Monthly Archives: April 2018

Birthday Bunting


You might remember that I was making Bunting for my super step granddaughters birthday BBQ on my last blog. Well job done and I was really pleased with the result.

In the meantime I have also been sorting through my stash of “stuff”. A local charity shop in Chester, The Share Shop Chester, had put out an appeal for fabrics, sewing patterns and notions. Three sewing machines had generously been donated and are scheduled to go abroad to enable refugees to make their own clothes. I had a good sort out and have sent over forty sewing patterns for them, some dress length fabrics and a pile of threads.   It’s great to know that they are going to a good cause. Not only that but I have actually made some space in my craft room.


Welcome to my Craft Room


Its done! It’s finished! It’s fab!

IMG_1091This was a year ago and it’s not stayed this tidy. I need the House Elves to visit and the Dust Bunnies to work hard! Still off to my craft room to make Bunting for Step Granddaughters birthday. According to her she’s ” turning the big one zero!”. More about Bunting later.

Such A Lovely Day


I spent a weekend with Darling Daughter and family. They brought with them Sirius their Labrador pup. Well, I suppose he’s my Grand dog! He’s such a puppy at 20 weeks, so cute and amazingly well behaved. Life is such an adventure. He had his first visit to the beach and there was so much sea! Grandson had his first full paddle of the year and didn’t seem to worry how cold it was, aided and abetted by Sirius. The sun shone and the Beach House (AKA caravan) came into its own.

The Welsh coast was displayed in its full beauty. What a difference sunshine makes. We finished the visit with a visit to a local, upmarket fish restaurant. Not bad for someone who can’t stand fish!

Play Date


Benji dog went on a play date with his “cousin” Sirius last week. They enjoyed charging around the garden but Benji was rather bemused by this lively inquisitive pup.Do you wanna play ball?

It’s MY turn

Treat time (always)

Never Ever Again!


It seemed like a good idea at the time. I would buy some fabric and make a throw for the seats in my caravan. You know the score make it more up to date, more on trend, more now! I found some light grey fabric at Abakhan and set to work. Change the plan! Throws didn’t work. They slipped, rucked and creased. So more fitted covers were required. One whole weekend and disaster not enough fabric. Back to Abakhan I went and found a toning dark grey. Another weekend and more cutting and stitching. In the middle of all this I burned my fingers, luckily on my left hand. I certainly couldn’t have managed without my sister whose input and advise was much appreciated. We continued to stitch cut and tuck. I hemmed, drew round plates ( for arm covers) and discovered upholstery pins. Result- not bad. Maybe more modern, certainly protecting the upholstery, and I learned a lot. Most importantly never ever to do this again!