Sunday, January 8, 2017

What I've been up to....

 I finished working on the 4ply version of the owl blanket but decided to just add the mandala to the middle instead of the owl.  I really loved making this blanket and it stretched my capabilities with all the new stitches in the pattern that I hadn't tried before and I'll  definitely be making another one for me in 8ply for my sewing room 😊
 Here is a close up of all the different stitches...just soooo pretty!
 I've also been organizing and labelling my stitching projects I have on the go, it's getting much too hot now to do as much crochet and these projects have been neglected too long so it's now time to focus my attention on them and start getting them over the finish line 😊
 I also spent more time going through all my patterns and funally labelling and filing them away in these pretty cabinets.....
This one is just for my Christmas patterns....MMmmm me thinks I like Christmas lol. I'll be back soon with an update and photos of the Christmas swaps I was in....lets just say I was once again thoroughly spoilt by my friends again 😊

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Merry Christmas Makings....

I've been busy making a few crocheted Christmas baubles.....lets just say these are very addictive! !

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Christmas gift for a friend....

I'm finally able to show you a blanket i had secretly been making for my friend Ondrea over the past couple of months. ...I'm happy to say Ondrea loved it 😊
Here's a close up of the owl, as soon as I saw this CAL ( crochet-a-long ) on facebook I knew I has to make it for Ondrea as her gift this year (it just screamed Ondrea as she loves owls)....now to find another project to keep my hands busy 😊

Monday, December 19, 2016

FHF Swap....totally spoilt by Fiona! !!

 Days 1,2 &3 my gifts were Christmas cards, a pretty star button ornament and sime gorgeous smelling soap. ...totally loving this swap  😊
Day 4, 5 & 6 again totally overwhelmed by Fiona's gifts. ...a beautiful appliqued Christmas bag,  framed Christmas stitchery and a sparkly trimmed hand towel with some shabby chic bunting which will soon be hanging in my sewing room.
Thank you sooo much Fiona your gifts have certainly brightened my days leading up to the Christmas rush 😊

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Sewing Room update & a couple of finishes.....

 Slowly startingto display some of my pretties....
 I found this pretty wire basket for $5  at Kmart & couldn't resist buying it for my new space...it's now storing  the cottons I use for my knitted dishcloths and soon-to-be mandalas 😊
 I couldn't resist showing you this gorgeous display cabinet again, a lucky garage sale find from a few years ago....
 Finished this pretty blanket and it's now in the gift basket....
I also finished this baby blanket for a friend from work, love these colours together 😊

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Maldon Christmas Shop....

 My idea of Christmas heaven on earth!
  Shez holding one of the Christmas elves....I think they've been helping her with all the Christmas sewing she's been doing lately..
 Everywhere I looked there was Christmas. ...
 I love snowmen and couldn't resisttaking this one's photo...
The seven dwarves. ...very cute.
 santa fueling up for Christmas....
 An even bigger snowman....swoon!! I'm in love!!


 Loved this white peacock....

Next post will be a few more photos of  my new sewing room, it's slowly getting there and I'm loving how it's turning out so far 😊

Monday, October 31, 2016

More photos of my weekend away. ...

 The button shop....hundreds &fro thousands of buttons

 Me taking a photo of Shez taking a photo lol..

 donut shaped soaps....almost tempted to try a bite they looked so real...
 old tins at the ice cream shop...I love  old tins and you'll see quite a few in my new sewing space that I've collected or been given over the last few years.....
 The lolly shop and its display shelf...my idea of heaven in a tin lol.
 more photos of the button shop....
 droolworthy ribbons....
and a gorgeous display of handpainted rocks....
I still have more photos from my weekend so another blogpost is in the making.
I just want to say a big yhank you to Shez for a fantabulous weekend from myself and Anne and hope we can catch up again real soon 😊

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Gail'S shop....lots & lots of photo's

 I'll let the photo's do the talking...but I will say I could have lived here all weekend. ...





 I may or may not have come home with this Christmas box lol....
 I loved these tins....
 more Christmas. .


 Loved looking at these while wandering about...
 A display of Carltonware china...my favourite collectables. .

I still have more photos of my weekend away so expect another photo-filled post real soon.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

A lovely weekend away...

 Last Saturday saw my sister Anne & I heading to Shez's house for a girls weekend and let me just say we had a blast!

 Look what was waiting for me when I arrived....totally spoilt and pampered! !
 it wouldnt be a proper blog post if I didn't have at least one photo of Shez taking a photo of her meal lol.....this was in Maldon.
 Not to forget Anne also being utterly spoilt by Shez as well with her goody bag 😊
 Nacho's for me ....not much in the way of leftovers from me.....especially the cheese!
 Anne's burger and salad, beautifully presented....
 Anne & I both had a good laugh at Shez attempting to grate a hard boiled egg, which caused Shez to also lose it and start laughing lol.
Me scrapping the curried egg bowl and trying not to laugh....I do love a curried egg sandwich which we had for lunch.
Will do another post soon with more pictures of our weekend away, there's too many to put in just one post 😊