Tuesday, 12 November 2013
I absolutely love, love, LOVE Christmas time, especially when it comes to Christmas crafts. I have quite a few crafty treats on the go at the minute and here is one I've just finished... A Christmas tree garland, I'm hoping to make a few more before I update my Folksy shop. What do you think, would you buy one?
Wednesday, 6 November 2013
I'm taking a break today from some of my bigger projects to have a go at making some mini hanging socks. I think this first one is quite cute so I'm hoping to make some Christmas themed ones to sell on my folksy shop which I'm due to open again soon. What do you think?
Tuesday, 5 November 2013
Friday, 1 November 2013
Very disappointed not one trick or treater yesterday - and yet somehow most of the sweets disappeared - spooky! Me and my mum did manage to take my favourite little man trick or treating were he dressed up as a bat/mouse/witch/pumpkin combo. He did my make up and I did his! We both had a great laugh watching my mum chase after his witches hat down the road - good times!
Thursday, 31 October 2013
Happy Halloween Blog Reading Pals!
What a beautiful day it is here in Liverpool, sun is out, colourful leaves are decorating everywhere and my pumpkins are at the ready...
So excited as I also get to take Little Mister Pj on his first 'Trick or Treating' adventure, complete with his new pumpkin mask and torch...bring on the sweeties!
Tuesday, 27 August 2013
After a month long expedition to Ecuador my little sis is back and it's like she was never away. She had a brilliant time and came home decked out in alpaca wool, coat, hat, socks :)
I was not out of her thoughts proven by my beautiful gifts a lovely handmade scarf and beaded ring.
Monday, 26 August 2013
Friday, 23 August 2013
Hope you all have an exciting Bank Holiday weekend planned, its The Beatles Festival here in Liverpool, live music and a general party atmosphere creates a brilliant time.
So to honour the Fab Four heres one of my favourite quotes by Liverpool's own John Lennon;
Thursday, 22 August 2013
Monday, 19 August 2013
Yeh! I'm very excited my sister is back today from a month long volunteer trip to Ecuador with a company called Camps International. I've missed her so much, even though she's ten years younger than me were very close, she's one of my best friends - I can't wait to see the changes in her, including her tan :)
Sunday, 18 August 2013
Had to wave goodbye today to one of my favourite pieces of art work, to be fair it was my uncles (he also painted it) I was only borrowing it whilst he moved house but I've become quite attached to it. The question is; what to put in the plain space left behind on my wall?
Friday, 16 August 2013
Tuesday, 13 August 2013
Monday, 12 August 2013
My mums been busy making baby cardigans and blankets for friends - it seems like everyone is having babies, was there something in the water late last year? I've finally convinced her to join the Eskdale Gifts brand and start selling her makes on Folky with me. There is not much on there right now as I've just ordered some new packaging and business cards I thought I would wait before adding anymore new items...expect lots of goodies online soon, including mums makes :)
Meanwhile this week I've been working with lots of colours, (bright, bold, primary, I thing I'm addicted to colours, especially when it comes to wool buying) there's a little taster photo below.
Enjoy your week
Friday, 9 August 2013
Here I am spending the morning making another peg bag. I have done this smaller for 2 reasons. 1; I want to make it quicker so that I can work on refining my original pattern. Number 2; is that I have been commissioned to make 3 bigger versions of these peg bags for a friend of my mums and I want to make sure the colours and design meet her specifications. Here is what I've done so far :)
Thursday, 8 August 2013
Tuesday, 6 August 2013
Sunday, 4 August 2013
Thursday, 1 August 2013
So happy today had such a lovely - and busy - day with my little mister Pj now he's back from his holidays. Because I'm feeling so good i have decided to share this picture of us (along with Santè the dog) having a quick rest before we went back to playing football. Hope everyone reading this has had a lovely and fulfilling day like me! Now I'm off to put my feet up and crochet some butterflies :)
I'm very happy today, after nearly a month away I get to see my gorgeous mister Pj, I've missed him so much and I'm all set for a day of painting, playing and for the first time; potty training! Wish me luck :)
Although not quite as cute as my little man these mini penguins are adorable! They must have taken some patience and talent to achieve.
Wednesday, 31 July 2013
One thing I want to introduce here in my blog are positive affirmations, quotes that inspire, bring happiness and new understanding. I love nothing more than introducing these positive phrases into my works, as seen in my embroideries I did a few weeks ago. So here it goes the start of my new weekly 'feel good phrases'...
Tuesday, 30 July 2013
Monday, 29 July 2013
Sunday, 28 July 2013
So it's been a busy few weeks, waving family off on their various holidays, working on the house and minding my mums two tortoise - Silky and Shiloh (and yes there is a slight Brad Pitt obsession that resulted in one of the names). As I'm much more of a fluffy animal lover my mum has already sweetened me up with a beautiful bunch of mixed flowers (below) for me to admire as I clean out the stinky tortoise tank :s
Anyway as of today I'm back on the crafting bandwagon, got my sketch pad and pencils at the ready as I plan out my next projects - happy days :)
Tuesday, 23 July 2013
Monday, 22 July 2013
Friday, 19 July 2013
Wednesday, 17 July 2013
Tuesday, 16 July 2013
Monday, 15 July 2013
Sunday, 14 July 2013
Saturday, 13 July 2013
I've been up early today Pals, 5.30am to be exact. Went down the shop with pup,I was to early to even get the Saturday paper, on the runner for 40 mins, again down the shop for the now stocked news paper and milk. Now I'm sitting out in the sunny garden with a nice cuppa and my faithful kindle for some peace before everyone else starts their day.
Here's a lovely picture of the rising sun I took today. Happy weekend everyone!
Thursday, 11 July 2013
Just had a lovely morning of pampering, its nit often that I treat myself (not including buying crafty bits!) dyed lashes, waxing and nails now am feeling all beautiful and ready to enjoy the sun, that yes is still here!
My tasks today will be attempting to finish some of my projects, half done flower pots, bunnies and blankets, which to do first?
Tuesday, 9 July 2013
Okay I know I've been terrible and completely ignored my self appointed blog writing duties the last few days - but it's so sunny! As I have no holiday booked this year (unlike everyone else it seems) I'm determined to make the most of it. Although I haven't been sitting idle, well not much anyway. Here's a picture of how my newest embroidery is coming along. It's a lovely positive quote from Abraham Lincoln; "whatever you are, be a good one" and I couldn't agree with good ole honest Abe more :)
Sunday, 7 July 2013
A big lot of luck sent to those doing Liverpool's Race for Life today, including my mum, sis and friends. Unfortunately I couldn't join them this year but - fingers crossed - I look forward to joining them next year.
Anyway good luck on this hot day and I hope lots of money has been raised for this great cause!