Sunday, 28 February 2010
I will try this again, but maybe not next month!
There are a couple of things I will try and do differently I think. Trying to do my post earlier in the day, is one. Most of my posts have been after 10.30pm! This puts just a little bit too much of a time pressure on one, particularly if you've no idea what you are going to write about! (And trying to watch CSI at the same time.) Taking more photos earlier in the day is another must. So many pictures have been shadowy because I hadn't realised how dreadful our lighting is until now!
So, it is 11.30pm again and I guess that is the end of February 2010!
Here's to more blogging and crafting! See you next month.
Saturday, 27 February 2010
Consequently, not a lot else has happened today. So I will show you a little something Mad Child is working on. I gave her a sewing box for Christmas; one of those that opens up into different layers. So she is making herself a pin cushion.
First take one piece of cheese:
and then some little mices:
Friday, 26 February 2010
I think it is mainly that I have been under the weather and so haven't felt like doing much.
I did manage to make some Lemon Cakes today. This one:
is for us and there is another one for the Senior Citizens Cake Stall tomorrow morning which is still in the tin. By the time I had made these and a few phone calls, I was ready to sit down again. The most craft I have managed has been a bit of my bright ripple blanket.
I did however browse a little on good old ebay, looking for a few fabrics towards a quilt I am planning for my bed. At the moment I have stolen a fleece from the living room to keep me warm when Marathon Runner works nights but if I am to believe that my mantelpiece will be ready for my birthday (!), then the fleece will have to be returned to it's rightful place. Re The Mantelpiece - one man has come to measure for the brackets and the wood has been taken away to be polished and varnished, so here's hoping....
Anyway, back to the material. This is what I have bought today:
I am going for greens and creams with a little brown and perhaps red thrown in but I want it to be a bit more contemporary than I usually manage. We'll see.
Anyway, off to Exeter tomorrow with the girls to buy jeans and trendy things. Nothing for me then! See you soon
Thursday, 25 February 2010
I made them some time ago and had forgotten all about them.
I'm back into the pointless range of crochet, I think.
What should I do with them?
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
It was quite an easy pattern but the feet just took forever!
Monday, 22 February 2010
Do you remember the "Super Cute Crochet" book I bought last year? My friend's birthday is next week and she said how much she liked the emu when she looked at the book so I'm making this one for her.
This book has peculiar little biographies of each character, the funniest of which is about Andy the Alien. He came to Earth because they don't have cheese on his planet. There are also the Sugar Mice, so named because they think they look like the pop band, Sugababes. You get the idea.
My friend and I were sniggering at the descriptions and so I think I will have to write one particular to my friend. She is very eco-conscious so I think we will go along the lines of: Eleanor the Eco Emu. She doesn't fly because of the carbon emissions and she runs really fast to minimise her footprints.
What do you think?
Sunday, 21 February 2010
Saturday, 20 February 2010
Friday, 19 February 2010
I've perched it precariously on the windowsill and placed tall flowers in it, secretly hoping someone knocks it off. I have treated it rather shabbily and plopped it in the sink rather roughly and the wretched thing is still haunting me. I put it into the charity box, and Marathon Runner brought it back in because 'he likes it'!!!!
So I give up.
I do like the shape however, so maybe there is hope.
Attic 24 does some lovely things with jamjars here. It gave me an idea.
Marathon Runner is still complaining that he likes it the way it is and that he doesn't see why it needs a tank top. We'll be eating chicken in a basket and wearing flares next, he says.
However, I have reached the point of needing to decrease and I've made the bottom of it too tight to fit over the middle of the vase!
Would it be cheating if I did 'back and forth'/flat rows and then sewed it up?
Think I'll leave that problem for tomorrow!
Thursday, 18 February 2010
And so we arrived. And the rain stopped. Just like that.
Flamingos greeted us, in all their fluffy pinkness (I think they had just shaken themselves dry!)
Mrs Lion came to see us in all her haughty gloriousness. But all the animals were padding about in masses of mud and I felt so sorry for them. Particularly the ones that come from warmer climes.
The red panda was more co-operative:
Wednesday, 17 February 2010
In the meantime, I woke up to this:
so there's another little job that needs doing!!!!
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
We have these sweets which are made of glass on the coffee table:
and they usually reside in a very old ashtray (we don't smoke but I love it too much to throw it away).
I hear you say obsession like it's a bad thing!!!
Monday, 15 February 2010
She goes to Guides, with her best friend Giggly Girl, and last week had been doing some craft. All the girls are trotting out with decorated wooden spoons, all lovely and colourful and pretty. Very Country Living; mostly floral and cute.
Look what I've made Mum:
"Oh isn't she lovely!" says I, secretly thinking 'come on, hurry up, it's flippin' cold and I'm missing CSI'.
Just as the word 'lovely' comes out my mouth, she flips it around and there's the WHAM moment:
Sunday, 14 February 2010
Then he made me scrambled egg, grilled tomatoes and bacon for breakfast! Yum!
My name is Ellouise and I am addicted to making garlands! I was still making them this morning!
I put these beads on the bottom as Mad One is rather keen on penguins. I think I have had these beads ForEver. I remember playing with them as a child in my Mum's button bottle.
Yes, I know the gun's a bit weird but it's a family heirloom! I found my crochet hearts from last year and other bits and pieces that I have collected on a red theme.
Remember those little heart shaped silicone cases that I bought? I filled each of the six with different sweets. Lovehearts, of course
And not forgetting a bumble bee, synonymous with Valentine's Day of course - not sure where he came from!
Saturday, 13 February 2010
I made one or two today.
Mad Child also made some 'fork cookies' or something like that. (I think that's what she said!!!) She looked up the recipe and did it all herself whilst I battled with the computer trying to put a Flickr montage onto my sidebar (I was unsuccessful!)
There's also a little chocolate something in the background for tomorrow!