Monday, August 25, 2014

Tutorial: how to do bobbinwork with BERNINA

Tutorial: how to use the BERNINA braiding foot no. 21 and braiding foot ...

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The heat is on!

What a lot of hot and humid weather we are having. How are you doing out there all over the world? Here it is too hot to sleep or do much without an electric fan but more importantly an air conditioner. Crafting is at a standstill but that does not keep me from buying any supplies that I come across. Since my brother and mother died, I have been in a stunned state. Then my dad had to go into hospital and it was obvious that he is not fit state to live alone so he is living with me. I have a craft room bursting with stuff that I need to make or sew and yet I am not doing anything. Right now the main reason is that it is too hot. I do not have any air conditioning in my craft area and it is like a sauna with the sun beating on the glass.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

I love shopping ;)

I love shopping especially for craft supplies.Last Friday I had an errand to do for my husband and would you know it, there was a craft shop in the vicinity. I just had to go take a look, didn't I? Not that I really needed anything but that ball of crochet thread and wool, surely would come in handy one of these days. This is what I bought...

Monday, July 7, 2014

Doom and gloom

Wow what a week this has been.My husband back in hospital with fever and at the same time my only brother who lives in USA (aged 59)with his family, had a heart attack and died suddenly out of the blue.Just a month ago he came to visit us for a holiday.Thank God, at least we got to say goodbye although we did not know that it would be forever. I have been on an emotional roller coaster and today I had to break the news to my 86 year old parents.Talk about nightmarish days....When I think it can only get better, it gets worse.
I washed the ripple doily that I had made and now comes the blocking.But that will take some time.Oh and I also have to find a place to put it in. Hard to think that Christmas is only 6 months away. We will see how things are then.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Craft cakes yet again

What started out with just one cake, has become something that I seem to be posting about each week. I never knew there were so many craft themed cakes on the web. My blog is modtly about crafts sonI think these craft themed cakes fit in perfectly. What do you think of the following gorgeous decorated cakes?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Cupcakes now!

These cupcakes have nothing craft themed about them but they are definitely too lovely to much detail in each one.some eye candy for you from someone who can only bake a plain cake :)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Some sewing

I have not done any sewing for ages and my daughter's bedroom curtain remains unfinished without swags to this day.Yesterday i finally finished the curtain tiebacks and here is the finished result. Not exactly haute couture but at least I have something finished to show.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Too late for planting?

After a visit to Lidl supermarket some weeks ago I bought the following packets. I was happy to see lately  that small plants are sprouting but outside it is so hot that I am wondering if this heat will kill them off soon. Right now they are in the inner yard. I have wanted to grow gypsophilia for years and after a while they die out on me. Here are pictures of the ones that  I am talking about.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Another cake found..

I have come on yet another craft related cake on the internet. They are all just beautiful and I am sure they taste just as good. Cute isn't it? Cake decorating is not something I think I have the knack for, but I can't help drooling over something this nice.

The heat is on!!!!

It has really become hot here so it seems that summer is definitely around corner although officially we are still in spring time. We should be used to these temperatures since we are in the Mediterranean sea and it is perfect weather for a holiday. However for us who have to work in it, it can be very draining on energy. Some people have already taken their first swim but personally the sea would still be too cold at this time.We have some beautiful beaches in Malta, some sandy and some rocky. I prefer the sandy one although they are usually overcrowded. My first swim is usually around July/August.Tourists have been swimming for weeks. A pity we don't have that much free time to spend relaxing at the beach