Saturday, February 26, 2011

Eat :: Sleep :: Crochet

.....and cough, then cough some more and then cough a whole bunch more.  Yes, that's what I've been doing for the last week and a half.  In between coughing, eating, sleeping and more coughing I've been crocheting this colourful little rainbow.

It's quite possibly the worlds widest scarf, but I'm absolutely smitten with it and it's rainbow of colours - all courtesy of the left over yarn basket.
Apparently I do my best colour selections when I can't think straight for coughing....not that I would ever wish to be this sick again just in order to get good colour combinations!
Oh and granny zig zags are seriously addictive.
Must run, my house is seriously disgusting after my week on the sofa and I must go shoo the dust bunnies away.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

How Did She Know???

This evening, after a very long crap day at work, that was over at the office, but not over - ughhh - I was toddling up the stairs to my house contemplating  making a  new key fob for my keys.  To be honest, I was sure I could muster the energy to even craft, but I sure did want a new key fob.
So what a wonderful surprise to see a sweet little package had winged it's way across the pond from my lovely blogging friend.
Of course, like a good little blogger, I resisted the urge to rip open the package and grabbed the camera to capture the event.  (Now please excuse crap photos, no light, so very bad images).
One Lovely Key Fob

One Lovely Tube of Yummy English Chocolate

One Lovely Lavender Heart

I've  been carrying this little lavender heart around all evening.  It's now been carefully placed on the nightstand next to my bed 'cause it smells delicious!  Even Little J commented on how lovely it smells (after he jammed it into  his nose and I quickly snatched it away).  Then he, much like me marveled at the tiny little roses  and pondered "just how are those little roses made"???
The photos really don't do these wonderful gifts justice and they certainly don't portray just how thrilled I was to receive such wonderful gifts.
Thank you Louise, you truly are amazing and a wonderfully generous friend.
Now I'm wondering how far my little package has made it across the pond tto Louise?  Of course, my mind wandered on our little valentine swap and lost focus on the 'theme' - thank you gold fish brain of mine - but I'm hoping Louise will love her little package as much as I have loved mine.
Toodles...L x

Sunday, February 13, 2011


I found these wonderful hearts over on Elizabeth Cat's colourful blog after many failed attempts to make something valentine-y for my home. Struggling to embrace just plain pink or red or white hearts, I thought these would be perfect and something I could leave up all year!
So I've spent the afternoon creating my own little mess of a pattern as I haven't learnt out to read crochet patterns which use the symbols yet, so I couldn't figure out the one Elizabeth had posted.   They're a wee bit wonky, but I'm happy with how they've turned out.

Wishing you all a Happy Valentines Day filled with love and happiness.....

Toodles...L x

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Parcels for Across the Pond

Hello lovely readers.
I hope this Thursday or Friday, depending on which end of the world you are reading from, is treating you well.  I must say, I've had one heck of week!  Work wise that is.  All is quiet on the home front, but this week I've barely been home to enjoy the quiet.  All sorts of insanity going on at work, but I won't bore you with the details.
Anyhoo, tomorrow when I have to toddle off the Post Office for work related matters to post some nonsense package to deepest darkest Central America, well actually just Honduras, I'll also be popping some lovely pink parcels in the post to wing their way across the pond. 
You see, my rather lovely bloggy friend and I are enjoying little gift giving/exchange of sweet creations from our stash.  After this event and then this event, we both decided it was this most fun EVER and decided it couldn't end there!
I'm very excited to pop these in the post.  With no like minded crafty/crochet/knitty people in my 'real world' circle, its just the best thing ever (sorry words fail me here, but I know you know what I mean) to have met and made such wonderful friends in the bloggersphere and to be able to share my crafts with them!  Honestly, it really is, because they get it!   They get the excitement and the thrill of creating something wonderful.
 I love my little blog, but best of all I love the little friends I have made from around the globe.
Ok enough of my ramblings...I must be off to practice spelling words.  Little J's spelling words that is, not mine :-)
Toodles and thank you for stopping by.....  
♥ Happy Friday ♥ 

Sunday, February 6, 2011

♥ Teapot Love ♥

Pictures, no words. 
Pattern courtesy of the amazing Alice
I'm in love.....

Thank you Alice!
This is definitely my favorite crochet project of all time.
If you haven't made one already, what are you waiting for?
Granny Goodness + A Cup of Tea = Perfection!
Toodles....L x