Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Happy new year to one and all!

Hello blog friends!
It's been so very long since my last post. I feel I've been a very bad blogger and let you down. I hope you can forgive my sloppiness!  In truth this last year has been a trial for me and I've had quite a few health issues as has DH. We are coming out the other side now and things are looking better for us.
Well we are very nearly at a new year. I am not really making any resolutions this year except to say I intend using this space to post about the crafts and life in general in a more regular basis. Sometimes life gets in the way and its hard to find the time but I must. I hope you are enjoying the Christmas holidays in which ever way brings you the most pleasure. For me it's been knitting and crocheting the time away surrounded by friends and family. Oh and chocolate. Far, far too much chocolate!
Well I wish you the most greatest blessings for the year ahead and I hope to reconnect with you all really soon
Bye for now.



 

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Windy!


Wow it's windy here!  The sunshine is trying to break through but the wind is making it so cold. 
This week has been a mixture. On Monday I went to my church craft club. The group is growing at a steady rate and we had 7 ladies this week. We made little cosmetic bags and tea light holders as pictured below

I've also been busy knitting hats for the homeless. It's so cold out that a warm hat could make all the difference. Why don't you be the difference and make a difference. Bye bye for now. X








Monday, 27 January 2014

Bbbbbbrrrrrrrrrrrr

Hi Everyone. 
Wow it's really turned cold hasn't it?  I've pulled the extra blankets on the bed to stay super cosy!  I love the wool blankets. The old thick blankets with the satin ribbon trim. There is a name for them but I can't remember it!  In our house we call them granny blankets.

This week has been a jumble of things. We went to old friends for dinner. We had a really good catch up. It's funny with friends like that,  you may not speak to each other for a year but as soon as you meet up its like you we're never apart. 

Some of the ladies at church and I have set up a little craft group. We meet each week and just craft the afternoon away over coffee and biscuits. It's great fun. This week we made candle holders and vases from jam jars. It's such a simple thing to do (wrapping jars with lace and ribbon) but its so very effective. 









These are a few of our efforts. We had so much fun.  Our little group is growing and     We are having more people join so its slowly becoming bigger.  Well time to go. Have a great week whatever you are doing. Keep warm and God bless, goodbye for now. 






















Friday, 10 January 2014

Week two of 2014

Week two already!  
This week I have been crocheting. I made a lampshade;





Really loved making this. So pleased at the way it has turned out. It will take pride of place in my lounge shelf. 

I also made this little angel.  She is so cute!  I found her on a website. If anyone is interested I can post a link to the pattern. Super easy to make and perfect to whip up as a gift for someone.  I am determined to make at least one Christmas present each month. I intend to give my husband,children  daughters-in-laws and grandchildren a handmade gift each this year so I need to make 10 different gifts.  I also usually make my mother and mother-in-law something so that's more to add to the list!  I think I should get the hooks out and crack on!  
Have a great weekend whatever you are doing!   

Monday, 6 January 2014

2014

Hello all!  Already this year I have made my first item. It's a crochet bag for one of my lovely friends. It worked up much faster than I thought it would and only really took me four days on and off. And here it is.   I'm really pleased at the way it has turned out. I did it without a patter and I hope it's pretty much what she wanted.   I have started my second project of 2014. It's a corner to corner blanket. It is to be a year long project using up the odd bits of yarn I have left over from other projects. I am also pledging to make one toy a month  either knitted or crocheted. Well that's my plan anyway!  Well that's about it for now. Speak soon. Bye for now x