Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Colour around the village.




















Not got a lot of time to post at the moment so thought I show you a few photos of things in our little village. Hope you like them.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010


I can now reveal what it was that Soggibottom won in my surprise giveaway.



2 fat quarters.

3 embroidery cottons.

! book.

and an added extra  for Amie. 1 rope bone.

Thank you to those who entered. Alas there can only be one winner.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

My Denim Throw

I have been collecting denim jeans for quite awhile, picking the odd pair up at the bazaars that I have been going to during the winter months. I cut them up into rectangles the size of a cd box. ( I used one to cut them out. ) When I had cut them all out I sewed them all together on my sewing machine.




The seams are 1/2 inch wide and are on the right side.


Quite colourful with all the different denims.

I have sewed them all together, now I have to sit and clip all those seams every 1/2 inch so that when it is washed and dried they fray and go fluffy. Well that’s the idea anyway. There is only one snag with this for I don’t have a tumble drier.  Anyway got to go I have a pair of scissors waiting for me. x

Friday, 18 June 2010

Food from our garden

A while back I showed you some photos of our garden with our potatoes growing, well now this is the results.


Radish, Lemons. potatoes.



Sorry there is no picture of our lettuce but we have eaten it all. We also have a hungry tortoise who just loves lettuce.

All the shaws of the potatoes are dying back now so its time to lift them. Got to go and get some sacks  to put them all in.

I remember when I was young we lived on a farm and I used to help the tattie pickers pick their tatties. Then when I got older going picking myself and getting paid. I remember picking potatoes for a month solid. At first all my muscles ached but by the end of the month I was fine. Ah! the good old days.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

My New Cupboard

In this house storage space is at a premium. So we had a brainwave on where to put a cupboard. Above the bathroom door would be a great place. Now we are not going to go out and buy a cupboard, no that’s to simple. We are goi9ng to make it out of reclaimed wood.SV203252

This wood!

Ok I know it looks grotty and all that but this is what we are using.



Oh and from these pictures you might just notice that our bathroom does not have a door. That is another project for later.


Painting followed.


Now we have a cupboard with some very useable storage space. Now let’s see what will I fill it with????????????

Saturday, 12 June 2010

And the Winner is?

I put all the names into a cup whizzed them all around and drew out one slip of paper………

The lucky winner is Midge from Soggibottom

Thank you all for entering.

Midge please email me your address and I will post you your prize.

Last chance to enter my giveaway

My giveaway closes tonight. To be in with a chace leave a comment on the previous post. Have a great day.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

101st post Giveaway.

Giveaway is now closed.

Well this laptop is behaving its self and I have found the cable to connect my camera to it and download photos. So I think my Giveaway is a go’er.

So what am I giving away??????????????

I have been thinking long and hard about this.

Fat quarters maybe?

A book?

Some wool?

Well I couldn’t decide so I think it will be a mystery giveaway.

Everyone likes surprises so it is going to remain a surprise for you all. It will have some of this and some of that and maybe, just maybe a bit of this. Now that will be nice won’t it. You won’t be disappointed and don’t forget to tell all your friends too.

So here is what you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this surprise.

  • Leave a comment here for one chance, only on this post.
  • Blogging about my giveaway on your blog will get you another chance. You will have to let me know if you have done this by commenting here also..

Make sure I have a way to contact you.

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Giveaway ends on 12/06/2010 at 21.00 Athens time. Good luck to you all.

My Cretan Life