Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Merry Christmas!

My naughty computer has decided not to access the internet. 
I had to have a quick dash round with my phone to show you some of our decorations. 
Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year. 
Will see you all again in January xx

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Advent

Hello
Here we are in December.
The calendar is filling up with mostly my daughters things to do.
It's the time of year when my head feels like its constantly juggling things to remember.
I think I will let out a little sigh of relief when my daughter breaks up for Christmas and I get her to myself again.
 
I've been making little Christmas bits here and there.
I'm very pleased with my puddings, you may have spied them on the blog banner.
 
I made them without a pattern, its one of the first things I have made without a pattern that has worked. I used old faithful style craft and topped it off with green felt, red pom poms and bakers twine.
 
Will be back again soon with some more makes...need to get my camera out.
xx


Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Rainy Days...

 
Hello.
I hope I find you well and wonderful?

I thought I would show you these cute little socks I've been hooking up.
You can find the pattern here if you have time have a look-see around this blog there are lots of lovely things to make and see.
I've used the basic pattern from the link, I used all one colour, style craft lipstick (the ones on the link are multi coloured and fab)
I added a little decoration to each one to make them all different.
I've used teeny tiny pegs to hang my socks.
There really cute with the red and white bakers twine.
I've nearly finished my last five that will be going to live with my sister in law.
 
I've recently made a baby blanket in wool.
 
I'm such a fan of style craft, but I must admit working in a lovely soft wool was a welcome change. I really loved the look of it too after it was all blocked.
I used drops lima which is a bargain at the moment!
 
Thank you so much for your lovely comments on the last post.
Now I'm off to catch up with what you've all been up to.
xx
 
 

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Autumn Days...

Hello, happy autumn greetings.
We've had a lovely half term here, mild weather and plenty of fresh air.
 

A little colour left in the garden. I picked a dahlia today to cheer up the window sill in my bedroom.
I was very pleased with my three home grown pumpkins!
 
I've been quietly working on my Grandad's Christmas present ssh!! Don't tell.

A cosy lap blanket for chillier nights.
It hooked up quite quickly in a granny stripe pattern, I used stylecraft grey dk yarn and a blue from my stash.

My cat Dusty seems to have taken to one of my vintage suitcases I think I might have to get him one of his own and convert it into a bed.
 
Thank you for your kind comments on the last post.
xx
 



Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Better Late Than Never :)

Oh where does the time go!
I feel its running away with me.
About 2 months after the wedding I can finally show you some photos from our big day.
 
 
Our beautiful cake and on the sides of the photo you can just about see the bridesmaid's sweet pea bouquets.
Getting ready my hairdresser really treated my daughter making her feel like a princess having her nails done too.
My shoes and accessories.
My daughters shoes and petticoat on her swing at the bottom of the garden.
My Great Nanas earrings (my something blue)
My dress, vintage find.
 
Standing in front of the beloved camper, that I wanted to keep forever.
Tying the knot!
 Party paper pompoms.

and my husband and I (still feels weird say that!)
 
Will be back soon with some crochet makes and updates until then thank you for bearing with me.
 
Off to catch up with some blog reading.
 
Have a lovely week.
 
xx


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Crochet Button and The Waiting Game

Hello to you
Hope you're well and wonderful?
This week so far has been full of cold, my daughter kindly brought it back from school.
It seems to always happen in September when they return to school.
 
I saw these lovely buttons online today and had to have a go for myself.
There so cute.

So quick and easy too.

My favourite is the beige one. I think they would be great for adding to scarves or cards.
 
I'm still waiting on the photographer for our wedding photos it's very exciting I cant wait to see them.
 
Wishing you all lovely week.
xx


Friday, 29 August 2014

Wedding highlights

Hello to you!
I'm back refreshed and back to normal.
I wanted to share with you some of my wedding photos.
Only a few for now as the photographer is still editing the professional ones.
 
I thought you might like to see the d├ęcor.
Inside of the marquee the day before the wedding. We finished at 6pm on the evening before the wedding. I got there with a lot of help from a special friend and family.

Our wedding rings.

Plas Newydd where we were married and my lovely transportation.

The yummy cakes.

Scrabble letters on my Grannie's 100 year old table cloth.

Hand knitted bunting made by the ladies at the centre where my partner works. The honey comb balls are now at my house waiting to find a home.
Very sad waving goodbye to the camper wanted to keep it.
 
We had a wonderful day. It seemed to go well without and major mishaps.
It was everything we hoped it would be and more.
 
Will share some more photos soon when the professional photos come through.
 
I have been crocheting wash cloths this week (starting to make Christmas presents)
I cant show you them yet because the people I am making them for my spy them!
 
Thank you so much for all your lovely messages wishing luck and kindness.
xx
 
 
 


Friday, 1 August 2014

Ghost Ship Thank you and Bye For Now

Hello
Hope I find you well?
Well tomorrow it will be a week to go until our wedding.
I don't know where the time has gone, but it has.
We are mostly sorted just a few last minuet things to do.
 
I would really like to say a huge thank you to lovely Joy. I received a beautiful handmade card with a lovely message wishing my partner and I a happy marriage.
It always surprises me how thoughtful one lady can be!
Gorgeous thought and I must admit I was quite overwhelmed.
 
It's lovely to have met a genuine blog friend x
 
 
My partner and I enjoyed a day together this week. We spent the day buying for the wedding and a relaxing walk by the estuary.
Here are some seaside flowers that we passed by on the way to the ship.
I've seen this ship so many times from a distance. We finally got up close. I found it quite eerie quiet and deserted. The ship is very close to one of my favourite fabric shops so we popped in there too!
 
I have been hooking this week on my daughters floor cushion, but nothing really to show at the moment.
 
Well wish me luck!
I will be back after my honeymoon in a few weeks.
Thank you very much for your lovely messages on the last post.
xx
 
 

 
 

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Birds and Dolls

Hello.
How has your week been so far? Good I hope.
It's been a busy week here.
The usual working and visiting my Grandad in north east Yorkshire.
It's about 4 hours away from where we live in north wales luckily my daughter has always been good on long journeys.
Always nice to get away for a few days.
 
This week crochet wise I have jumped on the Attic 24 band wagon and hooked up five bower birds.
You can find the pattern here
They hook up a treat with clear and well written instructions.
 
I really enjoyed the stitching parts where I could personalise each birdie and give it, it's own character.
 
I wanted to show you my mantel piece because its made me smile this week having not one but two vases of flowers and my new dolls.
The nesting dolls were a bit of an extravagance for me, especially when I'm supposed to be paying for a wedding.
But...
I do love them.
So you may have just seen that I mentioned the wedding eek its getting close now!
Just over 2 weeks.
So if I do go quiet you will know what I'm doing. I'm hoping to keep up with things.
I will leave you with these chirpers!
Have a lovely weekend.
xx
 
 
 

Monday, 14 July 2014

Gypsy Caravan Blanket

Hello!
Well I've finally finished my gypsy caravan blanket.
I'm really pleased with it, it is now gracing the back of my sofa in all its colourful glory.
So would you like to see...
Yay!
I love the colours so bright and cheery.
Don't you just love the feeling when you finally finish a big project? phew!
I will miss it too! it's been a great stash buster.
All neatly folded and ready to take inside. Do you remember the gypsy caravan cushion? The blanket and cushion look great together.
 
Here are a few photos from the garden this week...
You may have noticed I snuck in two kitty pictures too.
 
With the weather being so lovely it's been nice to have a family stroll of an evening.
My daughter and I taking in the evening air.
 
The last thing I have to tell you this week is I've had my first crochet commission for mandalas! I was so excited and the lady I sold to is an ideal first costumer very supportive, she has some great ideas too!
 
Wishing you a lovely week.
xx
 
P.S I now have a facebook page too. Please pop in and like me if you have chance.
 
 
 
 


Sunday, 6 July 2014

Crochet Granny Square Arm Caps and Summer Garden Lovin

Hello to you.
Well I'm back again.
It's very exciting having a new toy to type on.
I've been busy sewing up simple bunting (will show another time) for the wedding and organising my collection of vintage table cloths and mats ready for decorating the marquee. The wedding is getting scarily close now, I think we have about a month to go.
I have my crochet arm caps to show you...

I wanted something to protect the sofa from scratching kitties and my daughters habit of getting chocolate everywhere.
I was really pleased how they stood out on the red sofa.
 

 
I have also had a little trial run of making up garden flower arrangements in recycled jars, this is what I'd like at our wedding. I was pleased with the out come. Keeping my fingers crossed that the flowers will stay out for me!
 
Below a quick peep at what's about in my garden this week...
1, Pink rose (not sure of name)
2, Verbena
3, White old rose
4, Hydrangea
5, Nasturtiums
6, That pink rose again!
7, Magenta  Lychnis coronaria
8, Feverfew
9, Hydrangea Annabelle
 We've had a little bit of rain this week not too much, just enough to get the garden flourishing.
 
In my kitchen table tea cup this week I have...
 
 
It was supposed to be just the hydrangea but I broke a lily head off my bunch while trying to get it out of the packaging so it's found a home there too.
 
Just a quick thank you to my new followers lovely to have you here with me.
A massive thank you too to the lovely bloggy ladies who went over to visit my lovely friend and neighbour at her crochet cottage
Off to get the school uniform ready, have a lovely week.
xx
 
 
 

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Returned

Hello
It's lovely to be back, I have finally replaced the broken laptop with a new typing friend.
It's taking a while to get used to but I'm sure I'll will get the hang of it soon.
I've tried my best to keep up with you all and have seen some lovely posts.
So after laptop gate I have been mostly wedding planning and doing the never ending jobs an old cottage throws at you.
I have had sometime for crochet too...

This my latest cushion made from the pattern in simply crochet issue eighteen with style craft Aran. I really enjoyed swapping between the different stitches, I even did my first bobble stitch. The original cushion in the magazine is multi coloured and looks fab, mine is toned down a bit so I can use it in my sitting room.
 
Here are some cheery mandalas.
 
Finally...
A kitty travel cushion! I used the pattern from simply crochet issue twenty (the latest)
He took up a lot of double crochets but worth it in the end and is so snuggly.
Cant wait to take him on his first car journey up to north Yorkshire to visit my Grandad.
 
Here are a few photos from the garden.
 
1, Cinnabar moth
2,  Californian poppy
3, Perennial foxgloves
4, Calendula
5, A very full flower bed!
6, Celebration Rose
7, Pink peony
8, Rose hedge in bloom
9, Giant Allium
 
Has anyone else's children/grandchildren been sucked into the latest craze of loom bands?
My daughter loves them,
 I think there great, lovely to see her being creative. The possibilities are endless with what you can make. We think a strawberry key ring might be our next project
 My hoover isn't thanking me for all the strays she leaves behind!
 
I will leave you with my pretty tea cup that a picked up a few weeks back and some garden roses.
Wishing you a lovely end to the week.
 
**My lovely friend and neighbour has just started her blogging adventure,
 so if you have a spare min pop over and have a look-see**
xx