Sunday, 21 November 2010

Now I'm doing knitting!

Back again - typlical just like buses, wait for ages then two come along together!!

I've been getting 'itchy feet' recently and been doing a few other things too.  I went to Battle the other day and went into the most lovely little old fashioned haberdashery shop, you know the type, can't move cos there's so much in there, ribbons, buttons, wool, material, hooks and eyes, patterns, etc etc.  Absolute heaven.  My eye was caught to a knitting pattern on the wall - of a square hat with pom poms on it!  I kept going back to it and in the end I asked to see it.  There were four hats on the pattern, all different, and I fell.  So I bought the wool, needles and the pattern and off I went home. 

The first one I knitted was the square one - it only took the evening - and it would have been quicker but I made a mistake with the pom poms. 

So encouraged with my first attempt I made another one.  This time a simple one but with a flower on it

Unfortunately I couldn't make any more as I'd made a mistake with the amount of wool I needed for the third hat, I misread the pattern, so I've got to go back again to the shop. What a hardship!
I can't remember the last time I did some knitting, probably when my children were babies, and they are 31, 33 and 35 now! and I really enjoyed myself. So I may be making something else, but I need to look out for some interesting patterns and ideas.  Any suggestions?

Bye x

A Scrapbooking Page at last!

Well well, fancy that!  I've done a scrapbook page at last!  I used the Scrapology November template for inspiration - I needed inspiration too.  I really enjoyed myself though. 

I have used the DCWV Baby Girl and Baby Boy papers mainly but a couple of baby pages which I bought in Australia and which don't seem to have brands on.  The pink flower was one I bought from a junk shop and broke up to make a big flower.  The other flowers I had in my flower box.  The font was Ashlyn's Alphabet from the Cricut.  The backgrouind shape I traced from another paper and I used my new punch from EK Success deco scallop.   I finished off using Diamond Stickles on the papers and also on the pink flower.  Oh and a few brads too.

I hope you like it. x

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Happy Birthday Linda!

As I have said previously I went to Jill from Cardinal Colours's crop today.  What a lovely time we had, as usual.  I get so much abuse, it's not even funny but I suppose I'd feel I'd done something wrong if I didn't get it now. 

It was Linda's birthday yesterday, 5 November, so we had a little birthday party to celebrate.  Lynne made a beautiful white chocolate, marbled, pink smartie cake and Anita and Lynne brought sparklers to pop onto the cake.  They did have trouble lighting them but they did look special when lit. 

Here's a picture of Linda's cake.


Happy Birthday Linda!!


How brilliant is this ???

As promised here is the wonderful blog candy I won from Scrapology.  I collected it today when I went to Jill's crop from Cardinal Colours.

The pictures really don't do it justice - there was so much.  What a lucky girl am I?  The first blog candy I have ever won.  Thank you again vlery much Linda and Lynne from Scrapology.



Halloween is my grand-daughter, Emily's, 6th birthday.  Emily doesn't like to have her birthday as a Halloween party so this year she celebrated Halloween and will have her birthday party next Sunday with a Fairground theme.
So the whole family, well Kate, Danny, Chloe and Emily, dressed up and went 'Trick and Treating'.  

Don't ask why Kate and Danny went as a Smurf and Batman, probably only cosutme they had!

Chloe decided she wanted to go as a 'dead' school girl - very ghoulish my grand-daughter! 

Now Emily didn't want to dress up but wanted to be black and white!  So black and white she was.

While they were out 'Trick or Treating' those left cut up the pumpkins and left them outside with candles lit.  They really looked spooky. 

I'm going now.  This flippin' blog has taken me ages to do as I haven't been able to upload more than one photo.  I've just learned from Lynne at Jilly's crop today that Blogger has hiccups and that I've got to go right out of the Blog and come back in to upload another photo!!  I ask you, how ridiculous is that?  So although I started this blog on 1 Nov, because of work, frustration and not knowing what to do, I've only just finished it now, a week later!  So sorry but I was determined to upload it anyway.
Bye xxx