Saturday, September 29, 2018

Crochet for a friend

A friend asked me for a couple  octopus for premie twins her best friend had 
I’ve  ever made these before although I have seen them on the net 
So I researched all about them 
Found a pattern and a you tub tutorial 
And this is the result 
Not perfect by any means. But they do meet the criteria of cotton, non allergenic stuffing and 
Apparently they are not allowed to be black or red 
So within those parameters this is it 
The twins are boys so I went for a mid range blue 
I hope she likes them 
They were made with love and best wishes for the boys 
Have you made any? If so I’d love to see them 
See ya xxx

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Product review. Backpack vacuum

Last week I bought this backpack vacuum from Aldi 
Now we all know how much I love Aldi and their social buys 

This backpack vacuum is lightweight and very easy to manoeuvre 
It’s easy to get the head off and get into the corners. Which my dysons weren’t 
Your not pulling along a vacuum so it’s great on my back, shoulders and arms 
And it has a strong sucking action.  It picked up all the little bits of wood that get dropped when we bring it into the house 

But it has two things I’m not thrilled about 
1. Even though it’s lightweight and you can hardly feel it on your back 
Don’t Bend too far over. It will push you lol 

2. It’s got a standard head on it. So I guess I’m going to go and have to get a more robust one 

And finally 
You will feel like a ghostbuster while wearing it 

Who you gonna call! 
Other than that. I’m happy with it 
I only paid $129.00 so even if I have to spend another $50 -$100 on a power head it’s still a cheap vacuum cleaner 
I’ve only used this in the house 
But I’m thinking vacuuming the car is going to be much easier with this. 
And it’s got a 10 meter long cord 
So there you go 
If you can still get one and have thought you might like one 
I suggest you do. The price isn’t extravagant and I’m sure you will get your money’s worth 
See ya xx

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Phase two begins

The kids rooms have been emptied and carpets pulled up. 
Ready for the painter to start in a week 
Only my bedroom left and we will do that during the week 
Caravan has been set up right outside so we will use that for sleeping 
Not enjoying the upheaval and I always hate the mess 
But once it’s done. It’s done and won’t need doing again for at least 15 years
I hope 
By which time I’ll probably won’t be here 
See ya 

Saturday, September 15, 2018


The only up side to crashing is getting my Craft on 
I’ve been working on this C2C 
Right now I’m in the process of making it a rectangle 
So increasing on one side and decreasing on the other. 
Once it’s long enough I’ll start to decrease on both sides 
It’s going to be a blanket for melody 
Today the weather is very bipolar. One minute there is sunshine and the next, it’s black and the wind picks up 
And rain comes pelting down 
Explains all my pain yesterday and this morning 
So what’s on your hook/needles? 
Do you craft to lose yourself and not feel your pain? 
I’d love to know 
See ya xxx 

Friday, September 14, 2018


I’ve been doing too much 
Way too much 
My body has retaliated 
Pain levels are very high 
Stupid me 
Going to have to listen or I might not be able to get up soon 
I’m going to be good and just plod along at home 
Today is Friday 
If I rest for three days I might be able to go back to the pool Monday 
That’s a big if, going by my pain 
Wish me luck 
See ya 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Back to bling

Because of fibro pain making me feel like anything close to my skin was either like barb wire or hot pokers 
I had to take all my jewellery off. 
This made me very sad as I love bling 
My poor ears were the worst the earrings felt like they were just hot metal rods and even my hair brushing 
Last then was excruciating pain 
So out they came

Fast forward three years 

Now I’m so much better 
I’ve started wearing my watch, and my bracelets 
And I wanted to put my earrings back in 
Oh no. 
The holes had closed and no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t get the earrings in 
So today I had them re pierced 

I was a little scared 
I don’t like pain and I was worried I would feel lots of pain 
But no. As the holes were still there. Just closed in the back it didn’t hurt at all 
So I’m almost back to full bling 

I’m very happy. 
These little milestones as proving I’m on the mend 
I’ll never be cured, but I am loads better and I’m managing it all 
Feeling very happy 
See ya xxx