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Scottie Dogs

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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

Mini Scottie dog

followed by a maxi Scottie …

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Followed by a special request for my daughter…

Blue Scottie dog

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

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It’s been a while…..

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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……

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I have been making them to order…..

 

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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!

Mini albums……..

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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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a little update………

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a little update to my previous pos ‘shall I or shan’t I’

Yesterday I finished the second chest of drawers.

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I’m really very pleased with the way it has brightened up the whole room.

I have loved these drawers for a long time.

They were in my ‘Doing room’ for a ages and they hold a whole lot of crafting stuff.

When we downsized to this place I couldn’t let them go, they didn’t really fit anywhere but I didn’t care……I wasn’t getting rid of them. Pine colour didn’t fit with the rest of any colour scheme that may have accidently formed (our houses don’t get planned, they evolve!)

As a last resort they got kind of ‘dumped’ in the window recesses (the room is quite large but a lot of it is taken up with windows. As well as these two along the side wall there is another HUGE one across the front!). But at least they were still here and I could still store my crafting necessities.

Now they look like they ‘fit’ a whole lot better – much more in keeping. They look brighter and cheerier, and I’m rather glad I took the plunge.

And …….that dog gets in everywhere – I’m sure she thinks she lives here Ha! Ha!