31 December, 2009

Summer stalling

I started to another crochet project and this is as far as I got, about 5 rows in......

And this is why I keep stopping.....

100% Acrylic & hot summer weather does not mix!

28 December, 2009

The three rings of recycling...

I've been collecting these....

23 December, 2009

Speccy Christmas

Ahh, another Christmas is here.

May your Christmas be less hassle (but brighter) than my Xmas Lights!
Merry Christmas, Rie.

18 December, 2009

Cut & Paste Christmas

Christmas made simple.
Cut out xmas tree shapes, paste onto blank cards and Voila.....
Christmas cards made easy for friends & family!
Do you make your Christmas Cards?

16 December, 2009

Cotton'd up

Ever been to the store to buy this.....

and then came away with this........


11 December, 2009

And a very Crafty Christmas to you...

That time of year is upon us all, where we all dig into our corner hidey-holes and pull out that box, that very special box marked Christmas. I will openly admit, I favour the hand-made decorations over the shop bought ones, with 90% of my decorations being hand-made either by me or gifted to me via my brilliant mother.

Below are my favourite decorations, turning my plain corner into festive chaos.
From this....
To this......
Starting with baubles... this first one is just a styrofoam ball, covered in pva glue and dipped in glitter.  It reminds me of a disco ball!
The next few bauble were a gift from my mum, first she felted the balls then she beaded them.
Also made by mum is this floating angel and a red/white dangle.
Some more made by me...
A small wreath for the tree..
Wire stars, both large, mall  and beaded.

Then I went a little crazy with the felt and made some hanging decorations.... BTW it's not a moose, it's supposed to be a reindeer.
And yes, I was guilty of buying those cheap foam kits and making a Santa and a Reindeer.... (I love Santa's eyes!)
And then of course, what's Christmas without the Santa's stockings.
The first is a little red one, it's normally for the pets - first being used for Grif the Budgie and then Scooter Rabbit inherited it, but alas, this year it shall remain empty.
And then my stocking and Mr's stocking... and because we are always good (!!!) they get filled every year!
The tree topper is my sweet angel....

There were many, many more to show you.... but by the time you would get through seeing them all, I fear it may have been the new year!
Why don't you join in and tell us your christmas creativity, I'd really love to read about them!

09 December, 2009

Stash found...

Ok, I admit it, I have corners in my home that I don't often venture into. In fact, I only found this because, well,  because I kinda fell into the corner.... long story but there was a spider involved!.
Anyway, upon pulling myself out of the corner, I found a white paper bag and in the bag I found....

Another stash of yarn - this time it's just boring acrylic waiting to be made into a crochet bag.

07 December, 2009

And the winner is.....

And sadly, the competition closes for this fab necklace, thanks to all those that entered.

To select a winner, I asked Mr to randomly select a number between 1 and 71....... Mr chose 32!
Congratulations to: Emilie who is lucky commenter 32!

Emilie, can you please email your contact details to me, so I can post the prize out to you!

Thanks to everyone for entering, it was great to read all the comments.

05 December, 2009

Page turner... or not!

Sometimes life throws obstacles in your way.....
And sometimes they are just too cute to get annoyed at!

I found this photo of myself with Scooter Rabbit, the photo is a few years old but still, it's one of my favourite photos! 
Scooter was our pet rabbit, he lived indoors, was toilet trained and answered to his name (but only if there was something good in it for him). Unfortunately, he died 11.30pm Christmas Eve 2008 - it's nearly been a year without him, yet I still find myself talking to him as if here was still here - sitting in front of the tv!

02 December, 2009

Tea & String....

So, what happens if you take one ball of string, one crochet hook and left-over teabags?

28 November, 2009

Love Thy Postie

Ahh, yes a parcel arrived in the post today with a suprise just for me!

Yes, I received a PIF - paid in full by Kylie of 3 Sheets.

A beautiful brooch.....

Check out the detail.....

Thanks Kylie - I love it!

26 November, 2009

Crochet Necklace Competition/Giveaway especially for the festive season!

This crocheted necklace is up for grabs...... I made this myself, just for you!  
The flower sits to the side of the neck - it will look great with a white collared shirt!

All you have to do to enter, is be a follower of my blog ... you can be a newbie follower or an old follower and post a comment below stating such!
Also, if you are a follower, for an extra chance at winning, post another comment stating that you have blogged about this comp on your blog!
Competition closes on the 6th December...   Worldwide entries are invited - I'll post it anywhere!

For more excellant giveaways try these blogs: Sew Mama Sew blog  and Meet Me At Mikes blog

20 November, 2009

I want to go back.....

This is where I was not so long ago....
I was enjoying the sun, overlooking the golf course with a good book and a crochet project on the go.
My book? War and Peace - it's a slow work in progress! No golf.... just relaxing, watching the green.

15 November, 2009

And the winners are......

Drum roll please.....
The winners of the my competition are:

First prize - hand-felted necklace

Secondary prize - crochet flower & pocket notebook
Melanie of M*

Remember to email your contact details to me - so you will receive your prizes!

Stay tuned for another competition coming soon!

03 November, 2009

No idle fingers here...

So this is what I have been doing - What have you been up to?

So this was a twine basket.... until the hook broke.
Project temporarily put on hold!

This is another crocheted bag - this is what it looks like on the inside.

And this is what it the base looks like sewn up - just awaiting the top section now!

And here it is, all finished! 
So, have you entered the giveaway yet?  I know, I know, the blog that it was posted on - was a little long-winded - but skip to the bottom of that and you will find a cool felted necklace to win!  There is a good chance of you winning something cos I will also giveaway a little something extra to 2-3 other people....I was thinking something along the lines of crocheted flowers or a hand made notelet.  Click here to enter....

01 November, 2009


Have you entered the competition yet to win a felted necklace?

Click here to enter.......
Entries close 9th November 2009.

24 October, 2009

Perfect way to end a bad day.......

Ok, so I've been working hard - doing overtime at the office. I arrive home, exhausted, slump on the couch and Mr hands me a beer (sweet!) and a parcel that arrived in the post today.

"For me?" ...... I enquire to myself, but I haven't ordered anything!

A PIF has found it's way back to me! Brilliant!  Thanks PollyPratt - I adore every little bit!
Mr & I chink our beers together and I excitedly opened my package.....

First there was the awesome stamped brown bag and then this giant gift tag.....

Then there were two groovy badges/brooches.....

And these two dangles - a teacup and a butterfly (they are already hanging from my inside fern!)

These most excellant fabric squares - am trying to decide on what to turn them into.....

And they were all tucked up nicely into this very funky zipped pouch!

Oh and there was a chocolate Freddo Frog too.... but he didn't last long enough for his photo to be taken!
Job well done, Anna! Check out Anna's Polly Pratt blog now!

BTW have you checked out my giveaway yet... it's a long blogpost - but at the bottom is a great necklace to win!