Monday, 25 June 2012

Everything Oz - A review

Have you heard about this new fantastic book??

Here's what it's about....

Follow the Yellow Brick Road and get swept along by the cyclone force of Everything Oz, where dreams are brought to life. The classic tale of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum provides the inspiration for this spell-binding and creative collection of 50 makes and bakes, ranging from a Dress-up Dorothy Doll and Toto's Dog Jacket to the Tin Woodman's Heart Garland, Cowardly Lion Hand Puppet and Squashed Wicked Witch Cupcakes. The authors of the ground-breaking craft book Everything Alice, Christine Leech and Hannah Read-Baldrey, have interpreted this perennially popular tale in their own unique way to create all the projects in this latest book in the Everything - series, which is filled with yet more original and playful ideas for the eclectic craft lover. This enchanting book perfectly captures the magical essence of this faraway land. Everything Oz is brimming with new and innovative craft projects to eat, drink and wear, so slip on a pair of Ruby Slippers and accompany Hannah and Christine on their journey towards the Emerald City. Every crafter will enjoy this book, because, because, because, because, because - of the wonderful things it does!

I was a very lucky girl last week when this arrived on my doormat waiting for my review!!

I don't do reviews/free things but I couldn't say no to this one.... you see I've been lusting after it for a while now..... just waiting for the release date ( I think it's July 5th)

As you all know I have a few craft books..... ok, ok I have lots of craft books, all gathering dust on the shelf! But this one..... boy oh boy it's different!

The pictures are a feast for your eyes... in fact I let out several little gasps as I careful made my way through it. I then looked through again & spotted little details I hadn't seen before.

There's even goodies for your own Toto!! As you know I love dogs so this has to be my favourite bit!

I decided that I was not going to show you any pictures inside as I didn't want to spoil the surprise for you but...... I couldn't help myself

Just to wet your appetite!

I think I will be making something from this book.... unlike all the others I have & I can see this making a lovely Christmas gift for 2 special friends.

You can pre-order here .... go on you know you want too!!

or find out more about it here

I thoroughly recommend it & hope to see my makes on their website very soon.

Sunday, 17 June 2012


You all know about my love of Ladybird books so imagine my surprise on Tuesday when my sister gave me this!

She found it in a charity shop & thought I would like it...... too damn right I do!!!
It's been on my Amazon wish list for 4 years waiting for someone to buy it for me for Christmas or my birthday.

I've been saving it until my day off & squealed with delight when I started looking through!

Pat was always my favourite as a child...... no surprise!


I had to share the Sunday page!

Remember when Sunday's were like this?? Oh happy days :)


It's a lovely book which brings back many memories :)

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

2 years ago today

Still missing you :(

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Jubilee Weekend

And it's all over!!!

We've waited for months.... brought the Union Jacks..... planned the parties & it's gone :(

On Sunday we went to our friends pub & watched the flotilla

Much to OH's dislike........ he was hoping to get away from it!!

Monday I headed off to Exmouth to see this

I love this vintage mobile cinema & wanted to see it in real life for a long time..... thankfully my brother took me!

He waited for me while I went inside to see an archive film of Exmouth 

If you get a chance to see it I would recommend it :)

It started to get really busy so we treated ourselves to fish & chips in the car

Our view :)

I must admit I gave up on the Jubilee concert about 9pm but I enjoyed the highlights!

I dashed about yesterday doing the housework & watching the service on TV

Didn't Queenie look odd with out Philip by her side?
I felt really sorry for her :(

Today is another special day as OH turns 

How did that happen????

He was 26 when we met!!

I feel another afternoon in the pub!!!

Ted's not up for a party

One last photo....... my slice of pizza that made me chuckle!!

Phew that's was a long post..... sorry!!! 

Sunday, 3 June 2012

May 2012

May was a busy month.

The blitz remembrance day on the 5th May & VE day on the 8th.

Busy, busy making lots of red, white & blue goodies all month for Crikey.

The torch visiting Exeter...... featuring in Let's Knit magazine....... & seeing the very funny Acorn Antiques at the end of the month.

Phew..... 2012 is matching on!

I had a lovely day at Crikey yesterday. It was nice to see friends old & new.

No rest for me as today I'm starting making for a new shop opening in Exeter on July 7th... 

Thankfully I'm now off until June 9th :)

I hope you all have a lovely Jubilee weekend...... don't let the rain dampen your spirits!