Saturday, 31 October 2015

Lighting Box Update.

My new Light Box has arrived and I have been playing with it. I am really pleased with the results. I find now all my pictures are consistent and can now only get better. I highly recommend it.

I struggle with making my photography looking good. I have a good camera but my lighting is very hit and miss. Natural light is always the best but if the sun is shining bright I end up with shadows. The best time I have found is a bright sunless day.Then on a day I believe to have enough light I end up with really dark photographs. You can never guarantee what our weather is going to be like and this has become increasingly frustrating so I have invested in a light box.

I am waiting with anticipation for it to arrive so that I can play around with it and and get my photos looking good, as I think it is very important.

Friday, 30 October 2015


 Happy Halloween to all my Readers

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Teddy Time

It's Teddy Time this Tea Time.

Everyone has a soft spot 
for a Teddy whether you are old or young.


 And this lot are longing for a cuddle.

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Clocks Back Tonight

It is that time again when the clocks go back and the 
evenings begin to get darker and the fabulous golden 
leaves of Autumn disappear 

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Patchwork Range

 Camouflage patchwork coming soon.

I am very happy to show you part up my upcycling range of patchworks. They are to be added to my shop today, so if you like them don't leave it to long or else they may be gone.
All my items are unique and often a one off.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Craft Fair Update

Well what a brilliant weekend at the Sibsey Craft Fair.
A big thank tou to all that came and made the weekend successful as well as buying from my stall. I have had to delete at least 4 items from my Folksy shop. So I am going to be busy busy busy in replenishing it with some more lovely bags and jewellery.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Sibsey Craft Fair

 Today was the first day of the Sibsey Craft Weekend and there was a good steady flow of customers. A good variation of local crafts, knitting, fabrics, felting, stitchwork, jewellery, handmade jigsaw puzzles, woodcraft, cards, model making, fresh vegetables from a local farmer, and refreshments and a some smashing raffle prizes. I had a successful day and look forward to tomorrow. We are open again 10-4 so if you get a chance do pop in and say hello.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Project Cornelius

Loving the launch of the Project Cornelius from Clumsy Pickle

Go over to their new blog and find out more.

Craft Fair

All packed and ready for tomorrow. 
I have a stall at the Sibsey Weekend 
Craft& Art Fair in Sibsey Village Hall 
17th &18th October

Come along and say hello.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Hobby Horse

Finished Hobby Horses let out from the KK Stable to attend the Sibsey Craft Fair this weekend.

I love felting and have been playing around with the idea of making hobby horses.
Therefore I am really excited with the my first horse. He is almost finished so please tell me what you think of him. 
The finished horse will be making his debut at 'Sibsey Weekend Craft Weekend' this coming weekend where commisions will be taken for Christmas.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Lincoln Cathedral

Hi I hope you all had a good weekend. Did you do anything special?
You may have read before but I am a member of the Womens' Institute and this year we are celebrating our centenary. It originated in Canada and our first Institute began in Llanfair, Wales. Many events have been taking place all over the country. The AGM was attended by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II along with other royal family members. The baton travelled around the country preceding the AGM allowing it to touch every institute in the country. It arrived to us in June 2014,

Lincolnshire being no different had a celebration service in Lincolnshire Cathedral yesterday.Now I have been to visit the Cathedral but have never took part in a service there. There must have been about 250 members from all over the county.

The sun was shining and the light was streaming through the magnificent stained glass. You could see the dust particles dancing in the rays of light. Many were already were seated by the time we arrived and we were seated in one of the Bishop stalls that line the the walls. This also gave us a very good view. The choir came in and were seated and we were greeted by the Dean of Lincoln, The Very Reverend Dr Philip Buckler. 
A reading from the New Testament was read by the President of the Lincoln WI. My favourite piece sung by the Cathedral Choir was the Magnificat (The Song for Mary). At the end of the service we all sung 'Jerusalem' and my spine tingled with all these people singing together in this beautiful building with such wonderful acoustics.
Following the service we went and had tea and scrumptious cake. When we left for home we came out through a back way into a grassed courtyard and looking up looked like we were on set for Harry Potter with all the flying buttresses. It was an experience I shall not forget.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Autumn Reds

I love Autumn when all the leaves are changing into a 
myriad coat of colours. So why not wear red whether it 
be in your clothing or setting them off with a 
contrasting accessory.

'Arthur' King of the Sky

Thursday was an amazing day for my 'other half' what do you think he caught? No it wasn't a cold in fact it was this a Harris Hawk. He was  minding his own business in the garden and saw a movement and what he first thought to be a crow in the hedge bottom turned out to be this. Meet Arthur an escapologist from the local Northcote Heavy Centre. He escaped about 7 weeks ago and is now safely back at home. The vet gave him a clean bill of health -nothing that a good feed would cure.

Northcote is no usual Horse Centre it is a forever home for 'heavy horses' as well as other creatures.  They have medieval events with jousting and  that is where Arthur comes into it. Falconry from horse back. 

They also have fire eating,  a vaulting team, as well as open days where you can assist grooming the horses and watch them being harnessed. They also have 'Red Letter' days where you can long rein them etc. At one stage Northcote was home to Goliath the World's largest horse. He held the
title twice as he regained it when the new claimant sadly died. They are a registered charity that is run by volunteers and they are always glad of some support whether it be physical or financially. So why not give their website a visit and look at their shop. Their Christmas catalgue will be out soon.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Bargain of the week!

Back in 1988 I bought 'Peril in Venice' by Rondo Veneziano.

I have played it and played it and last year I thought I had better try and replace it with a CD. Easier said than done. I trawled through the internet and they appeared to be like hens teeth! And £37+. Ouch.

Today while tootling around our local Boot Sale my heart missed a beat. There tucked on one of the stalls was a Cd of 'Venice in Peril'.
I casually picked it up and looked at it and asked how much she wanted for it. £1  she says. So I now have a copy of it and need no longer worry about my cassette giving up the ghost. One happy bunny...!