Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Real tea and fake cakes

Even though I have lived here in Washington for many years I still follow some of my British traditions, like afternoon tea and cake.
If I am home I always have tea and cake at around three in the afternoon. I think it is good just to take a thirty minute break or so to unwind.
If I have been dreadfully naughty and eaten to much cake then I resort to my little fake cakes. I made these a while ago, and if I am having guests over for tea I put them on the table with the real ones, it makes for some interesting conversation.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tuesday morning bath

I have been spending a lot of time in my garden lately, if the sun is out then I am out there.
Spotted this little chap taking an early morning bath this morning. I think our little water feature in the garden is one of my favorite spots. It is so much fun watching all the wildlife come to take a bath or to have a drink.
I really must get back to my sewing room though as I have some more "little ones" to create.
Hope you are all seeing some sunshine today.

Monday, April 28, 2008

A new little friend!

I spotted this liitle guy in my garden today, he was soaking up the sun, which is sheer luxury this time of year.
Of course he will probally go and munch on some of my plants, but I remember what my dear grandfather used to say...there is enough for everyone.
Happy Monday!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

This little piggy had roast beef!

Petunia the little piggy loves roast beef! This is my version of a little piggy, I hope that she makes you giggle and smile.
I made her this weekend between errands, she was such fun to sew.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Still not warm enough yet.

I love this little corner of my garden, when the weather is warmer I sit here and enjoy a cup of tea.
Over the arbor is a grapevine, it is still dormant yet but when it leafs out it gives such nice shade. I am hoping this year we will be able to enjoy a few grapes before the raccoons and birds eat them all.
Enjoy the weekend one and all.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Fifi Mimi and Gigi!

Lately I seem to be making things in threes, hmm........ wonder what's up with that.
My latest threesome are these little ballerina mice. They were such fun to make and really fun to name.
Hope you all are having as much fun as me!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Simon Tallulah and Georgie.

Meet Simon Tallulah and Georgie, little baby elephants.
They are very well mannered, and always say please and thank you.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Boots and Hats!

Teeny tiny boots and teeny tiny hats, hmmm.... I wonder who they could could be for?

Friday, April 18, 2008

Oh Lucky Us!

How lucky were we to be able to take a photo of this beautiful Bald Eagle, he was taking a break from fishing.
He was very co-operative and sat for the longest time while we admired him.
We saw quite a few eagles that day down by the water not far from our home.
Hope everyone has a lovely weekend.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Little Mouse Ballerina

Little ballerina mouse in a red tutu. Made as a special request for the lovely Ana.
Hope everyone is having a lovely crafty day.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Another little Quacker

I made another little Quacker over the weekend. The lady that ordered it was very specific, she wanted it in a red bikini and to be very bright and cheery.
Well I think I pulled it off....we shall see.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Afternoon in my garden

I stayed completely out of my sewing room today and spent time in my garden. We had such beautiful weather(a treat for this time of year) that I took full advantage and did long overdue yard work.
The photo is one of a pair of swallows that have taken up residence in our bird box.
Every time I was a little close to the box he sure let me know, by dive bombing me. Hope I hear little ones soon.
Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Bikini Quacker

I had a request today from a customer. She was wondering if I could put one of my "Quackers" in a bikini. Well here you go Ana, I hope you like it.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Little balls of sunshine

I know for sure that when these little guys flock to my feeder that warmer weather won't be to far away.
I call them little balls of sunshine because they are so cheery and bright, even on the gloomiest of days.
Hope he brightens up your day!

Monday, April 7, 2008


It was a pretty slow weekend sewing wise around here, but I did manage to get another little friend made. Meet David a loveable little fellow with a big smile.

Friday, April 4, 2008

I so love Spring

My next door neighbor Annette has in her garden a most beautiful tree. Each and every Spring it bursts forth in all it's glory. It is a sight to behold, thought I'd share it with you.

Have a lovely and safe weekend everybody.

Thursday, April 3, 2008


Jasper is an artist, when he is painting in the garden he always wears his straw hat........ he's so terribly worried about getting wrinkles!

Things gone wrong

In my sewing room I keep a box for all the things that I have made that went a little wrong.
Every so often I will take something out to see if I can salvage it, once in a while I can make it work, but not usually.
For some strange reason I can't bring myself to throw any of them away, I guess when the box starts to overflow I might have to reconsider.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


Clementine the baby elephant and her favorite red boots.