Wednesday, 29 December 2010

WOYWW and 'twixt Christmas/New Year give away!

Good morning all!
Scruffy here again!!
Yahoo - the snow has all gone so Twiglet is going to see her poorly little sister Wipso today.
She has left me here, on her table,  guarding her Turkish Delight and browsing some of her crafty Christmas gifts. I don't know what she will be making- I just hope she will share some of the 101 buns if she makes any from that little baking book.
The lace and crochet looks fab doesn't it - Ooo and that little owl notebook - I bet she will have ago at some like that  - she loves owls.
I think she wants to make some little boxes too - I guess that's why she has opened out that folded card so that she can design some of her own.
I have heard that she also had a new sock doll book, so I am hoping she will make some new friends for me! I bet she will have lots more to show you in the New Year.
Well, if she doesn't come back soon, I will be tempted to take a bite out of that chocolate - do you think she will notice?

Oh, I nearly forgot to tell you...
Twiglet says if you are a follower and leave a comment below, she will put your name in the draw for another of her little brooches.

Sister's Crafty Creations will be having a New Year Celebration next week I think, so keep an eye out for that too!!!

Have a great day everyone - now where is this Mr Linky on Julia's blog - I think I have to click something to join in the WOYWW fun... Here I go.......

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Happy Christmas!

I just had to share this beautiful, snowy scene with you all.
Wishing everyone a merry Christmas
and a happy and healthy New Year!

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

WOYWW just before Christmas!

Here I am, little Scruffy, sitting on the work table, covered in snowflakes, waiting.
I am not sure what I am waiting for but, whatever it is, it's happening on Saturday.
Twiglet popped me on this shiny silver paper with the cosy little fingerless mitts she has just finished making. You know.....she just chopped up a jumper and before I could say "Jack Frost" she had whizzed them up!
I wish she had finished that hot water bottle cover 'cos I could do with that to sit on.
Thank goodness, I cut my little Christmas tree down early. It's grim outside at the moment.
Just look at the frost and snow on those trees.
Twiglet has been feeding some very hungry birds this week.
She has even made me a mince pie or two!

Well, I think I shall go and decorate my tree ready for "the big day"!
Have a wonderful Christmas everyone
and here's hoping 2011 will be a brilliant, happy and healthy New Year for you all!!

Friday, 17 December 2010

Brooch give-away result!!

Thanks to all my followers - old and new - who joined in my first Christmas give-away!

I popped all the names in a dish and picked out the winner........
Hope you like the view too!!
And the winner is..........


Congratulations Jude and I notice you were one of the early birds on Wednesday too.
So, if you send me your name and address, I will pop it in the post asap.

We have snow again today and its pretty grim. The view below should look like the one on my header!!!
Oh well - the shortest day in 4 days time - hopefully we will have seen the last of the snow and can look forward to Spring (ever the optimist)!
And just to prove me wrong, as I was finishing this post and pulling the name from the dish, the sun began to shine and the whole world is a nicer place!!!!

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

WOYWW give away!

Happy Wednesday everyone!
Another cold and wintry one I fear so, to cheer everyone up, I have two things to share with you.

Firstly, on the left is one of my brooches.
It's about 3 inches across and combines red and black fabrics, finished off with a metallic button.
It's my little pre-Christmas giveaway for one of my lucky followers!!

So dear followers, if you would like it, just leave a comment to say so below, and I will pick a name from the hat on Friday.

Update........Give-away now drawn!

I might do another little giveaway next Wednesday so don't forget to pop back and see if you have won this one and sign up for the next!

Now below you can see a little group of my Christmas robin cards.
They are only little fabric collages, but I think they look quite sweet don't you?

Just a short post this week - everyone will be far too busy to read a long one.

I hope I manage to visit a few of your blogs this week - it's so lovely to see what you are all up to - especially all the wonderfully creative Christmas cards you have to show! So, I shall pop over to Julia's blog often, over the next few days and check you all out! Have a great week!

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Curtains for WOYWW!

Don't panic dear friends - it's not the end of WOYWW !!
It's just the little curtains that I ran up for M's little Velux window. She thought a real Velux blind was boring and couldn't afford one anyway, so we came up with this, as an alternative.
Its made from a bargain single duvet with a slot for the telescopic rail at the top and a hem at the bottom. The second rail just holds it in place. Not a screw driver in sight!! Easy peasy.

M then found some of Wipso's gorgeous crochet flowers (here) and we added some of my fab antique lace and a button - glued the whole creation onto a clothes peg and "voila" - a perfect little clip to hold the curtain in place when its drawn back. She was so thrilled, she called her neighbour round to look. Strangely enough, she also had just the right length of fabric to match her blinds, so a second one was made.

I left two, happy and cosy young ladies when I ventured back on the icy roads to the hills!!

And on my desk today.......

A felted jumper ready to re-cycle. (I think a cosy hot water bottle cover and maybe some fab little Christmas tree hearts and some little mittens) . Hehe - one jumper goes a long way!!
And a heap of fabric for a bed throw. Just a few jobs to keep me busy in this freezing cold weather.
And a lovely little lavender bag made by my blog friend CalicoKate in Scotland.

Well that's it for today - I do hope you are all managing to keep cosy and safe in this atrocious weather. Take care!

Right then, you wonderful WOYWWers - I am nipping over to a few of the 150 posts that you kindly put up every Wednesday. I never manage to see all of them but I do enjoy popping in to as many as I can. If you want to join in this mad blog hop, then go to the WOYW Julia, chief organiser's blog and follow Mr Linky.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

The craft fairy and WOYWW.

Well today, dear WOYWWers, the little craft fairy has been busy on my table!!
On Saturday Wipso and I went off to the craft fair, leaving behind daughter M for an hour or two. She has very little time to craft in her busy working week, so, I guess leaving her in my craft room was a great temptation!! When I came home, she had gone back to town and left these goodies for me to consider!!!
I think she would like me to run up a couple of cushions so, I may do just that, this snowy afternoon.

My window ledge is littered with gorgeous crochet flowers just waiting to be added to a crafty project or two. Any ideas? I have used some for my brooches in the blog shop.

Now the pic above was the little birdy Wipso had on her bird table this week!! lol - a huge, fluffed up male pheasant. He was very brave too, even when the three dogs were allowed out, he just hid under the bushes and kept very still! All three dogs went straight past him and didn't seem to notice him.

And lastly, I think little Scruffy decided to choose his Christmas tree today. He is outside eyeing up my tiny fir tree in the snow and has his little clippers in his duffle bag at the ready.......Oh no! Tim - ber!!!!!!!

Ha - and now I expect I will have to help him carry it in and decorate it!!!

OK - enough Twiglet madness - hop over to Julia's blog if you want to join in with the WOYWW fun.
Thanks for calling - take a look at our earlier posts if you want to know more about our Christmas crafty activities! Or pop over to the blog shop and check out our new goodies.