Friday, 30 October 2009

Happy Halloween

Here is this years attempt at pumpkin carving,i get a bit more adventurous each year! I sliced my finger too , oh how we suffer for our art!!! Have a great weekend everyone x x x x

Sunday, 25 October 2009

A little piece of art

I have been beading for a change . I used to do alot a few years ago, i showed you in the previous post some of my brooches. I came up with this brooch, using different size beads and the odd button, oh and some felt beads i made! I think i shall make some smaller ones this one measures 3.5"x2.5" and took quite some time to make and has hundreds of beads on it, i do rather like it though!

Dragonfly Garden.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009


This is my latest little house, i haven't got a name for it yet!
Whilst looking through my photos i found these of some beaded brooches i made last year. I like beading , although it takes quite a while. The brooches here were all Christmas presents. I thought i would have ago at some more, maybe put them on Folksy. I think i am going to needlefelt the base for the beads and use some brighter colours, make them abit funky!

This one has a little charm frog on it, not sure you can see it. Will have to improve my photography skills for things so small!

I was delaying writing another post cos i so liked looking at that beautiful eye in the previous post, even though i see him every day, hmm how sad is that!!!! Perhaps i'll put him in my sidebar! x x x x
Hope you are all having a good week.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

My Best Friend!

A large and liquid eye...the swirl of dust around pounding hooves...these, then, are the images that move us.
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Saturday, 17 October 2009

St. Ives today...

Its a lovely day here, hope it is for all of you!
Enjoy your weekend x x x

Thursday, 15 October 2009

I'm growing a pineapple!

Haven't told you about my pineapple i don't think have i ? Well i have tried planting the tops before but with no luck, so back in the beginning of the summer i think it was, i thought i would have another go, but this time i dried it out first, then planted it, and look !! The leaves with brown bits on are the old leaves but the new ones are all shooting up the middle. I don't know how far it will go and i think they get very large, but i had to have ago. Anyone else grown one?

One of my favourite times, a quiet cuppa and a look through the latest CL mag!

Heres Alfie, he's needlefelted and ready to go in my shop later along with some new houses, i have been busy. I have been down on hours at work just lately so have been using the time to sew and felt. Although i have a sewing room upstairs i much prefer to sit at the kitchen table and sew, i think i like to be near the kettle and the food!!! I can either listen to music or watch/listen to the tv. I am very happy just to sit and create and the time goes really fast, i can often be still sitting there at 1am in the morning!!!

Middle of the week already, hope you're all having a good one!! x x x

Monday, 12 October 2009


Just for a change from making little houses, i thought over the weekend i would get out the needlefelting stuff. I haven't done any for a while, and i came up with this little rabbit! She's not quite finished, i have to add a bit of detail on her face. For those of you who have never needlefelted , it is alot of fun, i think, but quite time consuming. I made a few bears last year and i think i will have a go at some more, although i shall still be doing my little houses, its just nice to do something a bit different! Hope you have all had a good Monday, the weather here is glorious and is set for the week so they say!!!! catch ya later! x x

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Its a beautiful day!

Lucky me, i received yesterday a beautiful parcel from the lovely Heidi over at snowdrop cottage. Lovely cards and gift tags made by Heidi all wrapped up in a bundle with string and a little shell, put in a pretty little fabric bag and all sprinkled with lovely smelling lavender!!
Can you see the little bits of lavender, i collected most of it up and put it along with the shell in my shell bowl! Thank you Heidi soooo much, i love it!

We had to do a bit of shopping in Penzance today so i took a few pics while i was there seeing as it was such a beautiful day. We wandered around the harbour while eating pasties.

Then we had a quick nip to Longrock Beach, not too many people about.

See the sun sparkling on the sea, i love that!

Have a great weekend all x x x x

Thursday, 8 October 2009


Gerbera my dad bought for me!
I was starving this morning after seeing to the ponies, so scrambled eggs was lovely, i don't normally eat cooked breakfast, but i was so hungry!

Supermarket flowers that i've had for nearly two weeks.

Little boat hanging.

Just a few random pictures today,
I hope you are all having a good week. x x x

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Poppy Cottage

Just a quick post to show you Poppy Cottage i made for Colette at Poppy Cottage!! If you look round the back you can even see Lily , her lovely dog, looking out of the window!! I have some Christmas houses soon to show you and some new hangings.

Hope you all are having a good weekend x x x

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Back to normal

First of all let me introduce you to Casper, new member of the family,happily sharing a field with Harry! Although thats not Harry in the picture, that is caspers brother before he came to us.

Pictured above is just a few goodies i bought at the creative stitch show last week, it was good but i forgot my camera.duh!

Its been a week since i last posted. Its October and St. Ives is pretty much back to normal, yippee! You can walk around town quite comfortably, you can go on the beach and play and run around and walk without tripping over sunburnt bodies, and best of all you can park, well, sort of! I,m not a misery or anything, its just that i,m not one for the sun really so this time is just fine for me!