Saturday, 31 May 2008

The invasion of the funcky monkeys ( and some pic's from our little trip away )

Do you remember the little sock monkey that I made a week or so ago. Well he's now got himself some new mate's lol.

There were five of them but one got wisked away before I had chance to take a picture and is now sat proudly in hubbys barber shop lol.
I have had some subtle hints that three more are required so watch this space ...

Our little holiday

We had a little weekend break down in cornwall last weekend with my mum and her partner for my birthday so I thought I'd share a few pic's with you.

This is penvith barns It's the lovely little b+b we stay at in looe. It's not very often that we stay at the same b+b twice but we've stayed here three time's now because she never fails to impress. Waking up to a three course breakfast with freshly baked bread really does make for a good break away.

Whilst we were away we took a trip to the eden project which wasn't really my cup of tea but enjoyable all the same.

And we were also blessed with a sunny afternoon so we could spend a little time playing on the beach...

My little world of crafting ...

And on a crafty note My sewing machine has been working hard and I have managed to make river's new quilt with the fabric I showed you a post or so back. He now also has some beach themed curtains that I made tonight with some fabric I bought at the weekend. It's kinda late now so I'll get some pic's of them tomorrow and post them up for you all to see.

Hope your all having a nice weekend
Speak to you all soon


Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Got lot's to tell you!!!

I know it's only been 4 days since I last posted but I feel like I have so much to tell you so I'm afraid this could be a rather long post lol

Anyway we all got up early on Sunday and it was another lovely day so we decided to got and have a wander round the local car boot sale. It's not something we do very often but I'm glad we went because take a look at what I came home with!!!

Two complete Disney cushion knitting kit's!! The lady only wanted £2 each for them but hubby being hubby he managed to get the 2 kit's for £3!! I don't know when I'm gonna get time to do them but I couldn't not buy them at that price even if they sit in my shed for a couple of years.
Then a little further on I spotted this...

She only wanted 50p it's a bit of an odd L shape but it's a nice size and I'm sure I'll find something to do with it lol

Oh and whilst were on the subject of bargains Hubby and I went into town yesterday and we spotted this...

I spotted him, wanted him then hubby pointed out that it was only £2.50 in the sale so Hubby grabbed him and bought him for me ( thank you hunni)

Sock monkeys
The other day whilst blog hopping I came across a tutorial for making a monkey out of a pair of socks So I thought I'd have a go. I was up till 1 am this morning making him (I'm still a little slow on the sewing machine lol) But I think he was worth it, What do you think?

River's first words this morning were " funky monkey" as he ran away with him neatly tucked under his arm. That was swiftly followed by hubby's comment " I guess you'll be making two more of those then"
" why two" I answered
" Cause I want one too! " he said with a child like grin on his face
So whilst I was in town today I picked up...

...........Some more stripy socks ( Gotta keep the kid's happy haven't we lol)

River's quilt

River's been needing a new quilt for a while now but I just couldn't decide what sort of theme to go for until yesterday whilst I was tidying his bedroom I spotted these.....

It's a Boat themed mobile that hubby made last summer and a cross stitch picture of kipper the dog building a sand castle that I had done for him some time ago. So today Whilst I was in town I popped into the craft store and bought this...

So River's gonna have a beach themed bedroom for the summer ( hope he likes it)

Oh and whilst I was there I spotted this...

I had never seen it before It's 100% wool The basic Idea is that you knit with it then wash it at 60 to produce a nice felt like material. So me being me couldn't resist it and bought three colours to have a play about with.

If anyone has any tips or advice for me about this product I would be very grateful!!!

Anyway I think half of you are probably dying of bordum by now so I'll close for now and I'll speak to you all later.


Friday, 16 May 2008

oooooh I forgot to show you

I forgot to show you what river bought me for my birthday ( with a little bit of help for daddy lol)

I'm not allowed it until my birthday (another 7 whole days) but I can't wait to get my hands on it and give it a go ( I know I'm like a big kid lol )

Thankyou Mr postman

Look what the postman bought today...

A cute little pink parcel and it's all for me.....

Look ain't she just the sweetest thing.... A little babushka doll keyring and some of the cutest little buttons

Sarah from pink petal design has the most amazing blog that has realy inspired me enough to drag out my sewing machine. She also has a few of her lovely handmade items in her etsy shop.

If you wanna take a peep at her blog the web addy is

A short note for Sarah.... If your reading this hunni I just want to say Thank you so much You are so talented and I love her. I promise to take good care of her and to put the buttons to good use.

Well that's it for now

speak to you all soon

Thursday, 15 May 2008

All Done !!!!

It's one of river's favorite phrases at the moment so I thought I'd pinch it lol

I've finally got round to finishing my little challenge so here they are...

....... Four basic square cushions for my patio chairs. The only problem is that now I've finished them the weathers turn back to rain so we've got no cause to use them lol.
So what's next on my new adventure with my sewing machine?? well I haven't got a clue so any suggestions would be gratefully received.

Speak to you all again soon


Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Recycled crayons

Well I hope your all enjoying this glorious weather whilst it's here.
We've been playing in the garden all afternoon with mum.
Just thought I'd pop on for ten minute's before we go out again. we're going to have a look at car tonight down at lyme regis so hubby promised us some fish and chips and a strole along the beach whilst were there yipeee!!

Anyway I had a spare few minute's this morning whilst river was at nursery and before mum arrived so here's what I got up to....

I've seen this done on many blog's whilst I have been blog hopping and it looked so easy to do I just had to give it a try.
So I peeled the paper off the crayons, (with a little help from hubby before he went to work) then I sliced them up into tiny pieces Then hmmmmmmm well they just didn't want to melt!!!!!!
So after about an hour of heating, poking and proding my crayons they finally melted and I managed to produce my thomas the tank engine crayons. They're not perfect but river recognised that it was thomas and that's good enough for me lol

If anyone can give me some advice on this then it would be gratefully recieved!!!

Speak to you all soon


Tuesday, 13 May 2008

ta-da !!!!

well not quite a set of cushions but hey I used my sewing machine didn't I !!!

I used some scraps of denim fabric, dark blue cotton fabric (for the lining) and red felt to make a simple draw string bag for river to take to nursery.

AND .....

One half finished cushion. I still need to close one end and as for the other three well the fabric is cut and pressed and all ready to be run through the machine.
Probably won't be able to do it tomorrow though cause mum's traveling down to visit.

Speak to you all soon


Look what I've got !!!!

Ain't she sweet I spotted her whilst river and I were shopping today and I just had to have her.
ummmmmm I feel a new addiction coming on lol

Oh and I've decided that It's time to brush the cobwebs off my sewing machine and build up my confidence with it so whilst I was out shopping I picked up some nice summery fabric...

.....and a set of four cusion pads...

.... so my mission for tonight is to make a set of four cusions for our new patio table and chairs so watch this space......

Does The phrase "jack of all trade's, master of none" come to mind heheheh

Speak to you all soon

Our trip to farmer palmers

Well we were blessed with some lovely hot weather for our trip to farmer Palmer's at the weekend and river enjoyed himself so much that he wouldn't sit still long enough to eat a picnic, so mike and I ended up sat on a bench at the side of one of the play area's having our food and watching river playing on the tractors.

We did manage to drag him away from the play area's long enough to take a look at some of the animals and I was proud to see that river could name every type of animal he saw yey!!!

All in all I think it was a sucess and I'm sure we'll be visiting again at some point.


Saturday, 10 May 2008

we're going on a picnic !!!

We've decided that we're actually going to do something this weekend. We are going to take river to a place called farmer palmers. we've never been before but it looks great on the website I'm sure river will love it!!!

Anyway we decided that we'd have a picnic whilst we are there
(Cause hubby make's a fantastic picnic) So I thought I'd make a little contribution. What do you think?

I've also got another batch of flapjacks in the oven but they've got another 15 mins to go yet

Gotta go now cause that rather large pile of Ironing is calling me !!!!

Speak to you all soon


Tuesday, 6 May 2008

yummy !!!

Haven't got anything crafty to show you today so I thought I'd show you the yummy flapjacks I made this afternoon. They've got a bit of a rustic look to them but they're still yummy lol

Speak to you all soon


Sunday, 4 May 2008

Handbag charms

I thought that I'd have a play with some beads that I had hidden away in my stash. It's something I don't do very often but here's what I came up with.

The colours haven't come out to well in the photo They are much lighter shades in real life.

I pinched the dog of rivers new Joules wellies for this one (shhhh hehehe)
Again the colours haven't come out too well on the photo, The spots on the dog are pink and green so I followed that colour scheme up through the chain.

Anyway gotta go cause tea's nearly ready

Speak to you all soon