Tuesday, August 7, 2012

One Very Happy Bunny....

Morning folks...I'm one very very happy bunny this morning...yes once again I'm going to bore you with my whooping and a-hollering over yet another Olympic gold for Team GB...and for me this one is very special....a huge three cheers for the wonderful GB Equestrian Team...Nick...Ben...Scott and Peter and they couldn't have done it without the real athletes in this sport...Big Star...Tripple X...Hello Sanctos and Vindicat. The two youngsters in the team like all our young athletes are great role models for the youth of this country proving that if you're passionate about what you do and are willing to work hard...your dreams really can come true.

I'm absolutely thrilled for them all and their fantastic support team who deserve a medal too for the years of hard work involved in bringing the horses to Olympic level but I'm especially elated for the indomitable Nick Skelton....
at 54 years old he's showjumping's bionic man...fighting to get back to the level of fitness you need to be a top showjumper after a hip replacement and a near fatal injury proving that he hasn't lost that old Skelly magic with his superstar horse Big Star.  He's a true sportsman in every sense of the word and has been a wonderful ambassador for the sport over the years..I'm so pleased he's finally won the accolade he's been chasing throughout his career...that elusive Olympic Gold and the icing on the cake would be if he can lift the Individual Gold on Wednesday...crikey I'd better look out the ear muffs for the Furry Boy.
But back to the crafty stuff which has been taking a bit of a back seat...sharing the rest of the makes from The Ribbon Girl's Mini Makes Kit 
I've used up all the felt in the kit...every last little bit...not one little inch went to waste making...
my new spectacle case from earlier in the week along with a cute little wall hanger
and a sewing tidy for my needles which are another item of cubbyhole kit 
that go missing on a regular basis...

and I still have oodles of ribbon and little bits and pieces left to play with on other projects...a great value for money kit...I can't wax lyrical enough about the felt...it's just so touchy feely soft and gorgeous quality...these kits are a crafty girl's version of shoes...you definitely need one in every colour.
The crafty list has been put on the back burner for the next few days...it's "have fun" with the grandkiddos time...fingers crossed the weather plays ball and we get out and about in the fresh air...I now have a valid excuse for being out here with a cuppa.
but I need to go and consult my Olympic Sofa Marathon Viewing List and co-ordinate it with the "off to the park to play football with Grandad" time. See you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Congratulations to the Brits! Well riden!

    You have been busy...my goodness.

    Funny you showed your patio set today. I have been running about like a mad women trying to get the lawn and garden beds thoroughly drenched as we leave for the lake tomorrow.

    34 degrees here, so the garden has been parched and watering is 4 am (yes, that's not a typo) till 9 am.

    I sat outside on the patio set this morning, sipping my coffee and taking a few minutes just for me! It felt great!!!

  2. I saw that one and it was great! Love your sewing projects, the needle case is lovely. Have a great day both of you.

  3. I saw that one and it was great! Love your sewing projects, the needle case is lovely. Have a great day both of you.

  4. Hi Kath,I haven't watched many of the games but love to hear the spectators cheer them on. I was beyond myself watching Andy Murray win,it's great to see their expressions when that madal goes roung their neck.I always get a bit weepy, must be my age. Anyway , love your wee bits that you've made from the felt,the colours are really pretty, not colours you often see in the shops. You sound as though you have your own olympics going on today hope the sun shines for you.

  5. Morning Kath, Another fab day yesterday at the Games...I saw it too they were fabulous.. does bring tears to my eyes (happy tears) of course!
    Love the sewing projects..simply Gorgeous..
    Have a good time with your Grandchildren today.. I hope the weather is kind to you all.. Hugs May x x x

  6. The British ROCK, all these gold medals it's absolutely fabulous so no wonder you're a happy bunny (and so is the rest of your amazing country)!.
    Love the projects Kath!!!

    xx Irene

  7. Hi there - I was so glad to see the showjumping medal on your blog - and the special praise of Nick Skelton - he really is a superstar! Love your pink owl too!

  8. It certainly was edge of your seat stuff yesterday wasn’t it Kath and such a perfect result. The best thing is that we know we have some fantastic young riders in the ranks for future competitions.

    Glad you still managed to fit in a bit of crafting between all the excitement and come up with some wonderful ideas for ways to use the mini kits.

    Happy Crafting!

  9. Hi Kath, I was elated when they won the medal yesterday, another edge of the seat jobbie! NS is a bionic man for sure, I moan about a knee and wrist replacement causing me pain and look what he's been through - he is a true star.

    Love the owl and the needle holder, that felt does look super soft, I may just have to go over and have a look, it will cheer me up no end.......Crafty hugs, Anne x

  10. Yes, Well done to team GB, they have done us proud!!

    I adore the owl and needle holder, the colours and designs are gorgeous and I have saved your page to show my daughter later, she has just started to show a keen interest in sewing so she will love these

    Hugs Sue

  11. Oh my you need a Logistics Manager - I can have a word with the lady down the road & see if the Guinea Pig might want a job.......... on second thoughts.......... Buddy will probably keep trpping over it unless it sits on his back.
    Paula (PEP)

  12. ...these games have up-lifted our spirits and that of the Nation, it's such a wonderful feeling I hope we all feel the ripples long after the games have finished...great piccy's a very handsome quartet...great makes too Kath loVe your sewing book and very cute owl...you've done well to produce anything with all this excitement!...Mel :)

  13. Gorgeous sewing projects Kath. I love the cute Owl!
    Enjoy your day.
    Lorraine x

  14. I had tears in my eyes watching Skelly - he's such an old war horse and he well and truly deserves the team gold! Go Team GB!!! Wonderful uber cute creations here will have to have a look at these kits on the Ribbon Girls website hugs Karen x

  15. Love what you've made with that lovely kit Kath.

    Haven't had time to watch much Olympics but that certainly was a great result. Good to see Chris Hoy with another gold today too. I'm going to have so many gold medal stamps to sell. Hope someone buys some!

    Enjoy your grandkiddie time!

    Kat xx

  16. I love your cute little owl sewing project! It makes me want to get my sewing out...Have a great day, and thanks for sharing your work with us :)

  17. Kath, what a wonderful tribute to the GB Team. We are also following the Olympics very closely here in South Africa.
    Hop on over to Doing Life - for a chance to win some lovely digi stamps to value of 20$.
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Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx