Hot Water and Pumpkins

On Friday we had our new boiler installed, everything went pretty well except for the fact one of the engineers broke the test nipple off our gas meter (yes I said nipple.) So on Saturday someone from The Gas Board had to come out and replace our gas meter. So with that all done we just have to wait for the correct timer for the boiler and it will all be done. So we enjoyed a rather lovely hot bath last night. It is a novelty to have to actually put some cold water in because the water is so hot!

The new boiler – with pipes yet to be boxed in!


Today we carved pumpkins. This is not a tradition I have done since I was a kid as Halloween wasn’t a thing we did, my parents were pretty much against Halloween so I never went trick or treating or did pumpkins. Now that I am married with a stepson this is something we tend to do every year. I’ve never been all that fab at carving a design but I thought I would try a bit harder this year. We got out the craft knifes and got cracking (or carving.)

So in amongst the multitude of times Mini C kept telling us what his favourite part was of doing pumpkins (varied between carving out the middle and squishing his hands in all the seeds) and asking us if we liked the smell of pumpkin about a million times, these are what we came up with…

Mini C’s…


Mr C’s…


And mine…


This also means I have got my husband’s camera out so photos of my latest makes will be taken tomorrow!




Challenge – Day 7 – The End!

Ah ha! I have completed the challenge my husband set me a week ago – to make five things a day for a week.

Each day I have racked my brains for ideas of what to make, surfed Pinterest and even dreamt of things. Each time when I asked my husband for ideas he kept saying Pumpkins and Crocodiles. We have a running joke about making a crocodile after some time last year when he drew me an idea for a crocodile on a Post-It note and I have always avoided making one.

So the first thing I made today was… a crocodile!


The Beast was an utter gem with this one. We might become good friends one day!

I then made… hanging pumpkins!


Next it was another set of hair grips – this time I went for a pirate theme – because girls like pirates too you know! These are done on glittery felt for that extra bit of zing!


Then finally after being inspired by the knitted hedgehog from my Mum I decided to make a little hedgehog brooch out of felt.


So after this week of making things I am a bit pooped. Like I’ve said before, I don’t work fast, I make mistakes, I unpick things, I glue myself to the table, I shout at the sewing machine, I jab myself with the needle at least 8 times a day, I drop stuff all the time and I get easily distracted by the interpipe.

I have also finally added the items from the last couple of days and today to the shop so you can find them here:

Lobster, Kangaroo, Sock Pig, Camera Brooch, Daschund, Crocodile, Hedgehog, Hanging Pumpkins, Pirate Hairgrips, Anenome Hairgrips, Grey & Blue Pearly Hairgrips and Dragon.

Thanks for following me on this challenge!