Sunday, May 13, 2012


Seem to have been very busy socialising - comes from living with Mr Sociable but it is good for me! Got so many ideas swimming round my head wouldn't leave the house if it wasn't for him! Was one of our godchildrens' 12th birthday yesterday - grief the teenage years are something else! Forgotten all the angst that went with that freedom!!! But as always we had a nice relaxing evening.
David busy visiting people today so got down to sorting out some more stuff. Finished the green cushion at last and the napkins - going to try to sell them in groups of 4 - see what you think.
Back of green cushion. Knitted the buttons and crocheted the loops for them

Close up of buttons on back

Front of cushion - crocheted edging - think it is better this way?

CLose up of knitted front

Napkin rings - actually really like these - what do you reckon?

Napkin ring in use!
So that is it for today. Got Dee coming tomorrow and we are supposed to be painting but might craft - see how we feel. Rains still upon us but might go to pool in morning. x

Friday, May 4, 2012


Our friend Kieren was in town for his r'n'r and, being stationed in the middle of the desert he wanted to see sea, so we got a great deal on Lamu House in Lamu so went for a few days and had a great time - eating loads of great seafood, swimming in the sea, sailing on the dhow, etc etc. Tough life! Here's a few pics....
View from our bedrooms balcony

On the dhow

Pool in the courtyard of the hotel

Dining area overlooking the sea

Mr Gorgeous

Our feast on the last night - lobster and jumbo prawns...sigh!
Okay before you hate me too much I did spend the second day in bed with a horrendous migraine which made me continually throw up, so bad in fact that we had to call the doc as my tablets did not work and although he did not have pethidine he did have tramadol which at least took away the pounding although the migraine did not go until about 2am the following morning!!!!

Okay since we got back been busy but have managed to find some time to make a few things. Still trying out designs and made one which is so bad will not show you it but the other two are okay - the cloth one I really like.
Back of knitted cover - desing extends down to one side of opening and have added fringing on the other side

Front of cushion - love the design on this one

Love this - cushion is made of natural hessian and white material is calico. Also made rosettes from calico and stuck on with glue gun

Back of the hessian calico cushion - more calico rosettes

Not sure if the knitted ones are working - should I make the whole front in knitting rather than just a panel? What do you think?
Anyway thats what I have been doing. Made some different flowers from hessian today so will put them on blog soon and also trying placemats but need to see if they can be washed first!!! 
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Oh my gosh almost forgot! If you have not seen Donna's amazing blog you must go look! She is soooooooo talented!  and great title!!! -