An Almost finish !!

Almost as in I need to find a couple of buttons in my cabin for her cardi and stick her eyes on, her eyes are pins, which I thought would be no good just put then there so she had eyes lol but they work very well and when I squeeze her head you don’t feel them from the back ! So might just glue them in place if I can’t find a suitable replacement !

really enjoyed making her, her hat and cardi are not from patterns just me making it up as I go along, very pleased with those and her cute little scarf



Thought I would have trouble with her hair but no, it was the easiest thing ever to attach, and she stands up on those cute little shoes all by herself, I’m in love!


Think she needs some rosey red cheeks in this weather so maybe a little makeup to sort that out.

now for a name ?!?



So, I have  plans for my garden this year, clearing after the devastation of keeping chickens and ducks for a few years, but with them all gone I can at last have a nice garden with flowers and things that don’t get eaten when A stray chuck gets out and has a good old munch, but as always things change all of a sudden……….we signed up for a allotment, fab I have always wanted one and now we have one, garden still going to happen but we need to get the allotment sorted first, shouldn’t take too long, it’s in pretty good shape…..if you look below the surface lol, no it is really, it has been well loved for many years but sadly its owner died last year and we have taken it on.

some before and after pictures of “lottie” after 6 hours work Saturday and Sunday we can see it all coming together, if it wasn’t for that massive amount of water falling from the skies we would have been a lot further but never mind, really excited to get some planting done when it dries a bit more lol

onions, garlic and potatoes sprouts, cabbages all waiting to go in, lots of seeds have been sewn, leeks, corn on the cob, spring onions .

blackberry bushes , goosegogs, waiting to be planted, already in (we inherited) strawberries, raspberries and rhubarb.

well I said I wanted to spend more time outside in the sunshine and this is a sure way of making that happen, can’t wait for spring to hit properly.

Look at this fab rhubarb going to be good.image

Snow gone…..Spring ?

The snow is melting nicely, can we do Spring now please? I am so eager to get out in the garden.

I haven’t done much in the garden in the last few years, with having the chickens, every time I planted anything they would just eat it, my strawberries, pansies, clamatis, all of it! But we recently lost all our chickens and the boys (two runner ducks) although the I miss having them I’ve decided not to replace them and have a garden for a change. I am so eager to get out there and get started that the BEAST FROM THE EAST has put that on hold, well outside anyway but I can always start inside right! So I have, I have turned the dining room into a green house lol, so much nicer to be potting and sewing seeds in the warm of the house but I am running out of room to sew any more seeds so I need it to warm up to get some back outside!

imageI am waiting for pansies , lobelia and tomatoes to show there faces, but my sweat peas have decided to show themselves yay, love to see things growing, I have a picture in my head of how I want it to look but I’m sure it will be something different lolimage

So…..looking forward to spending time outside in the fresh air and working on my little plan to make it look pretty… this space.



Bbbrrrr it’s cold out there!

In fact it’s cold in here too, can’t wait for this week to be over and Spring to begin so I can get outside in the garden, lots of plans for outside this spring and I want to get on with it, I’ve turned my dining room into a green house so I can get some seeds going while I wait .

so I’m sitting shivering under my newly finished crochet blanket looking at a vase of roses, that will have to keep me going for now.




Being Quietly Productive !!

So what have I been up to?

well I have been making, I have also been making something else (soon to be revealed), doesn’t tell you much really does it lol but it is a secret at the minute as I work on it !!

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 and then I have also been booking into craft fairs, all while my sewing machine has been playing up again, only used it 3 times since it came back from being mended the last time….driving me crazy it is !!!

I have also been looking about for places to stock my goodies, I have recently found a little shop in Nottingham where you can now find some of my fabric goodies with more to follow.

Dotty Design in Chilwell, Nottingham.

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so if your out and about go and have a look and say hi to Chrissie.


Dalby Crafters Weekend

We had a great weekend with the Dalby Crafters, lots of laughter with a little bit of crafting on Saturday then we went out for a meal with those stopping over for the night in the village, we had a lovely meal at the brewery and then went to the newly re opened crown for a drink, fab evening


Then it was back to the hall for more crafting on Sunday …..but all did not go to plan, the first sign of something wrong was the cry from the kitchen….”Lorna there’s water”……… “LORNA THERE’S LOTS OF WATER” I have never seen so much water arrive so quickly, so that put a stop to the crafting as water and electric don’t mix, the power was turned off and the mopping began…… we spent the rest of the afternoon  with no power and no water, those that could craft without sewing  machines carried on sitting by the windows for light lol

i did manage a finish and an almost finish, I finished the Christmas stocking and (with 5 minutes at home) finished the little bag


imageI have to say a memorable but fab weekend, thanks ladies.

A Bit Productive!

After a busy weekend, what with setting up for Dalby Day, Works BBQ then Dalby Day itself, I then had the week off for some me time……..and some time spent in the cabin down the garden, the weather held out with a few showers but still warm enough to have the door open, and have all that fresh air, aaahhhh lovely, and I was quite productive too……..

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plenty of sewing going on and then I had a play with some paper, paint and glue, got quite messy but love what I came up with, still need to add a bit of gloss but very happy with the result.

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might add a little more colour mmmmm not sure if I should just stop there!!

its the Dalby Crafters, crafty weekend this weekend, so more time to play, I have my BOM, block of the month to do to keep up with that and a new frivol tin quilt, part 1 of a 12 part set, cant wait to see the fabrics we will be playing with.

I am really enjoying the BOM’s and monthly projects, I don’t feel so under pressure to produce things, I do a block or two and I am up to date so don’t feel guilty about going onto something else, great idea !!

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