Thursday, May 17, 2018
She is done but i am not very satisfied with her. I think because it is the pattern which was one of my first a hurriedly stitched one, so she does not stand very well. Anyway I had decided that I would make something of the stitched body parts so this is what came out. I did some beading which is not very visible because of the colour. I used a lot of tiny white beads to give an illusion of ice. Had to put her down several times because my wrists became troublesome. I am glad I am done with her.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
This guy is back looking at our fish from the neighbour’s roof. I am not sure if he is the one from last year or not. This one seems to be bold. He just looked at me disdainfully when I made shooing noises at him. He took his own time to slowly spread his wings and fly away. Our fish are safe as we have got netting to protect them but the smaller pond is not protected. Even though there are no fish in it, there are other wild life like the tadpoles and nutes in it and i don’t want them to be eaten up😀.
Thursday, May 03, 2018
I told you that I was making a frozen doll. Then I had to shelve it for sometime. I have started working on it again. I have been beading her and she keeps asking for more😄. I want to finish her but it is slow going. This is how far I have got.
Friday, April 27, 2018
I have used up all the space in the rack already. I have still lots to put up so I have run out of space now. I will have to make up another rack I have ribbons to hang too. But I have sorted most of them out so putting them up should not be too difficult once the rack is made.
On another note I bought these two adorable prints. It is illustrated by a children’s book author. Her name is Jane Heinrichs . Her website is
http://www.janeheinrichs.net/ . These prints were on discount if you want to have a look at her shop. I was quite surprised to find that she lives very close to me.
Friday, April 20, 2018
My project is complete after much heart ache. The project itself didn’t give me the heart ache. Yesterday I had planned my day such that I finished all my chores and little jobs to do well ahead of time so that I could finish my project quickly. Before I sat down to finish I had one last job. I just wanted to feed the fish so I went to feed them. When I looked into the pond I saw some algae and blanket weed. For the warm and sunny weather they had begun to grow so I thought I would treat it. I went and picked a bottle which said it was for control of algae etc so I used it. After a few minutes I found the fish had begun to gasp for air and come up. Alarmed I checked the bottle. There was nothing in the front to say not to use but when I looked at the back of the bottle there in very tiny print it said not to use for ponds with fish! I know it was silly of me not to read the label properly but why on earth there was no warning in the front of the bottle? I or my hubby would never have bought this liquid.. To cut a long story short I had to spend rest of the day flushing out the pond and filling it up with new water. By afternoon the fish seemed to be a bit better. When I woke up this morning I was not sure if I would find all my fish dead or alive. This morning I decided to give a final change of water and I found one dead baby fish. There were nine of them I couldn’t see many in there. Maybe they just went into little crevasses in the pond and died or maybe they are still there hiding. Whatever it is the big fish are still alive but for how long I don’t know. Only time will tell. They seemed ok this evening. So this was my disaster and heart ache. I know i must have killed half the pond life but i hope the pond will recover soon. Ok enough of my natter i am off to bed now.
Monday, April 16, 2018
For a change I have been doing up a frame for my ribbons that my hubby made for me. At first thought I thought that I would leave it in its natural colour but then I found that the wood was not smooth and had a lot of splinters. Since I cannot sand because the dust affects my sinuses and so does my hubby i decided the next best thing to do is decoupage it. So this is what I have been doing. It is taking ages as I have to do it in stages for it to dry. Specially around the hooks it is fiddly. Then I think I will end up doing the same to the rollers too if I find it is too plain. We shall see.
Saturday, April 07, 2018
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Recently I took part in a Round Robin with a UK group. My doll came back to me yesterday and I am so thrilled with it. All the ladies did a wonderful job with her. What a talented group they are.
Today the weather went a bit backwards after having such a beautiful spring week. The temperatures dropped from 13 degrees to -1 degrees and we have had snow flakes drifting all through the day. Luckily it has not been heavy so it has not settled too much.
Yesterday walking in the warm sunshine in my garden i spotted these frog eggs in the pond. I wonder if they survivrd the cold. I can’t imagine that only yesterday it was so warm and today it is sub zero temperatures. I saw some of last years baby fish. They have grown but they have not changed colour yet. I expect they will do so in the summer.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
I have been away again from my blog this was due to being away visiting mum. After I got back things have been hectic. Finally I have started arranging my craft room. Sorting things out is a nightmare. I am down sizing and getting rid of a lot of things. There are things I did not know I had and some things that I don’t know why I bought.😀 I am getting there slowly. I hope to get back to blogging soon “My Famous Last Words”😀!
Saturday, February 03, 2018
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
I have been absent for several reasons and one of them is because I cannot find a proper blogger uploader for ipad or the i phone for pictures. The one i have keeps playing up and if i try it from the website it becomes a pain to up load as i have to do it via google drive. I just don’t want to upload through other apps. I rather do it straight from my phone or ipad photos through the main site itself. Anyway what i have at present is the only one that is available that seems to work a bit sigh. I just don’t know why google decided to remove its own platform that was working so well on the PC as well as the ipads and phones.
After a long time I managed to write up the pattern for this doll and she is now available at present from Dollmakers journey.