Wednesday, 25 January 2012

January Scavenger Hunt

Here is my collection for this months scavenger hunt.

This was a charity shop find which needed alot of sorting out but well worth it.

Speaks for itself I think.


I have never heard of this before and it did make me chuckle as it sounds like something from a witches brew.

The Norwich playhouse colourful programme.

In Season.
Hellebores in my garden
 In My Bathroom.
My collection of shells.

In The Distance.
Look carefully and you can just see the remains of a windmill.

They even have toad patrols in some villages.


  A Blur
Water running under a bridge.

My company on a walk.

On a final note
Disaster has struck 
My sewing machine has broken so Mr T  brought me a pressie to cheer me up.

Isn't he lovely.

See you soon.


Friday, 20 January 2012

Monthly Make Jan

 I actually made this months make a couple of weeks ago
 but as it was for a friends birthday I had to wait until after she had opened.
I've had the fabric for a few months just waiting for inspiration. The strap and buckle
was in my Mum's workbox and I think it finishes it off nicely.

I had a small amount of the fabric left, which was just a remnant,
and Mr T got a new Kindle for Christmas so I made him a slip cover out of what was left.
More manly than most of my fabric.

I had to make something for myself as well didn't I.
My old shoes trees were looking very tatty so I gave them a face lift.
I didn't mean to use the same fabric on both but got them muddled up
so just put different ribbon on.

So that's my Monthly Make.

Now to introduce you to the newest member of the family.

This is Poppet.  We don't know how old she is but not very I don't think.
She adopted my Son a couple of months ago and
 as every effort to trace her owners failed she has stayed with him.
To say he is besotted is an understatement which is strange as we have always been dog people.
She is so cute though.

I hope you all have a good weekend.


Tuesday, 17 January 2012

A walk with the W.I

This morning I  joined my friend Lynn and her W.I group for one of their regular walks through the Norfolk countryside.

It was such a beautiful morning, the sort I love- cold and crisp-although the drive over was interesting. My old car doesn't like ice.

We started on the village common which looked lovely 
with the hard frost still turning everything  white.

then across the fields to the next village.

Quite a lot of the villages have these post boxes just sat at the corner of a field
I always think it looks a bit incongruous and quirky.

Then back to the fields.
There is a beautiful old Manor house peeping through 
the trees.

Through the farm yard.

A fellow blogger taking her photos.
Actually it's Lynn from Lavender linen and Lace
who writes about these walks for the W.I members and their families.

Then back through the lanes 

past a frozen pond before finishing at the coffee shop.

The first Aconites I have seen this year in the garden of the coffee shop.

I'm thinking of joining this W.I group as they are very craft orientated 
and certainly the ladies I met this morning where lovely.

Next time I'll show off my monthly makes.


Saturday, 14 January 2012

Finished Projects

Remember this, my old kitchen which was ripped out in October.

Well as I said in my last post the new one is finished 
and as requested here are the latest photos. Sorry it's not very tidy but I have better things to do than tidy up all the time don't you.

The empty alcove will have a dresser or something in it when we find something we like
 but there is no rush.

Even the pantry had a makeover.

My other finished project this week was my wall hanging.
This was an online course I did with Madness and Mess called "the road to my house"
I have had great fun doing this and my machine embroidery improved dramatically by the end.
The writing says "the road to my house is not always straight but is always paved with fabulous friends and wonderful places"
That just about says it all I think.

Have a great  weekend.


Thursday, 5 January 2012

Back and Raring to go.

Having got myself back together again and finished all the decorating( with lots of help from my wonderful daughter) in time for Christmas, I was dreading spending Christmas in a half finished kitchen with plaster walls. Mr T runs a mile everytime I produce a paint brush but he did get his drill out for the curtains and shelves so it looked great ready for my open house on Christmas Eve.
We had a lovely family Christmas and I'm ready to start the New Year determined to have a more positive attitude to life but also to learn to say "no' sometimes so I don't put myself under too much stress. I can't cope with that anymore.

So as a good start to my new year I have signed up for the monthly makes again with Annie the felt fairy.

I did this last year but sometimes forgot to take photos of what I made before it went on to pastures new. I have signed up to be the administrator for the month of May ( my birthday month) which should be different.
I love looking at the photos on Flickr to see what other people where getting up to.

 I have also signed up for The Craft Box with LaaLaa,
This sounds like great fun, we start off with a box of craft bits from LaaLaa and it gets sent around to the people who have signed up. As it goes around we take out what we like but must put the same amount of items back in before sending it on. 

Then theres the Photo Scavenger hunt with 
This again is something I did last year and I loved it. It became a real family game trying to find photos of the 12 items on that month list.

Did I say something about not taking on too much.

Can I just finish by saying a sincere Thank You to everyone for the Christmas cards and kind thoughts I received on the lead up to Christmas, it helped me fight the anxiety and panic that had come over me and me made realise that I should continue Blogging as it is such a great community spirit with so many kind and thoughtful people out there. 

Speak soon and have a great weekend.


Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year.

Happy New Year 

with Fireworks on Cromer Pier.