Monday, 31 January 2011

Whoops, it's the end of January already!

I've joined Annie the felt fairy's challenge to do a make a month during 2011. As I normally make things for others I'm going to take this opportunity to make some things for myself & cross some things off my want to make list.
So in January I have crocheted a mini flower wreath.
A chunky cowl.
I've also crocheted a face scrubbie & a dishcloth in 100% cotton to try out before making some for my stall.
If you head over to Annie's blog using the link above I do believe you'll find a list of other participants & I'm going to crack on with February's makes as after all it's a short month, maybe something heart themed I think.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Frosty mornings.

Our walk to school this week has been in bright sunshine but at the same time it has been very, very cold & everywhere is, yet again, white with frost.

This reminded me that I hadn't put up the photos that I took just before Christmas when we had an amazing hore frost, which lasted a week.

But in the garden the snowdrops are just starting to open, Spring is on it's way.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Better late than never.

Reading on FB & Twitter today about people taking down their Christmas decorations reminded me that I hadn't even blogged mine so here goes. First a few cushions that I made this year.

In the middle of December I went to a wreath making demo in the village all where we were taught how to make a wreath then provided with the bits to make our own. The evening was great fun & we also had mulled wine & mince pies all for the princely sum of £3. It's so easy to do that I've made 3 more since perhaps I'll do a tutorial for next Christmas.
We took L on Santa's steam train and visited his carriage grotto, which she enjoyed although I was sure that Santa had had one too many Christmas beverages.
Some of my decorations.

Last minute iced cake trying to attempt Kirstie's polar bears :)
We also had a brilliant evening at the Eden project with a lantern parade, music by a shanty band & a shadow puppet theatre not forgetting the very yummy cups of chicken chilli & ginger stew and the chestnut, parsnip & cranberry stew.

A few of my presents.
I'll be back very soon with my Christmas makes.
Happy New Year x