Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Are you sitting comfortably????

Then I'll begin - warning this is a long post - so much to tell you, so much to share.

Firstly, the Nursery Rhyme book from the Scavenger Hunt post was this one;

 A present from my parents for my first Christmas in 1970. There are so many rhymes in here that I've never heard of anywhere else. When I was small I knew most of them off by heart - I read this loads to the boys when they were small and it was lovely to be told when they were in pre-school that they both had a good repertoire outside the normal Humpty Dumpty, Baa-Baa Black Sheep range.

 I tried to choose a favourite page - very difficult as there are so many. I've picked this one as a certain MrVV is trying to compete with the bearded man at the moment. Seems he's given up shaving for the winter!

Secondly, with all this time on hands, I've been playing with MosaicMaker again, I've taken a leaf out of  Sue @ The Quince Tree's book and decided to try to produce a monthly mosaic of some of my photos. I often take pics which I use for blogging but never do anything else with - at least this way some will get saved each month and possibly even turned into a calendar for the VV house for 2013!

My creative mojo has returned this week - rather handy as I've finally had to admit just how close Christmas is - really must get cracking with some makes for that. There's also birthdays in the offing and here's what I've been doing;

 A block towards a quilt for a very special S&B friends big birthday later this month. A clever lady who is also a fellow blogger - Lottie has the task of turning all our work into something lovely. 

 Playing with super chunky yarn and a fat 10mm hook - this stuff works up really fast - just 3 rounds and its bigger than my normal blanket squares.

A felt & fabric Russian Doll decoration for another S&B birthday tonight.

The postman has visited again - I do like him when he brings parcels for me - this one is a little giveaway win from Jackie @ Sew Special Bears

 You'll notice the ribbon has already been recycled on the russian doll!

Inside - some light reading - can't wait to start this one.

Finally, I've been trying to do something with my Folksy shop - I've not really done much to promote that. I've added more pictures to the tap at the top of the page and this morning, I've been taking photos for 3 new raggies which should get added later today or tomorrow. On the page there's also a link to my VintageVickiMakes facebook page - please come over and visit.

 Right I think that's enough for today. The sun is shining and I feel the urge to try a little walk outside to take some photos. I did get out at the weekend for my first solo walk - just 1/3 of a mile around the town from my friends habbie shop then off to meet my family for coffee again - I did it but was totally shattered for the rest of the day! Slowly but surely, hey ;)

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx


Magic Bean said...

Oh the memories. I had the Fairy Stories by Hilda Boswell and another with a brownish cover- stories but I can't quite remember what kind. I have no idea what happened to them and now I am mourning them. Off to google Hilda now... Ax

crafts@home said...

Hi Vicki, I have just liked your facebook page.... I haven't been able to access my newsfeed for a couple of weeks, I liked you and suddenly I can again!!! I love the idea of making a mosaic a month and turning it into next years calendar :)
Sue Xxx

Bee happy said...

Great post, love your photos :) well done on your win, I have read this book and enjoyed it :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

I like your Russian Doll decoration, that's been on my to-do list for ages.

BadPenny said...

My teens don't seem to remember many nursery rhymes... what happened ? I know so many ! Lovely book.

I like your photo mosaic.

minibreakfast said...

Crikey, you HAVE been busy! You're making me feel very lazy. I must try making a photo mosaic myself, it'd lend itself very well to album covers! xxx

delia hornbook said...

Good to hear you have managed a walk hope today's walk was easy for you. I love that mosaic of photo's how did you do that? Your makes are lovely the tile is fab and so are your rag dolls they are so cute. dee xx

Claire said...

that book looks right up my street! off to like your page :)

Kashi said...

This was a great post. You have been busy and everything looks lovely.

**Anne** said...

It's lovely seeing all your creative makes. Makes me realise I need to get off the computer and actually do something? :)
Anne xx

Lotti said...

I love your Dresden block, all our blocks are going to look great put together! Love your pirate raggy too, very cute

Tea at Weasel's said...

I am loving the patchwork block, great fabrics and I love the contrast stitching!! Your rag dolls are SO cute too, especially the one with the eye patch... Love her!! :-)
Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Take care,
Louise xx

FairlyGirly said...

I have that book too and loved it as a child. It is now on my sons bookcase.