Sunday, June 27, 2010

Storms and gifts

We are having thunderstorms at the moment coming up from Algeria, with lots of rumbles and grumbles but very little rain, which is a shame as the garden and veggie plot would benefit. The satallite tv and internet connections are intermittent, just hope we don't lose the power

At first we thought it was the fiesta in the nearby town where they are celebrating the Moors and Christians festival with the more noise the better theory.

I made this colourful caterpillar with suffolk puffs for DD's friend's little one, Lucy decided it was a very strange bug she had not seen before and was investigating. We have 5 cats and they bring us an array of 'gifts' most of which we are able to rescue and return, but I did draw the line at the snake they brought in, luckily DH dealt with it.

Made these little gift pouches for EBCC, will probably make some more using Christmas fabric for little pressies or after dinner mints for the table
It can get surprisingly cold here in winter so I made these for DD, I have another pair on the go using a different pattern, which may find their way into my stocking!


  1. wow your vegie garden looks great: I didn't plant one this year as we are moving on. Love your little bags... what a great idea to fill them with choc for christmas, might have to borrow that Idea! cheers Linda

  2. Congratulations on your win the brooches are lovely .

  3. Hello from Missouri, I am one of Judtih's followers and just saw she chose your brooch as a prize winner. Congratulations!! You have some really cute things here, love those little gift pouches! Keep blogging, it's fun!! Cyndi

  4. Congratulations! Both with blogging and your EBCC projects :)
    You have already made so many beautiful things.

    All the best Hanne-Kristine

  5. Congratulations on winning the Early Bird Christmas Crafting challenge. Your broch is beautiful.

    I hope you have as much fun blogging as I do.You get to met lots of lovely folk all over the world.

    pop in for a visit.

  6. Congratulations from me too! Love your brooch! Looks very great! And a big welcome into the blogger world!
    Hugs from Switzerland

  7. Welcome to Blogland and Congratulations on winning Judiths challenge
    You make lovely things

  8. Welcome to Blogland Chrissie! Your crafting items are beautiful & congrats on winning Judith's challenge.

  9. Hi Chrissie, love the brooch on Judith's challenge. Adore your half gloves (mitts) but I'm not very good at knitting.

  10. Hi Chrissie....Congratulations on winning my first challenge "The Mini Gift" Early Bird Christmas Crafting. I hope you are having fun and are looking forward to July. There will be a new challenge and new ideas to keep us busy. Kind Regards

  11. Felicidades por tan lindos trabajos!!!
    un abrazo desde TANDIL, Argentina