Saturday, 25 October 2008

My goodness where does all the time go. No sooner than we are back from Cornwall and it half term and time to go back down again to get the last of the surf for this year. At least we're not camping this time, we are in a large house, all 13 of us so it should be lots of fun and we'll get a Holloween party in there too which will keep the children happy. I love Polzeath!!
I have been a little productive but not as much as I would have liked. Life is like living on a roallercoaster at the moment, and I'm ready for a break.....but the second little rag doll is on its way and the baby rag dolls are cut out ready to sew.

The rugged coastline beckons,
The winds blow chill and strong
The surf is up and raging
And the Gang to Cornwall throng

The pitching of tents,
Discussing the rules,
Division of labour?
So who are the fools?

No peace to be had,
The joints still to be moved,
Is it donning a wetsuit?
Or solving a feud?

But the warmth of the fire,
And the nearness of friends,
The catching of waves,
And the playing in sands,

All go to make a most wonderful week,
That despite all the protests,
The aches and the pains,
We wouldn't dream of missing ever again!

Sunday, 12 October 2008

New cloth dolls......

It has been a dreadful couple of weeks with both of us being quite poorly. I don't usually suffer with colds but I have had two very nasty ones this year and am beginning to think that I really need to do something about my overall health............

But I have managed to spend a bit of time in my workroom and whilst floundering around trying to get the enthusiasm up to start tackling the list....remember the list? I decided to just get on with something very easy and a bit different for me. I bought these patterns by Kezi Matthews many moons ago with the intention of making a set of rag dolls for my daughter when she was small, now aged 11 I'm really not sure she would thank me much for them now! Anyway here is the first one of the series and I really enjoyed making her.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

New month and New start......

Real life has been so hectic just lately. The jump up to secondary school for my daughter has been hard to cope with but I think we are there and she is certainly more confident now. I haven't had the energy to do anything other than survive!!

I have been doing a little craft work though, in my campaign to get rid of plastic supermarket bags I came up with these 'souvenir' shopping bags for my friends as a reminder of our holiday in Cornwall this year. Actually we are going again at the end of the month so another shopping bag to make!!

I think these are fun and very easy to make, the photos translated well onto the fabric and makes shopping a lot brighter!!