Thursday, 17 October 2013


Well, I haven't blogged have I? 

Time to make up for it now. What's happened?

I am a Nanna! My gorgeous adorable grandson is 9 weeks old. I am not sure if I am allowed to show you so I have to check. I know I am biased but he really is a cutie. Well done to my wonderful daughter and fabulous son in law.

The house we are buying is going through. We changed to a different one and there is room for the sewing machine! Happy days. Not long now. We will be in for Christmas, yay!

Speaking of which, I have been stocking the shop a bit. I made one of these tea cosies for a gift and that inspired a tea cosy mania for a little while. I think they would make a lovely gift, maybe with a teapot for that person who likes the nice homey things. My friend adored hers.

That`s only half of them, get ready, here is yet more. I am not sure how I got so excited by tea cosies, but I do.

Right, the sight of all those tea and biccies has made we want a cuppa. 
Next time baby blankets!
Will I be allowed a model, I wonder?


Saturday, 10 August 2013

So what have I been Doing?

Well, I have moved house. We sold quite fast and are currently happily nestled in a rental house that suits just fine for now. I still have a sewing room but maybe not for long. We may have found the right house to suit our needing less money lifestyle (read as less pressure and stress lifestyle). Just waiting to see if it goes through. It will not have a room to dedicate to sewing, but I will manage. I did before and I will again. I actually love finding clever and innovative ways to store stuff and use my space. Keep you posted.

I have been doing some making in all this time but not sharing. How mean!

I have my first grandchild imminent any minute......literally. My daughter was due on Thursday so it really will not be long. She doesn't believe me, poor thing. I rustled up a cot quilt and bumper set for the nursery and a matching fleecy pillow. Hope you like. The beautiful knitted shawl was made by my very talented Mum who has been knitting some just lovely things for baby.

She also asked me to make some fabric buckets with some of her fabric. I love this colour combo.

There have been some crocheted blankets too but I quite forgot to photograph them. I will next time I am there.

Until next time folks. I have so enjoyed writing this blog again. Now that a lot of life's hiatus has calmed, maybe I can get back to it. Next time I shall share my non baby crochet.


Sunday, 5 May 2013

I am Still Here!

My last post read 'It's nearly Christmas!'  Well, we have had Valentines, Mothers Day and Easter, without a peep from me. A kind note from a fellow blogger made me think I ought to say hi. I haven't given up crafting or blogging. The crafting has been happening behind the scenes but the blogging has taken a definite back seat.

The fact is lots has happened here. Most of it good and some of it challenging. I am not one to bare all facets of my life in on the blogosphere, but suffice to say, we are moving house very soon and I really hope that life will return to a more reasonable pace where I can blog from time to time and drop into the CraftBritannia etsy group more often.

I have lots of things to show you. I have made gloves, quilt and some really lovely crochet, but it all has to wait a wee bit longer. I even have to try to make a costume for someone to be Link from Legend of Zelda this week whilst shifting boxes.

I look forward to blogging again very soon dear friends.