Sunday, 28 December 2008

Frosty !


I don't think I've ever seen such lovely frost!

This is the road to our house.
Freezing fog everywhere.
It's a good day to sit next to a roaring fire!
I hope you are all enjoying your holidays.

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Little Hoots

These little guys and gals will be in my Etsy shop soon.
They are my Little Hoots character owl brooches.
They are only about 2 inches tall.
Each one has a unique personality.

This is Blossom and Romeo.
Blossom likes poetry and pretty things.
Romeo - well he's a bit of a ladies owl!

Pearl and Oswald
Pearl's a singer- she likes a bit of JAzZ!
Oswald likes nothing better than a good read.
(His book has real pages from a vintage encyclopedia)

And this... is Claude.[sold] (He's an eccentric artist.)

and they all come in little handmade boxes.

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Ben saves the day!

Ben the superhero!
Brother and sister posing like crazy - real crazy!

Last Friday I went to turn on the computer
and before my eyes was one of those
horrible messages. Horrible!
"windows cannot start."
I flapped about for a bit, trying a Windows installation disk,
and various other things, only to get the message.
There is no hard drive installed on this computer!
Oh No! What to do????
So I called my wonderfully smart 17 year old, Ben.
He said, it might not be as bad as it sounds.
All I could think about was all the hours of work put
into all my box templates and card designs,
none of which I had backed up recently.
...Anyhoo, to cut a long story short...
Dear Ben managed to access the faulty hard drive using Linux,
and he backed up all my precious files. He then installed a 'new'
hard-drive which he had got at the local dump.
After that, he installed Windows and all my other files,
and we are now back in business.
I'm so glad that Ben is such a whizz on the PC!
Thank you Ben, you are wonderful!

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Morning light and munchkins.

This was around 8:30am
That is frost not snow.
It's the view from my kitchen window.
I wish I could capture how beautiful it was.
The photo isn't as good as the real thing.

My mum made a little pullover for my munchkin.
I sewed a little felt cat on it this morning.
Gabsy chose the colour.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

on a cold and frosty afternoon...




My husband took these pictures last Saturday afternoon.
Such beauty everywhere.
Even thought the flowers are gone,
the seedheads remain, and they look stunning.
And today, it is snowing again, and
somebody is desperate to go outside!