Thursday, March 28, 2013

no chocolate easter

I don't eat a lot of chocolate .
This probably offends some people so I am sorry .

I do know I am not the only one ~ some people don't eat it at all !
I made some crepe paper carrots and filled them with popcorn.
They look happy and fun !
They are very , very quick and easy to make . 

Just cut a large triangle from orange crepe paper.
Cut a long strip of green crepe paper.

Fold the triangle in half along the long edges and tape together .
Fill with popcorn or whatever you can use nuts or lollies even .
Pull the top of the carrot together and tape it closed .
Wrap the long green strip around the top and secure with tape .
Cut the greenery with scissors to make it frilly .

So there you go , even if you don't have chocolate you
can still have some Easter fun !

Friday, March 22, 2013

again with the carrots

Here is the link to my fabric carrot tutorial .
It's not far really just hop over to my new blog

Have fun !

Friday, March 15, 2013

just a little ripple

I love to crochet .
I can't read a pattern and I am all self taught .
I don't know the names of the stitches.
All I can do is look carefully at someones work
and try and copy it .
Although I have been crocheting since I was a small grub
I haven't gotten far past the very basics.

But I don't mind as I don't need to put my glasses on to crochet
and I can almost just lie down and do it .
I don't need to think about it much at all

especially when I'm doing repetitive stitching like in my new granny ripple .

I've even joined in with a group of girls in a ripplealong .

It's great watching everyones progress .
You're welcome to watch us too just pop over here .

Sunday, March 10, 2013

don't worry , be happy

Do you remember a while back I made a curtain for my laundry ?

Everytime I go into the laundry I admire my pretty curtain .

So when the curtain that backs my glass bedroom door fell to pieces
I thought I would just make another hankie curtain .

With my hankie curtains I don't measure .
I don't pin .
I don't worry too much about any of it .

This new curtain makes me so happy too .
It doesn't take much .
How are things with you ?
What's making you happy ?

Friday, March 1, 2013

please be seated

There is something very satisfying about picking
up a daggy piece of furniture
and turning it into

something really nice

and very pretty.

This piece is going to be really useful too because when
I was working on it I discovered it has a space under
the seat that I could file documents or.......
.... other important things .