Monday, 30 March 2009
Sunday, 29 March 2009
Thanks for all your comments about Brownies.... I now know my pack is really rubbish!!!
I was surprised how quickly it grew..... my kind of crafting!!!
I'm going to make this one small to go on the sofa in the living room. This is the cat's sofa so I need something I can chuck in the washing machine.
Remember this one?????...... I thought I'd keep you all updated with it's progress.....
I started it in March 2008 so I really must finish it but as you know I did re start it thanks to your advice.
The blanket underneath is one that I made years ago. I still love it...... there's loads of mistakes if you look carefully but I taught myself to crochet so I'm very proud!!!
On Friday I did something very naughty..........
For the last few months my laptop has been going so slow ...... I did plan to update the memory but then I thought what the heck I'm going to treat myself!!!!! It was a really good bargain & I did get a sales bonus from work leading up to Christmas...... the top sales person for the region..... so I wanted to buy something special........ I'm trying to justify why I brought it because I'm feeling guilty now.......LOL!!
I must admit I'm finding it hard to use..... it took me an hour to upload these photo's!!!!
Hope you've all had a good weekend ..... I've been working so I'm looking forward to my day off tomorrow.
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
Saturday, 21 March 2009
Hope you're all enjoying the lovely sunny weather..... I can't believe how lucky I've been.... next week it's going to rain in the southwest so it's a good job I'll be back at work.
A crocheted vase plus of course a flower brooch.... not sure if mum will wear this but it looks nice on the vase......... some cheap & cheerful daffodils.......in my last post I showed you the crocheted flowers I had been fiddling with.....
I had an idea to make a card but it kept changing..... what do you think??? A bit fiddly as I had to hand stitch it onto the card but it didn't take that long to make... I'm thinking of entering CK make your own mother's day card competition..... you never know I could win...LOL!!!!
I also made these this morning........
Traditional fairy cakes, lemon iced cakes & plain icing with green & black chocolate flakes. I made them instead of the biscuits because I had everything I needed in the cupboard so the cost...... Zero, just my time. I made them because a couple of years ago my mum saw on the TV a company that made cupcakes for mother's day.... priced at about £7 per cake!!! She thought this was really funny so I'm hoping I can pretend that I brought them......(I don't think so!!!)
Sorry the picture is rubbish.....my camera was running out of juice so I couldn't take another. No sooner have I changed the battery then they go again..... I can take about 8 photo's before they need changing. I've tried rechargeable ones but they don't even power it up.... hate using so many batteries.... not very green!
Have a good weekend
Thursday, 19 March 2009
I've been out in the front garden today because it was starting to look a right mess..... for some reason loads of rubbish blows in. Now I've checked next door's gardens & they don't seem to have any so why does it come in to ours???? (I've never seen them picking up rubbish) We're the only ones who still have a front garden everyone else has drives..... does this mean the roads are clear??? No they all have 2 cars!!!
I'll be seeing my parents on Sunday so I had to clear it.... I feel so guilty that my dad at the age on 67 has been in the garden nearly everyday this week from sun up to sun down!!!
These arrived on Tuesday......
The whole set for just under £12 including postage. I can't believe so many of you like Miss Read books, I've never met anyone who's even heard of them.
Today I've been fiddling with theses.......
They're for my Mother's day card but then I had another idea so out came the hook again.....
I'll show you when I've finished. I make mother's day gifts every year because I think it's a bit of a con..... I've had so many emails offering flowers starting at £35..... my mum would have a fit if I spent that much!!!
Talking of Mother's day I need your help..........
Does anyone know a good biscuit recipe?????
It has to be cheap, easy & quick......... last year I made mum a fruit cake but it needed to be in the oven for about 45 mins so it ended up costing more then a shop brought one.
Hope you're all enjoying the lovely weather...... maybe a long hot summer is on the cards.
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
Good morning to you all...this was me this morning when I opened the curtains to a beautiful sunny day in ummmmm...... Exeter!!!!
So there will be some of this.........
A few of these..........
And a little bit of this......
The men they couldn't hang
I couldn't even tell you how many times I've seen this band in the last 20 years .
Monday, 16 March 2009
It's a bit wild because I gave up on it over the winter period, I thought we would've moved by now. Still don't know what's happening with the house move so I guess I need to get out there!!
I love these flowers & when I lived in the city centre I tried everything I could to grow them but never had any luck. When we were doing up this house the front garden was full of rubbish, everything from a bath to the old toilet!!! The following spring these little beauties came up!!!
I really want to cover this side of the garden with stones to make it look neater but I can't bring myself to cover these up... not when they make such an effort every year. This morning it looked like a sea of blue when the sun was coming up.
Yesterday I went to visit my brother & his girlfriend to see baby Matthew......
Tuesday, 10 March 2009
So what's new......
I used to sell these taggie blankets.
I brought these magazines last week & they've been sat waiting for my holidays. Does anyone else get the Sainsbury's mag??? I really enjoy it & it's cheap too.
I haven't read a Miss Read book for years but I saw them in the book people catalogue & I thought I'd dig mine out. They have a whole set for £9.99 so I think I'll treat myself because I haven't got any of those.
Reading Attic 24's blog today she said that everyone should have flowers beside their bed so here's mine.......
I read somewhere that you should have something that makes you smile beside your alarm clock so you wake up with a smile everyday. What do you think of this beautiful cat???? She's so lovely.... I've had her for years, brought from a cheap home ware shop.... everyone laughed at the time but all theses years on I still love her.
On Saturday I took my flower brooches to the local florist......
Hope they sell.....
I'm going to put some on my other blog if anyone would like one, also the purse.... I've had some emails about that.
Well I think that's enough for one day. Back soon.
EDIT: I've just won the champion hurdle!!! Punjabi.... I had a cat called that! I always bet on him but he was an outsider today... yippee!!
Thursday, 5 March 2009
Now is that frost on my very large living room window?????
I can't believe I didn't hear them come into the garden.... it must have been thrown at close range because it's really heavy.
And what did the police say????...... Did you see them do it?? uuummm no I had the curtains drawn!!
The gang appeared again so they went off to talk to them.
On their return I was told the children said they didn't do it....... well that's ok then.... at least we now know they're not stupid!!!
OH suggested that they take finger prints from the slab & the gate but they didn't think this was a good idea. I asked who would pay for the damage..... and the answer...well us!!!
They did offer to get someone out to sort it but as I pointed out I don't have the money. He then said the window could go at any time so I had a terrible night sleep waiting for the crash of glass.
This is what I found this morning.....
It's not as bad as we thought last night, at least it's only one pain of glass broke. Thank goodness for safety glass & double glazing.
Now just have to wait for the community police office to come today to give us a crime number so we can try & claim on insurance & a glazier.
This is the 2nd time it's happened in 6 months..... the last time someone was trying to get away from some thugs who were beating him up. He was put through our porch window with a screw driver in his head. The shock of this made my very ill cat even worse so we had to to put him to sleep that day. Last night all the painful memories came back.
As some of you know we were planning on moving as OH hates living here..... we've just decided to stay here until the credit crunch is over but now we're back to square one!!!
Anyone want to buy a house?????
Sunday, 1 March 2009
I love anemones but they're not cheap... £2.50 for 8 & they don't last long!!! The tulip beside is one from last year, I put some bulbs under a table in the garden to see what would happen this year... I had forgotten all about them until the other day when I spotted some green shoots... isn't nature amazing?? Here's another one.....
OK so they look a bit sad but hey I couldn't leave them outside after they made the effort to come back to life!!!
When I got home the sun was out so I risked putting a wash out on the line.... there's something so lovely about freshly washed sheets blowing in the wind.
Only one thing can follow such a lovely day..... a fish supper with ginger beer... perfect!!!
I then settled down to finish my knitting order...
This was a special order for someone who has problems with their little boy pulling his shoes & socks off. Hope they work!!!
Sunday was dull..... house work... all the things I should've done on Saturday. But I did sit down in the afternoon to watch a bit of telly & finish these.....
I'm so pleased with it, it's growing really fast which is a good thing because I started it a year ago!!!
I've photographed it on my bed so I have some idea of how much more I need to do :(
And finally.... it's not just me that likes fine food......
I've discovered rice puddings from Sainsbury's & I have a friend who likes them too!!!
Have a good week