Thursday, 29 December 2011

Giveaway Received

A while ago ( when I still lived in the UK), I won a giveaway from Annaboos House.  

She contacted me to tell me she was ready to send me my handmade gifts and they came in the post this morning.  HOW EXCITING.

These were in my first package.
Gorgeous little crocheted trees with beads and buttons.
Just beautiful.
Such detail.

And the other package had her lovely Christmas blocks.
I love them, love them, love them
And here is everything together

It was part of a handmade giveaway.  She won a giveaway from another crafter and then hosted a giveaway herself.   I now have to host a giveaway too.  Which I will do once I have my crafting supplies up and running.

Thank you so much Annaboo.  

Her work is amazing and I wonder how I will make anything as lovely to giveaway myself.  You can see Annaboos work here

Do have a look.  Her blog is entertaining, funny, delightful and she also gives patterns away.

Watch this space for the giveaway details.  I will try and set it up in the next couple of weeks.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Woyww #134 - a workdesk but nothing on it

Well I am surprised I am even blogging this week but hey, I've not missed one in ages so I can't start now.

Here is my table, unpacked, unwrapped, set up in the loft with my stuff all around (well some of it).  Still not started the curtains but it has been Christmas!!

My lovely tablecloth, bit squashed and creased, but loved.
My sewing box.
A Billabong tag - will add it to my Smash Book when I unpack it.
Christmas Ribbon left over from wrapping.
Some ribbon donated by Moo from her PJ's.
Cello tape - empty reel.
A knitting pattern for Christmas toys (for next year maybe?)

I also need to find the bonnet I made for "Bernard", LizzieDotDot's baby as she had him 
this morning - I need to sew the pompom on 

See desks here with hopefully more on than mine.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Woyww #133 no sew curtains

Hurray.  I have a house.  I have a table (not a craft table yet but a table all the same!).

This is my workdesk this cold Wednesday:-

Gingerbread ready to be cut, made into a gingerbread house (I do one every year, usually with the help of friends but this year I have Moo and the children, ahhhh they will have to do). I had a bit of trouble with this as I don't have my scales yet or my recipe box.  I used a recipe from the net and converted the ingredients into cups.  It din't quite work out how I wanted but you never know, with some copious amounts of icing and chocolate, I might just get away with it.

Icing sugar, chocolate buttons with sprinkles, toffee chips, choc chips, Christmas coloured smarties and a big slab of butter will all help to make house look splendid.

A bowl, wooden spoons and some cups will help make the icing.

Then there is a big pile of two different materials.  These are to make curtains for the boys new bedrooms.  With the help of some Stitch Witchery (that's not my new name for Moo either) and my temporary sewing kit and my mum Moo, I think we can make something that will cover their windows sufficiently.

There is also a sneaky bottle of Corona which I will drink when I can work out how to open it without a bottle opener and a cup of tea in my new mug.

So that's my workdesk this Wednesday.  Sorry if I haven't visited as many of you as I normally would but what  with moving house, country and settling the boys in at school there hasn't been as much time as I would have liked for blogging.  New years resolution : comment more.

For more desks see here

Thanks again to Brenda of for linking me.  Not much longer Brenda, I may have my computer up and running before the New Year.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011


This week on my table is a finished (at last) scarf for Smallest lovingly crocheted.  Also there is the start of another scarf but for Small this time, knitted on lovely big needles.  

Both of these scarves are supposed to be for Christmas presents for my special little boys.  However, I realised yesterday that the other ball of wool for Small's scarf is in the container, on the ship, which is refusing to come to our house TILL THE 28TH DECEMBER - Sorry for shouting but I'm mad!

Poor Small.  Hope it doesn't get too cold till after Christmas.

Anyway, my desk isn't very exciting.  Bear with me, next year (that's not as far away as it sounds) I will have my desk and my craft room and all my lovely craftiness supplies.  Ahhhhhh how I miss you, wool and ribbons, needles and crochet hooks, felt and material, glue and buttons, corks and beads, paints and paintbrushes - all of it.  I miss it all!

Next week I hope to have some christmas stockings in the making as they too are on the ship, and how will Santa deliver our presents to us in our new house if our stockings aren't hanging up.  So it's off to the Thrifty store again to find some suitable material (although I don't have my sewing kit either so my temporary one will have to suffice).

Go and have a look here at other peoples loveliness.

Thank you again to all of those people that comment on both of my blogs.  I have had such lovely words and comments from people I know and people I only know through writing the blogs.  It has been a difficult time for me and my family and the comments have been wonderful to read.  Thank you also to Brenda from Butlers Abroad for linking me on woyww the last couple of weeks because I don't have my computer yet and the IPad doesn't let me use Mr Linky.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

woyww #131 (keep getting number wrong)

This week I have mostly been creating concert costumes for the boys.

Here are my materials:

I'm not really cheating.  This was on my 'workdesk' yesterday and some bits still are.  But this is what I did with them.

this is Smallest - he is supposed to be a Christmas Tree
I still have a hat to finish and maybe some popcorn strings!

This is Small and he is a Rock Star Snowman

I am stuck without my sewing kit, wool, Christmas decorations, anything, so this was quite challenge but a trip to the local thrifty shop was a good call.

Last week I was making a scarf for Smallest and a phone cover.

Ta  daaaaa
My phone cover is finished and in use.  Not perfect but it will do till Santa brings me a proper one.  The scarf - I think it's long enough.  Smallest is not too tall so it may not need anymore but then again there isn't much wool left so perhaps I'll finish it off.

I wonder what everyone else is up to today.  Have a look here.