Sunday, 21 August 2011

Things That Make You Go ... AAAH!

We have owned this house since 1991 and have seen very few hedgehogs in all that time.  Until now ... we have a special friend who seems to have moved in ... so now we see her all the time ... Mrs Tiggywinkle!

And these are my cats, snuggled together in the sink! 

Its a spare sink by the way!

Saturday, 6 August 2011


My daughter and her boyfriend have recently bought their first home.  I had already made them a crochet throw for the sofa and had been requested to make another one in red/cream/purple for the bed.  I have been making these granny square blankets for well over thirty years!  I love the fact that they are loved and used -  she spends a lot of time snuggled in the sofa one. 

This is the first one I made for her.  She choose the colours - 2 brown, 2 turquoise, 2 cream and I gave it a very retro 70's feel.  I think it looks great on her sofa.  She made the rag rug herself.


This is the cover the bed - cream, taupe, mulberry, cranberry, cardinal and claret.


 Not a very good picture - but you get the idea!


A while ago I made her this picture, she has now added hooks to the bottom of the frame and it will hang by the front door and be used to hold keys.

She is creating a lovely home and I'm glad things that I've made are part of it.

Being Creative

I recently signed up for the "Being Creative" project on Julia Crossland's blog.  This is my first month and I am a bit late in posting, but here goes anyway.  I decided to do something small so that I would at least get it finished!

So here it is - I found a really small canvas in The Works - based on the theme of Summer, this piece is inspired by shells, rocks, seaweed and barnacles found on the beach in Abersoch, where we have just had a lovely holiday.

Just got to work out how to post a link on Julia's blog back to here!