11 May 2013

Winner of giveaway.

Well after last week and the random generator online giving me a suspicious number almost in the middle I decided to try another one that I've got on my iPhone in a very useful app.  This gave me the number 23 out of the 87 who commented on the blog and on Facebook.  Trouble is - I've no idea who this is apart from her name which you can see below.  Oh, she's a clogger too.

So, I'll wait until Sunday for Elizabeth to get in touch and then I'll run the numbers again if I don't hear from her!!!  Congratulations, Elizabeth - hope to hear from you soon.

Oh, for those who live in the UK and who love Lizbeth thread and all sorts of crafty things - get into this shop fast before I buy the rest of her stock!!!!  Note that over £19 it's free delivery too.  WOW.  Well worth a visit - AND she takes Paypal too.  I've shopped here before now and the delivery is FAST.

10 May 2013

For the man who has everything.

Namely MEEEEEE.  Joking apart - this is for Nick.

He already had a magnetic bookmark with a badger head - he has a lot to do with badgers and their welfare.  Anyway, that bookmark got lost and probably ended up in the library.  

He asked me to make another for him and as these Wrap It, Flip It and Mark It bookmarks don't get lost very easily I thought I would make him a 'whole' badger instead.  He was drop dead chuffed with it. 

Oh, I do have more of these bookmarks for sale here in my Etsy shop - along with bags too.  Bottom picture is the badger playing in the grass.

Before I leave  you today and start on the dreaded H work I must tell you that I have 84 names in the pot at the moment for yesterday's giveaway.  I'll draw it later today and let you know in tomorrow's blog post.

9 May 2013

Second giveaway

Before I start - number 116 of the TIAS has arrived.  Well, two prams from one person!!!  Here's the link.

Today I'm 'in the mood' for another giveaway.  This time (as you can see) it's Tatting by Irene Waller.

This is an inspirational book which really was 'before it's time' when first published in 1974.  In fact I'm pretty sure I went to a lecture by Irene around that time held in an old school somewhere here in the Midlands.

Please feel free to enter wherever you live.  I will use the usual random generator on Friday sometime and will let you all know via the blog on Saturday morning.  Good luck to all.

7 May 2013


Sixteen Ferris Wheels now done.  What shall I do now?  I'm asking because I could take it further as I'm still enjoying it.  I think I'll make another round to this.

Actually I think that I'll do the other version now - the pattern without buttons.  It'll be interesting to see if it'll work out OK.  No reason why it shouldn't but .....

6 May 2013

New project

Now in the summer (IF we get one) I like to have something to do when and IF I sit in the garden.  Something that doesn't need beads or is too fiddly to do.  I HATE the sun so always sit in the shade.  Sometimes I just sew in the conservatory but at the moment (having made 20 roly poly sets) I'm 'off' sewing bags.  

A week or two ago I had to take some 'stuff' up to the tip.  Next to the huge skips is a shop where you can take items that are too good to throw away and which somebody else might like to have.  The profits from this shop go to the local day hospice in Stratford.  

Of course when taking things up there an old git just HAS to go and look around the shop and look what I found.  Yarn.  4ply acrylic   I bought this HUGE cone which is brand new for just two pounds.  I'd already got an idea of what I intend to do with it so grabbed it and came away.  I'm going to make curtains.  There was only the one cone so if I run out I'll have to resort to ebay or Amazon for more.  

I will use filet crochet to make them so once I've decided on the pattern I'll start.  I made curtains for the windows (which are still fine, by the way) some years ago and they're 'picture' ones.  I'm bored with them and this time I'll make slightly 'fuller' ones with a repeating pattern.  

More in the future.  Meantime I'm still working on the Ferris wheel motif and thoroughly enjoying it although I'll be putting it aside while I do some test tatting and also make a bookmark which has been requested - a Wrap It, Flip It and Mark It one.

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