Saturday, 23 May 2015
The young trees seem to be coming on well but looking at the chart to the proposed forest in 500years got me thinking. I could never imagine that future ahead and thankful I live One Day at a Time....
We stopped at the old gas works by Mountstewart that we have driven by for many years and never explored.
Smudge of course liked to walk by the water.
It was wonderful to have a day out as I do spend so much time on the sofa or at the table crafting. Smudge also could be quite happy lounging on the sofa and eating snacks. Talking about snacks I cannot get myself into my summer menus because of the temperature I am still into casseroles and soups. The National Trust magazine came out and within there were a few recipes. One reminded me of Africa- water melon and strawberry cocktail so I decided to give it a try and it was yummy.
Monday, 11 May 2015
At the moment I am working between crocheting the Lily pond throw and working on my dollhouse but the patchwork pieces are also calling out to me especially since I attended the wonderful display at Glastry Methodist church.the work on display there was amazing.
This was one of many but unfortunately I didn't have my camera with me.
A visit to her friend Daisy's house.
Daisy showing her authority by claiming the window seat.
The dollhouse is progressing slowly and have found the rolling of paperclay hard work
Trying out some new menus as we all get a bit bored with the same diet. This one is from Sainsburys. The chicken is coated in cashews and the veg stir fried in garlic, lime and chilli.it is yummy even for my DH who isn't great with greens.
Monday, 4 May 2015
Dollshouse miniatures was my main hobby for many years and I taught children and adults. However so many crafts crept into my life and so much less time to run clubs which involved making at least twenty kits for each club.it was lovely to catch up with my Dollshouse friends for a meal.
I am planning a Dollshouse and miniature exhibition with craft fair in Saturday 17th October in Sydenham Methodist Church halls to raise funds for Kiwoko in Uganda. The MGM fair on Saturday also gave me a chance to catch up with old friends.
I purchased some basics for my large Deneway dollhouse that is a work in progress
The door is now in permanently. I rejoined my old minis4all group and found a lady with a similar house. It's been a good relaxing week off work and enjoyed getting back to the hobby.