Saturday, June 27, 2009

Friday was productive !

I began Mr Monkey last night and finished him this morning. I then made these owl key ring chains, until school run time.

I finished this very simple (but cozy) scarf yesterday - just left the weaving in until today - now it is done (phew !)

Am now working on a shrug for me !

Chat soon - keep on crafting XXXX

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Fantastic Post Day Yesterday.

I heard the post come through the flap - but did not pay too much attention as it didn't sound as if a parcel came through ... I got up to collect the bills and imagine my excitement when I found my Spring Mini Swap Parcel !!

Isn't this lovely? Fantastic colours and wonderful quilting - I am a very happy recipient! Plus my partner added an extra FQ of my favourite fabric!!
Here is my partner's blog .
I am very happy.
I can not show pics of what I have been working on as it is for swaps I am in !
Have a great day it looks like it will be a sunny day here today - a great day for crafting!
Chat soon XXXX

Friday, June 19, 2009

My First Finished Quilt ...

Ok - I have finished my mini quilt for the spring mini quilt swap, at long last !I hope it is up to scratch. I am a bit nervous to be honest, as I have not competed a quilt ever - have loads of half finished ones but have never quilted anything !! And I have NEVER put on binding either ... I completed it this morning and put it straight into the washing machine ... I hovered over it while it was in the machine.
I hand dyed all the fabic so was soooo worried it would run in the wash... so I took a before picture just in case, then took a picture of it swimming in the machine. The third picture is it out of the washing machine.... the side is not as wobbly as it looks in the pic, it must be the angle. I am drying it as we speak and will pop it in the post tomorrow.
Now I can get back to my quilting homework and other swaps !
Chat soon !
Vanessa XXXX

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Two Yellow Blobs and a pink Crochet bag .....

I went into my garden and see that my lilies are coming ! They will be in flower soon ! Yeah....

I have finished the two presents for the two little girl's parties he is going to this weekend - phew! 2 Bags and two yellow blobs later ....

The first one .... Luke says he / she looks like an owl .... I have brushed the wool to make it fluffy..

Now I have to go and do my spelling homework - I mean help Luke with his homework - chat soon !

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Knitted Scarf and Crocheted Bag ...

Two things I can tick off my to do list - phew !
Off to make a pink crocheted bag now.
Chat tomorrow.

Monday, June 15, 2009

A String of Birds ... and my first mini quilt.

I am not sure if this brings spring to mind - but it has taken me a long time ... it looks a little wrinkled can I iron it ?

My string of birds hanging from a tree in my garden, the birds are crocheted. I sewed buttons on the sides and beads as beaks ...
Not much crafting was done this weekend we were decluttering the house and attic ! Now I have to tidy the house as it looks upside down right now !
Keep chatting - and crafting,
Vanessa xxxx

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

SWAPS I am in !

Sorry I have been so quiet but I have been busy with my swaps ! Not to mention tidying up my house and trying to sort out the attic! Hubby is also home so we are really out of routine !!

Here are some sneaky pics .... Item number one ...still have work to do on this one... Some ......... need to be added and a ............. would make it easier to use !
Project number two.... many parts to this project ! and far from complete. Needs more beads, buttons and sequins! Project number 3 (at least ) I have begun quilting - well I am much further than this now - I have finished the sky and I have done most of the hills !
Now I am going back to crocheting ...... something else for another swap !!! I am very busy !

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Two Knitted Babes and Red Strawberries !

I am not a knitter, so this is what has been taking up ALL my free time ! I knit really slowly. Luke has been invited to two little girls' birthday parties and he really wanted me to knit these dolls ! So I said I would try...

I have a few almost red strawberries in my paddling pool ! Ignore the weeds - I weed now and again ....LOL.


Saturday Sailing at Studland Beach.

We decided to go to the beach on Saturday - thankfully the weather was lovely, warm but not too hot and windy enough for the sailors but not too windy for us folk who sit on the beach !

Luke all ready to go to the beach. Hats and sunglasses needed today ! I made the long shorts last summer - glad he can still fit into them - the Sharks top is a rugby team in South Africa. We were off and out of the house by 8-30 with sailing boat in tow!

Anna-Kate wearing my sun hat - well I bought it for me, but it is too small for me so I gave it to her. The summer dress is from Sew Hip (no.7) great pattern!

We found this very deep hole on arrival at the beach - Luke made it home and played in it for ages! Well when he was not sailing or swimming that is !
Granny checking her mobile phone - for messages ! I do think she received quite a few, organising her outing on Sunday.

As soon as we arrived on the beach Anna-Kate went for a swim. We had to dig out her swimming goggles so she could explore the ocean - I think she saw a grand total of one fish and a crab! But she loved swimming in the sea which is fantastic.

Off for the first swim of the day!

Granny and Luke watching Greg and Grandpa launch the boat, they went out first to see what the wind was up to before taking the children out.

Off they go!
Anna-Kate went for a swim while she was waiting for her first sail. Here she is bobbing in the sea in her life jacket - she was only waist deep!

Anna-Kate and Luke having a swim ... what do they see?

Dad coming to join them ! Yeah, what fun.

Luke after the swim feeling the cold!

On the last sail I think ... Grandpa, Luke and Greg.

Journey home .... they do love each other sometimes !!!!
Will post now with some craft work !
I Took The Handmade Pledge!