Sunday, January 31, 2016

52 Weeks Word Photo Challenge 2016

Hallo and welcome everyone, to the first week of our 52 weeks word photo challenge for 2016!
I am really excited to be hosting this challenge for this year as I missed it last year, and have already written up lots and lots of words for you!!
 Please try not to hate me too much this year, it will be worth it in the end, BECAUSE this year I am giving prizes out as we go through! So this year will work like this:

I shall start the ball rolling tonight by posting our first word

So next Sunday, I will put up a Linky when I blog about what this word means to me  and show you my photo. You have until next Monday evening to photograph what this word means to you, and post it in the Mr Linky at the bottom of this post ( I am hoping that I am still able to use Mr Linky, don't worry though, as i will work it out soon so we can use him!

Then you can join in with your photos and we will all come over to your blogs and have a look at your photo and few words!  Our photo does not mean to be of anything in particular, simply our own way of looking at the word.

Isn't his a great way to find more blogs to follow!!?? And also we can get to know each other better too!

If anyone is just passing through and would like to join in, please feel free to join us at any time.

Throughout the year, I shall tell you occasionally that there will be a prize for something the following week. It may be for the funniest,  sweetest, cutest, or whatever. The pictures will all be looked at and the winner will be notified that they have won, and everyone else will be told too, and the prize will be posted to you.

This prize may be anything I can think of, perhaps a book or something I make especially for you! It is a surprise and you can tell your fellow entrants about it if and when you want to.

So, have I confused you enough yet? Leave any questions you may have in the comments and I'll answer them asap.

So, here we go!

The word for this first week is: "red" . As in the colour red.

I'll be back next Sunday evening with my thoughts on this word along with my photograph and the Mr Linky for you to enter.

Have fun with it and I will see you then

Friday, January 29, 2016

Freeform Friday

Welcome top the second Freeform Friday for 2016!

Hope everyone is well, we have had some storms here in good old sunny Queensland this afternoon though, unfortunately none here in our little neck of the woods! The storms split and went above and below us, we just can't win sometimes! We desperately do need some rain, our water tanks are empty, I suppose we will get some soon. (Of course, we all know what will happen now, don't we, my next post will probably be about the rain and it not stopping!!!heehee) Enough frivolity.

I'm here to show you my vase that I was doing last week:-

Here is the front - and look at what it is standing next to!! - obviously I have another vase to do soon! I've had that plant growing in water for years so it's time it got a face lift - it's on the list!

Here is the back view of the freeform vase. I quite like both sides, one day I might even put some flowers or whatnot in it!

Stay tuned this Sunday, for the first week of our 52 Weeks Word Photo Challenge for 2016

Take Care

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Australia Day 2016

Today is the day when we get together and celebrate this wonderful country of ours and how lucky we are to live here

Just couldn't resist it!!

Some Covers For Old Jars

Wow, after Christmas and all, I find that I have lost my mojo, if you understand me!!

I simply cannot settle down and get into things yet - so I decided to try some bits and biobs that I can finish eally quickly, hoping that the old mojo will reappear if she is satified with them.

I'm not sure it's working. Yet.

So this is what I have done:

Here's the first jar - for my makeup brushes. At least they will be kept tidy now, instead of being thrown into the drawer!

Number 2 jar is for my crochet hooks, from 4.5 to 6mm. Now they are tidy too.

I love the button I used on the flower, so that's cute!!

I still have some more jars and bottles, so I will just keep going until the old mojo comes back and says "Enough, into the good stuff now!!"

Take Care

Monday, January 25, 2016

I Finished a Blanket

I did finally finish the star blanket that I showed you HERE.

I thought it would never, ever end! I wanted to do it for my granddaughter, but by the time I finished it, I think I was just about over it!!

It was worth it though!

Artistically arranged over the armchair number 1.

Artistically arranged number 2

A closeup of the border I decided on.

I was very pleased with the way it turned ut, and I am sure that Jessica was happy with it also.

It ended up not quite as large as I had hoped to do it, but I was running out of time!

I'm sure this is the reason why I can't settle into anything at the moment, this was such a big project and I feel like I am empty of creativity at the moment, so that is why I am covering jars and bottles!!

Take Care

Friday, January 22, 2016

Freeform Friday

Hi everybody! I hope that you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year period as we have here.

It's almost February already, so I decided that it is time to get back into the old blog!! I've had too much down time, I'll try to not let that happen again.

I also decided to bring back my "Freeform Friday", at least that's one thing I can start on, as I have been madly crocheting jar covers, for some old jars and empty bottles that I have, as I'm sure most of you also have! So I decided to pretty them up and use them.

One bottle will be a freeform vase, so here is the beginning:

Here is my freeform piece just started. I am using a 3ply cotton in various colours, and just making it up as I go along. It is very freeing!!

 Sorry that this photograph is so hard to see, I got really carried away with the name!!
Here is the bottle that will wear the freeform piece, I'm not sure yet if I will start at the bottom, or I may turn the piece and use it sideways along the bottle.
Decisions, decisions!!

Which way do you think would be better??

Take Care