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Monday, August 17, 2009

Paige learns to finger knit


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Shrewsbury Flower Show

Can you believe the look of this? There is such care taken and everything is so big. Nothing like my moth eaten tomatoes etc that I have outside!
Love these flowers so much. I'm hoping to find them...but don't know if I really get them to grow..stupid slugs
This where as big as my head...no kidding....


I like leeks...but not sure if I could eat a whole one of these!!!
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Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Sascalia makes these beautiful pictures. When I saw it on the front page of Etsy.com I knew I had to have it! It was going to go into our entrance way, but now that we have painted a wall in our kitchen yello, I think it will relaly go well in there. It is a print mounted on wood which I think is an interesting. It is nice not to have to frame it.

I went to the doctor today and found out that I've pulled a muscle around my ribs by coughing and that is why I'm having so much pain. I mean a lot of pain. She gave me an anitbiotic which I was surprised about and a cough syrup with codine. Hopefully this will help. I didn't get the sewing done I wanted to because I find it hard to move my left arm around much. But I've been wanting to post about that picture so I did do my promise of posting!!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Making promises

Hmmm...wonder if I can keep promises to myself yet. I can keep them to others no problem, but to myself? Yesterday I said I wouldn't get on facebook and play games...but I did. Spent most of last night doing it. What am I suppose to be doing online??? Maybe looking at blogs and getting inspiration to put some crafting goodness on here and some book reviews on my book blog???

Right I need someone to promise to, so I'm putting it on here and hopefully anyone that reads this will comment and kick me in the butt to get things going here. I mean really, what use are the stupid computer games when I have lovely fabrics, buttons etc to be playing with!!!!

I've got a room to decorate so that I can do lots of lovely crafts and get back to being the kind of crafty person that I love, instead of a computer game slob. So I hope to blog a bit about what I'm crafting, the decorating I'm doing (hopefully picture of my new yellow wall in the kitchen maybe!) and some great stuff that I've bought too!

So don't give up on me! I'm promising that every Wed I will blog about what is going on and lets have fun again!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Finished project


Yes, this is finally finished. I actually knit it last year and even did the sewing...but then I took my time getting the ends sewed up. The yarn is great, but since it is like a tube of cotton, just weaving the ends in wasn't enough. I used sewing thread to sew up the ends and that work great. It is a bit tight, but I'm losing weight (I hope) so it should fit better soon.
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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Kiki Mariko rug

I'm having a great time working on this rug...rug you say...it looks like you are doing it in the round....well I AM. How cool is that. The pattern is from "Mason-Dixon Knitting: Outside the Lines". I've had this book for awhile and I love the Fair Isle patterns. So, when my friend Kate and I went to a Fair Isle workshop I figured it was about time. Plus, the place we went (Get Knitted in Bristol) had the yarn it called for so I thought it was a sign. The workshop was great and I'm so proud...I CAN KNIT WITH BOTH HANDS!!! I never though I would master English/American knitting...but I can now and it has made this rug so much fun to knit....oh and the knitting in the round. Well it is much easier to knit the stitches with two hands then purl, so doing it in the round you don't have to...but you do have to cut your work apart. AAAHHH...I figured that since this project is to be felt first it should make it a bit safer!

I like the colors, though I was really limited to what they had. I think my color sense is getting better!





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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wednesday is craft day!

I'm very happy with myself today. I actually crafted! I saw some work by some ladies where they took bluejeans and cut them up and made material out of it. I liked the idea, because I've been wanting to recycle and jeans can look a bit....well....naff in some projects. I've been wanting to make a bag that I could carry my embroidery around with me. I had a freebie that worked really well, but I needed to replace it. So here is what I've been doing. All material is from the same pair of jeans, just one side. I wanted the checkerboard effect more then the stripe, but though both sides don't have to look the same! I've zigzaged around the outside and then used a thiner zigzag on the horizontal lines. I don't want it to be perfect and so I've left the vertical so it can fray. My idea now is to use a fabric for the top and use another piece of jean to sew the bottom together. I want it to have a bit of a box like bottom to it. My scary part will be the zipper, but I found a good tutorial I've been saving here.



So Hurray for Crafting Wednesday!!!!!
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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Snow 2009




How cool is this??? Was so surprised when Rich said there was lots of snow on Monday morning. Just walked out and was amazed by how beautiful it was....of course I'm bored of it now! Now that I've had to walk to the train station in it!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Right....it is about time I get on the stick....

I'm starting to sort myself out. Since I'm feeling so much better, the house is getting a bit on my wick....but we are getting there. I can't believe that I've lived in this house for so long with out redecorating more then just the bathroom!!! And that took about 4 years......

I'm going to try and get back to crafting again. I've actually went through my room and cleaned it out, I was so impressed by how little time it actually took. I got rid of just a few things. Now I'm starting to think of how I'm going to arrange the room when I move it to the big room...so watch this space. Wednesdays are the days. I've had a lot of stupid appointments on Wednesdays and with the boiler not working...seemed like I never stayed home long enough to actually craft.

I have been knitting like crazy for Christmas, but no pics....

Few things to tell you about though.....


Met this Layla in Much Wenlock and fell in love with her stuff. We hit to off and I can't wait to work with her a bit. I bought the above print for one of my nephews. They are so lovely.

Well, off to try and get some more embroidery done!