Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
The pattern is so easy to do and turns out so cute. The dress has elastic to gather the fabric, then is sewn to the crocheted piece. Any bits of fabric can be made up using this idea! If the weather was cooler, you could add a long sleeved top and tights.
At first my gorgeous little Granddaughter didn't want her picture taken, so we got a picture of her back.
But then, she did!
Isn't that soooo like a two year old :)
I still don't have a picture of the red topped one, using the same fabric. It is longer--half way between knees and ankles and has a pretty crocheted flower on the bodice as well as a little red ruffle on the bottom.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
We also have a bear that enjoys the wild berries too. One lady told me he was a resident of the area! This photo was taken last year and maybe we'll get another one when the berries and apples are ready :) There are houses to the left and right of him and lots of buildings on top of the hill.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Nothing special to report today, I'm back from my visit to Vancouver Island which was just too wonderful. I will post some pics when I go over some of them.
However, I'm working on another crochet piece to sew on to a piece of Winnie the Pooh fabric, thereby making a cute little top for my Granddaughter :)
I made a red topped, longer version for a dress, but sent it home with her before I got a photo!
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Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Here I am for tea :) today it is just the Vanilla Nut Cream, a black tea by Stash that I quite like.
I'm using my Mother's tea pot with the cozy she made too :) It seems to taste better when it's done in a teapot--or is that just my imagination? I'm not one for clear cups either--but then today I took this one out.
It's been a busy day going places and doing things. Getting ready for my trip to Vancouver Island!! I won't be home for tea next Tuesday, but I'll try to take some pictures and post by the next weekend.
Here are the two loaves made from my Friendship 'starter' . There are four bags left to start the cycle again. I've given all four away and will collect one from a friend when ready.
I added chopped dates, raisons, craisons, almonds, pecans, sunflower seeds and a small handful of chocolate chips.
I have to say it is very yummy!!
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Monday, July 6, 2009
Starting at the top left and to the best my memory allows:
Bad Girls, as in the movie. I it sprayed with Glimmer Mists, added lace, which is cut in the front and laced up with embroidery silk, to look like a bodice top. Then I tucked a key into the top and put little pearls across the corner (neckline) to complete the look.
The dove piece is sprayed with Glimmer Mist, has a piece of gyproc tape on it that was pressed into the copper ink pad, then I added the leaf design using a brass template and copper embossing paste. The dove is a charm and the brad in the bottom right is hammered to look like a screw.
The little garden angel piece is stamped, clear empossed, then sponged. I crocheted a piece to put at the top that has beads and the little angel charm.
The pink one on the left was stamped, clear embossed and sponged with pink ink. I cut out the ladies, a branch, and a couple of birds from some vintage papers, adhered them to the puzzle then put crackle accents on them. When dry, I put lace over all, then added the beads and pearls.
The 'framed' piece was coloured with alcohol inks then stamped. Again, lace was added along with the corner accents to make a frame for the lady. The pearls 'hold' the lace on her hat. I wove fibres, on one side, through holes punched in the puzzle.
The second piece down on the right side has the faux silk technique, then I stamped a vintage Christmas scene, sponged and did a bit of colouring. The 'snow' accents were added with a white gel pen and three, diamond stars shine in the sky.
The bottom piece is sponged and it has copper embossing paste using the leaf template again. I used clear packing tape to take an image of a lady from a book and adhered it with modgepodge. Some little stones go across the bottom.
The last two pieces are for my puzzle, but the rest are for the ladies I'm swaping with--sure hope you like them :)
Thursday, July 2, 2009
So my breakfast consisted of sauted yam and a couple of eggs thrown in. I added a few spices and herbs--cinnamon included, it's one of my favourite spices right now, gets added to everything!
Makes me want to start some sour dough bread :)
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
This is a lovely tea given to me by my dear friend Diane aka Cameldiva. It has a pleasant, light, flavour. Very nice, wish you were here Diane to share a cuppa :)
Here is my pincushion, but the 'doily' part is not sewn onto the pink satin. I am not pleased with the way the crocheted part is up off the table. So, I'm going to make another cushion or maybe I can just remove some stuffing. I want the tips of the doily to rest on the table.
I tried lilac and pink satin and chose pink because it just seemed to look better for this one. There are little pearls all around on three of the rows, I hope you can see them.
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
A dear friend picked up this little book for me at a garage sale :)
She, who never goes to garage sales, was on holidays and 'just happened' to stop.
"As soon as I saw this" she said, "I thought of you". Isn't that just like a true friend :)
I had to show you the inside and how it is written.
All the little write-ups are by separate authors.
All the pages are framed just like this.
A precious gift that I treasure from my friend.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Below is a picture of the work that I'm going to do after my tea. I have some pots for the back deck that all these things are going into. Two will hang on hangers over the back of one pond. A couple small ones around the ponds and the tomatoes and some flowers in the big pots on the main deck part. Oh, and that would be Cassie, one of my helpers. Don't look too close, I shaved her and it's not perfect!
Below this, is me at the local Nursery/Golf Course having tea with a friend, who kindly took my picture--thanks Susan :) yes, I know, now I need to go change my profile pic!
Susan's blog is on my list to the left, Nice, Not Nice. I hope she joins us for Tuesday Tea.
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Sunday, June 7, 2009
This is the view from the road.
This is how it looks as I'm standing in our driveway, looking the length of the house.
We tore the original railing off the back deck a couple of years ago and quite like it without.
I still have to get more flowers placed around the pond and a couple of big planters on the deck. Maybe we'll put some tomatoes in the big pots along with a couple of herbs and flowers.
The arbor needs replacing, but that'll have to wait a bit.
I actually used the small rototiller on two of the flower gardens. I am in the process of moving some of the flowers around and turning two flower beds into lawn.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Last weekend I went to a garage sale and found these items for six dollars they had a lot of vintage things, some very reasonable and some more expensive. I love the Royal Albert cup/mug and the little dishes I bought to put my tea bag on because I don't always use the pot :)
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Sunday, May 31, 2009
Although my original plan was to use them on cards or in scrapbooking, the little flowers can be put on anything you like. They look especially pretty with silk or netting behind them and a few beads here and there.
I also did some scrunchies on hair elastics.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Anyway, here I am at my desk having tea today. It is quite wet outside and some higher levels even got snow! WUWT, my poor Begonias are wishing they were back at the nursery. At least I get to look at a summer photo of the deck.
The tea today is Stash, Vanilla Nut Creme. I like it straight, but the package says it is like a creamy dessert-like drink if you add milk and a sweetner. My snack is a nut/fruit mix, awesome :) The cup was a gift, right from Scotland!
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
I don't know if this qualifies as a Zentangle, but I found it extremely relaxing. I am now filling in some of the spaces which will define the trees and rocks a bit. I'm going to spend a bit of time on it tomorrow and then post another picture.
Can you see the picture evolving?
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
This is one of my most favourite teas right now. The aroma is wonderful if you like licorice. With most teas, I need a little honey, but not this one :)
I had to have a little goodie with mine today!
I'm reading the Blue Zones right now. I skipped to the chapter that tells where people in America are living longer, healthier lives. That place is Loma Linda--60 miles east of Los Angeles.