Tuesday, 17 May 2016


I'm back!!! It's been a busy time but then that's not new for me is it? :-) More of that later for anyone interested.
I have still not done any paper crafting. I do need to get my act together though as I have a class booked in for a week on Saturday - so if I make it here next week I might have something on my desk.
Crafting wise I have been trying to get to grips with a crochet square that had a daisy in the centre, then a heart inside a square. Very simple to the experts out there but took me a while to get it right.

Not perfect- did manage two more that were better.
I also joined in a CAL but have not done a lot yet!!!

I have also been working on some sugar craft items. Our group have made made some Edwardian ladies, a Geisha girl and peony and a Victorian street scene. Our teacher is taking them to a Sugar Craft Show to exhibit as an example of work her class does.

 Above my peony and Geisha ( had a bit of help to finish her as I was a bit behind)

My 'Matchgirl'
 Everyone's work together

Some of the other models for the street scene

I have also been doing some knitting for charity.

So that's my craft offerings for this week.
Why am I showing you? Well it's all the brainchild of the lovely Julia - pop along and have a look at what it's all about :-)
I will visit as many desks as I can and all those who visit me and who end with same number as me.

...... and the rest

It was our youngest son's birthday on 28th April and DH's on 30th April. That weekend our eldest son and family came down from Yorkshire to celebrate all the April birthdays.
On the Saturday we went into Birmingham to the Pizza Festival to support our D.I.L. who took her Vintage Ice Cream Van to sell ice cream. Unfortunately it was a cold day and not really what we all expected but we made the best of it.

 When we got home that evening we actually ordered in more pizza for supper as everyone was still hungry - lots of fun all being together.
On Sunday D.I.L. was based outside the library in the City Centre ( B'Ham) for the B'ham 10 K run. It was a better day weather wise. Our son and D.I.L. took part in the race and were pleased with their times.

That evening we all went out TGI'Fridays where we had a very  noisy and fun celebration. Afterwards back to younger son's for cake and a glass of wine or two. :-)
 Eldest son and family went home on Monday and then we got ready to go to Somerset to visit mum and then on to Cornwall for a much needed holiday. I was very stressed, especially after visiting mum :-( - she is lonely and needs help with looking after her home. Breathing is not good especially when she tries to do too much - but she is being very stubborn. We did go out for a lovely meal on the Saturday evening and she enjoyed that. It was hard leaving her on the Sunday.

Above the view from our bedroom, lounge - stunning .

Duck pool beach and below a misty day at Boscastle.

Only been back since about four o'clock on Sunday and went to our son's that night for a BBQ, then afternoon tea on Monday ( a birthday treat for my friend and me from two of our other friend's) It was yummy- sandwiches, lots of cake, prosecco and tea :-)

Lovely friends

This morning it was Sugar Craft where we were all frantically getting everything finished and together for our teacher to take to the show at the weekend, Then came home and collapsed :-)

Sorry re the phone photos. Took the new camera away , had got the card for it but  left the cable needed  to recharge at home :-(


  1. You are such a busy bee.. making so many neat things and spending time with family and friends. *H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!* to your husband and son! Sounds like you all were party hearty for days. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Hello Anne. I'd missed you - good to see you today. What a month you have had! Goodness - all those parties and birthdays. Sounds like it was YOUR birthday as well. Hope it was a good one. I was sorry to read about your mum struggling so... do you think we will be as stubborn when we get to their age? It is so hard to know how best to help, isn't it?
    Your sugar craft items are simply stunning. They are amazing. They are wonderful. Well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Hope you get everything together for your class next week. I'm sure you will.
    Take care of yourself. God bless.
    Margaret #5

    1. Hello Margaret thank you for your lovely comment. Lovely to know I was missed. x

  3. More busy times for you and lots of celebrating too...Happy birthday. It's raining here today so I guess we will all be enjoying creative times...it's a good excuse isn't it?
    Annie x #13

  4. Well done to keeping going with the crochet heart . Happy woyww Jill #7

  5. I love that crochet heart! I've done daisies before but just in the middle of a square, the heart makes it ever so much prettier. I love your sugar craft work, you're so talented! And great pics of Boscastle, I do love that part of Cornwall 💖😃💖😃
    Hugs, LLJ xxx

  6. Wow, your sugarcraft work is stunning - the Geisha with the peony is so beautiful and delicate - how very clever and talented you are. The crochet heart in a square is very pretty - are you planning on making a throw with them - they would make a gorgeous blanket. Thanks so much for the visit earlier, I hope you have a great week,
    Diana #26

  7. Hi Anne, first off, what a talented bunch of ladies you are in your sugarcraft class. The work is stunning. Love the geisha. Second, love Cornwall, especially Tintagel & Boscastle. Thats where we head whenever we go to Cornwall. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #2 xxx

  8. WOW WOW WOW the sugarcraft is AMAZING! And doing a heart inside a square isn't all that straight forward really so well done you. Not that I have tried it but having given crochet classes I realise the unevenness of it would cause problems. Thanks for visiting me. Happy WOYWW BJ#15

  9. Sounds like you've been really busy. The crochet hearts look wonderful and that sugarcraft is just stunning. Love your Matchgirl.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #45

  10. Snap - I've been doing more crochet than papercraft too. I've got 5 CALs on the go but not keeping up with all of them - some people in the Facebook group treat them like a race but I'm taking my time.
    Love all the sugarcraft too!
    Happy WOYWW

  11. Wow! I got breathless just reading about all the things you have been doing! Talking about busy...
    I now know what a CAL is and one day I might give it a go. Perhaps winter is a more appropriate time to do that.
    I love your sugar craft. Is it made of sugar as the name suggests? Does that mean all those lovely little people can be eaten? I love your geisha girl.
    Thank you for visiting and have a good week.

    1. Yes Lisca they are made of sugar but you couldn't eat them as they have non food safe things in/on them and also very hard now. x

  12. Beautiful coastline!
    Have a great woyww!
    Sussie nr 17

  13. Hi Anne, Your sugarcraft items are beautiful.

    Sound slike you have had had some lovely family celebrations.

    Hope your mum does ok. So hard when the roles reverse and you become the one taking care of her.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. You had your number wrong. You are 23, not 24. You aren't the only one this week:)

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #17

  14. Really love the crochet hearts! I only seem to be able to do squares! Lea #57

  15. WOW so busy! Great hearts, I have no idea how to crochet (and no desire to learn!!). Love the sugarcrafting. Happy WOYWW, Cindy #36

  16. Wow! Crocheting and sugar crafts! They all look fabulous! Such detail on your "ladies"! Thanks for the visit and hope you have a great rest of the week!
    Carol N #44

  17. Gorgeous techniques Anne and a very busy desk. Hope you have a great woyww and a happy crafty week too, Angela x 20

  18. Sounds like full-booked busy times you had Anne! I'm in ooh and aawe over the sugar-dolls... something I never did, Im not good with clay either... I stick to paper, ha! Thanks for your visit to my blog earlier, hug from Holland, Marit #34

  19. What an amazingly busy woman you are, Anne! Your sugarcraft is fantastic, and well done for persevering with the crochet. It's so satisfying, trying new skills. Sorry about your Mum. I know just what you're going through. We bit the bullet 4yrs ago, when mine came to live with us, when she couldn't manage alone. I don't regret it but, boy, it's hard going. Take care and look after yourself. Hugs, Chrysalis 58 xx

  20. The sugar crafting is amazing and your crocheting is lovely...I can't see any flaws. I can see why you have not done more paper crafting due to your travels and family celebrations, but I'm glad you enjoyed some knitting time. I'm cheering you on as you love your mom through this season of life in all its sweetness and stubborn challenges. xx

  21. Hi Anne,
    I LOVE the crochet daisy inside the heart. I would really like to learn to crochet but I still haven't. I've the way of weaving. I'm hoping to put my rigid heddle loom together over the weekend and start a project.

    The sugar art is amazing. That's an interesting craft.

    Thanks for visiting me already,
    Happy WOYWW
    Kay (4)


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