Sunday, November 29, 2015

Mad About the Boy

Billy is an awful boy
I don't like him at all;
first he pushed me off the swing
and then he grabbed my doll.

He also pulled my hair quite hard
and made to steal my snack;
if he tries to hug me,
I may not hug him back.

Featured: a felt flower
made from a drawing by my niece Michal

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Fresh and Exciting

10 reasons why I've been waiting and waiting for winter:

1. It is fresh and exciting. Goodbye dust!

2. Mushrooms - in soups, quiches, everywhere.
I have wonderful memories of going mushroom picking as a child.

3. Cyclamens - for me they will always be the shiest of flowers,
thanks to a nursery rhyme that has them growing quietly under a rock.
These days they are more likely to grow quietly in a nursery,
but we are not here to nitpick.

4. I won't have to wash my car for ages!

5. Sweaters, scarves, hats! Yarn is still my first crafty love.

6. Walking in the rain with an umbrella.
I am way too old to visit every puddle, but still...

7. Winter reading. So much cozier with a crochet blanket
and a nice cup of tea, maybe even a baked treat.
Because winter draws you back into the kitchen.

8. Proper movies in the cinema. Away with you summer blockbusters, 
I've had my fill of super-heroes for now.

9. Turning back the clocks!
Oh no, I don't actually like it getting dark so early. Wrong list.

10. Rain-rain-rain! It simply fuels me with energy.
If you had our long hot summer, you would understand.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Turn That Frown Upside Down

Last week I met the color brown
and asked him: Brown, why do you frown?
"I'm puzzled and I'm trying to think -
why do little girls so adore the color pink?"

Featured: a scrap-buster throw/tablecloth
made in many shades of brown

Sunday, October 25, 2015

A Tender Heart

A little dog has woken up with a heart just filled with dread,
he doesn't like to see the vet, cannot face the day ahead;
his temperature may be going up, he can feel his aching head,
all things considered - it's best to stay in bed!

Featured: a little softie dog
with a suitably soft heart.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Sticky Fingers


A home-made jam will take you right back
to a well-loved book or a favorite snack;
and every adventure should end with break
and leave you a bit sticky from tea, jam and cake.

Featured: My little tribute to Enid Blyton 
and her beloved Five Found-Outers,
celebrated with homemade jam
with its own embroidered cover.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Deep Thoughts

A doll is supposed to always be good
to be quiet and nice and behave as she should;
so why do we admire that spirited doll
who sometimes is naughty for no reason at all?

Featured: a little cross-stitch pillow
made by a deep thinker.

Friday, September 25, 2015

The Speeding Ticket

There was a little girl who had a new doll,
she put her in a pram and took her for a stroll;
a policeman stopped her, looking harassed:
'You are pushing that pram way too fast!'

Featured: a new pram blanket
and a vintage wooden pram found on the street.