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Sunday, 30 November 2014


Hello All!

I've had a bit of a making time.

Firstly some felt flower brooches for a Christmas stall at school.  I was inspired to do these by my lovely friend J at the Butterfly Knitting Group that I go to, she gave me a bag of felt pieces to use at school and within that there were a few handmade wool felt flowers.  I soon discovered it was much easier to use ready made die cut flowers than trying to make my own hand cut ones.  After a quick order to Blooming Felt  for more flowers and brooch backs and I had a production line.
You may have noticed that rather battered coffee table.  We have joined the local Freegle group, on which people post things they want to get rid of but not throw away, less in landfill sites and one man's rubbish being another's treasure.  When I saw the table I jumped at it, with the intention of using it in our house in France.    Garage space being limited, we put in the in the living room 'just for now.'  It needs a jolly good sand down and wax but the trouble is it's become a bit useful, it may be staying in Gloucestershire.
I got as well from Freegle a big pile of House Beautiful magazines.  The intention is to sit with a cup of tea and have a good read.  Problem with those, there are so many it seems like a chore.  Lastly we picked up a new beer fridge for the garage which is missing some shelves but for what we need, just great.  
I've also been making the 'Trio of Christmas Trees', which came with The Homemaker Magazine I bought last week.  You may notice a pair of reading glasses next to the first tree I made.  At the grand of age of 46 my near vision has gone.  In the spate of about 3 weeks, I have gone from being able to read up close, to not.  :(
Anyhoo, after sewing and stuffing the first tree it became evident that the small wooden cotton reels supplied with the kit were not big enough to support it.  I found a few plastic reels in my sewing box with not much cotton on and wound it off.  I popped it on my shelving unit in the kitchen to see what it looked like ~ yes I do have yarn on display in my kitchen ~  I wasn't happy with the white plastic, it needed covering somehow.   I took the photo and looked at it on the camera.  The solution was there, staring me in the face.  Three reels of washi tape, bought because I liked the colours ~ also on display :-).
So here we are another Ta-Dah!  
A trio of Christmas Trees.
These very simple trees are giving me much pleasure.

 Our Sundays are taken up with Master Clicky playing rugby,  we arrive at the ground by 10.00 am and get home about 2.00 pm.  Today we were playing just north of Bristol.  It's been a really strange day,  fog but with sunshine trying to get through.  One moment we could see the players then they disappeared again.
 There was a very strange 'fog rainbow' at one point.  
 Master Clicky is really settling in to his new club, scoring his first try last week and making some crunching tackles today. 

I had a rather nice piece of cake and some hot chocolate to keep me going.  I also did a bit of sock knitting whilst the boys were warming up, so all good.

I think that's me for now.
I'll see you soon.................Clicky Needles.


  1. The brooches are beautiful, the table a bargain and your Xmas trees gorgeous! xxx

  2. How pretty are those Xmas trees! Very pretty indeed! xx

  3. Love the little spool trees! I might have to find me some spools.

    *H*A*P*P*Y* * *H*O*L*I*D*A*Y*S*!*!*!*

    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. You have been busy indeed, Helen!!! I especially like your Christmas trees, and can appreciate your mountain of magazines...a treasure I have and long
    to read as well :)xx

  5. Your trees are very cute! I have made these too. It has been nice to see other peoples versions of them, I have seen several and no two are the same. I think your washi tape for the reels idea is brilliant!! xx

  6. Love all the wonderful things you have found on that site. Your Christmas trees are wonderful and those broaches are perfect! Hugs and stay warm at the games.


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