Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Knitting and Halloween Make

Hasn't the weather turned! I have to say I prefer this weather strange as I am! I really don't get on with the heat especially at night-time so I am very happy to see temperatures back to normal.
I am still working away on my de-cluttering of my home and am making great progress, the only down side is everything I set aside to get rid of, is then picked up by my girls because they don't want me to get rid of it! I'm talking about bits of plastic rubbish that has no home and once belonged to a toy of theirs that no longer works! I have resorted to hiding the black bags of rubbish and slinging them out when they are both in bed.

On a creating side I have knitted up two little hand puppets for the Operation Christmas Appeal that Annie is taking part in.
It's a fantastic appeal which I am sure many of you already know about, we usually send a box from each of girls which I make them pay for out of their pocket money, as I believe it is important that they understand the cost of these gifts and how so little can make a child who is not so lucky as them be so grateful. This year Operation Christmas is asking people to donate knitted items if they can, there is a link on their site that directs you to some sweet patterns. I knitted a clown hand puppet and a Pink Bear although I think he looks more like a cat!

On to my Halloween Make, I found this amazing seller on etsy that sells primitive tutorials for all sorts of goodies and one of them was for this amazing looking Witches Spell Book.

I am really pleased with how it turned out, it really does look like an old worn book. I am going to display it on my mantelpiece nearer Halloween with a few other spooky trinkets. Well I'm off now to listen to some Recorder Practice! Lisa xx


  1. The spell book is really spooky and looks so good. I love the knitted puppets. I do not know that appeal, here we do a shoe box appeal for children in Chernobyl. Thanks for posting you lovely items. Hugs, Margie.

  2. Thank you for your lovely comment. That really makes me smile as i'd so like to really get into photography xx

    I have bought all the items for one boys (op x'mas child) box so far. The children that recieve yours will be very lucky to have something lovingly handmade xx