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Sunday, 20 July 2014

Hot summer days, lots of fun

Hello dear friends,
This week has been warm in my corner of the world , hot and sticky, we are never quite happy with the weather are we us Brits lol x

This week has been a transition of new endings and new beginnings, chatting on what's app all the way im Aussi to my husbands young cousin and getting in touch with a very dear old uni friend.

Ying and yang thats all I have to say but we as a family are back on track again and happy.

This week has involved summer fairs, parties and playdates.

Projects have been worked on. I just need to sew up on one to finish it and add some decoration. And the other has not began just yet but I am sample swatching to get the right size. I love seeing how the wool looks before I start my pattern but I am first to admit that if I could miss this step and dive in I would.

I love the scrummy purple which will become socks one day.
And this is my nearly finished, getting there project
Also it is my birthday tomorrow so this evening I shall be sitting and reading my two favourite crafty mags, well why not? :-)

Have a lovely week dear readers xxxx

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Loom Bands have landed

Have not been crafting myself but helping Miss Ell's who approached me the other week and asked for blooms. Blooms? What are they, a sweet? We were at the counter at Tesco, when the lady explained "Loom Bands, my nephew has been mad about them" Then all I could hear and see on my little walkabouts were Loom Bands, how they are banned in schools, all the things you can make etc, etc, and then my local market has a stall selling nothing but packets of loom bands. So a craze has began. My dd is only 6 and they are for 8 years and up but it was a great project to work together on.

The kit only cost 3.99 which I am told is about right x

In our house we have been consuming a lot of ice lollies of late as the weather has been wonderful but hot. So I thought why not make healthier lollies so we at least know what is in it. So I trawled through all the recipies on the www and decided on a simple raspberry and strawberry concoction. Another great idea to do with the kids Miss Ells loved smushing the mixture up and generally getting messy.

Miss Ells did not eat it all but she tried Lol x

I need to do a craft project to forget about the massive stresses we are going through at the moment. Life is a battle but you can't have the ying without the yang, that's what I keep telling myself anyway.

Anyway I think I will prettyfy some clothes hangers, I have seen a lovely pattern from The Gentle Art of Knitting.

I have lots of style craft wool left from my crochet project I have done. I think crafting is theraputic and I so need that right now.

Have a lovely week guys see you next time and happy crafting xxxx

Sunday, 8 June 2014


And here she is ...

Introducing Baabarah or Kate if you prefer as my dd does :)

Not the best pictures of Baabarah in this light but wanted to show her strutting her stuff.

Finished her tonight after a lovely thunderstorm and we are now watching soccer aid on t.v so night night all xxxx Leah and Barbs :)

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Will I get the chance to finish?

Had five minutes to pick up this project today. I hope I get it done.

Going to try and finish tonight and show on Ravelry alongside the other finished sheep. She is called Baa-bara but if you think another name suits do share.

Visiting family tomorrow and a new baby. Exciting to see a newborn again.

And we had a fabulous half term, a wedding, cinema trip, local parks. Will share some pictures soon.

Have a lovely week readers.

Leah x

Sunday, 30 March 2014

What a gorgous day!

Happy mother's day to all you mum's out there, but if you don't celebrate it's a lovely day anyway in our neck of the woods. The sun is shining and spring has sprung. We got out early doors and went to the park. No pictures, maybe next time.

My beautiful dd, little miss crafter created these for mother's day for me. So sweet!

Very proud of her, I really am.

I have started another project. Here is what is on my needles, and I look forward to seeing what she will look like.

Have a lovely week. Leah x

Monday, 24 March 2014


Stanley is finished. Dd has requested another in pink and purple. A girlfriend for Stanley lol. There maybe a Stella waiting in the wings ;-)

Monday, 17 February 2014

It's been a long time but hello!

I have not posted in over a year as life has been hectic. We had another baby girl who is now one. I remember talking to a couple once who said having two children is like having a football tam and seriously how very right they are.

 I have not knitted or created anything in a looooong time,until yesterday. I had 5 minutes searched through all my magazines, knitting supplies and found a magazine knitting kit to get me started. This is where I am at right now

I love that stitch to define the front of Stanley the Owl.

I am going to leave this as a surprise present for the eldest when she wakes up one morning.

That's my snippet, will be back to show him finished. ;-)