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Saturday, 29 October 2011

Pebbles and Pumpkins

Following on from my last post, I decided that I would try crocheting with crochet thread and a teeny hook for the first time. Well - I love it! So much so, that I cut off the woollen cover from that first stone (that's it at bottom right) and made another using the thread ..... and have done two more as well! I am LOVING making these!!

Hallowe'en is on Monday, so I was busy last night carving some pumpkins! I got a large one from Tesco ... and a medium one, plus three cute little mini squashes from Lidl - and this is the result! I am definitely no pumkin carving expert, but I am happy enough with my basic efforts!

(Lightning added for artistic effect!)

Jodie's Hallowe'en party is tonight - and I'm SOOOO looking forward to it! I'm very happy with my costume this year and can't wait to see everyone else's too!

Will try to get some pics up tomorrow! :-)


Sunday, 16 October 2011

Crochet Stone

Here is my very first attempt at covering a stone with a crochet skin - and I have to admit to being quite pleased with it!

(Sorry for the rubbish photo - I took it with my phone.)
I collected some smooth stones from the gorgeous beach at New Aberdour when I was there earlier this week, with the intention of doing these crochet projects.
They are meant to mimic sea urchins or suchlike and can be used as ornaments or paperweights etc. I made up the design as I went along and will probably try to do the others slightly different to add interest.

Non-crafty people probably won't 'get' this at all!


Monday, 10 October 2011

Swan-ning around

Today, I went for a nice leisurely walk around Strichen Community Park . It's been a few weeks since my last visit and I was keen to see the swans and cygnets again.

There were nine hatchlings but now, sadly, only five survive. However, they all look very healthy and happy!

There was much flapping of wings and splashing of water by some of the ducks!

But one was just content to be calm and serene!

I went for an amble through the woods too, but I will save those photograhs for another day.


Friday, 7 October 2011

Jupiter Jumped!

It was a very, very clear night one evening last week, so I thought I would have an attempt at photographing the night sky. This was my result.

You can see the Pleiades clearly over my sister's house ..... but look at Jupiter on the right! He jumped! My camera was set for a 30 sec exposure, on the tripod, so I have no idea what happened there!

Only a few weeks till Hallowe'en and so it was time to decorate my seasonal tree in all its Hallowe'en glory! Not the best pic, but here it is.

My costume is all ready for Jodie's party on 29th. Can't wait! :-)