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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Buttons anyone?

 Andre had an RDO on Friday so we went and explored the little op shop (Charity shop) that we discovered just the other day... its the only one in our little town...but it is not walking distance from our house, so I really have to rely on a time when Andre can take me.



I spied the jars of buttons on the shelf and ask how much they were... 20 cents was the reply... I then ask if she meant per jar or per button... per jar was the answer... and the little bags were 10c each.

So for a whole $2 -  I greedily bought the lot.....



Then we went and bought a container to tip them into ...

So we took photos as the layers of buttons were poured in...


Now I have buttons for every forseeable project for a LONG LONG time.  This makes me so happy and restores one tiny little thing that I sacrificed last October when we left Exmouth Western Australia.

Thankyou to my wonderful husband for enabling me to visit the op shop and for encouraging me to buy the lot!

Who knows what I will find the next time we explore?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sharing a cute moment


 Here is a video of my 3 lovely preschoolers happily entertaining themselves this afternoon - its too cute not to share :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Scarf from Miss Santa - WIP

Well I joined the Miss Santa swap on the yahoogroup crochet in common... if you look in the blogs I read you will find the link to the yahoogroups blog page... from there I am almost? positive there will be a link to join the group?

Anyway :)  Here is a scarf that I have started knitting for my Miss Santa recipient... I am using the one row pattern by Stephanie (yarn harlot) - you can find the pattern here.




Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas Craft Projects

Hi everyone...


Sorry I have not posted in over 2 weeks - wow I honestly don't know where that time has gone... in that time though I have done lots of crafting... most of it is Christmas orinintated - either for my gift box or just for us :)  I also knitted a birthday cloth for a very dear friend of mine whom I can't name because its still in the mail.  I never managed to get a photo of the completed cloth but I do have a snap of it at 80% complete so I will share that with you...

So without further ado - in the last 2 weeks I have created the following....

 A birthday "rose" for my friend for her birthday :)

 A "Christmas Tree" cloth for my gift box
 A "Christmas Tree" cloth for my gift box
 A set of 4 coasters for my gift box.....
 A set of 9 coasters for us for Christmas Dinner...
 This year we will have 8 here on Christmas day and I done an extra just in case one of my older children or an orphan from Andre's work join us for dinner...

 Don't they look pretty and festive :)  We will probably start using them from December 1st - when the Christmas tree and decorations go up.
 This is a shot of the pattern of a dishcloth I made for us to use Christmas day...
 I will put this on display for all of December...
 Another cloth in a different pattern that I made for us on Christmas Day...
 It too will be placed on display and kept pretty until Christmas day.
 I made this dishcloth for my giftbox and will probably be gifted with the first set of coasters....
 Don't you just love the way the varigation of the cotton made diamond decorations?

Last night I cast on a gift for my secret Miss Santa recipient via the crochet in common yahoo group...  I will share some pics of that tomorrow...

Stay safe - Hugs xxxx