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Friday, 30 November 2012

november allsorts

My November Collage

Compared to last month, November seems to have gone rather slow,
enjoyably slow really, plenty of time to do things ,not rushing about to get the end of month posting done but hey ho here we are, enjoy

A friends wedding
 Beautifull Cinderella Wedding Cake

Unexpected guests

Just finished eating, thankgoodness, and the fire alarms went off
Evacuated, a balloon had gone up the chimney setting it on fire
At least it wasn't raining

Picture poser
What is this ??
Answer at the bottom of the post
Latest Lets Get Crafting mag
a bumper filled edition of amigurami
my favourite
Planning our next years trip
Just had to have this,maybe finish a few wip before starting on one of these
or maybe not

Lovely autumnal colours, wish it was in my garden though

A fantastic crocheted tissue box holder, I would love to make this, no pattern though,
more photos over on  Comunidada de arte e artesanato
on FB, sorry couldn't figure how to link it up.
Thanks to Katie for giving me this link its brilliant
Love the colouring in this, almost a pattern
more from this site
Ahhhhhhh bless

cup of tea anyone ??

Love these , daddy caravan , mummy caravan and baby caravan, how cool are they
 Wanted to share this with everyone it is so apt, they should put these in all yarn shops and seaside arcades , this cartoon is shared from PollyKrafts

Moving on to better things 
Can you remember my prize
From Steph's Giveaway ?
I've been saving the best while last

A list of what was in the box

Giant Pincushion
Knitted Totoro
Hand made card
Cross Stitch Scatter Smiles Mini Cushion
Magnetic Bookmark
Crocheted Monster with loads of goodies inside
A lucky bag filled with lots of Charms

all my goodies, grouped together


I,ve tried to get the pictures to behave again and go in the order I want them in but they just won't play today, other fellow bloggers are having the same problem.


Craft monster
Great giveaway gifts, thanks so much Steph  And guess what ? Steph is holding a Christmas Giveaway so what are you waiting for, go and visit and enter, to win some goodies, thats what I did.

Now I can't even get my text to behave,, tut tut,

Early in November we went to York and while there a new Hobbycraft store opened, so of course I had to visit
and I took a picture of a giant walking ball of wool, I wanted to take it home but it wouldn't fit in the car.

My current wip,,a dolls pram blanket using self striping yarn, I love it

I'm thinking of giving it a white border just to lighten it up a bit
Oh, don't forget to check out my updated 50 books to read post
see if you can guess which was my last book i read.
has anyone guessed the answer to my picture poser , above
It was in the hotel where we had the wedding and I reconised what it was straight away,
It used to be our highlight of our holidays, every year in Great Yarmouth,
to have a go on one of these, sad really
Its a weighing seat,
you would sit on it, give the man his money, he would raise you up off the ground , and adjust the weights to obtain how much you weighed
Yes really.

 Not of my doing,,, i'm afraid,, saw this in a charity shop, brand new, had to buy it, lovely colours, only after opening it up at home I noticed the centre square is a bit crooked, such a shame, I'm thinking of ways to make it look ok, any ideas gratefully received.

Now finally my last photo on the last day of November 2012
Thanks for looking
Here comes Christmas



Tuesday, 20 November 2012

my 50 books to read challange updated

The Hobbitt by J R.R.Tolkien
Lone Wolf  by Jodi Picoult
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Owl Killers by Karen Maitland
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach
The Girl in the Painted Caravan by Eve Petulengro
The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafron
The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling
Meet me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan
Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe  by Jenny Colgan
Marshmallows for Breakfast by Dorothy Koomson
Pear Shaped by Stella Newman
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
The Chocolate Lovers Club by Carole Matthews
Next to You by Gloria Hunniford
The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore
Pride and Predudice by Jane Austen
Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy
Dear Fatty by Dawn French
Finding my Voice by Russell Watson
Is It Just Me by Miranda Hart
The Luxury of Time by Jane and Mike Tomlinson
The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of a Window and Disappeared by jonas Jonasson
Dodger by Terry Pratchett

Monday, 5 November 2012

my parcel in a collage!!!!!!!!

I've been to collect my parcel, the giveaway, which I won from Steph

I've managed to make a collage out of the pictures I've taken

I'll keep you all in suspense as to what's in the wrapped parcel

I'll take the photos out of the collage and show them below in more detail

It has took me nearly all day to compose the collage, I got the idea from  lucy  , who said in a comment she uses Picassa , so I thought I'd give it a try,
I am amazed how it works and I will be practicing from now until the end of november so watch this space (or Blog).

on another note, I seem to have lost a follower, hope i haven't been upsetting anyone
Cuteki kawaii