Wednesday 23 November 2016

My name is Ruby....

Hello everyone - my name is Ruby! I'm 5 months old today and just wanted to let you know that I'm enjoying ruling the roost at home now.

I've got lots of hobbies and interests, including:-

Checking that the household jobs are getting done properly....

Re-arranging the soft furnishings....

Getting belly rubs from Dad ....

Watching David Attenborough on the television - all those animals are so fascinating but when I try to get closer and have a look behind that box thing I can see them on, there's nothing there! Spooky! 

And after all that activity, a girl needs to have plenty of naps, preferably with my special crochet blankie that Mum made...

I try my bestest to keep Mum busy - although she does occasionally have a moan that she can't get on with crafting!  I'm only trying to help sort the yarn out when she's crocheting - you just can't please some people....

And I know that this Blog-thingy is called Tilly's Crafts (and Mum has shown me pictures of Tilly - who did look a lot like me!) - but I'll keep making a little appearance, just so that you know I'm keeping an eye on things and helping Mum with her crafty thingys!

Back soon,
Ruby xx

Sunday 20 November 2016

Autumn & Hedgehogs!

Hello all, I hope that your November has been going well.  We've definitely seen the autumnal weather this last week or so, with a mixture of icy cold or wind & rain. And I seem to have the usual busy few weeks, with work, family birthdays and a craft fair to get things ready for! I'm sharing a craft stall with another 'crafty' friend and I've been busy getting crocheted things ready, not to mention glycerine soaps, bath bombs, etc - at least the house smelt lovely yesterday whilst I was cutting and wrapping soaps! Not to mention the fact that it's an extra challenge trying to get anything done with a lunatic puppy dog round your feet all the time! And last weekend was a very special party for our little granddaughter's 1st birthday - can you believe that she's one year old already?! So I made some food & cakes as a contribution and we headed off to a lovely little party!  And the day of the party coincided with my eldest stepdaughter Charlotte's birthday which was an extra treat, as now they're all grown up and live away, its not often that we can see them all on their birthdays.  So I thought I'd share the card I made for Charlotte

 Apologies for the rather dark and dreary pic - the grey autumn days are definitely not helping the photography!  I treated myself to a few of the LOTV digi stamps - and they are gorgeous.  This is one of the new ones featuring these oh-so-cute hedgehogs

I've coloured the image with copics and pencil.  The backing paper is also from LOTV (I'll be a bit lost when I've finished up my stock of these!) and the flowers are from WOC

The sentiment is also from LOTV. 
Hope you like it.

And I mentioned it was my little granddaughter Isabella's 1st birthday - so I thought I'd share a little pic of Bella the Party Girl to show you what a cutie she is! 

Thanks for looking! 
Back soon,
Kim x