Saturday, 12 November 2011

A little bit of this and that.

Looking after Little Miss  X is exhausting ,and therefore the crafting has been put on hold, but I still managed to get swaps out and have received some great items in return.
Over at milliande Lois hosted a Halloween swap with inchies (even though she was VERY VERY busy at the time) Thank you Lois for a great swap and the extras you sent with the cards.
It really is amazing what you can fit on one square inch.
Patty hosted a windows themed ATC swap.
Thank you Pam  and Marie, and to Patty for hosting .
And Pandora hosted a Halloween Wonderland ATC swap
Thank you  Mary,Marilyn and Christine for the ATCs and to Pandora for the tag and extras.
I sent Journal pages  to Australia which unfortunately I forgot to photograph.
And I received these wonderful pages from Lucine in the Netherlands.
Lucine is new to this monthly swap ,but I hope she continues as these pages are great fun.
I also have made a Prayer flinchie which will be going to Sonja in Serbia,I will post photos after it arrives.
And although I hate to admit to NOT being a Christmas person, well not the over commercialised side of it I did have a sudden urge to make an Advent calendar for Little Miss X.
I have made it like a  bag with pockets,so  the Christmas Day pocket  will be the bag . Each pocket is 3 inches square so there is plenty of room for little treats.And of course the Sizzix came in very handy for cutting out the numbers, which I cut from a check shirt which my husband had put out for recycling.
In my last post I mentioned that I had cut flowers from felt and  was going to make brooches and hair pins, well I did and they are going very well in the local post office with many be purchased for Remembrance Sunday I hope everyone is also putting a donation in for the British Legion.
And here is Little Miss X wearing hers at the two  minute Silence we attended yesterday.
This photo looks like she has someone else's hand  but I had to give her a biscuit just in case she decided to shout.
While we are on the subject of things on her head ,The BBC do a annual fundraising event, Children In Need  which raises funds for home and abroad. Last year it raised over 18 million pounds which is quite amazing as most people are finding things quite hard. A lot of money is now made from merchandise and I could not resist these Pudsey ears.
Pudsey Bear is the mascot of Children In Need.
Little Miss X also attended her first Firework party last week  with her Mummy and Daddy ,with yet more head gear
I am so pleased she went to this display, because they were going to Devon,but changed their plans. Had they gone to Devon there is a chance they would have witnessed one of Britain's worst motorway crashes.
At about the time they would have been passing 35 vehicles were involved in a horrific crash ,leaving 7 dead and 54 injured,mainly due to the fire which engulfed the vehicles.We travel this stretch of motorway about once a month ,and this accident just off the slip road brings home the fact ,how careful you have to be  SO PLEASE DO NOT TAIL GATE.
My thoughts go out to all involved.
I know Halloween is over but I just have to post this photo of  my younger Son and his partner taken when they took part in a Zombie walk.


  1. She looks just like you! What wonderful stuff you got!
    I don't like Christmas much myself but it seems impossible to avoid. I always try to make handmade gifts. Your Advent calender is lovely,Mary. I know that you are busy but I miss not having you around so much. xxx

  2. Your granddaughter is SOooooooooooo cute..inches are great and your son and his partner look amazingxxlyndaxx

  3. Hi Mary!
    Your granddaughter is adorable, I think she has great taste in clothes.

    The advent bag is really well done. Great idea using the pockets for each day.

    The costumes are horribly wonderful!

  4. Mary, everything is beautiful - the inchies (I'm not counting mine,hehe), journal pages, ATCs, and the bag for Miss X! But the cutest thing ever is the owner of the bag! Beautiful little girl! And I agree with Palma, she looks a lot like you!
    P.S. I love the Halloween costumes! Sooo scary! :)