Saturday, 11 January 2014

Caring and Sharing....

Yep ! this is the season for caring and sharing........ and the first thing that Mr D shared with me this year was a sore throat, cough, runny nose and generally feeling 'Pooh'!.    Hence there has not been a lot going on in this house, but I have decided that tomorrow I am going to get shot of all of these germs and be back to my normal self (I'll let you know how positive thinking goes!).

Would you like to see some of the things that Santa brought me...... do you remember that odd parcel that I was hoping was not a walking stick?  Well, it was this....

Tea for the birds....cute or what!
 I also got a gift of yarn and a pattern to boot...actually I saw it at the Yarndale Festival.  I did start it over the Christmas holiday and have to say it grew very quickly.  I think this will come in very handy.  It can be worn in doors on those extra chilly days, and in Spring and Autumn it would be great to wear instead of a coat.  Using this yarn, my 'poncho' (or what ever you call it) took 8 balls, but each ball had 83 mts. of yarn in each ball......
Do you like the colour??

I love it.
 I got so many lovely gifts that you would be so jealous envious looking at them, but let me tell you Santa must have thought me a very good girl.

Do you remember me saying that I had finished decorating the cloakroom, well there were a few finishing touches to be added, one of which was a mirror.  I looked around, but couldn't see what I wanted, so I decided to spray paint the old frame , unfortunately for me the old frame had been decoupaged and once I sprayed some silver paint on it all of the minor lumps and bumps showed up like great chunks, so I had to  strip the decoupaged section right back to the wood before I could paint. I liked the idea of having silver on the edges, so I masked the edges off and slapped emulsion on the rest.  Voilà!    Can't say it saved me a fortune because mirrors are not THAT expensive, but it gave me pleasure to once again get something for nothing.  True "up-cycling".

Bit of a mess at the moment.

Could call it 'Shabby Chic' or a 'mess'
But just look at it now.....

Smart don't you think..

I am not saying I was hungry over the Christmas holiday, but my son-in-law shared his snack with me....

Bit too much salt for me.

Happy Sewing x x


  1. I love the colour of your poncho! Gorgeous!

  2. Crispy Critters....hilarious! I bet they are naturally salty too!:)

    I used to have a tea cup feeder too....a tree branch fell on it so now it is no more!