Craft Olympics “Special” Finish 5


This number plate made me smile- so seasonal.


Now Deb has opened her Christmas parcel I can share these 4 mice which can live in the Mouse House I made her for her birthday.


I thought the mice ought to earn their keep so one has a bag with a thimble, another has a needle case, another carries scissors, and the other has a mushroom pincushion.


We’ve had marshmallows toasting on Big Bertha the study fireplace.


This is my final “Special” finish for the Craft Olympics.

It is for a girl’s 21st birthday present as well as her Christmas present. I was determined to get it done this year for her in spite of everything else happening.


It is backed in this blue and white floral striped fabric which has been in my stash for a while. It is good to have a perfect use for it at last.


We’ve had a cosy Christmas in spite of the 90 mph gale force winds. Unlike many in the UK, we kept our electricity and were warm and dry with good food.


Alfonso the hog nosed snake I inherited from my father, joined us for a little while. He is a friendly critter and seemed to enjoy getting to know us now he has settled in.


Bungle is modelling a collar Daughter bought him in silver and black to go with his black Winter coat.

Happy New Year everyone.

I am now caught up with my photos and hope to visit you all soon. My New Years resolution is to be kinder to myself and not take too much on.

Posted in Craft Olympics, Crafts by with 6 comments.


  • That is a good resolution! Enjoy life! Happy New Year to you and yours.

  • Stephanie says:

    Wishing you a happy, healthy and creative new year!

  • Lynn says:

    That picture of the dogs makes me cozy and sleepy just looking at it. Bungle looks so handsome in his new collar. Your makings are adorable. I love the mice. I think that is a very good resolution.

  • Ulla says:

    Congratulations on the big finish! The mice are sweet. The photos with your hounds look so cosy. Your new year’s resolution is a wise one, I hope you can keep it. Happy New Year!

  • Tracy says:

    Happy New Year to you & yours, Melanie! So good to finally catch up with you here post-travels and Christmas. LOVE, love, love that Mouse House–too cute!! The quilt is lovely–what beauty! Glad you all had a lovely Christmas. And fun to see Archie and Alfonso! Your post the end of November was sweet. Here’s to all the best in 2014–lots of creativity and fun friendship, not least! :o) ((BIG HUGS))

  • Anne Marie says:

    Hi Melanie
    Good to see that you are up and around 🙂
    You must take care of yourself….

    I love your new quilt and yes the backing is perfect .