Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Lady Purple, my niece, pictured above as Luna Lovegood (with Mr.Margie as he who can not be named, and yes he did shave his head) recently turned 21 years old and hosted a birthday party with her brother

Cole, my nephew, from Penman and Paperboy (the taller one, Sirius Black) who was 20 a few days later. The party was a Harry Potter theme, (Sam with Cole was Remus Lupin).

The party took place at their family home (a perfect setting for such a theme), a peek in the bathroom,

A stroll down the hall,

The kitchen with wonderful black stove heating the house

skull shaped shelf holders above the fireplace, all adding to the mystery and magic.

My sister Neady was Professor Trelawney and she won first prize for her costume (well deserved),

I think Cole looked very Johnny Depp (pictured with his brother Fionn).

Leiny, my daughter, was Hermione Granger (left), Fay was a student, with Duane (Leiny's boyfriend) as Cedric Diggery (but more like Harry Potter).

Mel, my daughter, was a surprise visitor as Fleur Delacour (in blue) and her friend Sandy as Rita Skeeter.

Happy Halloween everyone and do drop by my new blog Christmas Time Magic (Thanks to Leiny for helping me set it up).



Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Autumn Giveaway Winners

The winners of the Sharing the Love Autumn Giveaways are:

Elly at My Everyday Things
Sari at Lilla Provence

Congratulations to you both.

Thank you to everyone who participated, left a comment and became a follower, and to those who posted about the giveaway on their blogs. I am still borrowing computers, so Thank you to everyone for your patience.

Lotta is hosting a very generous giveaway to celebrate 300 ,000 visitors to her blog Fyra Arstider - mitt liv pa landet

Big Hugs,


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Autumn Giveaway- NOW CLOSED!

Margie's Autumn "Sharing the Love Double Giveaway" will have two winners, the closing date is Saturday 24th of October. The first gift bag contains this Cath Kidston blue polka dot book bag, key ring and two pretty tea towels, one red polka dot and the other a Christmas ski scene.

The second gift bag contains a Cath Kidston cup tea towel and oven glove in these pretty stripes. To enter just leave a comment on this post and let me know which of the gift bags you would prefer. Each bag will also contain a Margie's Crafts handmade item.

The Giveaway is open to all bloggers anywhere in the world, and you are welcome to add a link to the Giveaway on your blogs too, (this enters your name another time), just let me know you have done that. If you become a follower of Margie's Crafts you get another chance to have your name in the hat and if you are already a follower I will add you in automatically.

Good luck everyone,

Big Hugs,


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Ploughing, Morris rally and Henley

While at the National Ploughing Championships recently I spent some time watching the different competitions, the participants are really craftsmen and women. Over 100,000 people visited over the three days and the World Championships will take place on the same site next year.

I went along to have a look at some manual shearing, I love wool and crafting with it, and I wondered what the sheep made of it all.

Last Sunday, the Irish Morris Minor Owners Club (IMMOC) went out for a treasure hunt and we all ended up at the "Annual Castledermot Thrashing and Vintage Show". 100s of classic and vintage cars and tractors lined the field and steam engines fired up in the background sending a billow of coal smoke across the sky.

I bought this old Spartan suitcase at the Henley Car boot sale. I had to fit it inside my own case to take it home on the plane. There are slatted fasteners on front and back that allows the case to expand. I wonder who owned it and where it has travelled.

I knit this little scarf while in Henley and crochet the flowers for the edges, using Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran wool.

This was the Dubarry stand at the Henley show (their boots are guaranteed for life).

Next post I will be having a giveaway,

Happy Crafting,