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Sunday, 20 July 2014

A 'giggle' of girls!

Another dolly to join the gang. This one has pink and red streaks in her hair, would that I could be brave enough to do that!
I love her spotty tights and red high heels. She is clutching her two pooches, which are half hidden by her furry scarf.

Here is the 'giggle' of girls so far. All sitting comfortably and having a good ole gossip, swapping recipes and how to train your pets!
Two more to go. Think I need a bigger dresser but unfortunately no space!


I saw some nice socks in a shop and had to get them to turn them into......sock monkeys!! haha
Little cutie covered in hedgehogs. He has his hat and jumper already for winter!

This one is cuddling up to his little baby sister....aww sweet.

Friends Forever.

  These two are for sale if interested just email me. (not for children tho)

Archie has some of his mates around. Good way to socialize the puppies. They all get on so well together. Lots of treats were involved in getting them to pose for this photo!

This weeks linky parties are: 
thediydreamer.your-fun-creations                                                                                               
                                        

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Little Hippychic girlie

Hello again chummies. The make for this week is a Hippychic dolly, as you can see she has a lap full of pets. Nikki the doggie and Tiger and Smokey the kitty cats.
Do you like her stripey tights and red shoes. They match her tartan skirt. She has a posh necklace and matching bracelet which jingle when she walks.


Hasn't she got a sweet smile and bonny rosy cheeks. I don't think she can squish any more cats and dogs onto her lap but I bet she will have a jolly good try!
Silly me, I made one foot a tad bigger than the other and didn't notice till all sewn up and painted!! Still she doesn't mind, so I don't either :0D

I'm in the process of making a little group of girlies which is progressing slowly, they are in various stages of dress. Is a group of girls called a 'giggle of girlies'? I think so!

These are there legs. Spotty tights and high heels, must get me some!


Wee Logan is chewing what he thought was a yummy pink marshmallow!

.....and hitching a ride in the apron

I can't believe the puppies are 6 weeks old this week. They are such characters and wont stay in their box, but like to follow you about.

This weeks linky parties are;
http://handmadeharbour.blogspot.co.uk/
the-chicken-chick.com
thededicatedhouse
thediydreamer.
ivy and elephants
craftsalamode.what-to-do-weekends




Sunday, 22 June 2014

Wooden House


Hello chums. This week instead of making fabric houses I made a wooden house! Having a trot around f.book there are some great driftwood houses....well mine is made from scavanged bits from the wood shed that Head Honcho has lovingly cut up for the fire.

Here it is sitting on top of a piece of heavy gate post. HH said the trees look like lollipops so it's now named Lollipop Lane! The rusty 'chimneys' are a couple of rusty nails garnered when cleaning out the fire.  The trousers and towels are blowing in the breeze and the sailing boat is already for a trip around the bay.

I am working on some new dolls at the moment so will put photos up next time.


Now for doggie overload......those of puppy nervousness turn away now!
Here is Archie talking to Jazz (his best mate) on the wonders of being a father. Jazz has no idea what he is talking about but wants to support his chum. (daughters dog.



                   Family Portrait.


                                                          Handsome Logan now 4 weeks.

                                          Little Lucy Locket. She looks like a mini Doberman!

                               Me and my girl. Lucy has her daddies looks when he was a pup.
I think the puppies are going to get tongue rash with all the licking Nikki does and now Archie has joined in haha. Got a lot more photos of the cute family but I could see some of you were nodding off (just kidding!)

This is my cactus which has flowered for the first time in about 10 years.
The original mum has been buried by the children! They are a vivid orange, my kind of colour!

This weeks linky parties are;
Sorry but the linky will not work but here they are;

Chicken Chick
Handmade Harbour
http://thediydreamer.com/from-dream-to-reality/share-your-creations-123/

http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.co.uk

http://lavendergardencottage.blogspot.co.uk

craftsalamode.com












Saturday, 7 June 2014

Happy House Sampler.

This last couple of weeks I've mostly been hand embroidering a 'quirky 'house' sampler for a lady who has just moved into her new cottage.


                                                         A closer look.
                                                    Lots of fresh eggs with the cheerful chickens!

                                                       A windy day.            The veg plot is doing well.

                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Always rains when you put the washing out. lol                                                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Happy Houses  and apple trees.                                                                                      

Sunny everyday in my world! Hope you like it.

In other news, Archie is the proud father of twins, a little girl called Little Lucy Locket (who at the mo looks just like her dad) and a little boy who is Logan (but hopefully that name will be changed as I think it's more suited to a bigger dog!) and he seems to be taken after his mum Nikki. They opened their eyes for the first time today.

Proud parents.
Little Boy


Little Girl

                         Lucy is quite a fat little dumpling, once she's up and running she will be a mean, lean running machine like her dad!

This weeks linkys are:    
handmadeharbour.blogspot     
.the-chicken-chick 
ivyandelephants.blogspot.co.uk/
www.finecraftguild.com/this-green-card-is-a-winner/
lavendergardencottage.blogspot.co.uk   
lambertslately.com     
.thededicatedhouse.anything-blue-friday                                                                                         

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Hello Chummies everywhere. Today I will be dancing around in a posh dress and pink ballet shoes doing the housework!
Haha of course not.....who wants to do housework when there are more exciting things going on, such as.....
walking on the beach and collecting driftwood to make into Moby Dick!


and a little boat to sail away to sunny places, where the sea is blue and the beaches are full of shells, and the wine is chilled!


No, you're eyes aren't deceiving you, there are wheels on the boat. It's stabilisers for trainee sailors! haha

and here is my beach buddy Archie. He is smirking at me, wondering how far he will get if he grabs the boat and starts chewing it!!

On to this weeks linky parties....
handmadeharbour.blogspot
the-chicken-chick.com
/thediydreamer
finecraftguild.
ivyandelephants.blogspot
lavendergardencottage.blogspot.
lambertslatelely
.craftsalamode.com

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Painting on wood folkart style

This week I have been rescuing bits of wood that have a painted background and crying out for some little houses to be painted on top. I imagine they are from an old fence or similair. The first ones had a lovely green background and so made a good start to these two folkart type pictures. Joined up they make one long scene.


Not only that, but this' house in the woods' and  'house on a cliff' also match!


                                                         Close up


This one had lovely pink paint on it.....my type of fencing!  It is now a key/lead hanger!

                                                Closer look.
                                              That's my little cottage with the shed attached.

It was nice to get some paints out again. Sadly they have been put back into the cupboard until I get the 'urge' again! I have got a project in mind, but that is a sewing one and too soon to show and tell.....well it's still in my head!

This week Archie has found out that he is possibly going to be a father. So he realises it's time to stop lying around and get a proper job! lol



So he pulled himself together and helped his beloved Nikki to spring clean Daisy the caravan ready for the summer months.
                                                   
Hi de Hi everyone! Archie will you stop slobbing on the glass I've just spent hours cleaning it....oh go and make a cup of tea....men!!

This weeks linky parties:
handmadeharbour.blogspot.co.uk/
the-chicken-chick.
thededicatedhouse.
thediydreamer.
lavendergardencottage
/ivyandelephants.blogspot.
finecraftguild.
lambertslately.com

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Shell Mermaid Spoons

Hello folks. Seems awhile since I last posted, once again time has zipped past, but I'm here now!

Starting to weed the garden and plant stuff in the polytunnel. Much to our amazement the kiwi fruit is flourishing,  and actually has lots of buds on.  When we planted it we didn't know that it was a climber as I assumed it was more of a bush. The grape vine, which I thought had died, is now sprouting lots of leaves. Gardening is so full of suprises, isn't it? Soon it will be veggie planting outside, but until then we still have room for more seeds to go into the p.tunnel. One of the seeds we bought and not tried before are Rainbow Beetroot, you can eat them raw when they are small and all of its edible. Worth a go, eh.

These past few weeks I have been making my 'Mermaid Spoons' this one along with a few others, will be going into an art exhibition that we have every year up here.

This one is called  'Bridal Mermaid Spoons', which has lace on the back, something a bit different I think which would make a nice pressie for a bride.
 Unfortunately the photo can't pick up the textures and the lace pattern properly, but it is very pretty in real life.
These are only found in special parts of Scottish Beaches. The actual spot is a closely guarded secret! haha

Hope you like them, they are my own idea so please, don't copy.


Archie, just back from the groomer.....he wont last long looking all smart.....back to his usual scruffy self within an hour!

This weeks linky parties are;
handmadeharbour.blogspot
the-chicken-chick.com
thediydreamer



Sunday, 30 March 2014

A mixture of cross stitch pictures.

Hello everyone. Suffice to say that the crafting front is still at a standstill with very little being made. Although some mermaid spoons are coming along.....slowly. Up in our little corner of Scotland it has, and still is, very cold and overcast and with very little sunshine. So here is a mixture of cross stitch photos taken over the years.
But first of all lets have a cuppa.......cake/biscuit, don't mind if I do!

                                 
                                              Good friends together. My daughters two cats.
   

                                          This jug and bowl is very big and took ages to do. It now hangs in dd dining room.

                                          I stitched this for my little grandson. It wasn't until the backstitching was finished that the picture came together. Such a lovely design, which is by Maria Diaz if anyone is interested.

                                            This little dove and robin design was for a g'daughter with her name/date added in the middle.
                                     


                                       My sister and her hubby had just bought there first caravan so I thought this design was very fitting for them.

OkayDokey, there is more but that's it for this week. I used to enjoy cross stitch, but other crafty things have taken over. I do some every now and then tho. just to keep my hand in. I found that marking out every 10 blocks with a washable pen was invaluable and kept me from making mistakes......well not so many!

Here is Nikki reading the latest copy of Your Dog magazine, just to make sure that I'm uptodate with all things doggie. (this was taken on a beautiful day early March, now long forgotten!) Notice the cocktails for her and Archie haha.

Archie is busy watching Crufts and was delighted that a little dog called Colin came second.

 Now onto this weeks linky parties.

handmadeharbour.blogspot.co.uk
the-chicken-chick.
/thediydreamer
/www.finecraftguild
lavendergardencottage.blogspot.
ivyandelephants.blogspot.
lambertslately.
craftsalamode.com
myfashionforwardblog.com/
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Sunday, 9 March 2014

Focus is on blue!

It's been a blue couple of weeks, colourwise that is! The following makes were made for my daughters new home.

First up is the extra large blue 'stained glass window' cushion.
The sashing is calico and the blue squares are pre-cut cotton.

Close up of the 'doodling' machine stitches.





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Here is is next to a 'normal' sized cushion so you can see it's quite a biggy.


The other crafty make is a blue candle holder. Made from paper clay and beads

                                                      All Lit Up
Daughter liked it so much that she wanted some more....so now she has 3 very Quirky candlestick holders.



Two loveable rogues, Jazz and Archie, plotting up some mischief whilst taking a quick break!

This weeks party links are:
/handmadeharbour.blogspot.
/thededicatedhouse.blogspot
.the-chicken-chick.com
thediydreamer.com/from-dream-to-reality
lavendergardencottage.blogspot.
/ivyandelephants.blogspot.
myfashionforwardblog
thededicatedhouse.