Friday, 31 December 2010

happy new year

and all the very best for 2011

2010 has been a good year...

ran a marathon
raised money for ICR
started a blog
baked lots of cakes
made some wine
grew heaps of veg
1st wedding anniversary
ran 3 half marathons
stitched lots of fabric
crochet and knitted
spun balls of wool
got 6 hens and a cockerel
looked after poorly dog
doggie got better
went to a big festival
camped in our caravan
won at a dog show
dog, not me!
held a how too...
crochet workshop
made all christmas pressies
and delivered on time
got very very snowed in
cried a bit, laughed lots
loved even more
and sat back to relax
with a
lovely glass of fizz

health happiness love and laughter be with you in 2011


Friday, 24 December 2010

christmas wishes...

here's wishing you all

the happiest time

this frosty

snowy festive season

health and happiness for

the coming year

may you always tread a happy path


Friday, 17 December 2010

more snow...

heaps and heaps of snow today

but the wrong kind of snow

to build snowmen

so we went for the wonderful snowy walk instead

finley not phased by it all

but chickens not very happy today

they elected to stay in their run or under the workshop

 a lovely christmas card scene
it was too

making sure we feed the birds

and the depth of this snowy scene was about a foot by afternoon

a good shake after the walk

good time had by all

but going to stay in the warm now

and crochet a woolly hat

happy snow greetings
to you all

Sunday, 5 December 2010

chickens and owls...

lots of new stock in our shop right now

chicken doorstops

made from Harris Tweed

owls stuffed with lavender

and a christmas pudding tea cosie and egg cosies to match

to add a little fun to your christmas breakfast table

have a great week and look out for the new moon tonight if its clear where you are


Saturday, 4 December 2010

ice ice baby...

frozen everywhere today,

so unfortunately

no Bethlehem Fayre for me                                                                                                                                                          

chicken doorstops ready for Bethlehem Fayre

very sad, as its a lovely Fayre

but the roads and lanes near
nellie and eve hq                                

are quite treacherous

so i will unload the car and the lovely harris tweed chicken doorstops

and the lavender filled

owls and bunnies

made from recycled fabric

and harris tweed

and continue making my own nellie and eve yarn

 by wool spinning
jacob fleeces into my very own skeins

here's a close up of the wonderful grey white and brown colours this beautiful natural fibre gives


so a productive day after all nearly enough to make mr nellie and eve a hat!

keep wrapped up warm and snug

Friday, 26 November 2010

let it snow...

woke up to a very snowy scene today

all the branches on the trees


in soft

cotton wool


a very pretty scene



  chickens do not like the snow
as they run for cover

we had to rescue them

and cover their run

to make them feel better

then we got on with the best bit of the day...
snowman making

jack and finley helping too

er...2 snowmen..2 dogs and a change of hat!

mr frosty is very happy

                              and we are happy too mr frosty

                              a happy day at nellie and eve hq
                                  keep warm and snuggley

Thursday, 25 November 2010

all the fun...

of the fayre

nellie and eve will be just one of a wide range of stalls at the bethlehem christmas fayre on 4th december

if you are in the area why not pop along

and say hello

there will be lots of lovely things for you to buy
and  yummy things
to eat

why not get all your christmas pressies here 

christmas trees and garlands

hand painted pottery  

carol singers and hot mulled wine

a great range of craft items all lovingly made by local crafts people

it really will get you in the festive mood

you can even have your christmas cards stamped at bethlehems very own little post office

all fabulously festive

in a little town ..village.. called
situated in the beautiful

brecon beacons national park

hope to see you there

happy thanksgiving to all who will be celebrating this festival today


Saturday, 20 November 2010

feeling christmasy...

friday eve saw us taking in the sights and sound of lovely llandeilo

 a sweet market town on the edge of the black mountain and brecon beacons national park

a 4 day event

where the whole town
gets together and
has fun in the town

carol singers... christmas lights...brass bands...fireworks

lovely individual shops open their doors
bubbly and nibbles too!
thank you papillion interiors
for your warming liqueur

its a time to meet friends

eat good food
this is soap by the way
from a great news shop in town
seren luxe
selling gorgeous smellies

and eat chocolate cake mannequins
from heavenly
an amazingly fabulous chocolate shop

the window of the yummy store
a great new deli

and a christmas tree

the wonderful clothing home and accessories store
born and bred
in this lovely town

i can safely say a good time was had by all

for more info on this lovely town

enjoy your week

Sunday, 14 November 2010

november days...

waking up to our view at nellie and eve hq

an inversion in the valley

makes it look more like a sea

misty, murky, mild this morning after big storms

things brightened up heaps

our honeysuckle arch having survived

very strong winds over the last few days

nellie and eve have been busy making lots of lovely cosies of all kinds and they are now in the shop

                           Tea cosies, mug cosies and egg cosies too

a running theme I feel to keeping warm this coming winter

and a campaign to making tea in a pot always starts with a tea cosie

tea from a pot

makes an occasion

out of the good old


and while we wait for our toast to brown

pop an egg cosie on your boiled egg

...over the last week or so
as well as crocheting cosies

 i had a birthday...

a padded heart full of
wonderful choccies

can't go wrong
with a gift like that in my book

love it

afternoon tea and antique hunting

made for a great birthday
and found something to buy too

isn't this just fab!

have a great week