Monday, 5 December 2016

Easy Knitted red Slippers


There are lots of patterns for knitted Slippers online
These were easy to knit while watching TV
I found the pattern on Bevs Country Cottage Blog
Thank you Bev

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Easy Peasy Tissue box Loom Scarf


I have just made a Scarf using just my fingers and a Loom made out of a tissue Box !
The instructions are on Youtube
I recommend this method as it was so quick and easy

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Furry Toys I made for my little Sister


I made these furry toys for my little Sister many years ago
 I wish I still had the patterns to make them again

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Trexxie the Turtle my first attempt at English Paper Piecing Patchwork


Named Trexxie because he is made from Triangles and Hexagons
This is my first attempt at English Paper Piecing Patchwork
He is too big to be a Pincushion and too small to be a Cushion
 I found the pattern for him on the Hobbycraft Blog


My first attempt at making Soda Bread. Quick and easy to make
This recipe contains oats. I found it on the BBC Website
I must turn my Computer off now as Hubby said T hinting that he wants a cup of tea !

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

English Paper Piecing Patchwork wearing L Plates

I am itching to get stitching some Hexagons for an English Paper Piecing Patchwork Project


First attempt at making a Hexagon with a Protractor. Useless !
Second attempt using a Compass. Oh dear ....no good


Third attempt. Yippee I now know how to make a Hexagon thanks to Youtube. Plastic templates are quite expensive so I will be making my own.
Now I need to find the right fabric...

Monday, 17 October 2016

Playing with Sewing Machine Stitches

I was going to make a Bread Bag but got side tracked playing with my Sewing Machine Stitches.
I only ever use the Straight Stitch and Zigzag
Does anyone use the other Stitches ? 

Friday, 14 October 2016

Busy October Chutney, Beading Painting and Bird Dog

Our Sprocker Spaniel picks up dead Birds and Rabbits, One day he found a Deer Leg ! He won't drop them and carries them home. At home we rang the Door Bell which made him bark dropping it

October has been a VERY busy month. We made a new path 

 Hubby made our new garden gate and I painted it green


In the garden we still have Berries and Runner Beans and Apples. Our Goji Berries are said to be a Superfood but they don't taste super ! They are not very nice at all !


I made some beaded curtain Tie Backs 


Beaded Key Labels.
 More Chutney made in our Slow Cooker using my usual Recipe  
I guess October will continue to be busy ! Only 10 weeks until Christmas !

Thursday, 29 September 2016

My second Hedgehog House


My second Hedgehog House is made with more natural materials


Our Daughter rescued a few Hedgehogs from the road years ago
She put them in our garden so the four we have now are probably their children

Sunday, 25 September 2016

A new Home for our Garden Hedgehogs


It has been a lovely sunny day in Sussex. I made our Hedgehogs a new home
 I have insulated it with woolen Carpet Underlay to keep them warm


It is an old plastic storage box so it will keep them dry
I will put it among our Fruit Bushes and hope they like it

Thursday, 15 September 2016

New dog walking bag using Cath Kidston fabric


With the dark evenings I needed a small shoulder bag for walking my dog. This is just big enough to hold a Torch and a few Poo Bags. 
 It was very easy to make using the pre cut Fabric included in a Cath Kidston book called " Make ! "