Tuesday, 22 December 2009
Sunday, 20 December 2009
On Sunday, we helped move some of the large furniture and then we visited Gracie who invited us to her pre-Christmas Roast. Boy, did we have great meal and I was so stuffed afterwards. Alex's (Gracie's other half) made a great black forest trifle and Gracie made a great Oreo cheesecake. Thanks darlings for a great meal!!
[A non-alcoholic version especially made for my Rascal]
As promised, I have posted some photos of the goodies we bought at the Wemake Craft Fair:
Here is the colouring pencil holder we brought from Florence. Isn't is lovely.
Here, my Rascal is using the colouring pencils to draw pictures inside the Christmas cards for her friends.
Monday, 14 December 2009
Talking about Greenwich, this is one of my favourite places. I use to go to Chinese School on Sundays where I met Gracie and Big Viv. I got my first job there as a group leader at a summer camp for children. I actually got paid to go ice skating, swimming and on day trips with children, how cool was that.
Greenwich University (Trinity College of Music) Greenwich Park in the background.
Sunday, 6 December 2009
We stopped by at Jo, Helen and Florence's stand first and they kindly let us put our bulky coats behind the stand. We also met Lisa there too. Before going to the fair, I've been chatting non-stop to my daughter about them. How they all make lovely accessories for children and the home. So she was a little shy when she met them.
The Make Lounge had a Christmas Decoration workshop on the stage, so my daughter (with some help from moi) made a star out of felt and buttons.
Pattern: Kyoko's Cotton and Cloud Round Cosmetic Purse
Monday, 30 November 2009
Friday, 6 November 2009
A short update from my ballroom dance class: we learnt the basic steps of the Paso Doble. It is such and dramatic dance and a bit embarrassing to do.....Hee Hee Hee......but I think my dance partner and I made a good first attempt.
and no, he didn't drag me across the floor like John Sergent......so funny....photo from Strictly Come Dancing
I don't believe that we have covered the basic steps of the five ballroom dances; Slow Waltz, Foxtrot, Quick Step Viennese Waltz, Tango and the five Latin dances; Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Jive and Paso Doble. We have a break from dancing next week and then we will be adding more footwork/steps to the dances.....I can't wait!
Monday, 19 October 2009
On the dancing side, well we learnt the Tango and the Jive this week. I love the Tango, its so dramatic and yet graceful. I like the fact that you don't have to look at your partner, it's less embarrassing. The Jive is so bouncy, not my favourite dance, but a good workout. Next time we do the Jive, I'll make sure to wear trainers and not my high heels. All good fun.
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
The knitted mast by the entrance, isn't it amazing.
Catch of the day
I fell in love with this cowl.
I didn't know you could do that with fabric.
I also bought some clothes patterns, I will blog about this later, the days are getting shorter so there is less time to take photos in natural day light. Once the photos are done, then I'll blog about it.
Oh well, until next year Ally Pally......
Monday, 5 October 2009
Thursday, 10 September 2009
Thursday, 20 August 2009
Monday, 17 August 2009
It is such a lovely book that I want to make everything and it is clear that Claire put a lot of time and effort in writing such lovely and practical children's knitting clothes patterns.
I also managed to take some photos of the prize that Kyoko and I won at the book launch:
The Debbie Bliss Eco Fair Trade Collection pattern book and 10 yarns in cream and here is the pattern that I have chosen.
I'm working on a knitting project at the moment and I will show you my WIP in my next blog post. So this will have to wait.
Hope you all have a lovely week and those of you in London, enjoy the good weather while it last.
Friday, 7 August 2009
Thank Kyoko for the photo: Me with Claire (me with flat and frizzy hair after the getting drench despite having an umbrella)
It is such lovely book, just like the author Claire who spent hours knitting for the book for the past year. The knitting pattern age group goes from 3 to 10 so I have got some time to knit something for my daughter aged 5, as you probably know by now that I take months/even years to do anything. When we brought the book we both got a raffle ticket for the prize draw and then went to have dinner at Ottolenghi and planned to go back to Loop to look at some yarns afterwards.Photo taken by Kyoko