Tuesday, 15 January 2013

It's time...

for a change...
I know the year has only just begun
but I've decided an indefinite bloggy break might just be in order
I plan to concentrate more on my Etsy shop
and spend less time online and more time in making mode
 I've been blogging for a number of years now
 and have throughly enjoyed every minute of it
I've been part of some amazing swaps,
 online challenges and chatter
I'll still pop by your blogs for a visit
I just won't be updating my own!
Thank you for having me in this wonderful community
Have a fab 2013 and more
Margaret

Monday, 29 October 2012

First snow

 the funfair
a glorious festive flurry
just a tad too early in my book...

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

drum roll

 loud applause please...
I've finished it!!! 
all those circles
 so oddly addicitve
it's yet to be decorated 
but I love it this far!
 nooooooooo... not on your nellie
you three legged birdy thing
get orf!!!
 



Saturday, 29 September 2012

Paper wreath

I've become a little obsessed with the many
 paper wreaths around on Pinterest, total eye candy! 
I thought I'd have a go myself, starting with something small
I bought a base and began punching out a trillion circles
It takes a surprising amount of paper!! 
each one scrunched with a dab of hot glue in the centre 
then a bit more glue to attach them to the base
it's going to be fab and I WILL finish it
I fancy decorating it autumn style
I hope to post a couple of links to tutorials
we have a new compi
things are just not where I left them
funny that...

Monday, 18 June 2012

A stitch with a twist

I went on a course last week 
and I  learnt a few things
 well a lot actually...
so much easier than trying to teach myself from a book!
 The 'Stitchin' day was based around the work of Léa Stansal
 check out the links here and here
(traslation available)
 now I find myself staying up all hours of the night...
watching mindless TV and stitching
like I need this in my schedule right now
kid's summer hols just around the corner...

Friday, 8 June 2012

Stilton and Les Marten

if only she'd read the instructions...
cut one it said
cut one, reverse one
not cut two, reverse two...
 ah...
therein lies the problem...
 show off!
you, with your name on your head
and your fancy tail...
 come on Dearie, best foot forward
 into the garden we go...




Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Other stuff

Contrary to popular belief I have actually been making stuff
I can't say I've been over-productive but nevertheless
a couple of things are on the go
I'm still working on my stitchery and if you don't look too closely
and view it through the Picasa 1960's filter 
it  appears to be coming along nicely! 

  'The Artful Bird' by Abigail Patner Glassenberg
landed on my doorstep today,
 like I need another distraction but it had to be done/ordered!
 The lovely Linda led me astray a while ago by 
sending me a link to Ann Wood
check out the owls
totally fab! 
I want to make stuff like that...
and live in a room with whispy curtains...
really I do...
eventually...
 one day...