Friday, 31 December 2010

New Additions To The Family

I though you might like to see a picture of our two new twin springers.  They really are beautiful, quite ladies.  Like me a little mature in age (7 1/2) that's the dogs!  They came to live with us yesterday and have been absolute gems.  I couldn't have thought of a better way to ring in the new year than with two new companions.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Busy Bee - Busy Me

Well I'm still working through my list and fortunately I have been able to knock a few more items off. I have just finished a crochet blanket I made for my cousins new dolly. I hope she likes it !

It was a good way to learn new stitches and I really enjoyed making the flowers. I'm sure I saw a book recently that had instructions just for crochet flowers. I will have to get on line and see if I can find it.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Christmas trimmings.

We have decided to go minimalistic this year with the trimmings.  This is the porch decorations.  A joint effort. I cut the branch from an Acer in the garden, when it was dry enough hubby sprayed and block mounted it.  Katie and I made the stars from salt dough. and the baubles were approx 50p's worth from a local store.  We were pleased with the outcome. I hope you like it too

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Sick and feeling sorry for myself

Well I have left so much to the last minute and intended icing a cake today for a party on the weekend and all my plans have gone out of the window! Yesterday I came down with some random bug and spent the day sleeping.  Today my stomach still hurts and I've been left with no energy or inclination to do anything.  So its on the sofa with a blanket and a DVD me thinks. Happy days!

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Cup or Mug ?

Through the week tea is made directly to the mug to save time and mess.  However come Sunday morning I look on it as a bit of a treat to get out my vintage Iris Woods teapot and Royal Dolton.

Alan Dart - Toy Patterns

I have just been directed to the above web site by my daughter who knows of my passion for knitting.  It is really worth a look and is currently offering a free pattern download. This is one of just many Christmans themed patterns I cant wait to start knitting. Alan Dart