Friday, 30 July 2010

Meet Isabella!

And today, I introduce you to......Isabella!
Isabella will soon be modelling some of my knitting or crochet creations - at present she is a little naked. Still, she has a certain style, don't you think?

Monday, 26 July 2010

Another Hint!

Does anyone remember going on holiday with suitcases like these?

We used to own four or five, in varying sizes. Mine was the smallest and I loved it! I purchased the two in photograph as 'props' for my secret project. They still have the previous owners address label inside!

Decisions, Decisions

Over the past few months I been faced with 100's of decisions - and none have been easy. Faced with the task of choosing the nicest of things I suddenly became very indecisive.
Here's why

Which would you choose?

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Water and me

Most of my friends will know that, over the years I have been plagued by numerous varieties of 'water' related problems. Ranging from major leaks in the roof, central heating breakdowns, Rayburn blow outs, radiator leaks, bath overflows, car radiators overheating, dishwasher floodings, the list is quite extensive! I have always manage to contain it to things I own or use - alas this trend was not to continue. Last week while combining Workshops and visiting my mum and dad, my little water gremlin decided to come with me! My parents trusty boiler of 20 odd years decided, while I was there, it had had enough! All I can say is British Gas works much better and efficiently in South of England than it does up North! As I write my mum and dad are enjoying the benefits of a brand new shiny and efficient boiler - hooray. You will be interested to know, not content with the mayhem he caused in Sussex Mr Gremlin came home with me and has jinxed my washing machine! The display panel flashes a lovely H2O and a tap!!! and of course, refuses to have anything to do with adding water to the machine. and before you ask - no, my star sign is not a water one!
Anyway, to cheer myself up I was reading my friends' Blog - see here and saw this lovely shawl! I have knitted one myself in Rowan Kidsilk Haze and I love it. Today, quite by coincidence, I received some of this gorgeous yarn

Guess what I shall be casting on tonight?

Secret Project Photo Number 2

Have spent an interesting day unpacking boxes, running errands and making lists (which are endless). I know I have a problem when I add something to my list that I have just done, then cross it off just to make the list look better!
Anyway, here is hint number 2.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Not so Top Secret Project Photos

Over the next few days and weeks I shall be posting photographs and giving away a few hints about my new Project! Hopefully, I'll be making an Official Announcement later this week!
It is a very big project and I am very, very excited about it!
It has taken a lot longer than I thought it would, but all good things take a while to come together.

So, here goes

Picture No1

In this photo we have two 1920's Haberdashery Shop units, two Singer hand sewing machines (family heirloom) and my favourite chaise from my old house.
Are you intrigued yet?

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Flowers for Mum!

My parents live in East Sussex which means I don't get to see them as often as I would like to. Since we moved to our new house with a garden, mum and I have lots of 'gardening' conversations. So, mum, just for you are some pics of recent flowers that have appeared in the last few weeks.

Hope you like my little Fenham Flower Show!

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Showing You My Sheep!

In response to a comment from a friend - here are the cutest sheep ever and the start of my flock!
These are the twins - still to be named. I love their little flowers. They were donated to Woolfest 2010 for the fundraising Sheep Auction by Derbyshire Guild of Spinners, Weavers & Dyers and I was lucky enough to win them!

Next up is this splendid sheep - I am quite intrigued by how this was made - and probably have a book somewhere on the subject of Needle Felting. What do you think?