Thursday, November 24, 2011


Monday is getting closer and closer. I went to the library yesterday and got a stack of books that should see me through for a while - funny they are all easy novels to read about life in general and FOOD.  Another family of snowmen has gone to their new home this week and judging by the delight of their new owners I should imagine I'll have a few more to do by christmas.  Rabbits bred ovenight in the craft room, a photo will be posted later today or tomorrow. Got to dash into town soon to get the rates paid and another library book that they didn't have at my library here, a quick shop and then home again, pack up my craft box for the night markets at another town tonight and then another market tomorrow if the rain holds off. Last night it was nearly midnight by the time I finished crafting, sewing hair ties onto flowers and arms.legs and ears onto bunnies.  I have to get my grandgirls dolls done yet and a few tea-towel toppers for christmas presents - everyone is getting handcrafted MWL's (made with Love) for chrissy this year. 
All this hard work, its a good job I enjoy crafting because I'm not making any money at it, I'll have to seriously think about wether I want to continue with the markets or find another outlet, not sure wether I want the commitment of a shop. I have set up a Made It shop and I think I have one on Etsy but not got either of them going yet.  So perhaps the next few weeks will be spent weighing up all the pros and cons and wether I can be commited or not (my family and a couple of friends would tell you I am ready to be commited  LOL) to get everything up and running. 
Better get a wiggle on before the day runs away from me again.


Sunday, November 20, 2011


I have my first follower for my new blog.....Delena please email me your snail mail addy (cos I threw away the envelope with your address on) and I will send you a little something for being the first to follow.  Let me know your colour likes and dislikes - muted, brights, pastels etc.
 A week tomorrow (28th) I get my gall bladder out, my house is all clean and tidy, the spare room ready for my friend to stay over, I'm making a baggie up with a little project in it (cos I am the worlds worst patient) for while I'm waiting to go to theatre and after when I'm waiting to go home. I'll mow the lawn the day before I go in and give the garden a good watering as well.  I'm busy crocheting up a storm so that I will have plenty of stock for the christmas markets and I plan to recover at home by taking it easy and crafting away. 
Did two markets this weekend, its a good job I don't rely on them to earn a living, lots of lookers but they are not buying anything other than cheap veggies and plants. I covered petrol, the stall fee and coffee with a little bit of profit both days.  Doing a night market this coming week and our village one on Saturday.  Got one snowdoll family all finished and ready to be posted off and another that just needs sewing up. I'll try and get the pattern down for the little grub dolls this week, I haven't got time to be sick.


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Welcome to my world

My world - hooks, yarn, needles and threads.  Since my crochet seems to be taking over my other blog I thought perhaps it was time to have one just for my hookings.  Somewhere where I could post patterns.  I am sure my family and friends (unless they are that way inclined) are getting bored with the crafty side of things, in fact I think hardly any of them read my blogs anymore since my life went back on track.  If you are new to my blogs and have no idea who I am you can always check out my profile and read my other blogs if you have a week or two spare or I can give you a quick rundown on my life so far.........
50 something widow, mother of three grown up boys, grandmother to two little girls, live in a beautiful part of far north queensland in Australia, I love crochet and embroidery at the moment (I am very fickle, it all might change someday), I lost my husband (I know, careless of me) 5 yrs ago after caring for him for many years, I then had a heart attack and a triple by-pass, was diagnosed with a thyroid problem, then diabetes, got all that under control and just before my birthday in August of this year they found gallstones so next week I get the gallbladder out.  What keeps me sane throughout all of this - my crocheting and crafting of course, I've crafted throughout all the hard times in my life, it kept the bailiffs from the door in times of financial strife, it provided money to have decent christmases, its put food on the table and now my life is on an even keel it soothes my soul and is an outlet for my creative side.  I sometimes get my work published in Handmade magazine which is a big thrill. I have a little old dog - a mini foxy and together we are growing old disgracefully.  I occassionally garden, I take long walks by the lake and I lunch with friends.  Not much more to add. 
So keep yours eyes out on this blog, if you have seen any of my work on my other blogs and you would like the pattern, let me know, I tend to make things up as I go along and have only jotted down a few of the patterns. I am discipling myself to jot them down as I go along but I tend to not bother in the vain hope I will remember the pattern next time.

I waffle on as well, sometimes about inane things, so this blog will just be about the crocheting, if I get boring please let me know.