Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Art By Susan Brooker: Tiffany

Art By Susan Brooker: Tiffany: I'm feeling the Christmas spirit creeping in...  I wonder what could be inside? On the desk today... Here's the finished pai...

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Art By Susan Brooker: Don't Look Back

Art By Susan Brooker: Don't Look Back: I started this one a while ago but only recently finished it. 'Don't Look Back' is oil on a deep edge canvas 60cm x 60 cm,  and...

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Knitting and Crochet

I am so pleased with the new design templates on here, thanks Blogger, and have updated mine, I think it looks great but awaiting comments.

So I have been making cards and boxes and gift bags and really do need to sell some, space is becoming very limited and as I cannot just sit still and do nothing have taken up knitting and now crochet again.  I forgot how satisfying crochet is, it grows so quickly and once you get your head out of knitting mode can actually design as you go along (well I do anyway) so here are some of my latest crochet tea cosies, they are made with chunky knit acrylic yarn so do keep that teapot nice and warm.  I know most people use tea bags theses days but a good tip for saving a bit on buying is to use a teapot for your teabags, you can get at least two cups from one tea bag you know ;) (yeah really a miser me!)

This one is for a medium sized teapot approx 4 cups.

This one is for a larger teapot approx 6 cups and is two sided light lilac colours on one side and darker on the other.
This one is again for the larger teapot and is made with the brightest of colours to cheer you up on those dull days.

I will be selling these on my website for £7-00 each plus p&p for the larger ones and £6-00 for the smaller one or if anybody wants me to make one for them please contact me through the website.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

The Swans and Babies

Managed to get a few pictures of the swans with their new babies today, I know they are called cygnets but they are so cute and fluffy just do not know where they get the 'Ugly Duckling' name from, maybe they will be ugly ducklings later on but for now they are just too cute.
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Saturday, 5 June 2010

The Lakes in Pictures

At last, as promised, pictures of my heaven on earth. Hope you enjoy as much as I do.

However, my tranquillity was totally shattered this morning, the sun is shining and I am expecting the Lake to look beautiful as usual and then.............noise?........shouting........laughing............what is going on?   The Cubs and Scouts have taken over the Lake.......and were they enjoying it........they were canoeing, boating, swimming..........oh such fun for them and for me to watch, it was great. The whole place seemed to be heaving with people today and it was really wonderful to see families out enjoying themselves with the dogs and children all scampering around. The place is so vast thought that I still managed to find a bit of quiet and have taken some pictures to prove how beautiful it is.

I am going to take pics as the seasons change and will post them as and when, enjoy.

This is the view as I walk in through the gate.

Around the other side.

Just a few of the inhabitants.

Blackberries later me thinks....yum yum!

The Cubs and Scouts have a great time.

Also just want to let you know about and the online Summer Edition of their magazine, it really is informative and a good read and below are some 'bookmarks' I made from their tutorial on pages 14 and 15.