Crafty in the Med

I am here to enjoy meeting other bloggers and to share my love of craft ,mostly crochet, my thoughts and my daily happenings here in Alicante,Spain, my adopted country. I belong to a local choir because singing and music makes me happy. Flea markets and book shops are two of my favourite places to be. I read lots......sci´fi/fantasy,buried treasure, and off world adventures. I have a passion for history! I walk and walk and walk for about 10 months per year during the hot months I swim.

Wednesday 12 November 2014

Cheeky Monkeys

Too true!!!   I had a couple of cheeky monkeys in my household last Saturday!!!

November 1st was   Dia de todo los santos (All Saints Day) I told my daughter and grand-daughter to come over for lunch.   While I was preparing the meal ...Roast Chicken Amanda is a favourite ....I heard a certain amount of giggling coming from my study. I found both of the girls there;,Mother and daughter,rifling through the goodies that Ellie from Feltabulous had sent me. Understandably I told them to keep their hands off !! However we had some more giggling and smirking at the dinner table too and it wasn't until after lunch that I finally realized that those two cheeky monkeys had not come away from the study empty handed.

As you can see from photos taken at the time:

My daughter took a liking to one of Ellie's bracelets! Thank goodness it wasn't the orange one as I particularly like that one and there would have been words said!!!

 My grand-daughter Cookie Baby took a liking to the earrings. In fact the photo does not do them justice they are much brighter and prettier than what you see here.

I have to admit they really suit her!!!    Ahhhh! She'll be 14 at the end of this month!! Time so whizzes by...sigh!!!
I have now stored all the rest of Ellie's goodies away so no cheeky monkeys can decide to go back and have another rummage.

They were still in the mood for more cheekiness and they decided to mess around with my granny squares silly girls they know not to mess with my crochet so I just had to wip them all up and keep them away from their grubby mitts!!!
They had the last word though as they caught me doing it!

By the way I'm down to the last 10 squares and have begun joining the GSs together!!    I am sorry I'll have to keep you guessing for awhile longer as it is going to take me some time to join it all together and then I want to add some overlay crochet to it and some pompoms!!!

Now where were we ...
  • poncho
  • hippy pants
  • table runner
  • cushion covers
  • sofa cover
  • bag
  • shawl
  • wall hanging
  • chair cover   all these were the guesses mentioned in my last post and the following are the latest ones.
  • granny jacket
  • outfit;skirt and top
  • beanbag
  • bunting flags
  • cardigan
  • dream coat
  • yarn bombing project    
How about that then!  Isn't it amazing the inspiration and creativity of bloggers!!!
 I heart blogging!!!!

If you remember I mentioned in my last post here that I was going to tell you about a parcel I received from the USA.
Well Sharon from ... From my front porch and I have had a little personal swap and she has sent me another two of these gorgeous candles that I liked so much. Maple butter ...mmmm I just love the smell! Nice large candles too in glass tubs. It is a miracle they arrived all in one piece and all the way from Morristown the USA!
Sharon also sent me a lovely crocheted washcloth which I can't show you because it is in the wash. I use it you see!!!  :-)  

Here's one of the reasons I just don't want to let go of blogging...the incredible great contacts I have made. It isn't just about what one receives is ...the thought that goes into it.Thank you Sharon!!!

12th November
As you will see my post was dated 1st November and now its 12th November ...sigh!!!  It has taken me that long to get back here to be able to finish my post...tch!!    That is the way the cookie crumbles though I can only do what I can and when I can !  :-)

keep well

Amanda :-)


  1. Great times with the girls round. And what lovely candles from the US, lucky you. I have started lighting candles now as the weather closes in.


  2. I can't wait to see what those squares turn out to be!! xx

  3. Adorable jewelry,very nice gift!
    Maybe poncho,sofa cover...:)

  4. Oh boy.. that's neat that the girls made some neat jewelry! Lovely gift of wonderfully scented candles.. what a generous fellow blogger! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. ….. I'm really really curious Amanda ……
    xxxxxxxxxxxx Ale

  6. You are certainly keeping us all guessing, Looking forward to the big reveal. Love the fun you were having with your family, lots of lovely memories in the making. Great swap gift.

  7. Sounds like you had great fun with your family! Have a good week. X

  8. Dear Amanda
    Your post made me smile! It's so lovely that your family liked some of the things I sent you too. I'm looking forward to seeing what those squares will be made into.
    Best wishes

  9. You know...and perhaps I should not admit it, but even though I no longer work outside the home, I still find it challenging to do what little I do and blog about it. TIME!!! It is precious isn't it, but I am so glad you make time to craft and post when you can, Amanda, and I too find it so worthwhile to interact with other creative sorts who share some of my interests. You inspire me Amanda, even if you are being a tremendous tease at the moment :) My mind is boggled trying to figure out what you are making! xx

  10. At least you got back to it, it is hard to get things done when those you love are stealing your lovely presents.

  11. I don't want to let go of blogging either because of all my friends, but time does go by way too quickly. I have lots of projects to do before the holidays too, XOXO

  12. Ha ha you do right to hide your lovely pressies cheeky monkeys indeed but they do suit them I have to say, can't wait for your reveal I haven't a clue what it could be. :) xx

  13. Cheeky monkeys indeed I have to say that the earrings suit your granddaughter. Lovely gifts. I am getting really curious about your grannie squares, a screen perhaps.

  14. Your granddaughters earring choice is perfect for her . She is a beauty.
    OVerseas swap pals are very special indeed!

  15. Beautiful girl & the earrings suit her perfectly !

    1. I think so too Penny!!! Thanks for visiting :-)

      A x

  16. Ooh, the naughty things. Mind you, having been the recipient of an Ellie parcel in the past - lovely aren't they - I can so understand the temptation.


Thank you for your comments. I do read them and try to reply to all as well.Please keep them coming. Amanda :-)