Friday, 21 October 2016

I've Made Friday Week 203

Good Morning everyone!

I hope your week is going well.
I am going to be sat at Red Monster's assembly
this morning.
They are doing a play about the children evacuated
in the 2nd World War.
He is playing a man who is taking a child into his home.
He only has one line and then a poem to
read with a few of his friends.

Benji has been loving his walks this week.
I've found them a bit difficult as the
fatigue and pain is worse with the weather change.
I do feel better for doing them.
My heart rate has gone down to 79bpm at rest.
I am super happy about this and it's nice
to see the results.

You can't see him in this picture
but he has run to the top of the path
as his friends the dog walkers are there
and they have fantastic treats.
The picture above is the face he gives everyone
to try and get some treats out of them.
It works as well.

I am taking the plunge and having my flu jab today.
I didn't have it last year, as the success rate was low,
but there seems a lot more about this year
so I am going to have it.
As an asthmatic it's better that I have it.

Now onto this weeks makes.

Loads more poppies.
I've still got more to make.

This is my first time embroidering letters
so they aren't brilliant but I don't think
it turned out too bad.
I think I might crochet some small bunting
to go on it.

I made my first Christmas card using
dies and stamps.
I don't think it turned out too bad.
I learnt a lot of lessons
and hopefully they will get better and better.

Sorry about the ugly looking person
modeling the hat.
This is the Jane Frost Hat
from Mamachee.

This is a really fun hat to make and the
pattern is really easy to follow.
I am going to make more of the projects
in this book.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Solar Led Fairy Lights For Indoor/Outdoor Décor ~ DFL

#SolarLights, String Light Bulbs Listed,Led Fairy Lights For Indoor/Outdoor Décor, Wedding Light, Backyard Light,Christmas Decoration Lights, waterproof,Raindrop-Shaped

What a fantastic product!

These lights are such good fun and fantastic quality.

Whether you want to use them to 
decorate over Christmas 
or all year round,
 you will not be disappointed.

You can place the lights inside the house or outside.

They are fantastic for decorating your garden 
and you don't have to worry about wiring them 
upto electronics as they are solar powered.

You get the fittings supplied 
to place the solar panel in your garden. 
Or place the panel near light to charge in the house.

They offer fantastic value for money.


Ours are currently decorating our table 
but I plan to hang them in our conservatory. 

The glass drop shape are so pretty 
and really show off the colour of each of the lights.

You can choose to have them off, 
on as a solid colour 
or as flashing. 
It's just a case of clicking a sealed button on the back.

They are fantastic quality 
and as you don't have to worry about batteries 
or electrical connection, 
you can place them where ever you want to.

Overall I can't find anything negative about this product!

Brilliant value for money and excellent quality. 

I received this product to review.
However all opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were exchanged.

What You Doing Wednesday Week 204

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

Wow what a busy week this week is.

Last Saturday we went down to my mum and dad's
as their tap was leaking.
My brilliant hubby ended up fitting them new taps
so they no longer have a leak.

Sunday I was a bit rough so it was a lazy day
with not a lot happening.

So Benji sat on the window sill looking outside.

Monday I had a bone density scan.
I find out the results in a couple of weeks.
A couple of the medications I am on can
cause thinning of the bones (which I didn't know).

Tuesday Red Monster went for his Kidney scan.
He had a kidney infection a few months ago
and there were blood clots so they decided just
to make sure there wasn't anything more serious.
Luckily it was all fine and everything looked normal.
It was funny because it turns out the nurse lives
round the corner from us.
I have met her a few times when she was walking her dog.

I am making even more poppies.
They are very popular.
I think just about every teacher
in my sons school is wearing them.

I am making the matching hat to
my fingerless gloves.

I am also making a sign for my bedroom.
I can't wait to show it to you finished.

This Friday Red Monster has his last assembly :-(.
Hubby and my mum and dad are coming to watch him.
It's going to be strange not going to all sorts of events.
Once he is at high school their isn't as much
interaction with parents.

Red Monster was in the newspaper.
An author had come to visit his school.

I hope you are having a good week.
Thanks for all your comments.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Piecing Makeover ~ C & T Publishing ~ Book Review

by Patty Murphy

ISBN: 9781617452574
Publisher: C & T Publishing
Publication Date: 17 August 2016

Available direct from Search Press.


Wow this book is packed with everything
you should know that will help you
as a quilter.

The book helps you with some basic techniques
and how to solve common problems.

It gives you what you need to know to build
a foundation of skills that can be applied
to your quilt making.

Even if you feel that you are already
quite good at quilting I am sure 
you will find information and skills
that will help you perfect your techniques.

The pictures are large and clear
so you will easily be able to see what
you should be doing.

This is the kind of book I like to read
through and mark off the things that
are important to me.
Then I will be using it to jog my memory
as I get to each part of making my quilt.

There are so many solutions to different
problems when you are quilting.
You will not believe the amount of information
held within.

Whilst it takes you through different techniques
it also takes you through making different blocks.
It shows you step-by-step how to make each block
and how to make it in different formats.

I love the fact that it even takes you through
how to cut the fabric to create the different blocks
as well as how to sew them together.

As a newbie to quilting this book is fantastic.
So much information that you will use
on every quilt you will make.

Available direct from Search Press.


I received this book to review.
However all opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were exchanged.

Friday, 14 October 2016

I've Made Friday Week 202

Good Morning everyone!

I can't believe it's nearly the end of another week.
The time seems to be flying by so fast!

It's nearly hubbies birthday so we are
planning what to get him.
He thinks he wants a new office chair
but now we need to find the right one.

As I had to rest this week I've finished
quite a bit.


I finished my robin Christmas decoration
to match the Reindeer.
This was a super fun kit from Cross Stitch Crazy.

This is from the free crochet pattern
from Noon Tide Design.

I made a couple of these.
One for the Red Monster and one for me.
I might make a few more for family and
They are so quick to make.

Jenalea Handwarmers from Mamachee.
I really enjoyed making these gloves.
The pattern was so easy to follow
and I think it's so effective!
I would highly recommend it.

Love & Friendship Quilted Pillows ~ Leisure Arts ~ Book Review

by Tricia Cribbs

ISBN: 9781464753961
Publisher: Leisure Arts
Publication Date: October 2016
RRP: £5.99

Available direct from GMC.


Having a friend is something special
so what is better than celebrating this
with something handmade.

The pillows aren't just about friendship,
they are messages about things to celebrate. 

The pillows start off with the message
"Bless You Heart"
The next is the "Friendship"
pillow that has a beautiful message about friendship.
The next is "A Brand New Heart".
"So Beautiful".
"Work of My Hands".
"Bless This House".

Each of the messages are
on beautifully designed pillows
that ties in the design of the message and
the picture that is included.

Each of the projects includes a list
of materials required, step-by-step instructions
& templates. 
There are diagrams to help you to complete the
pillow as well.

At the back of the book there are also
general instructions for the different
techniques used.
This includes how to rotary cut & applique.

There are good pictures & diagrams to
support you with learning the different techniques.

This book is packed full of six
different beautiful and touching pillows.

Available direct from GMC.


I received this book to review.
However all opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were exchanged.