Sunday, 18 October 2015

I've been a busy mouse

Hellooooooo every one ..... the kettle has just boiled and my cup of earl grey tea is steaming at the side of me .... I have some goodies to go with the cuppa's too .... so pull up your chair and join me for a wee while ....
I have been a rather busy mouse ... both with the needle and with my craft room and I can now show you pictures whoo hooo  but ....
Let me back track a few weeks ..... at the beginning of the month it was DD2's birthday and as I was stuck as to what to get her I took her to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park  .... now bearing in mind all the wonderful photos that Sally has taken I thought, wow I should get some wonderful shots of the animals .... please note the should .... I know it was early when we got there and it wasn't the brightest of days but really ALLLLL  the lions and tigers were all asleep !!!!! and in such places it was hard to get a good shot with my camera zoom and boy did I try ...lol ... the giraffes and the monkeys were awake thank goodness .. I will have to go back on a sunnier day and with a better camera methinks ....
I will show you the best of a bad bunch ...lol 
I managed to get my exchange piece off to Ann on time but she hasn't received it as yet so I can't show you that at the moment but I made a wee birth record pillow for one of my work colleagues, it was a secret for her and I was stitching on it while "daddy sitting" one Saturday in August when he was on the main ward , my dad loved it and did see it finished but not made up .... but now I can show you finished, but not made up ,as I forgot to take a photo of it made up DOHHHH I was sooo pleased I had managed to get it finally finished and on its way ..lol  I am also pleased to say that she loves it Phew ... it was adapted from La D Da's Gabrielle Rose chart as it was for some one else not me ...
I am also stitching on Scarlett House Jingle all the way and have just got the J and the I and the rest of the snowflakes to finish ... the photo was taken yesterday and I have done more since then .... it is being stitched on Sparklies fabric Ocean Depths with I think the right colours charted ... keep forgetting to look .... 
Master Bentley had a photo shoot the other day , DD2's friend has set up her own photography business and wanted to try out some new back drops and asked DD if she could borrow him to try them out ... well will a wee bit of persuasion * think yummies .... he had lots of photos taken and I just love the ones she has shown us as a taster ....
The day's are getting chillier and I wanted to get my room as near as finished as it could be atm so that I can have a wee fire in the range (hopefully ) over Christmas..... watch this space ..lol  sooo I have been mousing away at my stash and putting things away in their correct places and getting rid of excess packaging .... using my boxes etc finally .... I am really happy with it soo far ... there is a wee bit more work to be done down there but I can stitch and sew now to my hearts content in peace and quiet and have guests there too :)
sooo please form an orderly queue heheheheh
ok I had better go and pop the kettle back on and sort the photos out for you :)
just love the flicked ear 

and love this one 


in the jungle the mighty jungle the lions sleep tonight 











adapted from La D Da's Gabrielle Rose chart 

Jingle all the way Scarlett House

my craft room woop whoop

and the other side done yeahhhhh
The sewing box next to my chair was a charity shop find and I am in the middle of reupholstering it .... you may be able to see the fabric I am using at the top .. this is my next project , the one after that is sorting all my fabric out so that it is out and you can see it so I know what I definitely have ...lol  I think I might be busy for a wee while don't you ???  The wee wicker chair is mine when I was little ... all the bears are mine too ... I am a big softie ...lol
I shall leave you all now and will wish you all a wonderful stitchy week and I shall bob round and see you all asap .... take care one and all :) love mouse xxxxx
  

28 comments:

Thoeria said...

Hello Ms Mouse :) You really have been busy! Love all the pics....especially the ones of the dapper Master Bentley! Hope you have a good week

Thoeria said...

Hello Ms Mouse :) You really have been busy! Love all the pics....especially the ones of the dapper Master Bentley! Hope you have a good week

Thoeria said...

Hello Ms Mouse :) You really have been busy! Love all the pics....especially the ones of the dapper Master Bentley! Hope you have a good week

Jacquie Morris said...

Well hello there!!!
Goodness I love those photos of Bentley.... Good luck to your friends new business :)
And wow! You have been stitching busy! Lovely if I may say so!
All your photos are wonderful, been nice catching up with you :)
Ooooooh AWESOME!! Loving your craft room, it looks great now your inside it!!
And wow!! Look at all your stitching goodies!! Looks like a shop! Lol
Hope you have many a happy hour spent in your new craft room :)
Big smiles :)

Karen said...

You have been busy! Love your stitched goodies. Happy stitching....

Jackie said...

I think you photos from the wildlife park are delightful! You did a great job with them. Lovely stitching too and your craft room looks really cozy!

gracie said...

You have been very busy. Love it all

Michelle said...

Wow now that's a full craft room !

butterfly said...


What wonderful photos .
Wow mouse you have been busy love your craft room , do you want to come down and sort my one out it is such a mess.
Love the way you have every thing on show , so easy for you to find things.
Love all the animal photos and my favorite pet Bentley how handsome he is.

Vickie said...

Bentley is gorgeous!
What a craft room. I had fun enlarging the pictures and looking them over.

hazel c UK said...

Hi Mouse,
Your photos are lovely and clear and glad you had a good day. Well your craft room looks beautiful and how I wish mine looked like that, so much to see and I managed to enlarge it as well so could have a good look round.

Enjoy your new space with Master Bentley as company.

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs
Hazel c uk

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

My goodness! Look at your amazing craft room! You are going to enjoy spending time in there, I think. :) Love the pictures of Bentley and the animals. He is a dapper dog!! And your stitching is lovely as always. have a splendid week!

Tricia

DJ said...

Awwww....love the pictures of Bentley, your daughter's friend is very talented!! But then she had an adorable dog to sit for her! Awesome stitching (as always!!) What would I give to take a stroll through your craft room and run my fingers through your stash!! I see hours of enjoyment there, chatting with friends and sipping tea. What a treat! Love the sleeping lions...I hope you get a chance to get back there when they are awake! Happy Belated Birthday to your daughter! *Hugs*

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Love your pictures!! You craft room is fabulous!! So many fun things to see in there!!

Emma/Itzy said...

Oh my goodness your craft room is AMAZING!

Beth said...

Love all the sleeping creatures but no one can top Master Bentley. I was going to type your craftroom is AMAZING - but the person just before me already did so, so I'll just say your craftroom is REALLY AMAZING! I well remember what it looked like when you purchased the house - the turn around in looks is, well, amazing! You could host a house remodel program!

Carol said...

I'm sure that each time you enter your craft room you instantly forget any worries or cares--what a great space :) I'd love to get my hands on all of that fabric--wow!!

Wonderful photos of all the sleeping animals--too funny!! They must be settling in for a long winter's nap or something...

Beautiful stitching, Mouse!

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

You have been busy! So much to see/read in this post! Love all the animal pics but the 2nd one of Bentley is gorgeous! Your stitching is awesome, as always and I know gifts were trully appreciated.
Your craft room looks like a wonderfully, cozy and creative space to be. Love it!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Wow, you have been a busy mouse indeed! The first picture of Bentley is my favorite too. He's such a handsome fella! Your craft room is coming along so nicely. Love how bright and cheerful it is. Looks cozy too!

Denise SA said...

Looks like the lions and tigers had been up all night the night before ..love the room thanks for sharing

Sarah in Stitches said...

Wow, your craft room looks fantastic! Great job so far. All your stitching is beautiful too! :D

Annette-California said...

Great & lovely photos of all the animals. Feels like I went to the zoo too - lol! LOVE Mr. Bently. oh how great to be able to stitch in your cozy fun stitching room. Congrats an all the work you've accomplished.
Pretty stitching! love Annette

Julie said...

Awww doesn't Master Bentley make a super model, he's gorgeous.
WOWZA's .... what a room you have there, stunning! Lots of lovely stuff to admire and see, had to make the pics bigger to get a better look lol.
xxx

Andrea said...

Love your photos of Master Bentley, such a poser! Great photos of your day out too. What is that polar bear doing!? Oh your craft room, it looks so cosy and inviting. I am sure you are going to be in there 24/7. :)

Maggee said...

The pictures of the wildlife park are fine---natural poses there! And the ones of Bentley--really like them! But--the best ones are the craft/stitching room! Wowee! Look at all that fabric! Look at all that thread! I probably have just as much, but it is in plastic boxes and not readily available like that!! I think I would be in trouble if someone could see it all!! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Your craft room is amazing! I'm so envious of you, But if I had one like that my family would never see me LOL

Lovely sleepy animals too.

Just Another Old Geezer said...

Beautiful stitching and such lovely animals, thansk so much for the post - it made my day!
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Sally said...

Oooh you have been very busy! No wonder you've been so quiet lol. Your craft room is looking amazing! Love all your photos. Your stitching is so pretty. Love your WIP of Jingle All the Way.