Sunday 30 November 2014

Lots of little houses

Hello folks, the time is marching along pretty quickly and tho it's been very mild I do wonder if we will have any snow this winter. We only got a light dusting last January not enough to make a snowball with let alone a snowman!

This little 'quirky' house picture was made for a family member so I hope they like it.

Also this week I've been fiddling about with some different sort of houses. This one is a winter scene..

Do you like the red heart hanging on the branch? The occupants hung it there when they moved in. haha There is smoke coming out of the chimney so somebody is in, lets go and have a cuppa with a slice of cake while we warm our tootsies by the fire.
                                                           Side view.

'Posh' girl is sitting next to it so you can see the size of the house. Lots of snow on the roof and on the 'trees'. 'Posh' is feeling quite chilly sitting there with her fancy ball dress on!

Here are a few more houses sitting in the shelves while I await inspiration. The box  (or little drawer) is one of 5 that Head Honcho found in the shed. I just added a couple of shelves, handy eh, just right for little houses.

Archie is taking a keen interest in gardening and likes this 'blue' orchid very much although he is wondering why it doesn't smell. The two buds on the end that have now come out are a pale shade of blue with a pink strip centre.
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Saturday 15 November 2014

Quirky House Sampler finished

Hello folks. Here is the finished 'quirky' house sampler. I decided it looked better as a sampler than a cushion, what do you think? It measures appox 17"x17".
                                                        Photo is a tad darker than in real life.

                                                      Come and take a stroll around the village and have a closer look at these cheerful houses...
                                            Notice the apples on the tree and quilt flapping on the line. Little kitty cat peeking out the window and flowers brightening up the window.

                                          I need.... the top room in the blue house, would make an excellent work room!

                                            Good TV reception with those aerials!

                                          Plenty of eggs available in this village.

                                          The sun is peeking through so looks like it's going to be a bright day.

                                                      .....and it certainly is.

                                               and back to the begining. Hope you enjoyed the tour.

I am getting on very well with the multi coloured blanket and nearly finished the second strip, so maybe it might be in time for this winter and not the next one! Anyway Archie has his beady eyes on it for a possible snuggle blanket for himself.....I think not! There are a couple of unfinished projects littered around the house that need to be finished if I can find that elusive craft mojo!!

Logan (who belongs to daughter) is getting just to cute, now 5 months old. (Those black eyes) I think if he wasn't he'd be in the dog house before now! Archie (he's dad) likes to rough and tumble with him and teaches him how to bury a bone and other doggy behaviour.
Don't bark at the postman, give him a smile then he just might give you a biscuit. Haha.

Until next time keep on crafting.

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Sunday 2 November 2014

Stripey blanket

Even tho it is very mild at present, we've been told by the media that we are going to have a hard winter and so when all my wool fell out the craft cupboard yet again thought maybe a good way to de-stash was to make a warm winter stripey blanket. The colours are not in any particular order, just what comes out of the bag first!
I chose a pattern which was easy, and immediately 4 rows in had done some major errors and had somehow went off on a tangent and did a completely different design!

I don't know if this stitch is out there already in pattern books or not, but I secretly feel it's my own! Doesn't it look a bit lik a crochet stitch, I think so. This is a 4 line repeat and very easy with a lovely texture to it. I can imagine it in other colours or even just one.

                                                      First section completed

I'm doing the stripes sideways, otherwise they will be rather cumbersome to knit. I would like it to be the same size as the green blanket but will keep going until I run out of wool. An update on progress next time.

Working on this as well......
                                                 Hmmm a cushion cover or a sampler?

My Etsy shop has been re-opened for a little while although there isn't a lot in there I did have some sales straight away which was very nice and keeps the motivation going.
This little girlie is one of the items in might notice that she has had a new hairdo!

Archie has found himself a new cushion.....after all what are friends for if you can't make yourself comfy on them!
    They were both sound asleep. Haha
That's it for now,,,see you next time.

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