Monday, 21 February 2011

Meet B The Golfer Mouse

Come and meet B the Golfer Mouse that l have just finished for a special birthday order, for a man who is golfing mad!

B was hand stitched from various materials and stuffed with polyester 503, using this stuffing it gives you a nice soft firm animal!! B stands 10'' tall on a mahogany wooden base. His golf bag was also hand stiched and B even comes with his very own set of golf clubs!!

B was a pleasure to stitch and l have loved making him. Making B has inspired me to design and make other character mice.

Come back again when you can

ta ta for now


Sunday, 20 February 2011

Our Rescue Doggies!

Hello my lovely friends out there
I came across these two photos the other day and thought it was about time l introduced you all to some of our animals that we live with. I've always had animals for as long as l can remember, when l was younger l had a rabbit called Smokey who always used to escape from his hutch and end up in nexts doors garden eating their vegetable patch!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I always had budgies too and remember decorating their cage when it was Christmas time!

Four years ago we adopted two dogs from the RSPCA at Southridge. The above photo is Chico, 14 year old cross breed and the photo below is Disney, a 19 year old cross breed, our other recued dog. She's sitting next to our beloved Harley who was at least 19 years when he sadly died last year.

When we popped along to the RSPCA to look for a dog we only ever intended to have one dog not two!

Disney and Chico were together in the same pen and has been together all their lives. They came from owners who had to go back to work full time and not from bad homes as some of the poor soles that were with the RSPCA. We also deicded to keep with their names too.

When we first saw Disney and Chico we knew right away that these were the dogs for us, l fell in love with both of them and Disney just melted my heart. After all the usual home checks and background checks that the RSPCA do before you adopt any of the animals in their care we were finaly aloud to bring our two doggies, Disney and Chico home.

I cant ever imagine life without animals, they bring such joy and love in to our lives and its a pleausre to be able to share their lives too.

Ta ta for now xx

Monday, 7 February 2011

My Favourite Blogs

Good Evening My Wonderful Friends Out there
I'm often asked 'where do l get my inspiration from' and even this morning when l was at my Knit and Natter group someone there asked that very question to me and also said 'was l an artist' not sure about that, l usualy call myself ' jack of all trades master of none' lol.
Well the answer is easy, l get a lot of my inspiration from the blogs that l read. If you look at the side bar on my blog then you will see a list of the blogs that l love to read each day!
I love Attic24, Lucy's use of colour is outstanding and her lovely blog is a joy to read.
Then we come to Crochet with Raymond, l must have my daily fix of Raymond the cat each day.
All the other blogs are truly wonderful to read and l am sure that my list will grow and grow as l find new ones to read each day.
Please, when you have the time, do seek out and look at all the different blogs out there, they give you inspiration, make you laugh and bring joy to your little world each day and boy dont we need some cheer now and again.
Yesterday l finished a Meerkat that l have been knitting over the last few weeks, just need to stuff him and take some photo's, so come back again real soon to meet Simples the meerkat!!!
Ta Ta My lovelys

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

My very first Crocheted Blanket is finished!!!!!

Hello there my lovely people
Sorry l've not been around but here at Wiggles Towers l've been on a bit of a creative streak and busy hooking away, and once l start l cant stop and there's never enough hours in the day is there for crafting!

Well l have to share with you all my very first finished crocheted blanket.....YIIIPPPEEEEEEEEE l have actual finished something that l started l cant believe it. I have lots of projects on the go from bear making to crochet and l usualy call myself 'jack of all trades master of none', l like lots of projects on the go as l can dip into each one when l like. Anyway enough of the waffle here are some pictures of my new blanket.

It's called a 'granny ripple blanket' that l have made and it is for me when l go out on my mobility scooter. I stumbled on this design on a crochet/knitting forum called Ravelry, oh you must go and visit Ravelry sometime its a great place to meet other like minded crafty people. The yarn l used is called Special by Stylecraft and l purchased it from Mason's. I did sit down and mixed and matched colours in the order l wanted to use them, something l have never done before. A truly lovely soft yarn to work with. My blanket measures 26'' by 49''. I am very pleased with the end result, very pleased indeed. The photo below is my blanket laid out in its full glory, oh and at the end of the blanket is our dear dog Disney!

Please come back real soon as my next post will be all about my favourite blogs, ta ta for now xx