Sunday, 31 May 2009

Talacre 09

Last year we visited this beach with friends and yesterday we returned. It is such a lovely peaceful place. There is a huge lighthouse a vast expanse of sand and dunes and of course the sea which is so shallow it is great for paddling in. It was a great day. Marcus loved digging around in the sand and found hundreds yes hundreds of ew yucky jelly fish.

Angelo hated being on the sand. I don't know if he disliked the texture or the heat. He would not keep his hat on the little rascal, fortunately we were pitched under John's fishing umbrella. What a godsend that was. We sat in the shade and I crocheted. Yes I crochet. I was so relaxed. John and Marcus paddled. I walked down to the beach and we tried to fly our kite. Well we are novices and it didn't really work but we had a super day. Talacre has such fond memories for us. we will get there again soon.

Friday, 29 May 2009

And then there were two

I think I am a bit excited. Not finished a work in progress. This is horse number three by ann wood. Love it. I think it needs glitter and black texture. mmmm...

Horsey horsey

...don't you stop
just let your feet go clipperty clop
your tail goes swish and your wheels go round
giddy up we're homeward bound.

I love that nursery rhyme.

Here's mi first horse.

Not finished, but prepared for play.

I cut the template and traced it onto cereal packet. I have primed it for decoration with three coats of white acrylic. This is horse no 2 from Ann wood's horse templates.

I love the thought of decorating this template. The possibilities are endless.

Another ta da moment will follow.

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Ta da!

and here it is complete.

My little pink purse. :)

Change is good

My favoured tools at the moment are needles and pins. I seem to have jumped from paper to fabric and yarn at the moment as my scraps of choice. Yey for change. I am not one to stick at things for too long. I get bored. I must have a low boredom threshold. Luckily I don't tire of my children, I supppose that could have something to do with the fact that they don't stay the same. :lol: I do so wish this blogger had smilies. (humph)

I bumped into an ex colleague and his partner today. It was lovely to chat about old times. We will be meeting up soon for our anual get together. A whole bunch of us eat out once a year. Teachers can't half chat. The night seems to go on for ever but in a great way. Moving on from that role has done me the power of good. I am so much lighter because I no longer live for work and despite being much less wealthy, I am much more at ease with things. No my life is not perfect far from it,but my priorities have been readjusted. Home is where my heart and effort is. Its the best place for me.

Anyway change is good.

Look what mi needles and pins are helping me to produce this week :) Can you guess what it is yet?

A ta da moment will follow.

Okay so I found this and I now need to make horses. I need something to fill my son's bedroom wall. I think a few of these made for display will go down a treat. His walls are green. I am thinking paddock etc. Must get busy. I printed off the templates here. Hope I don't gett into trouble linking without permission. I will take the link out if there is a problem.