Wednesday, 2 February 2011

February Is The Month Of Love…

1 Valentines Day …& to celebrate the February challenge over at ‘From Screen To Scrap’ is the movie poster from ‘Valentines Day’. 

I remember thinking, when this film was first released, what a great scrap page this poster could inspire!   So it feels good to have finally done something about it!!

The added criteria to earn extra points are to use a black background, a large heart & the word Valentine in the title.  There are some awesome prizes up for grabs, so do pop over & check it out!!

This is what I did…

2 My Funny Valentine
…featuring (obviously) my Hubby, who after all these years, still makes me laugh!

Now, I’ve just logged on in a quiet moment, as Mum-In-Law has gone to visit relatives in Cambridge this morning, so it’s a quick round up of our ‘Christmas Mark Two’ weekend!

3 Christmas gifts #2 We had a wonderful Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings on Saturday evening & exchanged our gifts….all that was missing was the tree!!  I was spoiled with a generous cheque, some socks, a really cute Christmas Pudding cream jug &…


4 Bloomers! …these amazing bloomers!!  Of course they’re not underwear at all, but two dish cloths!! The little label reads

“Don’t get excited, Don’t get mislead, These aren’t for you but you’re dishes instead. So pull out the yarn & pull out the stitches. You’ll have two nice dishrags, but you’ve lost your britches!”

How cool is that?!!!


I’ve not had any scrapping time since Mum-In-Law arrived, but we’ve been sitting like two old dears, knitting!
7 Nanny Knits A8 Nanny Knits B
I’m in awe of the lovely scarf she is knitting at the moment. These days she doesn’t tackle anything big, but chooses things that she can just rattle off almost without looking, so she has a fair collection of scarves…as do all the family!!! LOL!!

9 Finished Snood I’ve made a start on my jacket, but as promised here is the finished snood I made as a Christmas gift for a friend.

I always knit a twist into a snood, so that it sits flat instead of hanging like a cowl, but this one was 12” deep (folded in half in the photo) so can also be worn as a hood. I just hope she likes it!!


Finally for today, a little bit of creativity to share…this time from Nathan! He has been working on this project for the last few weeks in his DT class & I am so impressed with how beautifully ‘finished’ it is!

5 Nathans Box A

6 Nathans Box B







I’m off now to open up & investigate a pizza box that has just been delivered! I know it’s my Dixie Pieces DT kit for March & cannot wait to see what’s in it!!! I’ll be back at the end of the week with details of my February challenges, but meanwhile do pop over & check out the February kit & the first challenges being posted now…not forgetting the awesome inspiration in the DT gallery! Hope to see you playing along too!


Jocelyn said...

LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE that LO....what great inspiration and you did such a Fabulous Job with it!!!

I love the dish cute!!!

OH the snood is adorable.....I want one of these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PERFECT!!!!

Nathan did a wonderful job....this is just wonderful!!!!

Wishing you a great day sweet friend!!! ENJOY!!!

debs14 said...

That snood is beautiful, I love it! And I'm sure your friend will love it too.
Love the new blog header - must be time for me to spring clean my blog too!

Sian said...

Lots of lovely things to look at here today - I hardly know where to start! It looks like Nathan is a chip off the old crafting block, eh? I love the knitting of course and that very clever page from the poster - it houses such a nice collection of photos of the man in question

scrappyjacky said...

Love the way you've collaged all those photos together....what a great page.
The knitting looks wonderful....I'm trying to develop my knitting skills this year....but they're still very basic!!

humel said...

Wow - like Sian, I don't know where to start! The page is fab, love how you've taken inspiration from the poster. The box is superb, too, well done Nathan! And I *love* scarves, so I'm admiring both versions :-) As for the bloomers - lol! Speechless!