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Friday, 8 November 2013

I'm Not Scared of the Gruffalo......

Evening all

I do like a challenge and the other day I was asked to make a Gruffalo hat.  So here is my Gruffalo hat.

I now need to make another one for my youngest son as he likes it so much.  So best get on with it then! lol

Have a great weekend.

Sal x

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Busy Little Bee

Evening all

With the days now getting colder and the frost warning coming on when I drive the car, I started to make myself some wrist warmers.  My daughter decided she wanted them.  This is the first time I have crocheted shells and am quite pleased with how they turned out and how easy they were.

So I made these for me and added a flower, now I have to add a flower to my daughters.

For those of you on facebook, I highly recommend a group called slow cooker saddo's.  Using their recipe and my slow cooker, I made this nutella cake.  The kids loved it.

And finally, due to the cold weather I decided to make a hat for my Rex.  I really do think he is not at all impressed with it! 

And on that note I think its bed time where I will be hanging off the end of the bed so as not to wake Rex up who will be sprawled across the bed taking up twice as much space as me like usual.

Sal x

Friday, 1 November 2013

Blinging and Booing lol

Evening all

So, yesterday was Halloween.  I did try to post last night on my phone but it wouldn't play fair.  Here I am all dressed up.  The spiders on my clothes aren't really showing much :(

Please excuse the state of the living room, the carpet is stained from the work we had done and the walls need painting.  Hopefully we will have them finished soon and then just need to save for the carpet.
I did get the dinning room finished though (except for blinds and carpet).  Here are the 2 pictures of that.  I love the red, and cant wait for the living room to be finished as well although should probably wait until my fingers stop hurting before I start it lol

And finally, look what I bought myself.  Cant wait to use it :D

 Hopefully will have some bling things to show you soon. :D

Sal x

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Its Nearly Halloween.....

Evening all

I actually got my Halloween outfit sorted out.  I love it.  The kids helped with where to put stuff and my daughter decided on a bat necklace.  And I actually got to use my hot glue gun, I love it, I actually picked off the eye of a penguin (in first photo) just so I could glue it back on :o

These are my clothes before

And these are the after pictures


And of course my accessories, the hair click and necklace

I cant wait to put it all together and see what it looks like :D 
Sal x

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Mug Warmers Galore

Evening all

I have had a bit of a mug warmer spree.  Here they are:

As you can see I am still a bit minion mad. Cant decide what to make next, might start on my Halloween outfit.
Sal x

Saturday, 19 October 2013



In my hunt for my Halloween Costume I ended up in a closing down shop.  The shop is the ribbon shop I love but all the ribbons have gone.  He still has some buttons though.  So I bought a few.  These cost me £2.70 which I thought excellent considering the larger ones were meant to be £1.20 each! :o

I finished my daughters hat.  Yay!  Took me all day to do the hair so this may be the last one I made lol  Here it is being modelled by my very lovely daughter.

And I am showing off my daughter's work today.  Whilst I was making the hat she decided she wanted to make a purple minion mug warmer.  So she went through my wool and found the purple sparkly wool.  I started her off and helped her a little but she did most of it herself.  I am very impressed.

 And here she is concentrating on sewing the mouth on.  My little mini me :D

I really must start on my outfit.  I have bought all the bits.  I just need to sew spiders and stuff onto it all.  And make sure it fits.  I spent in total £7.50 on it and got most of it from charity shops.  My best buy was the top which still had a tag saying £19.99 and cost me £1.50 :D  And will be used as a going out top after I have removed said spiders!!! lol
Have a great Saturday.
Sal x

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Still Minion Mad!

Evening all

I am currently in the middle of making my daughter a purple minion hat.  I found a lovely fluffy purple wool in my stash and it was just enough to do the hat and with a little left over for hair, I will also use sparkly purple for hair and maybe some normal as well.  That is currently a work in progress.

What I have finished is this for my son.  Please excuse his drunken expression :o  he wasn't really.

 Then I made this adult hat.  Might keep it for myself lol

And finally, its nearly Halloween so had to make a pumpkin mug warmer.  I am going to make a Frankenstein one as well.  And I am sure I can find a third one, then fill with sweeties for the kids.

Need to find a Halloween costume for me for the kids youth club Halloween party that I have volunteered at.  Not got a clue what to wear.  Will pop into charity shop tomorrow and see if there is anything I can upcycle.

Back soon

Sal x

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Mmmmmmmmm Homemade Crunchies

Evening all

I have finally finished the minion hat, yay.

I felt like cooking today so made cinder toffee.  It is so easy to make.  I used this recipe Cinder Toffee and it worked so well.  Then I decided that it would be nicer covered in chocolate.  Note to self, don't cover in melted chocolate and place on a wire rack, trying to get it off after it had moulded round the wire was not the easiest! lol  So the large lumps of cinder toffee were made into little crunchies.

And the small bits of cinder toffee was mixed with the left over chocolate and made a chocolate bar type thing.  Both very nice and neither good for my low carbing! :o

Might just have one more piece ;-)

Sal x

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

*Sneaks Back In* Look at My Minions :D

Evening all

Wow!  How long since I have updated! :o

I have been a bit minion mad.  Made these mug warmers, the first one was for my youngest who found the other mug warmers I made:

 Then I made some minion hats.  This is a childs hat.

This is an adult hat

And this hat I made for dd but she doesn't want the blue bit so I have to make her another one!

And, of course, it is October which means we have had a visitor.  She has made herself at home in hubby's gaming chair with his remote eating choccy's lol

Think that's all for me.  I have 2 half made minion hats to finish.  Just need to get motivated.

Sal x

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Getting Ready for Winter

Good Afternoon

Since getting back from holiday I have had to be more strict with not snacking in the evening as I have put on a few pounds.  So I dug out the crochet hooks and wool and stopped the snacking. lol

Last night I made a minion mug warmer.  Took a while as the stitches were small.  I think maybe triple crochet on the one I made tonight.

Anyhoo, here he is, ready for my mate when she is working on her allotment in winter.

Am thinking I should be making something for me or one of the many many things the kid want.  But no, I am making stuff for fun and giving them away, which I think is much better. :D

Sal x

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Back from Holiday

Evening all

I have been on holiday for the past 3 weeks.  Blackpool, Bristol and South Wales.  It was brilliant and the kids had so much more freedom than at home (we live on a very busy main road).

Here are a few photos

This little fellow came for his breakfast every morning

My favourite Gromit from out Gromit hunting in Bristol.

I was stood in the Chalet in South Wales when I took this.

This was at Kidwelly Castle, scary face lol

Sunset at the Chalet - lovely

I am glad to be home, got lots of stuff I want to make, kids pestering me for teenage ninja mutant turtles so I need to get my crochet hooks out pronto! lol

Sal x

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Manic Few Weeks

Hiya all

Everything whilst and since the work done on the house has been manic.  It has taken me 2 weeks to do the hall.  Yes, really, 2 weeks to do such a small space.  This is what it now looks like

Still small and cramped but a lot brighter than before.
And finally it was my birthday last week.  Hubby got me a greenhouse.  I love it, this is it on my birthday but now I also have 3 pots with herbs we planted yesterday and 2 big trough things, one with beetroot and one with cabbage, also planted yesterday.  Its taken 15 years but finally hubby has done well!!!! ;-)

Have a lovely evening.

Sal x