Monday, 29 November 2010


PEPPER 2003-2006
HOLLIE 2004-2010
i want to thank everyone for their heartfelt comments on Charlie the outlook as of today looks better the vet said he had eaten and they had given him another antibiotic injection but he has to stay on the drip at least another 24 hours then they will do blood tests and give us news on what course of action to take for getting him better i was so relieved to hear this after yesterday things looked so grim but along with good comes bad and this morning paul discovered one of our other fur babies had passed through the night our little Rabbit Hollie had succumbed to her old age im so sad but i know she had a good life with us she was almost seven years old im just dreading what could happen next i can only take so much heartbreak at any one time.
Minis are on hold at the moment im sorry to Carolyn and Caterina who are waiting on swaps from me i hope to get back to minis in a day or two please bare with me

Sunday, 28 November 2010


Hi im so sorry i have been m i a again i tried posting this twice and it hasnt worked so maybe third time lucky ehh...I have had another cold the fith one in so many months and think i may have passed it on to my cat Charle the poor boy has been so ill not eating or drinking hes at the vets again we have been three times in the past week and right now im so freeked out im scared of the worse they were putting him on a drip today and are doing blood tests in a day or so the vet thinks its thyroid problems but all i know is he slept in the bath last night and couldnt lift his little head this morning im so woried my animals are like my babies and im not ready to let him go yet paul is not one to show his feelings much but i think even he is upset the poor fella hasnt had a great time of it his monstrous previous owners tossed him out when they got bored with him and he has been up and down whilst we have had him im really hoping the saying a cat has nine lives is correct because this poor boy deserves another go of it im so upset and i have been so stressed i even messed up with my christmas swap package to Nina im sorry nina but i forgot to wrap them and didnt put my christmas card in i feel like such an idiot but i will send the card seperately please forgive me i hope you like what i made for you xx.
Doreen i recieved your package and im sorry to say i opened it i was on such a low i needed a pick me up im so sorry for ruining the surprise i know i should have waited but you made my day brighter with such lovely minis so im sorry for opening it early but thank you so much Doreen xx

Welcometo my new followers im sorry im such a mess right now but i appreciate you all being here
im not going to sleep much tonight as im so anxious and worried but my head hurts and i need to go to bed now i really hope im going to have better news to share with you about my boy please think possitive thoughts for Charlie xx

Wednesday, 17 November 2010


Hi again
Im having a bit of a crisis with my nephews blog i havent been blogging for a few days so only noticed this today but thank you norma for the heads up, Anyway the comments on ashleys blog are not visable and posts are also without writing troo can anyone tell me how to fix this the simpler the better please as i cant do difficult. i have a nagging twelve year old on my case and im nearly grey with the stress thanks in advance for any help.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010


Hi and welcome i have a couple of new followers i appreciate you being here and im glad you are following my blog.

I got a lovely surprise today when i recieved a package from Sonya oh wow such gorgeous goodies your work is fab Sonya thanks so so much i love everything the pictures really dont do these wonderful minis any justice but i am so delighted and just wanted to show you all and what a kind gesture from a lovely lady thanks again Sonya xx

Last night i went to one of my mini groups we had a man there showing us how to make primroses using porcelain paste not the easiest of stuff to work with in my opinion but then im no good with clay either and
i think he felt sorry for me as he gave me a Pot of flowers that he had made haha take note my pot is the little one in the picture the one that looks like its been over watered or not watered enough lol....that stuff is really not my fortet....although i did buy some cutters from him to try them in private without anyone making fun i was so embarassed everyone came away with a wonderful arrangement of primroses then there was mine haha.... i promise i will try harder and hope to have something that looks as it should in future.

I Almost have all my swap items ready to send my partner nina for the international christmas swap i will post pictures after the swap is complete i hope she will like what i have made im very nervous her work is so lovely. Im still knitting my little bags and have started a new carpet also,i hope to finish it soon although im not tackling it with my normal speed im relaxing whilst stitching in between my bags i have finished knitting a white bag for caterina i just need to make it up now and then i will make another for carolyn
whilst im waiting on my black crochet cotton i have to make two black ones too although i may make more as they are very addictive so i could be burried in them soon....
if this happens maybe i'll have to have another giveaway so watch this space ehh....

Sunday, 7 November 2010



for those of you that asked for the pattern and instructions for the bags i made here they are
First you need glass beads i used size 8 or 11
miniature knitting needles i used size 19
a beading needle
and crochet cotton i used anchor
the pattern is as follows but before you start please read to the bottom of this
first string all beads on
to your cotton using your needle you need 320 for the actual bag and the extras for the handles see bottom of page.
Cast on 10 stitches
knit 5 rows casting on 1 stitch at the start of rows 3 and 4
now start knittng with beads. You always push the mentioned number of beads against the last knitted stitch so that the beads are between the stitches.
Rows 6-9 K3, 1 bead, k2 1 bead, k2 1 bead, k2 1 bead k3
Rows 10-13 k3,2beads,k2,2 beads,k2, 2 beads,k2,2 beads,k3
Rows 14-17 k3,3 beads,k2 3beads,k2 3 beads, k2 3 beads,k3
Rows 18-21 k3 4 beads,k2 4 beads,k2 4 beads k2 4 beads k3
Rows 22-25 as rows 18-21 (4 beads)Rows 26-29 as rows 14-17(3 beads)
Rows 30-33 as rows 10-13(2 beads)
Rows 34-37 as rows 6-9(1 bead)
Row 38 k2 tog beginning of row knit to end
Row 39 k2 tog beginning of row knit to end
knit 3 rows
cast off sew up sides

Before you start knitting tie a loop in the cotton and count 16 beads on to the tail leave a length to sew these beads on to your bag this is your first handle you also dont have the bother of threading the needle again! Also it keeps the tail out of the way . Cast on two needle method not so tight for the first row of knitting remember to count beads for the other handle before you cut the cotton and pull through loop
Have fun

Friday, 5 November 2010


Hi all i hope your all well i got my giveaway package from Lainie today and i am absolutely thrilled with it i have to say a huge thank you to Lainie this was my first time to win a giveaway and of course my pictures dont do the goodies justice i love them all and know just where they will all go your very clever Lainie thanks again a big hug for you.

These are what i have been working on for the past few days i got the pattern from one of the ladies in my breakaway mini group and couldnt wait to get started making them i think they turned out ok but my photos are really not too good im happy with them though i think i'll make a few more