Once again it has been a while. I really must try harder!
well, life is moving along – slowly but surely. Still having regular checks, scans, blood tests, etc etc but (for today anyway) everything is ok.
I’m not sure if I have mentioned this before, but I have been trying to learn to play golf. Quite a big ask for someone with no eye to hand coordination, no energy and constant fatigue but hey, gotta give it a go. So that’s what I did and what do ya know….I’m rubbish at it!!
But, just because I’m no good at it doesn’t mean I can’t look good does it?
Knitted Head covers
…..going back to what I’m good at, I knitted some head covers for my golf clubs!
I may not be the best player but looking like a vase of flowers my clubs at least look pretty!
Thought I’d share another of my makes with you.
I’m not sure if I’ve told you before but I belong to a local knitting group where a throng of like minded ladies get together and knit all kinds of things for charities – hats and gloves that go to homeless people or people in cold countries, blankets for neo natal units at the hospital or even animal shelters etc etc. We also knit things to raise money for the fantastic palliative care centre that has helped all of us get through bad times at some stage or another, they are always there with a cup of tea and a hug – I know I have been very glad for them at times. They definitely got me through my worst moments.
Anyway at the moment we are getting together a flower garden to go on display and (hopefully) raise funds for the centre. This is just one of my contributions, a stand alone mushroom garden
And a photo of the newspaper article it appeared in
That it for now, gave a great day
I have been crocheting again!
This time I have been making Scottie dogs using a pattern from annaboos house.
I’m really rather pleased with how they turned out,
I have made a mini Scottie….
Mini Scottie dog
followed by a maxi Scottie …
Followed by a special request for my daughter…
Blue Scottie dog
The picture doesn’t do the colours justice really, very much Cath Kidston colours. Very pretty even if I do say so myself!
Hugs for now xx
This post has been sometime coming. I have no good reason, or excuse……but I do apologise to all of you that have been waiting, longing for my next post ! Ha! Ha!
the thing is, there hasn’t been a whole lot to say lately, But my old crochet hook has been on fire!!
A few months ago I joined a knitting group that meets at our local palliative care unit and I have got embroiled in charitable makes and display pieces and in between times I have been making stuff for ‘Vintage Miss Daisy’
one of the more popular pieces has to be the Hippie-Potamus……
I have been making them to order…..
Made from a pattern by Heidi Bears they are so sweet. I love the colours I chose to use, they blend in with my vintage style perfectly!
right now I have a cup of tea with my name on it!
I have a confession to make …
I am absolutely obsessed with hearts! Paper hearts, felt hearts, knitted hearts, crocheted hearts any kind of heart you can imagine. I am fully aware that they are probably becoming “old hat” and so ” very last year” but I can’t help myself, I can’t shake off my love of hearts.
But there again……why should I?
It’s not a case of being old fashioned or out of date, if we call it vintage or retro I’ll be “bang on trend”
So I’ll stick with Vintage thank you!
While I am confessing there is something else……
I have an addiction…….. To tools and gadgets. Mostly crafting kinds of tools and gadgets but others creep in there as well.
Given these ‘issues’ that I have can you imagine my delight when I came across a heart shaped pom pom maker gadget!
I am in my glory!!
The title for this post is ‘One happy heart’ may be it should be One happy heart, then other and another…..!
With the weather getting a bit more chilly by the day I thought it was time to get out the crochet hook.
with a little inspiration from the wonderful internet and not a pattern insight, this is what turned out……
A cabbage patch kid Hat!
I’ve had quite a lot of compliments on this while I have been out walking the dogs. ‘Him indoors’ who doesn’t have much hair showed quite an interest in it as well! May I shall have to make one for him! X
I have recently revisited scrapbooking. My papers and paste had all been put away for far too long and I decided it was time to get it all out and get untidy!
mini albums – brag books – was what I fancied making. Over the (many) years I have acquired a large collection of cards and envelopes – every time they were on offer, or too good a bargain to miss, I would pick them up and put them away for the future. The only problem with that was that I stopped making cards! Typical really, a great big stash and no fancy for using them, so they have been hanging around just waiting for their chance to shine…….that turned out to be this week.
I decided that I would cut them down and make mini albums. The envelopes have also been used to make mini albums. I made a couple for my grand daughters to use for their Christmas memories.
I made some pretty, girlie, type of albums and then a man one for the menfolk out of more manly papers – the one pictured – it would be nice for children to give to Daddy wouldn’t it? It is just 3″ x 3″ so it is a perfect size to put in a pocket or laptop bag.
i love making these little albums. Each one is different and could be used as an alternative to a card for Mother’s Day, Valentines day, Fathers day or just to tell someone that you love them. Many years ago when my mum was in hospital I made her a little book with pictures of all the family so that she knew that we were all there for her and how much we loved her. Years and years later, when she passed away I found her little book in amongst her belongings……she had treasured it!
more pics of the men folk album
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Well, today I got my paper and glue out.
In between trying to teach ‘Princess Poopy Pants’ to use the almighty sized dog flap and some very boring and mundane ( but long overdue!) housework I managed to have a little playtime for me.
I know I’ve said it before…..but I miss my craft room. I have spent way too much time travelling around my humongous bungalow – ok so I’ve exaggerated that bit, but is seems humongous when everything you want is somewhere else – where as if I still had my craft room I would have everything to hand. It would be an almighty mess and definitely not for general viewing, but it would all be within reach. I wonder if I could convince ‘him indoors’ to get one built for me? I fear I know the answer to that one!!
Now the dog has decided she wants to play ball and keeps throwing at me – oh well.
Here’s some pics
Hope you like them x
It has definitely been a while since I have posted anything on here……..so sorry, very rude of me!
The thing is I have been just so VERY busy.
I have had family come to visit for a couple of weeks – which was an absolute treat. I loved having them here.
But as well as that I have still been trying to sort out online selling. it’s getting on my nerves now! I have wasted so much time trying to sort out computer stuff, time that could be far better spent making things!! Very unsatisfactory to my mind.
I just don’t understand why my items never seem to show up on google searches…….to be fair online selling is pretty rubbish if my marvellous creations can’t be found. I’ll never sell much like that and it might take a while to make my first million.
To be fair, I heard it said once that the second million is easier to make – so I might start with that one first! Ha Ha!
One of my newer ‘marvelous’ creations is a crochet bunny with an itsy bitsy butterfly resting on its foot.
“Does my bum look big in this?”