created 2014

created 2014

Sunday, 27 July 2014

July over and out

In my April post , I told how I had won a book giveaway from Tracy over at Petty Witter, and finally , much to my shame here is my review of the book

Although aimed at young adults, this is a brilliant read for all ages , it is an honest , often painful but uplifting tale of two young people who are going through the heartache of suffering from cancer , and they meet on the ward, it would make a brilliant film , I'm thinking along the lines of love storey which was a big hit, Matthew Crow has given the right balance to this novel and all the characters are very well portrayed you feel for them. It's a novel that I want to read again and I highly recommend it.

Now , back to reality and the new member of our family , he has only been with us a month , but our lives have been completely changed.

This is Oscar, a cockerlier , a bundle of mischief , fun and hard work.

The travelling craft box has arrived and left , it was full to the brim of wonderful creations and it was a hard decision knowing what to pick. I wanted everything. In the end I went for 10 items , 3 of them were mine, so I didn't feel too guilty about taking so many , these are my picks

Embroidered face cloth from cucki , knitted kokeshi doll and cat brooch from lori, crocheted garland and brooch from steph s , yeti ami from steph o ,crocheted bracelet from Kerry,

Steph s from show and tell also included a free piggy for us to take ,

And these are my makes , what I replaced them with

Scaredy cat mat


House key ring, crocheted hat pin cushion

Set of four cotton coasters, very enjoyable to do

Embroidered felt pomanders, it's the first time I've made these and really enjoyed the sewing.

Faceless cat, I'm hopeless at faces so left it blank

Crocheted retractable tape measure , made a few of these , all different , fun to do

Crocheted cup cake

Crochet hook roll holder , or really versatile for anything , just roll up and go

Loved making this mini owl cushion

It's good I had made a lot in advance , otherwise I would have had to use my full 3 weeks quota to replace my picks , because Oscar is ocupying a lot of my time.

Maybe if I start now, by the time the box comes back to me next year , I'll be prepared ,

Oh, I forgot to mention I also included a couple of freebies for Kerry's two children ,

Ok ok Oscar I'm coming



  1. Oscar is so adorable!! love him ^_^ Nice book review. Lovely picks from the box and fabulous makes! XoX

  2. So glad you enjoyed the book. Oscar is adorable and looks like he is already a well loved member of the family. Great crafts, your owl pillow is especially cute.

  3. I am just catching up with your blog Joan. I take it Oscar stole August? Puppies do not fool me! I love them all and they are adorable but they can be harder work than a baby! One of the bonuses of having a rescue dog. I do wish I saw mine when she was a pup though. Oscar looks worth it. I am very impressed with all your makes for the craft box too. Very Nifty. If I had an Oscar, I would call him Scamp! Just sayin ;) xx


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