Tuesday 2 October 2012

A little bit of this, and a little bit of that

I wish I hadn't typed that post title, now I cant get that song out of my head - serves me right!

A few random photos for today's post.  After meeting Annabelle recently the sneaky lady posted a photo of mum and I on her blog (right at the end of a long post), so I thought I'd return the compliment - so here are Annabelle and I in her sunny conservatory - and yes we both have uncontrollable grey / white hair!

I'm now taking you from the Home Counties over the sea to Portugal.  Just two photos from my recent girly weekend to  Lisbon: I love these window decorations - buttons strung onto fishing wire

. . . and when the waiter asked if we wanted a pitcher of beer rather than 6 medium glasses we never expected to have one of these brought to the table!!!  It was fab, and the centre column of ice kept the beer ice cold even in the direct sunlight (I want one!)

And finally, two lizards for Jen from the African Bee swap.  I tried to make one out of hot dots: I cut the lizard shape out of the dots and ironed them onto the fabric, but couldn't work out how to get the foil to then stick to the dots, so I abandoned that plan, and simply bond-a-webbed another one onto fabric, and stitched around him in a green blanket stitch in Lisbon (a well travelled lizard!)  Apologies for the rubbish pic, I thought it was better, and he's been packaged up now ready to continue his travels, this time to Jen's in California, along with a budgie and a hedgehog!

However, in the mean time, Jacqui emailed me with the instructions on how to use the hot dots - doh, I had to melt them again with the foil on top!  I did a positive, and a negative, and although I have sent both, I have only taken a pic of the negative one as I think he's the better one.  I did embroider around his body as one of the Pearle cottons that Plum sent me was the perfect colour, so Sparkles is on his way with Boris!


  1. Oh thank you for the pic of you and Annabelle - what a happy picture xxx

  2. I have always always wanted to go to Portugal! Glad you had fun : )

  3. Clever thing - love the hot dots lizard - and glad that you've been able to use the thread so soon!

    That is a substantial 'pitcher' of beer, isn't it?!

  4. I love the buttons in the window, looks like a fab weekend

  5. Well thank you SO much, now I've got that bloody song stuck in my head too!

  6. Whoa! I want that beer dispenser! I absolutely adore Boris, even if I have no clue what hot dots are!!

  7. Oh you devil - could have let me tie my hair back first. Love girly weekends - yours looks great. xx

  8. 've never heard of these hot dots before - both your lizard pics look great :)


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