Tuesday, 18 June 2019

LET THE FELTING BEGIN


The beaded, embroidered cat is finished.
All diamonds etc  in place after trying several glues in order to find one where they didn't pick off.  Used Aleene's flexible fabric glue in the end.
Now for my second go at felting the surround.


The willow tree turned out so well that I am really wary of doing it a second time in fear that it will not be as good.
I've made a start and I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
If it all goes wrong I can just pull it all out and do something else.

This is what comes from never having had any formal training in anything, I wing things.
Sometimes they turn out okay and other times things go in the bin, lol

Spent a good deal of time brushing Rowan last night and she really didn't like it.
She had walked through a dead bunch of forget-me-nots and covered herself in sticky little seeds
it took ages to get them all out they were literally everywhere.
Going out today all along the back to remove the plants.


Thunder forecast for later in the day.  I love a drop of thunder but I know 5 others who do not, lol

Monday, 17 June 2019

DOG, DUCKS AND GLASSES.




It's been a while since I posted any photo's of Bo.  He is 1 year old now, where has all the time gone and as you can see he is an intelligent little boy.

Friday, 14 June 2019

SWIVEL CAR SEAT.


Since my hip and back have started giving me jip I am finding it increasingly difficult to get out of the car.
Getting in is fine. Right leg in, flop in seat and the other leg sort of follows , lol
But getting out is a bit trickier.  I have to get the left leg out first and this is the bad hip side, therefore I can't put a lot of weight on this leg, so I'm sort of hauling myself out.  I'm sure you've seen elderly people doing this lots of times, I have but never thought I'd come to it, lol

Purely by chance the other day I sat on a carrier bag on the seat and couldn't be bothered to get back out to remove it.
When it came to getting out of the car I found out that I could swivel on the bag and get both feet out together (are you picturing this?)  then all I had to do was stand up.


I know it's not rocket science but it works.
So, anybody out there having trouble getting out of your car, try the swivel bag method. 
Any bag will do but the strong ones are best.

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

NOW FOR THE CATS EYE


The embroidered, beaded cat's head is almost finished, just the eye to do now and stick on the diamontes.


I'm not looking forward to the eye as it could look good or odd, not good with eyes.
I might procrastinate a bit over this, lol


I've got my bits and pieces out, a few diamontes and tiny flowers to fill in the holes I have left and am trying out the glue on the smaller frame to see if they hold okay.

Once this is done I intend to have a go at felting the background like I did with the willow tree.

Thanks for all the nice comments on the Bijou Garden, I'd love a larger one of course but have to make the most of what I've got.

Nice and sunny at the moment here but rain forcast for later.
The damp and rainy days are not good for Tom making it harder for him to breath so roll on the warmer sunny days, fingers crossed.

Monday, 10 June 2019

BIJOU GARDEN IN THE RAIN


The Bijou garden is singing, I can hear the plants all doing a little song and dance, Whooopee, its raining.
No matter how much you water, its only rain water that they really love and it shows when they all grow at twice the rate once they have had a drop of real stuff.


Because neither of us have the energy or stamina we've tended to go for the unruly look this year, and I think I like it.
I kept meaning to take some pics of the honeysuckle up the stairs but didn't get round to it.  The one on the left in the picture is hanging on but the other side is a gorgeous orange one and has almost finished.

Looks like a Jigsaw kind of day today, lets hope for a bit of sunshine tomorrow.

Thursday, 6 June 2019

MUMMY POLLY GETTING A GOOD CLEAN UP FROM PRINCESS



I'm not sure if I have ever posted this video on the blog but if I have then here's a second look.

Mummy Polly and Princess in the boxes on the table.

Polly is such a diva and often goes for all of her offspring but when it comes to a clean up she allows Princess access. lol

Just listen to the slurping.

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

A ROUGH SCRUFFY BOY


We've treated ourselves to an electric reclining sofa.
The old sofa we'd had for four years was lovely and in the shop was comfy, but as so often happens, was not comfy once in the house. lol
Every evening there was lots of adjusting of cushions and even the cats didn't want to sleep on it.
We've kept it and put it in the window in the hopes that they will continue to use it as a scratching post instead of the new one.

The new one is pure heaven and I reckon a good night's sleep could be had on it.  BUT...
There are others in the house who have also found it comfy.   Guess who?

We have taken out an insurance so that we are covered for the scratches to be repaired and if in the event that a whole panel should be affected they will replace.
I told the man in the shop that the repair man will earn his keep with us and he replied that it didn't matter how many times he has to come up.
There are already a couple of marks, but we were expecting that.


Here we are, a couple of old lumpers enjoying a bit of a recline and showing leopard print fleece to full effect.
All ruined by the yellow socks sticking out of the end but my feet were nippy this afternoon. lol


Monday, 3 June 2019

I'VE LOST THE PLOT... ALL IS RETURNED TO NORMAL.


I've tried making this private, I'm in such a tizzy that I have returned the blog to how it was.
So onward and upward.


You must think me potty but I'm just no good at all this tec stuff.
Briony
x

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

THIS BLOG IS NOW CLOSED.



THIS BLOG IS NOW CLOSED.
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THANK YOU FOR YOUR  SUPPORT OVER THE PAST YEARS.

Thursday, 23 May 2019

WEEPING WILLOW FINALLY FINISHED.



I've finally got around to finishing the Weeping Willow page for the fabric journal.
Now I must get on with the cat.