Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Last Day of June Loons

I have so enjoyed the experience of the 'June Loons' daily listing challenge on Folksy. Here are a few of my favourites.

Just click on the photo and it will give you all the information.

Monday, 28 June 2010

June Loons Feature

Thanks to Natalie for featuring my necklace and earrings in her blog.
Natalie, thank you so much for being such a help and support with the June Loons, which is a group of Folksy people who have tried to challenge themselves to list hand made items daily.
This is one of Natalies beautifully presented fossils.

Finished my Green Socks!

Finally finished my Green Socks. The feel is so soft, wool from Abstract Cat
The pattern is from Socks from the Toe Up by Wendy D Johnson
They are so gorgeous! How can I wear them on such a hot day?

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Redcurrant Jelly

The redcurrants looked ready.

We picked them and left a few for the birds. 400g.

Made 1 pot of redcurrant Jelly.

Friday, 25 June 2010

Yarn Folksy Friday, Knit Socks!

I love knitting socks and so todays Folksy Friday is sock yarn. I've got my eye on these lovely skeins.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Birgitta Designs Red Bird Giveaway

I'm Thrilled to have won this giveaway hosted by Red Bird
I'm getting this wonderful bunting from Brigitta Designs
Birgitta makes beautiful handmade gifts, homewares, cushions, bags, aprons, hair bobbles and baby blankets.
Read all about her on the Red Bird Jewellery Blogspot as there is an in depth maker interview.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

English Folksy Friday

English Themed Folksy Friday. Hope you like it.

Monday, 14 June 2010

Making Playdough

I have been making a bit of play dough.
This is how I made it:
2 mugs flour
1 mugs salt
4 tablespoons cream of tartar
4 tablespoons sunflower oil
blue food colouring

Mix flour, salt and cream of tartar. Add water and mix it up until smooth.
Add food colouring to get desired shade. Add oil. Cook it up stirring all the time until it is leaving the side of the pan.

Don't worry if it is lumpy, that will all smooth out in the kneading.
Don't worry about the pan it will come off really easily if left to soak for a bit.

Turn out mixture onto board to cool.
Knead like bread dough till nice and smooth.

Divide it up and keep in fridge between uses. It will last quite a few weeks.

Friday, 11 June 2010

Folksy Friday June Loons

Here are my faves of the June Loons, They have a sort of colourful flower theme!
Just click on the pictures to take you to the Folksy Shop details.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Llangollen Canal

We had a great half term holiday on a canal boat on the Llangollen Canal in North Wales last week. We were so lucky with the weather and such astoundingly beautiful scenery. Good too for a bit of teenagers revision as the pace is very slow and relaxing, but no distractions of TV or internet and hardly any mobile phone coverage.
We saw herons and kingfishers on the canal and no amount of ducks and ducklings.

Got to put those teenagers to work!

We visited Chirk Castle on the journey which was a good long walk and they have a brilliant farm shop so we stocked up on local produce pork pie, welsh bacon and veg.

Beautiful garden at Chirk castle.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

AnnieFloribunda Giveaway

I was thrilled to have won this button necklace kit from AnnieFloribunda

I made it this morning and am so pleased with it. Lovely mix of button styles. Thanks so much Annie. Here is a link to AnnieFloribundas Folksy shop

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