Saturday, 21 February 2009

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Meet Ups, Presents and a Bargain..

Yesterday I had a lovely day , I had a bloggy meet up with not just one but two lovely ladies. We met at our local museum , which was a good place as not only did it have a cafe where we had cake ( the least said about Milo spitting out the cake back onto the plate that wasn't his the better ) but there was also lots to entertain the kids and seeing as how we had seven between us that was a good thing. Ten points if you can guess who they are ??

Tomorrow or today in Australia is the birthday of a fantastic lady who I'm so pleased to call a very good friend . This is a special birthday so I wanted a special present for her - for weeks I racked my little brain thinking of what I could make for her and this is what I came up with

I have never done any stitching like this before so I'd like to say thank you to Maree for answering all my dumb stitchery questions even though she didn't have a clue what I was doing. The circles are Kaffe Fassett with raw edge applique..

I've also finished a couple of rabbits, first is Sally who loves strawberries

and Patsy who is always game for a laugh , hence the wonky ears

Oh , you want to know who my meet up was with , you thought I'd forgotten didn't you -- well the two lovely ladies were Mrs Locket and Mrs Sarah's House . Hopefully we'll be able to meet up again soon girls .

Did you get your 10 points?

Now I'm off to play with these --- Rowan luxury cotton DK at only £1.39 a ball. How could I resist such a bargain ???

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Can You Help ?

I'm sure everyone has heard all about the awful fires in Australia - are you wondering what you can do to help?
Apart from making donations to the Red Cross, there are plenty of things happening across Blogland, including an auction over at Melly & Me and there is a list at Meet Me At Mikes.
One thing that I'm going to do is send a couple of handmade toys to The Toy Society .
I've got an address where people from outside of Australia can send toys to, so if you would like to send something please let me know and I'll give you the address. Even if it's just one little toy it will help.......

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Lots Of Randomness

Remember Freya from my little giveaway , well she was the only little one left so I put her in my Etsy shop and now she is on her way to America - my first Etsy sale, I was so pleased I had a smile on my face all day . Thank you so much Sarah.

Right at the end of last month the lovely Gemma from Deravelled gave me this award. Thank you so much Gemma, it,s very much appreciated. In return I'd like to pass this award to everyone who commented on my last post .

I don't get to spend that much one on one time with Milo , so last Sunday when G was asleep and Hub was at work we decided to make some yarn baskets following this tutorial from Lesley.

They did take a couple of days to dry properly . No idea what they will be used for but we had messy fun making them..

Now I have still managed to do some crafting but can't show you much yet I'm afraid . I can show you this cowl though. It's for an aunt of mine who hasn't been too well lately. And I'm saying nothing about the scowl!!!

Is anyone else's Christmas Poinsettia still going strong , I've never had one last this long before?

This is for Emma who commented on my last post , I wanted to answer but you have a ' no reply ' option set . Yes it is Kemps but the library is Kayll Road. Unfortunately they knocked Grindon down a few years ago, it was my childhood library too....

If you haven't yet looked for your house on Google maps Streetview I suggest you do -- mine isn't on there yet but I know a few people who've put in their address and up pops their house on the screen - it's a bit scary!!

Think I'll sign off with another Milo-ism from today.

Milo -- mammy you smell delicious
Me -- thank you baby
Milo -- Just like a Pizza .

Oh well ...

Monday, 2 February 2009

Our Monday.

Snowy skies

Playing on the way to school

Laughing at the shoe stuck in a drain and imagining someone getting a very cold foot walking home

G playing with bubbles

Buying snow covered fruit

Resisting temptation


at our local library

Snowing again

Saying cheese

Throwing snowballs at me

while walking home from school

Had a tiring day

Ahhhh relaxing