Monday, 31 October 2011

October Scavenger Hunt

Happy Halloween People.
Here's My photo's for the October Scavenger Hunt.

A rather large Pumpkin

Crunchy leaves

heritage or part of mine anyway, this is where my mother was born and my Grandfather died.

Graffiti---Caught in the Act?

The River Exe

A spooky Cemetery

Golden--I want one for Christmas

A very old black Cat.

Mist or Fog.  

A sunset.

A witches Hat.


Bring on November.


Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Family Wedding

I just had to show you some of the photos from my nephews wedding.
 I had a fantastic time and you just wait till you see the venue.

My girls and I spent the afternoon before decorating 130 cup cakes

 Then taking them to the venue to set them up.
My Sister-in-law haas spent months trying different recipes and toppings.
I just followed instructions but don't they look fantastic.

This is where all the action took place, Orchardleigh in Frome.

And this is my room, I felt very grand. 

Now it's back to normality and decorating the Kitchen-----
when it's finished. 
Don't ask.

Speak soon.


Sunday, 16 October 2011

And the winner is……...

Before I announce the winner of my giveaway I would like to say thank you for all the words of encouragement over my kitchen which should be finished by the end of the week. Not that I will be able to make much use of it as I'm going to Exeter for the weekend to see my daughter before going to a family wedding in Somerset. Should be fun.
Then I would like to say a very warm welcome to my all new followers.

So I got Mr T to make the draw while he was watching the Rugby this morning,

The winner is Memmens from Handmade by Mary Emmens
who wants the Stash and Dash bag pattern.

So if you can contact me with your details I'll pop that into the post to you.

Hope you all have a great week.


Friday, 14 October 2011

Stay Calm Gill

From this

To this

Oh god what have I done.


Sunday, 9 October 2011

Makes and swap goodies

Before I start I just want to get one thing off my chest. BLOODY BLOGGER.  
I'm sure I don't need to explain.

Anyway I received my swap goodies from Shirl at The White House
for the Autumn swap.

I love these felted acorns with real tops, so clever, and the pumpkin mould is great fun.

 And a collection of buttons and Owls in fantastic Autumn colours.

Thank you Shirl

This is what I sent her.

I had an urge to return to needle felting and used it mixed with some wet felted leaves.
I was pleased with the result and hope she liked it.

So what else have I been up to 
Well I'm doing an online workshop with Madness and Mess called the "road to my house.

This is my first attempt at a machine embroidered house which will be on my road.
Good job it's not real it would be condemned. 

Then my little one chose some fabric for a zipped pouch for her gadget charges on her travels.

Then finally, Last week I went to the fantastic 15th century   Dragon Hall in Norwich 
for a workshop with the very talented Teena Vallerine.
We started with a huge pile of fabric scraps and a background fabric.

Were shown some fabulous samplers to give some an idea of what different stitches looked like
 and how to do them.

Before being let loose with scissors, bondaweb, an iron and our imagination.

Then you embroider as and where you like.
Needs a different frame but you get the idea.
It's great fun.

My house is going to be in chaos for a while now as I'm having a kitchen fitted this week.
Makeover photos next weekend hopefully.

Don't forget my Giveaway, you have until the 15th to enter.

Have a great day.


Tuesday, 4 October 2011

99 and counting Giveaway

I noticed a couple of days ago that I've got 99 followers which is fantastic,so I thought I'd have a Giveaway in anticipation of reaching the 100.

There is two prizes to choose from.

The first one is a fab Amy Butler pattern for three sizes of "Stash and Dash " bags.

The second choice is a lovely tapestry kit by Sue Hawkins for a very unusual bookmark.

You choose which one you would like.

So to enter all you have to do is
  1. Be a follower
  2. Leave a comment below telling me which one you would like.
  3.  Mention the giveaway in your blog and let me know to get a second entry.

I will announce the Winner in the weekend of the 15th