Sunday, 17 February 2013

Taffy, a birdie decoration and a pot!

Don't you think this is a stunning title for my post this week? :p  I couldn't think of anything witty to combine all three so just said it as it was!!!  No prizes for this one me thinks :D

Before I start I must thank all of you for your lovely comments on my Spin A Yarn blog last week, I have an Introduction to Crochet workshop this weekend, if it goes half as well as the Jumbo Crochet Basket one I shall be very pleased.  I shall be popping over to Handmade Monday later to have a nose at all your lovely makes.

Taffy hasn't been out for a while so we thought we would take him on a walk.  As usual he is into mischief, so took a bit of a tumble this time! (If you are new to my blog and are wondering who Taffy is, just click on the link to find out how he came about - if you enter his name in the search box on the left hand side of my blog you will be able to see what other adventures he has had.)
He didn't seem any 'worse for wear' though and all that messing about made him thirsty :)

In the pictures below you can see Taffy waiting for the steam train to come along.
If you are very astute you will see in the last picture we also saw the train heading back home!
Taffy was a lucky teddy!

I thought these snowdrops were beautiful, but Taffy decided to play a game of hide and seek!

Can you spot him in amongst the snowdrops?
You'll be glad to know, we did find him and he is now safely tucked up at home :)

We decorated our bedroom recently and whilst we were doing this we moved into the guest room.  This room is blue and white (mainly white) so it got me thinking that it needed a few bits of decoration to catch the eye.  So I popped over to Attic 24's website and found this birdie decoration.  

I hope you like my version of it. I adapted the wing and the flowers slightly.
It now hangs on one of the walls in the room.

I also made a pot for the window sill.  I placed a jam jar inside so I can pop a posy of pretty, fresh flowers in it for when any guests arrive

I used front and back post stitch and finished it off with a sort of rope edging.

I'm crocheting a little pair of baby sandals at the moment so hopefully I shall have those to show you next week, meanwhile, take care everyone and have a good week :)


  1. It looks like Taffy had a good day out and kept you on your toes. Oh I hate trying to come up with a post title. Most of the time I put something really simple and then I think of something more entertaining once I've pressed publish. I love your interpretation of Lucy's bird, the flowers look great on the hanger.
    Ali x

  2. An attention grabbing title. It is very hard to come up with something that 'sounds' interesting, so well done. Taffy certainly enjoyed his day - glad his tumble didn't cause him any broken bones. Hope you had a good week.

  3. I think that Taffy should be a character in a book. You are so creative with your little stories:) I like the way you made a jar cover too - I would need this to act as a prompt, otherwise I would not remember to put flowers in. Must make one myself. Thanks for sharing. I hope that your class went well (not doubting that it wouldn't at all of course.) ;)

  4. Your photos do make me smile :-)You were very brave putting him into that tree, as he might've fallen into the river. A perilous life he leads; no wonder he gets thirsty! :-)

  5. Glad to see that Taffy was ok from his little tumble. Hope he enjoyed his game of hide and seek.

    1. Thank you for your comment Gertie, unfortunately I have tried to comment on your blog twice but it keeps coming back as 'message failed'. I loved your bags, especially the patchwork one, but don't know why this keeps happening!

  6. What a busy bear Taffy is! I expect he's slightly easier to take out and about than Chester would be though!

  7. ooh i love your vase cosy and cute little birdie too, i bet they've really brightened up the room :)

    looks like Taffy had quite an adventure! Aren't those snow drops beautiful.. x

  8. great birdie decoration - i've done a few of those myself and i love how each of them come to life all in a different way x

  9. Hi Alison
    I've just popped in to say I've nominated you for the supersweet blogger award, the priority is you like sweet things. I just posted about it if your interested.
    Have a lovely week.
    Ali x

  10. Like I said in your previous post, you are inspiring! I may have to create a crochet character to take on walks with me. Taffy looks like he has so much fun! I could always use a little guy like that to help out in the garden...

  11. I love to hear of your friends little adventures, Taffy looks like he's having fun.

    Jan x

  12. I haven't read about Taffy before - what an interesting idea for a blog. How on earth did you get him back down from that tree though?? Must show my grandson your blog tomorrow!

  13. Taffy definitely had fun, the woods are beautiful too so can see why he wanted to stay there long enough to see the train come home :-) I love your pot - I've made some in the past and they do well at fairs as they're different, must make some more soon as the "liner collection" is overwhelming the worktops!

  14. Ohhh I love Taffy, he's gorgeous!! Simmi x


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