Monday, 27 February 2012

Sailing on!

Ahoy there shipmates!
Sorry had to do that, you see I have a little fleet now!

This one's caught the catch of the day.

And this one's all pastel and pretty

Do you like the little bunting decoration?

I haven't decided what to put on this one.

And finally a little experimental tugboat.
What do you think?
I'm going to put more decorations on it.
I'm not sure if it's a keeper.

Anyway I'm back on dry land tonight, playing with these.

Lovely aren't they, using up my stash 
(oh dear I'm chuckling to myself cos I just bought a ball of wool to finish this project)
Which makes that statement officially a lie. 
We always kid ourselves with the stash thing don't we, after all if we used up our stashes we'd have no yarn to work with now would we. Yeh we didn't think of that did we!
So do you like these tiny squares?
Well quite tiny, about an inch square, very relaxing to make.

Not as tiny as these made by Jules  at little woollie with the marvellous eyesight. So tiny! 
And not as colourful as these which are just gorgeous made by Angie over at le monde de sucrette
Both have the most lovely blogs full of colour and gorgeousness go take a look!
I'm off to make some more!
See you soon

Friday, 24 February 2012

Bobbing along!

Staying with the sea theme, 
here's the latest little creation to float off my hook!

All at sea! by Sue Webb ♥

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Stocking up!

After the mermaid adventures last week 
I'm all back to normal and busy making happy things for my Folksy shop.

Some lovely bunting

all colourful

and cheery

here's a close up of the squares.
Perfect for a happy home!

There's also some gorgeous Easterish bunting that really needs a good home!

I love this bunting.

Made from the softest cotton.
So if you fancy take a peek.

Hope your week's full of fun and creation.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

I've been inventing!

Half term holidays and nothing too drastic planned has given me lots of time to play.
And look what I created!
After my slug adventure I wanted to see if I could make a figure, in one piece.
Then in my butterfly mind way I thought, I wonder if I could make a fish tail, turns out if you combine those two things you get yourself a 

I got completely carried away of course.
She has chain stitched scales on her tail,
the hair!
Can't stop laughing at her hair.

It just kept growing

Of course she had to have a name so I called her
Which apparently means 'the sea' in Finnish.
I love her very much and have spent much time leaping about and cackling with glee much to my families despair!
But I don't care, cos I've made a mermaid!

The only down side to all this mermaid invention is,
not one note or scribbling did I make, 
(mainly cos I thought it wouldn't work, have more faith Susan) 
So now I shall have to attempt a remake with full instructions.
don't hold your breath it may be some time LOL!
Hope you've had a fun and productive week.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Yuk slugs......or are they?

Ok so we all hate them.
In the garden

Yeh we hate the little pests.

Or do we?
How cute are these little fellas.
I'm hooked, they are multiplying fast.
And the best part.
They don't eat greens!

I am in love!
If you want to join the slug fest you can get the pattern here.
Happy Thursday

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Retro Birthday and Valentine

It's been a bit hectic here. 
First we had the retro birthday tea for number three son
Lovely, that's four adult children I have!
So anyway as requested a retro birthday tea.

It felt very strange buying all this stuff I can tell you. 
So we had.
Iced gems
Jammie Dodgers
Party rings

Rice crispie cakes


Fairy cakes
 (with dodgy decoration)

And a very happy 18 year old!

Moving on.
Valentines day

A bit of cutting

And hanging

A bit of hooking too,
can you spot it?

There it is! 
 A little key fob.
Hope he likes it, 
just waiting till my Valentine comes home!

Hope you're Valentines day is full of love!

Friday, 10 February 2012

On my camera

On my camera in January
A chilly visit to our local cemetery.

An even chillier visit to Portsdown Hill to get a new view of the setting sun.

A grey day in Southsea

Finally a little hooky prettiness!

Theme of the month seems to be grey and chilly!
lets hope for a more colourful February.
Hope you are all warm and cosy.
No snow here, but it's jolly cold.
Enjoy your weekend whatever you do

Monday, 6 February 2012

Big Ta Dah!!

I am so happy!
It's finished
Flower Garden Bag

After Cath came to the rescue

things went swimmingly

everything just felt

This must be one of the longest projects ever. I started the bag way back in August , then got sidetracked by..............colourful things

You know how it is, back to that circle of confusion!
Anyway slowly, slowly I've found my way with this project and eventually as they usually do it found it's heart and all grown together beautifully.
What do you think?
Now I love it loads, a bit too loads.
 It's going to be hard to let this one go, but a new home must be found so off to the shop it goes.
Have a great week