created 2014

created 2014

Sunday, 30 June 2013

Into July

Well , we are back from France and more or less back to normal 
Apart from the pile of holiday ironing still to do ,, holiday, what holiday ? 

It seems such a while since we came back , if I had the chance I,d go over there right now and not think about the ironing or work or anything else really

Better put some lotto on , oh I had an email saying they had some important news about my lottery ticket, the last euro millions draw where it was upto 150 million or something stupid like that , had to wait till home time before knowing my fate, guess what £ 2.40 , dream on 

What have I been upto craft wise ? 
Quite a bit but some I can,t share as its a secret

I had a sudden urge to make a biscornu , partly because of my secret and just to say I,ve made one ,
 This is the result 

Quite good for a first attempt , I was warned that they soon start multiplying 
The button isn't sewn on yet it's just there for show
The cross stitch design came from steph over at show and tell , sorry I can't link up but I haven,t figured out how to do that yet on my iPad, any advice gratefully received ,
Steph has designed some amazing cross stitch patterns so if ever you have a urge to make a biscornu or just even to do some cross stitching nip over and visit steph 

Talking about steph , she also has a folksy shop and you can find it here at, steph makes some amazing things , this is my latest purchase 

If you haven,t visited steph before , I recommend that you do now and you will be amazed 

Some more of what I,ve been making 

Just the buttons to add and maybe line it with material,

This , because it was so easy , from Lets Get Crafting Mag
Described as a beach mat , perhaps for a doll

Again these were from the same magazine , I have sent this photo to their Facebook page maybe I will get a mention , wanted to put the large flower in a box frame but the one I bought from The Range is too small  for it , that means I will have to make something else to fit in , oh dear 

And on a last note , photo 

I intend to use this for my surprise , or maybe just be selfish and keep it for myself 

Happy July 

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Home again

Second attempt

We have now been home from France  a week so this is long overdue , 
Instead of thinking about it and procrastinating why not just get on with it ( memo to self)
So without further a due here we are 

The sun finally showed itself and decided to stay ,and what a difference it made to everyone and everywhere 
Can I try some before and after photos .?

Before the sun 

With the sun 

Maybe they don,t look much different but it felt a whole lot brighter 
The next to last photo is of friends and we were taking a last walk on the beach

We also visited the closest town to us , Troyes , again in the rain then with the sun out 

What a difference to the square , it came alive with people sat outside having their lunch , the indoor market was full of wonderfully food , the chocolate stall holder had spent a while in England in skipton , where the yarn dale festival is being held in September , who,s going ?

The French bar , was a delight just off the shopping centre 

All too soon we had to journey home and I was hoping to make the best of the tunnel back
Not as scary as it was coming out , I busied myself taking photos 

Our garden before and after 

My favourite holiday photo

On the craft front , I,ve got a surprise to share with you , all will be revealed soon , 
Meanwhile I had a sudden urge to make a biscornu 
The pattern was from weewitchy , thanks for making it available 
Going to publish this now , so apologies for any typos
My first attempt, I saved then tried to edit , not good 

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Rain in France

Onward to our next destination and the rain

Travelling down on a great sunny day but then the rain came 

What else to do except take some photos 

And what is this strange object in the sky , is it here for good?
Cuteki kawaii