Friday, 14 November 2008


This week I have got my little sewing needles and floss out and have been doing some very relaxing (and sometimes challenging) embroidery. I have done a couple of other pictures also but what with winter light and a lack of any sunshine I took this to post on here.(It is probably with better detail if you click on it to see the close up - I don't know how that happens?). I will try to dig out my daylight lamp and have a serious attempt at taking some decent photos for this blog - promise!

Sunday, 9 November 2008


Lucky for some, unlucky for others For me it is the number of WIP's or UFO's that I have sitting around crying out for attention. What's your number?

Kitchen poetry #6/7

One down - five to go! This is my very first, ever egg that has been laid by one of my little Cuckoo Maran bantams. Go girl!!

There's nothing wrong with starting 'em young. This is Little Neet helping to prepare Sunday Dinner. He loves peeling carrots and potatoes and helping where he can with preparation. He can also 'put it away' once it's all cooked!

Friday, 7 November 2008

Have you ever tried filet crochet?

'Don't be frightened' is what I would say to you if you haven't been brave enough to get to grips with it. Yes, it is a little challenging, working with the fine thread and needle but ohhhh so satisfying as well. The white project is going to be a lavender bag and the black 'string' is the basis of a braid that will edge the bottom of a roller blind. Both will be quite contemporary, not at all old-fashioned or fuddy-duddy. I would go so far as to say I am totally 'hooked'!

Amigurumi should come with a warning!

These little critters ARE totally addictive. Great for stash busting and grabbing a quick 'creative fix'.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Kitchen poetry #4

Okay so I am British! Call me old-fashioned but I prefer to do the dishes by hand - whilst the dishwasher stands all shiny and............idle!

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Kitchen Poetry #3

Enzo the Rottie much prefers the comfort of underfloor heating over a cold. draughty kennel, anyday!

Sunshine on a winter's day

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Feeding the Troops! - kitchen poetry #2

This is the second photo of the Simplesparrow Kitchen Poetry Challenge. As you can see from the single, solitary, re-usuable bag in the picture that I didn't really plan on buying too much stuff - but you know how it goes!

Monday, 3 November 2008

Kitchen poetry #1

This photo shows my kitchen as it is whilst the evening meal is being prepared. Coats left as they are, laundry to be tidied away, school uniform waiting for the next day, and a nice warm, underheated floor makes the perfect place to sit and play a game. This is part of the challenge set by Toni of Simplesparrow.

This is the kitchen when the meal is done and the day has been tidied away waiting for it all to start again tomorrow!

Saturday, 1 November 2008

No Batteries!!

Apparently to keep up a really worthwhile blog it helps if you can add photos to embellish the text and show your visitors the story, rechargeable batteries have just gone to pot and I don't have any regular ones as standby so I will have to do a 'photoless' blog (apart from any that appear in the links).
I thought I would show you some ongoing projects that I am tackling as and when the mood is right.

1. Hairclip embellishments. These are very cute, use up little scraps of fabric and concentrate your mind for an enjoyable ammount of time.

2. Very cute owl crochet. I did this for a bit of fun and it was super quick.

3. I am slowly making my way through this project. I enjoy embroidery when in a contemplative mood and know I can settle down to concentrate on the item

4. This was great fun if only for the effect. I am now hunting down a suitable frame for it to sit in. But I do really like it

5. I am going to make a couple of these little houses. this weekend. Check out the Pimp Stitch blog too, it's pretty cool and has some lovely links on it.

Anyhows...........once I get me some new batteries I will photo all these projects and pop them on here and I hope that you will take a peek at the links and have a go yourself.

I'm off now to tackle the other 20 odd projects and WIP's I have on the go still!! Speak to you soon.