Wednesday, 19 December 2012

My crafty corner,

Mr D made this noticeboard for me out of old pallet planks.  The boys art from school, look at my very young mom I think she was about 18 - Stunning!!!!!!!!

Nice big table to do all my scrapbooking on, lots of space......
Photos of Great Granny Fraser and Granny Florence Cathrine Ada Fraser as a baby born in 1910,
daisies and dragonflies
 I LOVE  my scarves!!!!

My dressing table

a cute place to make stuff and be creative

wish i had more TIME to do scrapbooking

Heloise xx

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Ta - Daaaaa!!

Finally done !!!
Used Elle Pure Gold DK wool again and nr. 3.5 hook
made 108 granny squares and joined them after every 3rd row with granny stripes

added a few dc stitches into the granny stripe border to give it a wave look

close up of round granny squares

over the bench at the front door.

I really like the granny stripes between the squares, next blanket maybe a bit bigger hey!!

Heloise :-)

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Hoe rooier hoe mooier    (Red is best)
Mr D found this old and very dirty bedside cabinet at our local secondhand shop.  We took it apart and started sanding it down with medium sandpaper, so that paint will stick to the surface. 

after 3 coats of Plascon PVA paint (hot-n-spicy) , what a facelift !
Now I used a soft cloth and Winsor & Newton's Oil Colour (Burnt Umber) and gave the hole cabinet a rub over,especially in the corners and ridges.  As you can see the colour has gone to a nice darker red not so bright,  moved it in to my teenage son's bedroom.

Very happy with the outcome don't you think?


Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Mmmmmmm I wonder.........
Maybe a daybed in the making, but will keep you posted. 

Can't wait to get started........hehehe


Monday, 10 December 2012

Easy Peazy granny Cowl.....
A perfect lazy afternoon (weekends only) project. This pattern you can find  at 
I used Elle Pure Gold DK wool in 7 different colours and nr 3.5 hook.  I made 15 rows, you should end up with a long strip of granny stripe with very straight edges, sew up the short ends to make your cowl.
Although summer with us now I just could not resist making this cowl for winter.  So slip it over your head and wrap it around. 


So Proud of You...

Ethan - My very special boy you are 12years old today (10/12/2000)

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Most promising swimmer for 2012 - Queens College Junior - Go Ethan Go!!!!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Cross Stitching

I absolute LOVE Love LOVE Paula Vaughan's designs.  Her paintings have been converted into Cross Stitch patterns, this one is called INSPIRED BY SCRIPTURE Part II.

This pattern is out of  a book called QUILTS FOR ALL SEASONS - MARCH also by Paula Vaughan. I work all my cross stitching on Dublin Linen and use DMC embroidery cotton. 

I Love You........

I love you..........

a card made for me by Gareth (aka Gary, Monkey Man)
on the inside
8years old and in Grade 2 - 2012
more of Gary's art

Count your blessings everyday!!!!


Thursday, 29 November 2012

Giant Granny Square Blanket

Hi all, 

This blanket was done in only a week.  Yes, only a week, so for anyone not so comfortable in crochet yet try this basic granny !!
I used Elle Chunky Wool and a nr. 6 hook.   I made 40 rows and  the border but you can go as big as you want.    There are no rules.


Tuesday, 27 November 2012

New lease on life....

Art Deco chair x 2 brought from local auction for R20 each what a bargain!! was in really bad condition as you can see on the before pic had to sand down the teak arm rests (weekend job) before we sent it to be professionally upholstered, and WOW they look brand new so very happy with the result :)


Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Flower power:

Made these for my demin jacket only added the leaves later, love it!!   Weekend project teacozy had a bit of a struggle my teapot a bit smaller than the pattern but modified it,  did not came out to bad I think. 

No eye has seen , no ear has heard and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who LOVE HIM.  1 Corinthians 2:9

Thursday, 8 November 2012


Sjoe this blog creation has been a learning curb for me, not so hot on the whole cyberworld, but here goes this is my 3rd blanket for the year not to bad considering I am a working mom and I do my housework myself ..............   Heloise