Archive for October, 2007


October 31st, 2007 | Family | No Comments

The boys have been invited to their very first Halloween party tonight and are completely giddy with excitement already. I think they may explode when they realise what ‘trick or treating’ is! Happy Halloween.  

Bird Cushions

October 30th, 2007 | Sewing | 8 Comments

                I have finally finished my homing pigeon cushion. Of course, you didn’t know I was even making it, but I have been for the last 5 months! I started it after watching ‘Valiant’ with the boys and learning about the Dickens medal which was awarded to the homing pigeons for their bravery […]


October 26th, 2007 | Other | 3 Comments

First of all, a very big thankyou to everyone who left a comment about my Mums’ quilt- she is so chuffed and can’t believe so many people like it! Mum has just experienced for herself our wonderful community and the self esteem and confidence raising power your kind words have. Thankyou. And now, I must thank Tif at Dottie Angel […]

Us by Joe

October 24th, 2007 | Family, Stitcheries | 12 Comments

Joe loves drawing, and the other day he drew the whole family, including the dog. He also talks non stop, so naturally while he was drawing he was talking.    If you ever wondered what I look like, here I am as seen by Joe:   I have red lips but you can’t see my eyes because […]

Mum’s Quilt

October 21st, 2007 | Patchwork and quilting | 17 Comments

If I know my Mum she won’t be too happy about me showing this to you- she’s a bit shy! But, this won’t be the first (or last) time I’ve been in trouble, so never mind… It’s really fresh and pretty isn’t it? Mum if anything, is even worse than me at relaxing. We just cannot […]

Mrs Eliot

October 18th, 2007 | Drawing and Painting, Home | 6 Comments

                I’ve been very lucky lately. Francesca (Mrs Eliot Books) kindly agreed to do a little swap with me. She chose a cushion from my shop and I chose these fantastic prints from hers! The first print is called ‘Milk’ and will probably end up in my kitchen. […]

Henry’s scarf

October 16th, 2007 | Crochet and Knitting | 4 Comments

Henry was a very willing (but unfortunately not a still) model for his new scarf. Hence the photo… it’s atmospheric, not out of focus, okay? What can I say about a stripey scarf? I like to knit scarves on slightly bigger needles than the yarn would normally need, as I feel they drape better. I also knitted the odd […]


October 14th, 2007 | Family | 4 Comments

This morning Joe wanted to use the ‘Spiderman’ cake kit that Henry had given him for his birthday. He also wanted a “cloth, blanket thingy” on the table and my cake stand. So, I gave him free rein and tried to be helpful and calm (is it just me or is baking with small children slightly stresssful?) and this […]

Joy in the Mundane #2

October 11th, 2007 | Crochet and Knitting, Home | 14 Comments

                                  I have turned my attention to the washing up. I now have eco-friendly washing up liquid, a wooden brush and a hand knitted dishcloth! Cream cotton moss stitch with a couple of red stripes. That is however, a ‘stunt’ sink. […]

My First Quilt

October 9th, 2007 | Patchwork and quilting | 7 Comments

              Actually, this is still the only full size bed quilt I have made. It was made using any scrap of fabric I could find, including a tea towel and my Aunt Norahs’ old bedroom curtains! I pieced each block in the traditional way (over papers) which Tony cut out of cereal boxes for […]