Monthly Archives: March 2012

another day another ….. dollar?

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NO!

another ……

B L A N K E T  :0)

well, once the gorgeous Granny Stripe was finished and I had done

my oooohs and arrrhhhhs,

something had to happen!

So, looking into my left over Christmas present bag of yarn I decided to try

Lucy’s ripple. I had tried this ages ago but for some reason it just didn’t seem to

work out, but looking at so many other bloggers blankets I thought “It must

be ME! So lets have another go!”

I am so glad I did, even though I have run out of Lucy’s hot colours,

I think it will be rather nice when it is further under way.

xx

Just before starting the ripple I used some of the yarn in a pram blanket, it is not

very big …. but prams aren’t very big these days!

I decided to do Nana squares from Michelle at The Royal Sisters blog

http://theroyalsisters.blogspot.com/

it may be small, but very satisfying to do :0)

and I’m sure it will be just about the right size for today’s small prams,

………….

not like the Rolls Royce that my babes were in …..

“It’s quite simply the Rolls Royce of prams, Balmoral is the original coach-built pram.

Hand-sprung chassis,cushioned with leather suspension straps and handspoked wheels are just a few features of the Balmoral Collection. Handmade in the UK.”

http://www.silvercross.co.uk/heritage-collection/Balmoral-pram/

Yep, they just don’t make them like that any more!

Well, actually they do, but I couldn’t

afford the price tag …. mine had been second hand anyway!

Good to know that they are still making them though ….

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Enjoy your happy crafty days (or evenings!)

Bella and Me xx

PS …..

I have just come back from town and guess what?

My beautiful Silver Cross Rolls Royce

has just been show cased ……

in

the

museum!!!!

I don’t suppose it is mine – just one like it :0)

Time moves on!

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Decopatch Gallery

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Welcome!

to my little decopatch Gallery.

Each picture is worked on canvas and is of a particular place ….

places that hold special memories for me …

So without further ado here is

The Derbyshire Level …

I love leaning on a gate and this one has lots of memories for me

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the next one is special because it is the first time Bella went to the seaside ….

the sand dunes at Christchurch beach

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the next two are really part of the same walk, a very big favourite of mine

the falling down dry stone wall makes a welcome stopping place,

a flask of coffee and a cookie,

then carry on the walk to ….

The Bluebell wood

 ….. I had better explain!

First of all, the idea of this kind of design was inspired by the picture Lucy has

on her mantlepiece, I think it is from an artist in New Zealand. Her work is

based on the old fashioned Test Card that used to appear on the television screen,

and is worked in pastels and watercolour.

Mine is decopatch and is a continuation of the path from the dry stone wall ….

walk along to the gate  and pass the small trees,

the blue in the circle is the carpet of Bluebells,

 some trees were still coming out of being winter trees,

and the starry sky …. well whether it is night or day, the bluebells would still be there

waiting for visitors just like me!

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I hope you like my “art” gallery! Thank you for visiting :0)

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I think if you click on the photos they will go bigger.

from Bella and me xx