Thursday, 19 May 2011

First suprise is I am blogging! I have been so behind lately sorry!

Second suprise is my wonderful swap gifts from Anne at Nana GoGo. I enrolled in Bettys thrifty swap and got straight onto some crochet for my partner...but I am sure Anne will show you what I made for her.
Just look at this generous booty though...love it all thanks Anne x


I now drink posh hot coffee! There was also a bar of scrummy chocolate(do not know why that is not in the pic heehee)  for me and sweeties for the boy. Also a jokey coaster that really made me chuckle

Thank you Betty for organising a great swap!
Promise I will blog again soon.....so much to tell you!
Enjoy the sunshine
xxx

Friday, 25 March 2011

Spring Destash

Ok the Spinning bug has bitten!  I did buy a wheel that turned out to be a complete hassle and just will not play ball.....so its time for drastic action.
*As a thankyou for helping me reach my "spinning wheel funds" target, each buyer will recieve a raffle ticket from me to be entered into a draw to win a handmade earring and necklace set!*
A Spring Destash Sale

xxx

I Love to Dye!

Hello Strangers!
There has been yet another long pause between posts and that's naughty of me....sorry
But I have been having soooo much fun!
I bought some fluff and some food dye and away I went!
If you don't spin then treat yourself to some undyed wool yarn and have a go....
WARNING....Highly addictive
Oh and wear gloves (eeek purple hands are unattractive)
If you don't already know Ravelry is a brilliant place to hang out!  There are so many lovely helpful people
with lots of hints and tips
Go on....have a go!

I also "had a go" at making a swift...a piece of aparatus to wind skiens

Yep its PINK!
xxx

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Cardigans and spindles

Hello lovely blog friends, I haven't forgotten about you, just been super busy here and my boy has been hogging the laptop for homework assignments.
remember the cardigan pattern I showed you last post?  well I jumped right in with the attitude "I can do this" and I did!  I have to say the pattern was super-duper easy and it worked up very quickly....ta-dah moment...
You really must try this...the pattern is soooo adaptable you can use any yarn and hook size etc and is very easy to follow...it would have to be lol! Pattern here
I have started another one for my mum for mothers day in a beautiful scarlet red (patons smoothie)

It is my sisters birthday at the end of the month and I managed to finish a Queen Anne scarf that will be suitable for spring (cos its going to get warmer soon..)
And without boring you too much peeps I have had a go at hand spinning with a spindle and I lurve it!
I bought a cheap top whorl that is ok but I am looking for something that will spin a wee bit longer. 
Another ta-dah...
 My first hand spun chunky lovliness!
Now working on some yummy alpaca....ooh get me teehee
Ok my friends I will be back soon with showing and telling about my dyeing mishaps!
Have a jolly weekend
xxx

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Today I am thinking....

I want to make a garment!  Without sounding too cockey I do believe that its time to move on from grannies and try something a little more adventurous.  Don't get me wrong I love my granny and have plans for more but I think its time to dip my toes in garment territory.
I really fancy something lacy and summery...
oooohhhh japanese and charted pattern.....maybe not
 {pattern here for chart literate crocheters!}

This is more like it....crochet in one piece! tried and tested by many ravelers
{courtesy of milobo}

Just one slight teensy problem....

Out of yarn boo hoo!
School uniforms to replace first {already!!}
But I kept my idle hands busy with scrappy bits...

Two odd shaped balls {teehee} for safe indoor play for my footy mad great-nephews
an alien type bunny thing
and a cute puddy-tat designed by the lovely talented Fi at Marmalade Rose
{whose blog is very gorgeous I might add}

Well I must go, window cleaner here - needs paying £12!!! how did that happen?!!!
Think thoughts of spring my dear friends!
xxx

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

The wonderful world of talking books

I love reading

I love crocheting

If only I could do both at the same time.....

I CAN????
Yes with audio books
its free and its legal...wehey!
What a discovery!
find a good read/listen HERE


Monday, 7 February 2011

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Rainy day breakfast

Needing a lift this morning I kept the curtains closed, lit the fire, played happy tunes
 and got teenage boy out of his pit with....

 {click image to enlarge}
Have a HAPPY Weekend my friends!
xxx

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Teenage Boys....

What is it that makes them change overnight? 
 Are hormones really the culprit? 
At 11/12 years old they are still sweetness and light and comply with the usual routine...enter bedroom, open curtains and suggest ...."come on Pops sweety, get up and ready for school, pancakes are ready for breakfast"
Then one morning (13th Birthday?)
Reply... "Oh ouch shut the curtains its too bright! (pulling pillow over his head) and don't call me Pops and I hate pancakes, I will have a coke whilst I do my homework"!

So I have tried everything to lure him out of his pit in time for school
Even tried bribery ....if you get up and ready for school now, like you used to, I promise I will crochet you something nice......
the reply...."as long as you don't use acrylic mum"
(pulls pillow over his head)

Whats a mum to do with a lazy nonchalant teenager?
Advice pleeeeease!

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Procrastination on hold

I know, I know, I know....I am so sorry for being away so long. 
The only excuse I have is that of the procrastination type....not good really but I have been jolted back here thank goodness. 
I have kept up to date reading lots of blogs and as I am sure most of you already know the lovely Sara London, you will see her appeal going out to crocheters world-wide for their help.  The crochet a rainbow project will help the devastation that hit Australia.  What a fantastic way to get back in my blogging seat,  my contribution is growing and will be in the post shortly......what are you waiting for people?....get ya hook out!
I chose cheery Sarah London~esque colours
Click below to join