Wednesday 23 October 2013

Flowers and Makes!

I previously mentioned I had got rid of loads of books and magazines on freecycle.  On the off chance the other day I emailed the same lady who came the first time if she would like the last few magazines and books.  She was happy to take the books, she turned up on my doorstep in the pouring rain with these beautiful Dahlias as a thank you for the books.

Whilst shopping in Morrison's the other day, I was wondering aimlessly whilst Alex went to have a look on the bargain stall, he came towards me with this in his arms.  A three foot Orchid.  Reduced from £10 to the grand some of 20p - yes you read it correctly twenty pence!

The makes are here and there are few more items in my shop

Tuesday 15 October 2013

Seagulls again!

These are of the knitted variety!

I have just this afternoon, put the legs on three seagulls!  
Two are an order not sure what I shall do with the third, I will probably keep him!
The pattern for you to knit your own can be found here!

Sunday 13 October 2013

Finding....... Don't Remember and Forgotten!

One thing about clearing stuff out - throwing it away, giving things away to charity shops or free-cycle, putting to one side for boot-fairs or vintage fairs, you find things that you just don't remember doing or have completely forgotten about!

I don't remember stitching this, well....... perhaps vaguely I do.  I do know it is my own work because the alphabet and numbers are ones I use on all samplers designed by me.  I must have thought I will give other stitches ago as there are a variety of designs and cut-work in this sampler.  Think I might just wash it and get it framed as a treat for me.

A close-up of the work, (click on pictures) to get a closer look.  The coin is a five pence piece so you can see the size of the stitches.  I think I am quite proud of this piece of work as I am of the following piece.

Stitched by me when I was about eight years old.  I bought the fabric myself with my pocket money from Harrods of Knightsbridge on a day trip to London with my mum.  We lived  a train ride away so it was regular trips to museums and shops at least twice month.

I think I was going to just fill it in with owls and flowers!  The patterns for the owls and flowers were from knitting patterns because that is all I had to follow otherwise it would have just been basic patterns.  I think perhaps it should have been basic patterns but I seem to have ambitious adventurous tendencies.  The more complicated I am at my happiest!

Thursday 10 October 2013

Just a quick post..........

.............I'm still here!  I just don't know why I haven't been blogging or leaving comments.........well I do and I'm ashamed to say and I apologise for neglecting everyone.  I  promise to do better in the future, and I promise to try and stop this addiction - I hope it is just a phase I am going through!   I have become addicted to Pinterest, I haven't quite got into Instagram (which is probably just as well), but Pinterest is so addictive and I must stop or I will not get anything done for the Christmas Fair at Trull Nr. Taunton on 14th December.
But.......I have finished this

which  can be found here and here.......

and I have created this little Ladybird (ladybug) 

which also can be found in the same place.