Monday, 16 December 2013

Down hill Dash

The event where mad me and women make there own carts and do time trials down the hill outside our house....mad i tell you MAD.......
but all in the aid of Macmillan, 
in wheel chairs, park benches and wheely bins thay race!!!
they are hoping that this year they will have smashed the £10,000 barrier, 
well done guys but i still think your MAD

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Best of Friends

Two workshops this week and this is what we did, 
the "Best of Friends" page, 
A realy simple page but i just love it, two versions just the back ground paper different but even thats gives a different result

(the light was terrible when i took these pictures, i hate winter for that just cant get a good pic)

Friday, 6 December 2013

WI christmas party

Wow where is the time going, 
it was my WI christmas party on wednesday , 
lots of food to nibble on, wine and merriment
plus a couple of quizzes to keep us entertained and comps too, this time it was a card competition and a mince pie comp, i couldnt enter the card comp as i was judge but i could enter the mince pie comp, it was to produce 3 mince pies on a plate....
here is one of my mince pies...mmmm.....cause after the tasting by the judges i ate the other one lol
so imagine this times 3!!
my crumble topped mince pie
there were 16 entries ....and i was in the top 4 WOOHOO ,
 i say top 4 because they tasted all 16 (hard work i'm sure lol) they got it down to 4 possibles then they picked winner and runner i was in the top 4.....pretty happy with that lol

Sunday, 24 November 2013

WI Crafty Christmas Fair

Yesterday, was our WI's (to which i am treasurer) annual crafty christmas fair , 
crafty because we have hands on crafting, 
so craft stalls for you to buy pressies and crafting for you to sit and have a play, 
of course there are the refreshments with soup for lunch, tea ,coffee and cake
(of course cake, after all it is the WI)
we haven't had the final tally yet but we think we raised about £300 after expenses
so a great day all round, 
here are some of the crafters having a play.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Dalby Crafters on Sunday

Dalby Crafters
(Scout Hut crafters, re homed and renamed)
in out new venue we had another great day with lots of laughs and a guest appearance from  jo's rabbit!
it was a lovely day and i managed to make something , 
that doesn't often happen
after finding this fabrics in Lincoln on Saturday i knew exactly what i wanted to do with it, and this is the result........

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Sewing Retreat....fantastic!!

I have been waiting a year for this and this weekend just gone i went off with 7 other ladies to a converted barn in the middle of no where, (phone signal was non existent) for a sewing retreat, 

normaly on these occasions not a lot is produced but feeding off everyone else we were all very productive, and this is my collection of makes

oh my what a fantastic weekend, great company, great food, the start of some new friendships and a continuation of others, some of the ladies i havent seen in about 4 years (as we tried to work it out lol)
on the way it was chucking it down and bloomin cold but the sun did come out each day after a frosty start not that it mattered i only stepped outside once to take the rubbish to the bin lol.

what a fantastic weekend, thank you kirsty and the rest for a fab time.
cant wait for the next time.

Thursday, 24 October 2013


whats been happeneing in the last week or so??
well i have set up my Sew-It page on FB
please go and like it.

what else
well we had the scout hut weekend, great fun as always, lots of people all making my sewing box, lots of food and lots of laughter as usual
I had sandra in the exchange and i made her a reversible apron, teapots design on one side and little birdies on another

Rebecca was making for  me and look at this gorgeous christmas wallhanging she made me, 
i just love it, 
thank you Rebecca xx
i just have to show you these most beautiful roses i received from Jane too they are gorgeous, thank you Jane x

Monday, 14 October 2013

Feet up Time....

Firstly can i just mention that i have started a FB page called SEW-IT please take a look and share my page and help me spread the word, i would be ever so grateful !
Phew, busy weekend over with, saturday saw the little bag workshop and 7 completed little bags walked out the door, 
fabric looks so different made up into something rather than just folded up, 
just love the result, well done Jan and everyone.

Sunday saw the Old Dalby WI sewing day, we invaded the village hall for a day of sewing, and drinking coffee and eating cake...... of course!
 9 ladies completed their aprons and did a fabulous job,
reversible with patchwork on one side and little birdies on the other,
here are some of the finishes- looking fab girls!!

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Busy weekend Ahead

Well it started yesterday realy with the Double page christmas scrapbooking , 
2 pages in one go, phew fast work guys but we all did it, on time too, well done everyone.

Today- Saturday we have the Little Bag workshop

a fun little bag, not too big to handle, 
just a perfect size when all you need to take is your purse keys and phone!
change of fabrics mind you as the supplier let me down, 
so we are using these instead 
mmmm yummy fabbies!!

Then tomorrow -Sunday

the Old Dalby WI ladies are making my Apron

Phew, told you it was going to be a busy weekend, 
back to work on monday for a rest me thinks lol

i will be back with photos of the ladies hard at work.

Monday, 30 September 2013

The Weekend.....

The Sun was out on saturday, which was lovely for the marriage of my brother Mark and his bride Di, here with my mum and dad.
the first time all the family (well almost all) have been together,
 it was a lovely day and i had a tear or two lol
look at Di's gorgeous dress, she made it herself, 
Well done Di you looked beautiful
heres to a wonderful future together Mark and Di xxx
 as for the rest of the weekend, i was working in THE SHOP yesterday, the shop being Craftydaze, it was the papercraft extravaganza, a full day of crafting with some fab results, they all went home tired but happy crafters.
Then when i got home, as if i hadnt had enough i made my little owl, a pattern i am working on, very happy with my first draft,as always a few changes i want to make, 
but one happy crafter

sooo what can i call him??? 
i need your help here, i am rubbish with names!!

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Sewing Weekend

 So the Girls have been making the BIG BAG........ again, WOW i wonder how many of this bag are wondering around Leicestershire now, 
quite a few, i've lost count lol
well done girls, looking fab.
While they were making the BIG BAG, i was making a some what smaller Cat bag, 
a variation on the owl bag from an earlier post,
 just love this bag not sure which one i prefer, the owls or the cats !!
i also made this sewing machine mat with pockets and a soon to be pin cushion, just loving the bright colours of this one
With patchwork main panel and all over freehand quilting.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Playing !!

 Not the best pics to show colours as taken in the dark but you can see what i have been playing with, 
a butterfly hanger, 
need to add a few gems maybe, 
i will have another look at it later when i get time.
 and a christmas hanger, this is the stampin up ornie from last year, just love it,
 lots of variations to be had.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Christmas Post!!

From Caraftwork cards, the knew collection pack,
 love it, 
but then again i love them all, as soon as i saw it i had to have a play and this is the result, a 7"x7" mini christmas album, ready for the photo's

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Watch this Space !!

And see what this turns out like!
i have 2 weddings to go to a week apart so i am making my own dress !!! a long time since i have made a dress so we shall see how it turns out, may end up out buying something the day before lol

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Belly Dancing at WI !!!

 So last night was first night back after summer break and it was belly dancing, moi, with no rythm whatsoever and thinking maybe my stomach would not be up to this, best not risk it, 
so i manned the camera instead, 
but i did do the india calling can't remember its name and a bit og jiggling from my seat!!
but here are some of the ladies giving it a go.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Halloweeny (bag)

 Here you go, 
i remembered to bring my bag home today,
 i love Halloween so thought it would be nice to have a bag for the occasion, 
any excuse to make something Halloween lol
i saw the fabric, liked it, but  didnt know what to make with it to start with but a bag always comes to mind in the end lol