Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Monday, 27 February 2012

Fun Fur!

got some new fur samples to consider - what will I make with lovely pink fur?
And worked on a furry face, too ...

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Friday, 24 February 2012

The house where we live ...

Today we explored the street where the thousands, hundreds tens and units live ... While Matty was dressed as a Russian doll - we like Russian dolls!
when the units family gets to be one more than 9, then they have to move house! Matty really got the hang of that fast!
Then I finished my two new sofa cushions!

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Sofa, so good!

One of my Sofas was in the house when we moved in, it was under a slip cover until last year, when i pulled it off and liked the textured stuff that was underneath! But it was a little worn in places ...
So tonight, I made these - but what are they called? I guess my lovely crochet lap blanket is posing as an antimacassar here! These arm are just wide enough for little bottoms to perch, allowing all four of us to look at the same book!

Tuesday, 21 February 2012


yesterday I forgot to blog, but today ... today mummy made pancakes!
Pancakes eagerly awaited, pancakes with amazing shapes! How I love a good non-stick pan!
And my excuse? too much on my plate yesterday, but i did manage a bit of whitewash!
and who's in the bedroom? A jumping, yapping puppy in need of repairs! as well as stripped for a re-vamp!

Friday, 17 February 2012

When life gives you lemons!

for Christmas I got some orange socks from innocent smoothies - but they were to big for me, so I made an orange dog for a plush team swap gift ... I have had to hide him until now!
I was pleased with him so I emailed his pictures to innocent smoothies ...
and they liked him so much, they shared one of his pictures, too!

Thursday, 16 February 2012

recycling ...

Took my old sofa, and have been re-covering some of the cushions. This summer, during the watery part of the Olympics, welcoming Bedouin tents will be popping up all over Weymouth and Portland, and in them will be hand made cushions, and and rugs!

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

two new projects!

a home made cabinet i picked up free-cycling on Monday! I have removed the pegs (for cotton reels) and given it a sanding ...

a spice rack from jigsaws I collected on Saturday, I have filled on the holes, and washed in really well - it was greasy and grimy! I will also hang it with mirror plates ...

both items will also be painted!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Today I made a valentine's card ...

After I got the hang of a new-to-me sewing machine, I stitched a fun card!

Matty admired the stitches on the test fabric, and posed for my camera!

I have a mini tripod to use for low light shots, and Daisy wanted to be photographed too, she had to stop rocking in order to not be a smiling blur in the picture, and you can see the concentration. Rather Victorian don't you think?

Mary gazes up at me, and smiles her ever present gentle smile!

Monday, 13 February 2012

Today I (re)made - my bed!

And this is cute, really. I designed a patchwork duvet cover for a double sized duvet when I was 16, and then finally got around to making it when I was in my early 20s! It doesn't go on my bed much, as its quite 'warm' but now is a very good time for it!

Friday, 10 February 2012

Today I made music ...

with my mandolin, as well as added a new button to my blog after being featured!

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Made food!

Today I made a rather attractive pizza actually!

Once cooked, it was also fabulously fruity!

And we went visiting, too!

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

yarn ...

This lovely lap blanket perfectly reflects the fresh colours I used for my sofa curshions, and was sent to me as a Pay-It-Forward gift ... did you visit my facebook page and enter mine? I am going to give away 5 gifts this week!

Today, I made blind chickens see!

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Sushi platters!

We made sushi platters at pottery, and this is Matty's - the Potter's name is on it too!

Mary had great fun making hers, and adding all the different glazes, using a brush...

Daisy incorporated the edge design demonstrated by the potter!

And as for me, my platter needs to be fired! But why not head over to The Raggy Rat Facebook Page, where i will be hosting a 'Pay It Forward' give-away tomorrow!

Monday, 6 February 2012

Car seat recovering ...

Today I decided that Matty's old seat had the better clips and adjusters, even though the cover was in poor shape, thinning and with small tears!

I took it to pieces, put the straps in water to clean them and washed the seat frame of its grime and sand! Then flatten out the old cover by removing the elastic edge, and use it to make a pattern for a new seat! It looks much to big spread out like this!

and here we have Mary's soft new cover, complete with the 'seatbelt snugglies' she requested!

Saturday, 4 February 2012

working on a secret ...

which I did not want to share with you today, and so here is a bit of a project which is getting closer and closer to being in my hands, as we speak!

It's my dear Crabby, in that lovely stash book we are all waiting for!

Friday, 3 February 2012

Car seats and a little thank you!

After some grunting and talking to myself today, the three seats in my car all match, and I have 2 9m+ car seats to release into the local community via freecycle! Matty and Daisy have moved up to back-and-booster seats and Mary is in Daisy's which I shared the recovering of on my blog, sometime ago!

And this little chicken is another thank you gift - quite fond of chickens these days!

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Cold day!

It was a cold day today, with frozen bird-baths and chicken drinkers ...

but some of us still went outside to do fun things on our bikes that it says not to, in the instructions!

And some of us stayed inside, where it was much warmer ...

there were curved seems and there were ... even wibblier ones!

And then there was a rat named Agent, to go with toffee!