Alice and Hamish all dressed up for trick or treating don't they look sweet I just had to share it with you Happy halloween!
And we carved a pumpkin with DH.
Oooh and I've finished Hamish's chunky cross stitch cushion for christmas and I took a picture of the back too so you can have a good look at the over all effect.So all in all today I'm feeling rather pleased with myself.
Firstly can I say sorry to everyone who follows my blog and was expecting me to announce a craft book giveaway this week I promise I shall be announcing one this monday.Life has been a little hectic this week the children on half term and to be quite honest I've been having a little bit of an off week where I just seem to have lost my bounce and bubble,I'm sure you know what I mean when I say those day's where you just don't feel like doing much of anything!But hay-ho I'm back now and boy have I been busy in the last 2 days!
Firstly last night as promised I took Alice to her halloween school disco!
Then this morning I got up and decided to bake some bread with Alice and Hamish!
And what a lovely bright and breezy autumn day it turned out to be here on the Lincolnshire fens.
Picture's of my neighbours lovely cherry blossom tree that hangs over our fence,such gorgeous colours and very pretty in full blossom too!She say's it looks far better from our side of the fence.
And finally the last of DH's beautiful dahlia's still blooming well for this time of year.
Look at the delicious fabric goodies that came in the post today all the way from america,I've been stalking the poor postman all week!I haven't waited at all patiently.And I can say I was really delighted this morning when this bundle of lovely fabrics landed on my door mat and looked as good in the flesh as they did online!
And look how beautifully wrapped they are with a lovely sweet stripe fabric bow almost good enough to eat!And too pretty to open!
And tomorrow when I have a little more time I shall annouce my next craft book giveaway,I'm a little behind this week!
It's friday already and that time again to announce the winner of my craft book giveaway for this week . . . . . . . . . and without further a do it's Marcia hope I've spelt that right?If you could drop me a line and let me have your address.
And please all of check back monday for my next giveaway!
1st all of we'll start with this lovely bit of crochet eye candy.As you may or may not know I took up crochet about a year ago and I absolutely love crocheting flowers they're soo quick and simple and are just fab for decorating all sorts of things,but normally I give them away to my mum for her to decorate her winter woollies with.But today after browsing one of my favourite blogs I decided to make something for myself this absolutely scrummy,yummy crochet corsage to brighten up those otherwise dull winter day's.If you too like crochet eye candy then I urge you to visit Attic24 and the very talented Lucy and see all of her deliciously tastey crochet eye candy it really will make your mouth water!
Now onto the craft book giveaway!This week I will be giving away this lovely book titled How to make felt by Ann Belgrave,it's full of great projects on how to make hats,bags,rugs,masks,wall hangings and much more!So if you've ever fancied trying felt making then please enter my giveaway it's open to international entries and you have 3 chances to win.And HERE is how . . . . . . . .for 1 entry leave a comment,for 2 entries become a follower and leave a comment if your already a follower then leave a comment saying so, and for your 3rd and final entry blog about it and link back to my blog and leave a comment saying so.GOOD LUCK!
What did I get up to?Well I fully intend to make some christmas presents this year for the kids,so last night FNSI I spent it doing a chunky cross stitch cushion kit for Hamish and I must say I am quite pleased with my progress and then when I'd had enough of that I made a start on my first ever attempt at crochet square with a pattern from a fellow blogger in NZ,thank you Catherine hope you have a nice birthday.
I've decided a bit last mintue to sign up for the friday night sew in,what will you be doing tonight?If your at a loose end tonight and looking for some sewing support then why not follow the link and go over to heidi's and sign up for the friday nght sew in!http://handmadebyheidi.blogspot.com/
Week 4 of my craft book giveaway,thank you to everyone who has entered as usual the winner was picked at random by my lovely assistant Hamish!And now to announce the winner . . . . . . . . . and the winner IS Ellu,if you could please get in touch with your address.Thank you!
Please check back on monday for my next craft book giveaway!
Sorry for the delay in posting this weeks craft book giveaway,I don't know what happened to monday?Oh well better late than never!
Now on to what book I'm giving away this week,title The hip handbag book,25 easy to make totes,purses and bags by Sherri Haab.
And how you can get your hands on this book,well if this is the 1st time you've dropped by,you have 3 chances to win 1st chance leave a comment,2nd chance become a follower and leave a comment to let me know and 3rd chance blog about my giveaway linking back to my blog,it's as easy as that and normally check back every monday to see what craft book I wil be giving away next.This weeks winner will be announced this friday after 12 noon uk time.This is open to international entries.
What a glorius day we've had today on the Lincolnshire fen's,quite warm and sunny for the time of year maybe the last snatch of summer before the weather turns bitterly cold and we have to drag out the winter woolies!
I feel quite up-beat today,perhaps because of the nice weather or perhaps because I feel like I've been quite productive I've managed to make a start on some crochet squares for a throw and I've been crocheting flowers no picture's as yet but watch this space!
So I'll put some picture's of DH's beautiful dahlia's on here before they die off for the winter.Maybe the other reason for my mood is that DH got up this morning for the 3rd time this week with his baking head on and made a really tasty victoria sponge cake,very nice with a cup of tea!Mmm!
And I thought I'd show you a picture of that lovely cake just to tease you a little!So all in all I've had a good weekend,how was your's?
This week I finished knitting a snake for Hamish for christmas.He is now safely tucked away in the wadrobe for christmas!
Hamish is snakey mad and seeing as a stuffed toy snake is not easy to come by I thought hey I can make one of those how hard can it be?
And the answer is not too difficult the only problem I encountered was trying to keep it hidden from little eye's whilst I was trying to make him.
I'm not quite sure what to do now that snakey is finished I feel a little lost.My next project I think is also with christmas in mind and Hamish I'm going to start a newton's law chunky cross stitch kit cushion that I got from my local craft group on wednesday.
Sorry for the late annoucement but it's just been such a hectic day in one way or another can I just say thank you all for being soo patient and thanks to my new followers and to anyone who just dropped by and left a comment.But before I announce the winner I'm just dying to share with you a little exciting news about my little girl Alice who today has made her mummy soo proud for being awarded Star of the week at school,for being caring,thoughtful and helpful to a fellow pupil with learning difficulties,WELL DONE Alice!!
And now onto this weeks winner my random entry selector Hamish is now fighting fit again after a chest infection AND the WINNER IS . . . . . . . . Michelle from Michelle's patch.Congratulation's Michelle if you could get in touch please with your address.
Please check back on monday when I will be announcing my next book giveaway!
As promised I am announcing another one of my books to be given away,the rules are the same for those of you who may be dropping by for the 1st time it's simple.For one entry leave a comment,for two entries blog about it and link back to my blog and for a third entry become a follower.
This week the craft book I am giving away is a hardback book about art nouveau cross stitch,decorative designs from the turn of the century.Designs such as Tiffany,De morgan,Crane,Klimt,Mackintosh,Voysey and Mucha.If you want to look it up on the internet the title is Art Nouveau cross stitch by Barbara Hammet.
The book is packed with over 80 cross stitch designs including cushions,pictures,a rug and a mirror frame.
Today was Alice's 5th birthday and yesterday DH got his baking head on and made her a Homer Simpson birthday cake as she is a huge fan of the Simpson's.And lovely cup cakes that I decorated with chocolate and smarties.And then DH went on to make me a lovely chocolate and digestive gooey cherry cake Mmmm!
We've had a lovely day with lots of visitor's,music and lovely food and now Hamish is fast asleep and the birthday girl isn't far behind!
Using my trusty random entry selector (Hamish) who I might add is a little under the weather at the moment with a chest infection.
We can announce that the winner is Catherine from the sewing attic blog!If you could let me have your address please.
Thanks to all who have entered and who are now followers please check back on monday when I will be announcing what craft book I shall be giving away for that week.