Wednesday, 27 June 2012

And The Winner Is ....

Eva Owl from Slitknits!

Well done, Eva.  Get in touch and let me know where to send your little summery parcel!

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Last Chance Giveaway

Last chance to enter my giveaway:

Friday, 22 June 2012

Owl Be Back

with more goodies for my Giveaway.  Owlie is included!

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Summer Giveaway!

Well, here I am at 250 posts!  So why don't we have a giveaway?

We have sunshine here today, for a change, but the forecasters are already full of doom and gloom about how cold it is going to get at the end of the week.

So let's just pretend it really is Summer, shall we?

Here are a few summery little things:

Sorry, the cake is not included!  Not sure it would travel very well in the post.

It includes two cards:

and a couple of postcards

a flowery little book (lined paper) and a set of owl cards (blank)

and anything else summery I can lay my hands on in the next week.

I am happy to post anywhere.

To enter, please leave a comment on this post before 6pm British Summer Time on Tuesday 26th June.  If you're a follower as well, I'll put your name in twice.

Well, I think that's everything.  I will try and add to this, maybe even make something, so keep your eyes open.

Good luck and see you all soon!

Friday, 15 June 2012


In Exeter today ....


Friday, 8 June 2012


The dog thinks I am making him a pillow.

He is wrong.

It's not a cushion at all.

Well, that's the plan anyway.  Watch this space.

Also on the needles:

He doesn't look so impressed with this one, does he?  Think he was getting tired of being a model by this time.

Also, work in progress, is the children's craft cupboard.

There are things in there that they haven't touched since they were learning to count (they are now fourteen and sixteen).

So, boot sale, here we come.  Well, I say 'we'.  The Runner does all the selling here.  I think I'll just bring the thermos and the sandwiches.  I hate selling.

Why is it that games instructions are always missing?

I'll let you in on a secret.  I've got designs on this cupboard.  Well, wouldn't you?

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Bunting, Bunting, Everywhere!

I am sure I have never seen so much bunting!

It's not very often we British feel so patriotic, is it?

I've got my handmade crochet bunting up in the front window (from Making Magazine):

and I have been watching all the boats go up the Thames on the tv.

Yesterday, I made quite a lot of cakes for the Senior Citizens Tea Party -

I think they enjoyed their little cake fest.

We also went to Cadhay Fair near Ottery St Mary.  It was lovely and we had a gorgeous cream tea in a quintessential English garden.

The weather just about held out, with a little drizzle as we were leaving.

I hope you're all having a memorable weekend and let's hope we've got some better weather tomorrow!

Friday, 1 June 2012

Still Playing Catch Up

Just to let you know, the dog is still being spoilt rotten!

Still catching up with the things I have been making and not had time to show you.

It was the out-laws wedding anniversary the other day (quite a special one), so we all decided to make them something, as it was impossible for any of us to get over there at the moment.

As they are Irish, I ran with the Celtic theme and appliqued this Celtic cross:

While The Runner went for a wooden tea light holder:

And the girls did a painting each.

We were all very proud of our little creations that we had spent ages thinking about and making, and we duly posted them off (costing a small fortune by the way).

On asking, they said yes, they had arrived on time, and they were "very nice"!!