Thursday, 15 December 2011

Lottie's not impressed!

The results of my photo shoot weren't very successful as the model wasn't very happy being made to look silly and kept having a "wardrobe malfunction" every time I stepped back to take a photo!  Will try some smaller ones next year :)



My Christmas decorating has been very minimal this year. The new bookcase takes up the room where I used to put the tree so I just bought some twigs with fairy lights on and they are surprisingly pretty at night.  With the candles and the fire lit it feels very cosy.



The crochet is progressing slowly, just doing the odd bit here and there, but I'm really happy with the colours.



I spent yesterday sorting out and wrapping presents, and need to think about stocking up on food getting the girl's rooms ready as they'll be back in a couple of days. Can't wait :) 
Have a good weekend.

18 comments:

  1. Aww what a sweet doggie expression...long suffering, tolerant, and obviously loves you enough to pose with antlers! Your candles are amazing next to the mirror...you just can't beat candles, mirrors and a few little white lights can you? That is all you need...I bet you don't even notice that you haven't got a tree. On top of all this, the crochet blanket... perfect! I agree...the colours are just right... :)x

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  2. I just posted a comment & it just disappeared, so here goes again :D
    Lottie looks real cute, we used to have a basset hound & the girls loved to photograph him with suds on his head or his big ears tied in a bow & he used to just sit there & drool, mega funny!!!!
    You must be soooo excited having your girls come home, my daughter Sophie is due home from Germany next tues & i can't wait....Hope you have a sweet time
    Lots of love Karen x

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  3. The granny squares and flowers look lovely. They must have been so much work! Love the photo of your dog and the Christmas lights :-)

    Lieve groet, Madelief x

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  4. I've done the same thing with my greyhound in the past! Isn't lovely to have the family together, my son will be on leave on Saturday, and the younger boy is already here. Merry Christmas.

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  5. How gorgeous is she in her antlers! Loving the beautiful squares, they look so lovely piled up like that, and wow, so pretty the tea lights on the mantel all lit up, makes me feel a tad festive!
    Have a lovely weekend XXXXX

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  6. I love the colours you choose. The tea lights look really beautiful and cosy. Best wishes x

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  7. I love the colors of your crochet..do you have the instructions that you could share...i would love them....

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  9. Hi! I just found your blog and I love the quilt you have for your profile picture. Is there anyway you can send me the pattern? Thank you.
    darabateman@gmail.com

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  10. everything here is so cute;)))
    i am following
    Bella
    http://dasbellas.blogspot.com

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  11. Please email me too! I adore this pattern for the granny squares with the flowers... Joelledillon@rocketmail.com Thank you SO much!

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  12. hi there! I have this lovely book,but more importantly,what yarn did you use-it is soo gorgeous(granny flower blanket) Pleas contact me,that I may start something beautiful with these colors!
    Regards,Heidi

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    1. Hello Heidi,
      Sorry, you don't seem to have an e-mail address so I hope you check back here. The yarn was a mixture of different machine washable merino and wools similar to the ones I used on my last blanket (post on 25th October), though I left out the darker shades and added a couple of Rico Essentials Merino ones. Hope that helps. xx

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  13. thank you so much for your reply-I personally think you have the most beautiful technique on the internet! How do you create such gorgeous stitches so perfectly!
    I'll be back!
    Regards,Heidi

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    1. Umm, thank you! Well I've seen many others whose work is a lot neater than mine. I think it depends on the yarn, they all give a different effect. I don't get on with cotton or acrylic and maybe my hook is a little small for DK wool at 3.75 giving a slightly tighter stitch? xx

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  14. HI there, i love the flower squares and I've looked for the patern on my mags and online,no luck. Do you think you could mail me a copy please,i'd be so grateful. I'm trying to get my daughters crcheting and this may just be the project to win them over . happy crocheting Lynn. venusdoom@btinternet.com

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  15. Hi there! Lovely colours! Could you also send me information on the pattern and the brand of the yarn you used? I think this will make an ideal 50th birthday present for my twin sister, and it's a great project to take with me when I'm traveling for work. Thanks in advance. Melanie medeboer@utmb.edu

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    1. Hello, the pattern is in the book "200 Crochet Blocks" by Jan Eaton. Good luck with the blanket. xx

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