Friday, 24 April 2015

I've Made Friday Week 148

Good Morning everyone!
I hope your week is going well.
I hope you are looking forward to the weekend.

Wouldn't you know it.
We have beautiful sunshine all week
and then it rains at the weekend.

Hubby is going to be super busy this weekend.
He has 2 new curtain rails to hang.
Build a glider 2 seater chair.
Build a conservatory furniture set to build.
Build a set of patio furniture.

I hope he manages to get it all done
but it's going to be tight.
Especially as he has to take the old furniture
to family to get it out of the way.

I've got a finish :-)
I am super excited about this one!

This is my summer shimmer sarong/shawl
it's made with #Adriafil #Galassia yarn.
It's extra special as it has sequins in that catch the sun
or lights.
I also love the colour.

I'll be releasing the pattern soon.
I will also release the other pattern I designed.
The Flash of evening chill shawl

This is made out of #Adriafil #Vegalux yarn.
It has a metalic thread running through it.
It catches the light and makes it look
really good in the evening.

I haven't finished my book yet.
You'll have to wait for another week.

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Thursday, 23 April 2015

Thursday Handmade Love Week 113 ~ Gnomes

This week's theme is..........

Etsy Sewing Patterns;
Uncut Simplicity 2527 Gnome, Turtle, Mushroom, Owl Costume Sewing Pattern Toddler sizes 1/2,1,2,3,4 Make Your Own Rainbow Gnome Garland kit. Gnome decorations. Fairytale decor. Sewing pattern McCall's Crafts 6673, Sewing Pattern, Christmas Decorations, Felt Gnomes, Christmas Gnomes, DIY Gnomes, Gnome Pattern, DIY Holiday Decor

Etsy Cross-Stitch Patterns;
Gnome Sweet Gnome Cross Stitch Pattern PDF Instant Download Little Old Lady Gnome Cross Stitch Pattern Instant Download Cute Gnome and Mushroom cross stitch pattern PDF INSTANT DOWNLOAD

Knitting Patterns;
Knitting Pattern: Gnomes Size Three Years Gnome Tea Cosy and Toy Gnome - KNITTING PATTERN - pdf file by automatic download 3 Gnomes - pdf knitting patterns. Christmas Ornament. New Year Ornament.

Crochet Patterns;
Gnome - Amigurumi Crochet Pattern PDF Pattern - The Seven Gnomes (Seven Dwarfs) GARDEN GNOME PDF Crochet Pattern

Ravelry Knitting Patterns;
Tinys3_rav_medium Skm118 Garden_gnome_ornament_by_madmonkeyknits5_small2

Ravelry Free Knitting Patterns;
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Ravelry Crochet Patterns;
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Ravelry Free Crochet Patterns;
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I hope you enjoy all the links.
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Wednesday, 22 April 2015

What You Doing Wednesday Week 148

Good Morning Everyone!
I hope your week is going well!

This week has been a strange one.
It's beautiful sunny and hot.
Hubby managed to do a lot of work in the garden,
tidying things up and cleaning the conservatory.
We got the front door, window and side door cleaned.

I'll take some pictures when we have our new furniture in situ.
We bought our conservatory and outdoor furniture over 7 years ago.
It's done us proud but the dog has put his claws through the
covers and it was 2nd hand when we bought it.

I've finished one side of my bag and have already made
a start on the 2nd side.
Sorry I only have a picture of the 1st side
I will take some more for next week.

If non off this makes no sense blame
hubby and number one son.
Whilst I am trying to type (whilst tired)
they are being noisy, play fighting
and being generally naughty.

I've finished my Saarong so I'll
be showing it to you on Friday.

I'm also looking at designing a new hat.
I'm putting an ideas board together and then
it's decision time.
My ideas are coming together.
I've got a few designs I want to make
so I might have a few coming up.

I'm going to spend some time typing up the patterns
and I'll get them released soon.

I am reading a book about Henry VIII
at the moment.
My son is learning about the tudors at school at
the moment.
I realised about how much I know and don't know
so decided to read a bit more.
I'll tell you more about it once I've read a bit more.

Now it's your turn to share what you are doing.
It doesn't have to be crochet, anything you are making
is perfect.
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of other people that are sharing their work 
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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

I have a very special son!!

I had to write about this because
I didn't want to ever forget it!

This evening my son went up a level
in his reading at school.
For someone who is dyslexic
this is a major achievement.

Anyway as his first book he chose a book
about Egypt.
He loved learning about ancient Egypt at school.
He has discussed all the topics before.

Anyway we got to the 2nd page about death
and mummies and everything falls apart.

He was worried that we embalm our bodies.
I of course said no we either get buried
or cremated.
He asked what cremation was and I explained
that you are turned into dust which you can
either spread or bury.
He said this was horrible.
I explained that your soul has already left your body
when you die.
He asked if we then go to heaven which I said
yes if you are a good person.

Then he burst into tears!!
He said he didn't want to die.
I told him not to worry, look at GG
(great granny) she is 93 and still alive.
He said yes but I'm a boy and my Great Grandad
died years ago.
I explained that he was a smoker so he died younger.
He then said but once GG dies, then Granny & Grandad die,
then you and daddy die.
I'll be left on my own.

What can you say to make it better?
It's the thing I hate about him being an only child.
He has cousins but he only really sees one of them.

He then got upset saying he would miss all his toys.
I explained in heaven you could have anything you wished for.
He then said he would wish to meet God.

He has such a good heart!!!

He is upset about us changing the furniture.
He doesn't like change.
I wish everything could always stay the same for him
but it won't.
As he grows up he is going to face a lot of things.

He thinks about some really deep things.
He split up from his girlfriend when he was six.
They had been together for over a year.
He had thought about it and decided he didn't
want to get married.
He decided it wasn't fair on her to stay with her
when he wouldn't marry her.
He made the decision to split up with her.
He told her he had met someone else.
When she asked who he said he didn't know her
because she went to another school.

He has since said he isn't going to have children
as they cost too much.

No matter how many times I explain that he is only
8 and doesn't need to think about these things
he says that he can't stop as they are big decisions.

He often acts sooo young and then this other
person comes out. 

I know it comes from me as I used to be the same.
Doesn't make it any easier!
At least I can give him a hug and make things a little better.


Monday, 20 April 2015

Twenty to Make ~ Mini Cross Stitch ~ Book Review

by Michael Powell

ISBN: 9781844486571
Publisher: Search Press
Publication Date: 09 April 2013
RRP:  £4.99

Available direct from Search Press


The "Twenty to Make" range
is a range of books that offers
fantastic value for money.

Each of the designs by accompanied by a full-colour chart, key and general instructions.

They bring together a varied collection each
with Michael's unique and popular look.

Each of them has a different theme
and are quick and easy to make.

Each of Michael's unique, quirky contemporary designs measures approximately 3½ x 3½in (9 x 9cm), 
though the designs come in a variety of formats 
and include tall, narrow designs as well as borders. 
All the designs can be worked on 14-count Aida or evenweave fabric. 

They would be fantastic for bookmarks,
cards or a group of small pictures.

Each of the designs are easy to follow
and the instructions help you to get the 
required look.

It's a really enjoyable book
with beautiful designs for you to create.
There's a broad range of subjects to choose from, 
including country cottages, flowers, hearts, 
and festive Christmas trees, so whatever the occasion, there is bound to be a design that suits it perfectly.

I received the book to review. 
However all opinions expressed are my own.
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No monies were exchanged.