Thursday, October 31, 2013

Inspiring Me On Pinterest...

.....are lots of things.

Here are just a few of the images I am taking inspiration from right now....

Me - Colour combo: Mustard, Pink, Cream & splash of Chocolate

I Love Lucy Heart Chiffon Girls Top- Size 2T to 7 Mustard and Hot Pink  from Adornmegirl

Mustard Yellow and Hot Pinks Paisley Print Clutch by mokoandco, $40.00

White, cream, brown, hot pink and mustard yellow

orange and hot pink and mustard

Light Pink Picture Frame Set Wood Photo Frames Mustard Yellow Picture Frame Hot Pink Shabby Chic Home Decor Modern Photo Wall. $62.00, via Etsy.

Mug Warmer Yellow Knitted Coffee Cup Cozy Pink Heart Button Loop Mustard Tea Hot Cocoa Sleeve Cable Knit  Crochet Sleeve - Made To Order. $12.00, via Etsy.

Just loving the off white, pink, mustard and beige colour combo.  Thinking of my bedroom when we finally move house.

My hot Pink & Mustard inspired Pinterest Board can be found here.  What are you taking inspiration from right now?

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Working On My Cashmerino Blanket

This past week has really been Topsy turvey.  Last Thursday I ended up in hospital where I stayed until yesterday evening.  I asked my Father to bring me a brown canvas bag with red poppies on it in and he brought be a navy blue bag.  Yes I know, how on earth he thought navy was brown with poppies on I don't know.  Instead of The Girl's blanket I had my King Sized Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK ripple.  During my time in hospital I have managed to crochet 4 stripes; blue, gold, turquoise and burgundy:

Looking forward to finishing this blanket and using it.  It is so warm and snugly but being king size it is taking a long time to crochet each stripe.

Linking up with WIP Wednesday, Nicole for Keep Calm and Craft On and with Chrissie Crafts and Ladybird Diaries for Bloomin' Crochet Along.

         Chrissie Crafts

Friday, October 25, 2013

Heads Of The Valley Road Part 3 (Summer 2013)

Here I am again with our last installment of out trip around Llyn Clywedog Reservoir high in the Cambrian Mountains. Parts one and two can be found here and here. 

The reservoir is owned by Severn Trent Water and really is set in some spectacular Welsh scenery.  Severn Trent's website lists what activities are avalable here.

There is some fantastic rare wildlife to be seen around this area with red kites and buzzards making this area there home.  We were luck enough to see a buzzard in flight on our trip around the reservoir but sadly my camera lens to no good at photographing wildlife in the distance and it looks just like a black blob that could be anything.  Perhaps its time to invest in another lens.  

The woodland and clear mountain streams that feed in to the reservoir are also fantastic places to walk along to admire the beauty all around.  I really do feel lucky to live here and to think all of this is just 25 miles from where we live.

The Dam itself is 72m high and holds back 50,000 mega litres of water.  After our stop at the visitor centre at the top of the Dam we made our way to the bottom where ruins of an old led mines can be seen.

We parked at the point that says You Are Here just below point 6 and walked through the woods until we got to a wooden bridge taking us over the river

Once over the bridge we went back to the carp park via a different path that followed the river for a while.

Down a little flight of steps and on to a viewing platform:

It really was so calm and peaceful down in the tress along the river bank.  From here we drove further round the reservoir until we reached another car park at point 7.

Here we had fantastic views across the reservoir to the Dam.

It really was a fantastic day out with such amazing scenery, none of which is done justice of n these photos.  It really does need to be seen firsthand.

Linking up with Coombe Mill for Country Kids.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Through The Clouds...

River Dysynni, Gwynedd, Wales

Pinterest; The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Yep, Pinterest.  That little image storing place where you can collect and organise images of all the things that inspire you and you fall in love with.

The good place where you can get inspiration, make mood boards of things that interest you, plan events, home decor or get motivated to make those projects you only dream of.

pink and teal

The bad place that draws you in and lets you pin item after item.  If you are a crafter you see so many wonderful and inspiring projects but then you get upset as you will never have the time to make them all but you still continue to look and return again and again.

Babette blanket

And the ugly place.  The place that zaps your time, time after time after time.  You spend hours looking at projects, some looking so similar, in fact at times you even pin the same one as you just can't remember what you have already pinned.  The place where you spend too much time looking, time that could be spent doing.

enamel pitcher with garden flowers

What do you think of Pinterest? 

Time zapper or endless inspiration?

Great fun or crafty overload?

Is it the good, the bad or the ugly for you?

Funny Lunch/Dinner Ecard: Mummy said we're having takeaway for dinner. I guess she lost track of time on Pinterest again...

Now if you can tell me in idiot form how to add a pin it button to my posts I would be very happy and I may just be back next week also to show what is inspiring me right now.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wednesday Words (23 October 2013)

Linking up with Emma and wishing the sea looked like that picture above and not as if it will come and flood my house as its currently coming over the sea wall.

Crazy With Twins