Through the eyes of a child

the magic of christmas

Do you remember when YOU were a child, and it was the holidays,
Finally!! it was here! 
Cold noses pressed against cold windows,
presents wrapped up in glitter and string,
stockings hung at the end of the bed,
waiting for Santa and what he may bring.
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And there was the magic, oh yes.
and the absolute certainty that anything was possible.
Through the eyes of a child we find the joy of Christmas.
in their hearts we find its meaning.

Merry Christmas

silent night lane

from my house to yours


Beautiful Books for Crafters


Hi all :)

I bought some beautiful craft books from Amazon the other day that I’d like to share with you,They look really nice and some easy to do projects… just what I like lol :)


The first book is love to sew by Christa Rolf and has some fun and wonderful projects


Like this Love pillow and many more cute things in patchwork

Book two is


Snug as a bug by from melly and me,
and has cute things for babies and toddlers that crafters can make


this lovely comfort blanket with a cute bug in the corner :))

Book Three is Half yard Heaven by Debbie Shore


and is an ideal book for ideas on using up some fabrics to make small projects



The owls and cats look lovely :)
there are lots of projects in these books and I think I’m going to be very busy.
happy crafting!

My new Sizzix

Hello All :))
I have bought a sizzix, it looks great and will be a real asset when I get back to doing my quilting again, with the sizzix you can cut card shapes as well as felt and fabrics for stuffed toy making.
you have to buy what they call “dies”, they are basically templates with sharp blades in, you lay your fabric or card on the die and cover it with a hard piece of plastic and then thread it through the machine, rollers on the machine push up the blades and it cuts your fabric or card to that shape, very ingenious and very handy for cutting exact sizes when quilting :))) cant wait to give it a go.
I’ve bought 3 dies to start with…has anyone else got a sizzix? and what have you made with yours.

Framed at last

Happy hump day to all :))) here we are again another week nearly done and a new month!
OCTOBER already! soon be xmas hahaha OMG I don’t know where this year has gone and I don’t remember seeing much of summer lol
Well, at last I got round to getting my Summer and Winter cats framed…Summer cat has only been waiting a year lol but they’re done now and they did a lovely job at the framers. I did my best at taking photos of them but is impossible to get a clear photo of them without the glass glare and reflections, sorry about that, hope you like them :))
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I fit nicely…dont I :) and baby Racoon Block #8

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Oh I fit nicely in your fruit bowl mum..dont you think LOL I know I cant get me tail in but I got the rest of me in hahaha he was fast asleep curled up in what was my fruit bowl LOL

Hi Everyone, hope you all had a good sunny and happy weekend. I’ve been working on my baby afghan and baby Racoon is now finished.

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This is the blanket so far. Only 5 more babies to go and they all look so cute :))

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Happy new week to all and happy stitching :))

Tree of Love..Block #7

Hi All, hope everyone has had a lovely summer, can you believe how fast this year has gone? it’s nearly September already!

well, after my year of decorating ( and it feels like a year lol ) I have managed to fit in some time for my Afghan project and finished the tree that is the centre of the blanket, so I’m halfway there,

I finished this on wed 13th August and have already started the next block :)

I hope to spend more time on my Afghan now with the Autumn months ahead and those cosy winter days :) Happy stitching!

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