Thursday, 25 November 2010

Amazing Christmas Tree!

Hello my lovies. Sorry about the lack of blog posts lately, I seem to be in a bit of a fug. I wanted to pop in today to share something that I saw last night on our local news. I am not a knitter but I love many things that are knitted and this is no exception.
The  congregation and community of Saint Johns Church, Meols on the Wirral got together to knit the pieces of this HUGE tree to help raise money for Help For Heroes.

It is fantastic.
Once the tree has been taken down the pieces will be sewn together to make blankets for the homeless so two great causes will be helped by this fab creation. You can go to see it if you are in the area between today and Sunday. For more info clicky here.

I will be back soon with some creativeness of my own. If you are in the UK I hope that you are not snowed in. If you are in the USA I would like to wish you a VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

It Took A While...

A few weeks ago the oh so lovely Loo of jumblesandpompoms passed the Versatile Blogger Award on to me. Thank you so much lovely Loo, I really, truly appreciate it.

I love Loo's blog to bits so it was a great honour that she passed this onto me.

As part of the award I am to tell you 7 things that you don't know about me. Now, being the shy kind of person that I am, I have been pondering this for a while. I hope that I don't bore you all to death, here goes....

I am allergic to excercise, I have been for as long as I can remember and don't like any sports. When I was at school I used to avoid P.E. by constantly having my period. Having said that I am utterly obsessed by Formula 1. I love it and have been a close follower for the past 5 years.

Despite living in Spain for 2 1/2 years I cannot speak Spanish. My husband is Spanish but he will not teach me because it makes him feel awkward. For some reason the words will not stay in my head and I cannot get my mouth around the pronuncation. I would love to be able to speak a foreign language but my brain will not cooperate.   

I learnt to crochet by watching a video on You Tube. I wish that I could find the video as I would love to thank the lady that made it. I had been desperate to learn for a few years but knew nobody that could teach me, the video taught me how to make a granny square and my love of crochet grew from there.

 I think that Chris Martin is the most beautiful man in the world.

I have never watched E.T. I was told that it was really sad and upsetting and that was enough. For that same reason I have also never seen Bambi or Watership Down. I have also never watched Star Wars but have no idea why.

Our house is a bit like noahs ark. No, we don't live on a boat unfortunately but we do tend to come in two's. Two adults, two children, two cats and two dogs. Maude, a.k.a. the little brown dog, was actually born on my stomach. We had got Penny (Mum of Maude) the day before from someone that needed to rehome her due to moving abroad. The woman that we bought her from had told us that she was overweight because she ate too many biscuits and chocolates (not a good thing for dogs). I suspected differenetly but fell in love with her as she is such a lovely, gentle little dog and she's great with the girls. 
The next night she was lay next me on the sofa but wouldn't settle. My husband and I were getting ready to go up to bed when he noticed that I had what he thought was rat on top me! Of course when he announced this I jumped off the sofa, launching the said rat onto the floor and that is when we discovered that she had given birth to Maude.  She then went on to have 3 more gorgeous pups who have all since gone on to great owners.
Maude has never been right after being dropped on her head but we love her and  her mum so much. We couldn't believe that someone could sell a pregnant dog and not tell us but it all worked out well in the end.

I hope that you are still awake. I would now like to pass this award on to the following fabby bloggers....

The lovely and super talented Karen at Contemporary Embroidery.
The sweet and inspiring Jane at Teawagon Tales.
The charming and creative Teje and co. of Nero's Post and Patch.

Thanks again Loo!


Tuesday, 9 November 2010


Hello my dearies. I hope that you are well?

I don't have any thriftiness to share with you this week because I haven't left the house for over a week! I think I may be becoming a hermit or perhaps I am hibernating. I also have no completed crochet as I am still waiting for new wool to arrive so that things can be finished. 

I would however like to share a different project that I have been working on. In our house we have a bit of soft spot for angels, after all that is our surname. We like to believe that the angels take care of those that are no longer with us. It helps us to cope. 

So in honour of my two little angels (ha ha!) I made them some Christmas angels, complete with bobble hats so that they can keep warm as the temperatures drop. 

As you can see one has blonde hair and the other brown, just like my little ones. They haven't seen them yet so I hope they will like them.


Thursday, 4 November 2010

My Creative Space - Things

Hello my lovelies. 

At the minute I have numerous projects on the go. So many things are on my to do list and instead of finishing one and moving onto another I am working on a few at a time. All the while the list is growing and my projects are taking over the house.

In the dining room I am painting furniture.....

In the bedroom and lounge there are bits of crochet projects in various states of completion. Some are nearly finished and others are just begun...

There are things being blocked, things waiting for new yarn so that they can be finished and things that are waiting for a dry day so that they can be photographed. There are also things waiting for drawings to be finished so that they can be put together. 
I do have a studio but it's separate from the house and it's cold out there because there is no heating. So I'm hunkering down in the house surrounded by too many things. 

What's going on in your creative space? Why not share it on Kootoyoo?


Monday, 1 November 2010

How Could I Resist?

Hello my dears. Thank you so much for all of your kind and lovely comments on the Christmas trees. I can say the word now that it's November. Crikey this year has gone fast!

I can only share a few of my thrifty finds this week because the sun will not come out to play and we all know that lack of light makes terrible pics. I found some lovelies this week in charity shops and at the car boot sale. 

I am particularly loving this table cloth, still new in its packaging....

How could I resist those mushrooms?

So sweet.

Also sweet is this little dish with duck on it...

Less sweet but very pretty, I found my second piece of Cartlon Ware!

And my favourite find of the week is this oh so sweet knitted Humpty from the 1950's....

How could I resist him?

For more thrifty delights please see Apron Thrift Girls blog.

Thank you for dropping by.