Monday, 28 December 2009
Sunday, 27 December 2009
Many thanks to those of you who pop in. Having read so many superb blogs like Attic24, The Vintage Magpie and Sal's Snippets, I couldn't imagine why anyone would want to read my witterings but felt compelled to try something new. I'm at that age, you know.
In these few days of reviews and resolutions, I am trying to re-organise my life to include more time for crafting and blogging. My girls are growing up and much as I want to spend every minute with them, the feeling really isn't mutual!!
The resolutions I made in July have been mainly achieved, so far anyway, so here's to achieving some more!
Happy blogging people!
Saturday, 26 December 2009
Friday, 25 December 2009
Thursday, 24 December 2009
Presents are wrapped and all is well with the world (that might have something to do with the mulled wine and Irish coffee consumed!).
Monday, 21 December 2009
Decorations mostly up, thank goodness! All the cards posted at the last minute, as usual, and now I'm going to sit down in front of the fire with a sore bottom! (and maybe something medicinal to drink)
Friday, 18 December 2009
Twas brillig and the slithy Togs
Did gripe and grumble with the Woge
All mimsy was the Boggymarsh
And the morning rants outgrabe
Beware the Jabberingwoge my Son
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch
Beware the Grubgrub bird, and shun
The frumious Barrelansnatch
He ate his vittles, fork in hand
Long time the Clarkish pies he sought
So rested he by the Blanketyblank Tree
And stood awhile in Splot
And, as in toggish thought he stood
The Jabberingwoge, with eyes all red
Came wittering through the early morn
And burbled all the same
One, two, one, two, rehearsing through and through
This dashing blade had a snorker-snack
He left one for Deadly and with his head
He carried on guzzling back
And hast they slain the Jabberingwoge?
Not bleedin' likely, I'm an Irish boy!
I'm on a Sunday! Callooh! Callay!
He chortled in his joy
Twas brillig and the Togs all love
Old Boggy, Deadly and the Woge
Dear Franny and the girl from Splot
And the morns won't sound the same
Sir Tel read it out on Wednesday and said it was "wonderful".
There's no living with Marathon Runner now!
Good Luck Sir Terry! How I will miss you!
Thursday, 17 December 2009
two of the dolls themselves (Pippa dolls, does anyone else remember them?), a bed made out of matchboxes,
some small plastic 'things' (I've seen the sword used as a cocktail stick but what the devil are the rest of them for?),
Thursday, 10 December 2009
However, recently I have been fascinated by amigurumi animals and so I searched on Ravelry and came up with this (I think you will need to be a Ravelry Member to access this page). These animals are really rather addictive, once you get going!
Now I just have to think of an exciting way to wrap them. To be continued ...
Sunday, 6 December 2009
which, as we all know, creates a bit of an upheaval!
Marathon Runner was a bit concerned you might laugh at his socks and sandals! No, surely not.
Well, what do you think about the colour? Bright enough for you? Might need to find my sunglasses.
Scary and Mad love it but I think Marathon Runner may need a bit of persuading.
We're going for a bit of a makeover for Christmas but I'm not holding my breath that we'll finish everything.
The previous orange tablecloth didn't go with it at all so a change was in order. I had a red flat sheet that I have bought by mistake (thinking it was fitted) so that came in handy.
Of course, the table is a very odd shape, life isn't that kind to me, so it took a little working out what size to make it. I got there in the end but there was a certain amount of head scratching in the process!
Finally, a picture of Scary's knickers!!! She loves the design on them, so I'm having fun trying to think of something to make her for Christmas with a similar feel (!). Not good choice of words but I hope you know what I mean!