Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Photographs, Afternoon Tea and a Tag

Hello All. What a day it has been here for weather. We walked along the seafront into town and the weather was glorious sunshine. When we got to town it was snowing and bitterly cold and we came back home on the bus. It has kept snowing on and off all day but not settled thank goodness

walking along the front into town

the gathering clouds

Let it Snow


At the Craft Room Challenge this time the theme is Afternoon Tea and they have a wonderful photograph if you need inspiration

I wondered if I would get my project finished in time for the challenge and I am pleased to say that I managed to finish it this afternoon

I decided to knit a tea cosie as we hadn't got one. The pattern was simple and I knitted some flowers to sew onto it as decoration. I also added the cupcake pin cushion that my daughter made for me a while ago. She made 50 of them and sold them for the Cat Protection Charity.

Last one today is my tag for Tag Tuesday this week where the subject is Kings and Queens

 I let my mind run riot for the tag subject

I used a pack of cards.

The tag is based on the fact that Spades face in the opposite direction to all of the other picture cards. So because, I imagine, they must all be fed-up of seeing just the back of their partners head I let the Spades King and Queen and two others escape for afternoon tea. They had to cover their crowns to avoid detection. Must have been good to chat face to face with others. Now you know I am completely crazy :)

Hope the weather is ok where you are and your day is going well

Love Chrissie xx


  1. Snow! My goodness, already! Lovely photos. I love the tea cosy and your daughters pin cushion, they are fabulous! Your tag is cool too - very inventive indeed! xx

  2. Gorgeous photos, love those enormous clouds - they have threatened us with snow, too! Your tea cosy is fantastic, as is the pin-cushion your daughter made, well done to her for making so many for a good cause! The tag is also great, lovely ideas there! hugs, Valerie

  3. your photos are fantastic and teh tea cosy is just amazing ...and last but not least I love the fab tag too!

  4. Lovely beach!! Snow is so pretty when it is falling like this........but cold! How cute is your tea cozy!

  5. No snow here but it's jolly cold. I could see that there was some serious weather around just looking at the Humber and across to Hull.

    Love cosy for your teapot the winter weather is not going to cool your cuppa. Thank you for sharing with us XOXO Zoe

  6. Wow I can't believe you had snow, you are so close but luckily we just had rain!!

    Love your makes, great tag housing the playing cards.

    Sam xxx

  7. Golly, so you've already had the promised snow. The temperature's definitely dropped a good few degrees here today, so we'll see.

    Onto the makes... your tea cosy is so wonderful - absolutely perfect for the challenge, and then a cake to go with it - fantastic!

    Love the tag too... nice work on allowing the Spades to join in the conversation.
    Alison x

  8. Fantastic tea cosy, love the cup cake pin cushion as well.
    Yvonne x

  9. Looks like a gorgeous walk into town...and snow? We were blessed today with autumn type weather of 60s, cool breezes, and sun.

    I love the tea cozy, it's the sweetest! And your tag is a real delight. Outlining the hats was genius. Your creativity abounds every day.

    Blessings to you, my friend,
    Marianne xo

  10. Snow? Where? Adorable tea cosy....I think its fabulous you knitted this for my challenge at the Craft Room. Suzanne x

  11. OMG Chrissie ! You've done it again ! What a delicious tea cosy ! I so love it ! Love your tag too ! Today the weather here is awful : rain and wind... And it is cold !!! Just the right weather for crafting I think !!! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  12. hi Chrissie,
    fabulous cosy tea pot,lovely to have a warm cuppa-
    it's snowing here too!
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge;-))m

  13. Beautiful tea cozy! How creative! Thanks for joining us at craft room challenge.

  14. love it!! perfect for our challenge, Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  15. Thank you for sharing your fabulous tea cosy with us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.


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