Tuesday 29 September 2009

This and That!

While I was getting my washing in from the line one evening,

I saw this speeding across the garden

It is an Elephant Hawk Moth Caterpillar

Apparently it will turn into one of these


Some of my latest half price flowers from Tescos



Chrysanthemum (single stalk)

Chrysanthemum (multi heads on one stalk)

Chrysanthemums (more multi heads on on stalk)


Handmade Flowers

These can be found here

I only need one more person for the Pass it Forward,

would you like to join in?

Thank you Teena

Thank you Arlette

Friday 25 September 2009


.....................I helped my friend Janice on her stand at the Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts at Westpoint Exeter. We arrived about 9.20, just enough time to sort ourselves.

9.30 am the doors opened.
Bill and Janice have created some very different cross-stitch designs
I helped them stitch some of the above pieces,
I stitched the Egyptian Maze, Pink Elephants
and some of the Celtic designs
Beatitudes (top left bottom picture),
Benedicat, Pax Vobiscum and In Principio,
I also stitched some of the cottages show top left of the top picture,
they are local to Minehead and the surrounding areas

On the stand next to Janice was a really lovely lady called
her work is so different and absolutely beautiful.
I have to admit I did spend quite a bit of money on her stall,
and probably will buy more pieces.
about 12.30

There were a few static displays, one buy this lady.
She did amazing pieces of work all by hand as the displays said many times.
Television has a lot to answer for!
I got great inspiration from the pieces and now
my poor little brain has gone into overdrive!
Hexagon patchwork, otherwise know as
"Grandmothers Garden"
This is a childs chair

"To Every Season........."
stitched and pulled thread work
the front piece is a Chestnut

This display was called
"The Button Box"

part of the Jurassic display

Greenhouse and Garden
The Pearls of Wisdom display
"Gardeners World"

These diamond shapes were no more than 2" long

this piece was just amazing!
Each square no more than a inch pieced together in shades
of brown, and if you looked at it from another direction it just
looked like a quilt in shades of brown.
There were loads of other stalls of different things too.
There will be another craft fair in Exeter in January I shall be there either
helping Janice or visiting with a friend.
That is the Craft4Crafters let me know if you will be able to visit.
I will try and meet up!
fair 28th to 30th January 2010

Sunday 20 September 2009

Good morning at the Boot Fair

Today was one of the last Boot Fairs of the season here in Minehead. Alex said to me this morning do you fancy going to the boot fair, Errr.....No.........Of course I fancy going.........so off we went. At the past few boot fairs I have been to, nothing jumped out at me and said "buy me", nothing vintage, nothing I really wanted to spend my money on! BUT today................

We bought a brand new Pedestal and Sink for the bathroom,
the sink we have does need replacing and now we can!
(£12 believe it or not!)
A few books! 50 pence

My friend Denise was selling it - she said I could have it

50 pence

50 pence each
This little pink "Indian Elephant" Egg cup,
I thought he looked so sweet = 50 pence!

.........and because of the chip this
Carlton Ware Waterlily was also 50 pence
I liked it despite of the chip!

Tablecloths - I show more detail another day



This 1930's was a lot more expensive £3
It still has its original Label
It'll be shame to remove it!

and THESE!
Alex said they are to put Speakers on............
mmmmmmm...................! (£3)

Thursday 17 September 2009


.........wouldn't anybody else like to join me in the Pay it forward

1) Sign up to receive a gift
2) When you have received your gift you send out a handmade gift to three other people who would like to accept a handmade gift and in turn they do the same and so it continues..............
3) You need to mention the Pay it Forward on your blog and invite 3 other people to join in.
4) There are 365 days in which to send your gift but I would suggest that it is done sooner rather than later in case it gets forgotten about.

Sunday 13 September 2009

In the words of the BEATLES

Oh ain't she sweet,
Well see her walking down that street.
Yes I ask you very confidentially:
Ain't she sweet?
Oh ain't she nice,
Well look her over once or twice.
Yes I ask you very confidentially:
Ain't she nice?
Just cast an eye
In her direction.
Oh me oh my,
Ain't that perfection?

Wednesday 9 September 2009

Tell me..........

Is it the Hobgoblins, or the Faeries,
or the Things That go Bump in the Night
that do this?

It took me an hour and a half to sort it!
I have finished making baby jackets
so I thought I would put the yarn away for a while
till the next lot is needed and go and create something else!
IS there three brave people who would like to join ME with my Pass It Forward,
please leave a comment on this post and you will get a handmade gift from me,
then you post about the Pass It Forward on your blog
and send out handmade gifts to three takers and so it carries on..