Thursday, December 1, 2022

The Spelling Bee

There once was a bee
who couldn’t make honey,
and when you’re a bee
it is not that funny.

The bee didn’t mind
and said, ‘Oh, well,
who needs honey
when you know how to spell?’

Featured: a felt wreath
to attract overeducated bees.

Friday, November 11, 2022


"I feel like a game"
thought the sun, as she rose,
and hide-and-seek
was the game that she chose.

The sun's a good hider,
that’s why I felt proud,
when I finally found her
there, behind the cloud!

Featured: two friends hiding
in a knitted hanging basket

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

A Five Star Review

 Five reasons I’m giving Five Stars to 
Smoke & Cracked Mirrors by Karen Charlton:

1. The Setting - the story takes us to 1940 York, 
a time full of intrigue and atmosphere. WWII books 
featuring young women are very popular right now 
but the author finds a fresh angle, an interesting location 
and a great plot.

2. The Detectives - Jemma James and Bobbie Baker 
are among the nicest, cleverest and most resourceful 
protagonists I’ve met in a long while. They never put 
a foot wrong, really (but I don’t hold that against them). 
And the secondary characters are every bit as good.

3. The Record -  author Karen Charlton has 
previously written the Detective Lavender Mysteries, 
a fun regency mystery series. I was quite looking 
forward to her new series and, indeed, I’ve enjoyed 
both her excellent writing and clever storytelling.

4. The Format – Charlton surprises us (no worries, 
this is a spoiler-free zone) with the structure of the plot, 
some cases are easily solved, others require the whole 
book, and they flow together very well.

5. The Summary – this is the first book in a new series 
and a fine start, IMO. If you’re in the market for an 
enjoyable, gentle, heartwarming mystery with unexpected plot 
twists, this could well be the book for you.

Featured: baskets made out of t-shirt yarn

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Hope Lives Eternal

Rico has measles
and he’s staying in bed;
his only hope is 
some sweets with his med.

Featured: A spotty little puppy

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Important Life Lessons - Hallmark Movies

Important life lessons I've learned from
watching Hallmark movies:

1. Dreams jobs appear just when you need them the most

2. There are a lot of handsome royals walking among us

3. The more pastries you eat - the slimmer you are

4. It is always the guy in the sweater, not the one in the suit

5. And, a small town over a city every time

6. If you have a fireplace, it is always lit when you come home,
as are at least forty candles

7. And, there is no need to turn off the lights. Ever

8. Some of us are amazing bakers, the rest are either 
event planners or own a bookshop

9. If you don't fall in love during the holidays, your best
friend/cousin/colleague is letting you down

10. Be nice to that lady booth seller, she is probably
a fairy godmother.

Featured: A welcome home greeting card
and a doll made of the cork of a wine bottle.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

A fish out of water

 A little fish was swimming
when suddenly there came a net
and fished him out of the water
all slippery and scared and wet.

The fish was in a panic -
he was sure that this was the end,
he closed his eyes and prayed,
wishing for help from a friend.

The fisherman was listening
and heard the murmured wish,
he threw him back into the water,
saving the little fish.

Featured: Made these pencil cases
for my little nephews

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Lazy Summer Days

Yellow says to pink:
"you're a fizzy, happy drink."
Pink smiles at yellow:
"you're a cheery kind of fellow." 

Featured: Crafting and playing 
with my darling nephews.

I'm taking a little summer break
to be lazy as well.