 22 December 2011

It's all festive here!

Hi everyone!
Been busy, feeling a little frazzled, I know.
Don't worry not long now, you'll be able to put your feet up in your lovely new slippers.
Watch cheesy Christmas TV whilst sipping a sweet sickly strangely coloured concoction that you wouldn't touch the rest of the year, but ok since it's Christmas!
here we have been getting on with things and 
finally I've found the time to put up our decorations. 

I'm loving them very much this year

How do you like these little chaps?

And the 'ice house'

And if you squizz really hard you might be able to make out
 my very shabby chic vintage robin!
Promise I'll get some better shots of him.

In the hall the pictures have gone on holiday and Christmas has moved into the frames!
The pictures are cards we have received this year and some groovy wrapping paper from B&Q!

Arty shot taken in the mirror.

The lounge is a riot of rainbow colour in honour of my latest creation

And my slight addiction to these wonderful crochet baubles!

Finally I know it's very late but 
It's very delicious too!
So not much left to do really and to be honest 
I just want to spend the next few days enjoying myself.
So the agenda is.
Do essential jobs
Have fun
Enjoy being at home with my family
if we haven't got it now
we probably won't miss it!
If I don't get back before the great day
I wish you all a wonderful Christmas filled with love and laughter.

Sunday, 18 December 2011


 Just wanted to share a bit of a non Christmassy thing.
This is a project that I have worked on with the children in my class.
Each one of the children made their own face and hilariously they are spitting images of each child.

Hope your Christmas preparations are going smoothly

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

It's been a good Wednesday

We don't do it too early,
what with all those birthdays.
But secret Santa waits for no man and here is my gift.
My recipient is a wonderful lady who always thinks of others before herself.
I was thrilled to pick her out, and knowing her quite well I knew exactly what she would love.

Just a simple
jolly scarf.

Needed a nice fringy thing on the ends.

Lovely Japanese flower pattern. After much searching
 I found this one

I used a lovely soft 4ply yarn
Patons Fairytale dreamtime pure wool.

In soft sweetie pink colours.
Let me tell you.
She was thrilled with her secret Santa gift
and she guessed it was from me. LOL!
There is nothing more lovely than making something for a person you care about and knowing you've given them a little bit of love and a little bit of you.
What a lovely day.

Today was also great because,
I sold a cushion!
On Folksy
I sold my first cushion!
Very exciting, 
well I'm excited anyway.

Hope your Wednesday was great.

Monday, 12 December 2011

I'm back!

And yes, 
I did need my waterproofs!
So where did we end up, 
well it was very exciting travelling without knowing your destination.
We ended up here in the lovely village of 
A place of little thatched cottages.
So pretty.
Let me tell you it was a perfect birthday surprise.
Would you like to see what we got up to.

Saturday morning the view from our bedroom,
 a glimpse of sunshine. 
Quick boots on lets get going.

Quick stroll downhill to Seatown

Fabulous clouds

Lets hike to the top of Golden cap, off we go, bit muddy!

Lovely scenery

We made a new friend, he's so cute, I love his curly coat.

It's very, very high.
This is looking east.

And west

That's us!

Right then down the other side, 
come on Sue keep up.

Tony showing me the way!?!

Loads of toadstools

We think these are called Scarlet Hood

And these might be Verdigris toadstool 

So onward and downward, very gingerly in places let me tell you, 
some of those landslides are very recent, the path was VERY close to the edge!

Down to Charmouth, not a dinosaur in sight, no fish and chips either!
cafe closed in the winter.
Note to self ,take sarnies!
Quick change of plan then.
Bus ride back to Chideock then on to Lyme Regis by car.
 Lovely little town some fantastic buildings

Interesting aren't they and all three of these were on the promenade!

Very dramatic sunset, 
a glimpse of things to come!

brought us 



Treasure finding
 (I'll share that later)


We remembered to take our sarnies

Fabulous weekend
Thank you my lovely man.

Friday, 9 December 2011


Hi folks!
Won't be around much this weekend,
I'm being whizzed away for a birthday adventure.
It's very exciting because 
I don't know where I'm going!
My lovely man has plotted and schemed and organised everything.
All I know is I'm going to need my waterproofs!

So have a great weekend,
I know I'm going to.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Bad Light!

We're all moaning aren't we!
It's so gloomy,
so grey,
so dark all day!
I know, it's not nice.
 We can't capture our beautiful colourful creations on camera 
without draining the National Grid,
things just don't look quite as gorgeous as they do when we snap them in beautiful bright sunlight do they!

So I've given up trying to picture my hooky projects and headed outdoors.
this is the season for the most beautiful stunning skies!
Hope these shots cheer you all up, 
yes it's grey,
 but wow it's magnificent too!

Ahh that was lovely wasn't it.
Look up today you might see something wonderful!
Happy Wednesday