"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way-things I had no words for." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Sunday, January 20, 2019

How time flies!

How time flies and we are already well into the New Year. I think I can still wish you all a Happy New Year. 
Many things have been happening down my end since the start of December 2018. I came back from India after visiting mum and my hubby caught the Tammy flu. Because he has other health issues he became seriously ill. While he was recovering I got the same flu. I wish and hope no one ever gets it as it is hell. Anyway we both recovered a bit by Christmas and were able to spend a quiet Christmas. However soon after Christmas my hubby was taken ill again and had to be hospitalised for a week. He had to be given antibiotics intravenously as the bug he had was resistant to most antibiotics. After a week he was discharged and he felt better too. Just when we were thinking all was going to be well the infection reappeared so he is back on the same antibiotics. This time they did not admit him in hospital instead we had to make a daily trip to the hospital which was very exhausting. Now they have taught us how to administer the antibiotics on our own which is much better as it saves us driving to and fro to London just to get antibiotics. He is still on medication and may be on it for some time but the good mews is he is feeling much better now. 
So with all these going ons I have not had the energy or the inclination to do much hence I seemed to have missed wishing you all for Christmas and new year. 

I had joined a swap for doll ornament so have to honour some of the commitment I took on. We had to make 5 little doll ornamenys but I have been only able to make 3 of them. I couldn’t even do full justice to them. Here they are. Sorry for the bad photography, hope whoever gets it will like them.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Small fairy

This fairy is rather small. Smaller things are harder to finish I find. As always, I get interrupted so couldn’t finish her as quickley as I had hoped. Have to start another one soon. Its all happening suddenly and as usual time is running away and Christmas is almost on top of us. I hope I can get it all done by next week. Well at least finish up one of them.
This lady turned out larger than I thought she would. I used a strech fabric so her legs became rather slim and long . She is about 30cm big. I have to embellish her now. I will make another one with cotton and see how big she turns out. I think her face will be a challenge to make as it will be pretty small.  If it does turn out good then I will make it into a pattern.


Monday, November 05, 2018

Ready for Christmas

At last my Santa is all done. Maybe he needs to carry a bit more pressies that is all.๐Ÿ˜€

Sunday, November 04, 2018

Santa coat is finished

Santa’s coat is done and now onto the doll. I added the trim which doesn’t seem to photograph too well but I think it did the trick of disguising the small difference of height and it looks looks nice as well.

Friday, November 02, 2018

Coat almost done

I have been trying to finish my Santa for the past 2 years. Finally the overcoat is almost done after much wrestling with the fabric.๐Ÿ˜„ Gosh that velvet is not easy to work with. The coat came out ok except that the back piece has become a wee bit longer. Have to put my thinking cap and see how to disguise it. I could easily use some white furry trim  to cover it but I really don’t want to use white that is my problem. I would like to use brown furry fabric or trim but I don’t have that and I really don’t want to buy anything but use what I have in my stash. If nothing works then I look forward to shopping ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Introducing Mr. Shroom and friend Twiggy

First of all I have to have a bit of a moan at blogger. I am again not able to post comments in blogs because blogger refuses to recognise me. When I come to comments it logs me out. When I  try to login it takes me to my all posts page directly, when I  try to logout from there I am unable to logout. I don’t know if I am making sense but the long and short of it is blogger is being a pain. So I am sorry I am not able to post comments or reply to your comments .
Hope it will sort out soon . Anyway moving on I managed to complete this project at last. I had a little bit of creative block. Couldn't figure out for sometime how to do the underside of Mr Shroom. It is such a simple project yet I struggled. I still have not got the face fixed as I wanted it to.
If I make this project again I will definitely do it differently to get a better look.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Trying to finish

I am trying to finish my project so while the tiny fairy shoes and hat dry I took up my old project my Santa

My santa boots are not so great. My excuse is that my santa is not rich so he does not wear designer snow boots๐Ÿ˜€
I think I might add some bells to his shoe laces.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018


So autumn is well and truely here although it is not as cold as it is supposed to be this time of the year. We are still hitting the high teens.
I was surprised to see this azalea blooming this time of the year! I don’t recall it ever blooming in autumn. I wonder if there are varieties that bloom this time of the year or is it that it is totally confused๐Ÿค”

This was a white hydrangea not sure what it is called but now it has turned into a soft pink.

I am at the moment struggling with my project as i am not able to get the look that I have in mind. I will share pictures soon but at the moment i have nothing much to show. Hopefully the third try will be better.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

A little bit of this and that

Just starting a new project. Don’t know when I will finish it though. I dont know if it will all come to gether or not.

This is another project in drawing stages. Actually it has been for a long time now๐Ÿ˜€

Just scribbling while keeping mum company without my glasses ๐Ÿ˜€

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Some photos of Rocky Mountaineer holiday

Here are some pictures of my holiday. There was however one disappointment which i was hoping would get remedied but unfortunately it did not happen. I did not see a single Bear!☹️. That was my greatest disappointment of the otherwise a wonderful trip.
This was in Vancouver 

The steam clock in Vancouver 

The salmon hatchery in Vancouver

Were sent off right royally as we chugged away slowly in the train

You can see how hazy the mountains looked with the smoke from the forest fires.

Up in the mountains the air cleared after some rains 

Birds eye view of our hotel from the mountain top

View from the hotel window

Ice fields the Athabasca glacier

Loved this mountain with its unusual shape

Hope you enjoyed some of my pictures


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