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.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

I meant to show you......

I meant to show you......

 Jorgie's Mum has given me permission to show you a photograph she posted on her facebook page of little Jorgie wearing the Lollipop dress I sent her in July and I posted about here.
It was too big for Jorgie at first but it fits now!
Isn't she a cutie!!!

and I also meant to show you....

A few of the autumn makes I sent to Sharon at From my front porch in the USA as part of the Blueberry Hearts Cosy Autumn Swap.

Not a great photo...bit blurry tch!
Autumn Pebble from Urbanova beach,Alicante

You can't see it in this photo but the sea petals are lying on a bed of pearls and other bits of sparkly treasure.

The Autumn Leaves Beanie.....I went a bit crazy with the buttons.

Autumn sea blossom brooch


Today it is another fiesta day, a three in one fiesta day. It is the Hispanidad day and the Patron Saint of Spain, La Virgen del Pilar Day.
There are military processions throughout the city and throughout Spain because it is also the Armed Forces Day.
Madrid this morning

 We don't enjoy military processions so much so we went to one of our usual haunts this morning,the castle, but we didn't stay long it was much too hot and packed with people. However I did take a few photographs as always.


We thought TAPAS would go down very well being as it is a fiesta day so we went back to one of our favourite restaurants, El Varadero, which I have already posted about here 

Have a great weekend

Amanda :-)


  1. Amanda, let me tell you that the pebble has been a big hit here. Everyone I show it to loves it as do I. I have it sitting on my desk where I can see it everyday. And if the weather keeps getting chilly, I will be wearing the beanie very soon!


  2. Jorgie's little dress is adorable, as is she. Did you do matching booties? Thank you for sharing a bit of the day with me. I never got over to see my grandson when he and his dad were there last year, but I remember them telling me about the fiestas celebrating the saints.
    I'm working on a Brugge's crochet scarf that I will finish tonight. Such a pretty pattern and keeps me busy as the nights turn chilly. XOXO

  3. Yes Jorgie is adorable, as is the Lollipop dress you made her. Love all your photos you have shared in this post. Great Weekend to you as well, Amanda.

  4. Love the dress, she looks so cute in it :) The hat is gorgeous, love the autumn colours. x

  5. The dress is adorable! She looks cute wearing it:) The hat is colourful! :)

  6. Santa Barbara!!!
    even your little cute!!!
    happy weekend, xxx Alessandra

  7. What a little doll, her expression says it all!

  8. I always enjoy your pictures.
    I send you my kisses and greetings
    from Greece!

  9. Jorge looks adorable! Have a lovely weekend Amanda! Ada :)

  10. What a sweet little girl made sweeter with the dress you made!!! Your buddy is going to love the gifts you have crafted for her!! Enjoy your holiday

  11. Hi Amanda, A cute baby and a lovely dress. Great photos, thank you for sharing them.

  12. Isn't she just a sweetie! such a doll and the little dress you made fits just perfect. Amanda, you live the most beautiful place Oh how I would love to see in person! Gorgeous photos. Have a blessed weekend, Hugs, Shari

  13. LOVE the buttons on the Autumnal hat... you can never use enough button I say!! The dress is just beautiful, as is the adorable baby. Thank you for the lovely post!

    Louise xx

  14. Jorgie looks so sweet in the lollypop dress. Thanks for sharing the photos of your day out, I really like the one of the bird. Have a lovely weekend.
    Ali x

  15. Hi Amanda, Jorgie is so adorable and she looks gorgeous in her lollypop dress. Love the pebble and the hat,I agree you can never have too many buttons,beautiful,hope your enjoying your weekend,love julieXxXx

  16. Love that dress
    it is simply orgeous on Jorgie.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    x Fiona

  17. Hi Amanda...Little Jorgie looks adorable in her pretty Lollipop dress and such a perfect fit too!...Your makes are lovely as always and your photographs are stunning!
    Wishing you a lovely Sunday,
    Susan x
    P.S Thank you so much for adding the link to my Giveaway!

  18. Amanda! What a gorgeous little outfit... fits her cuteness to a tee! Hope you had a great weekend, Hazel x

  19. The Lollipop dress is so adorable! I went back to the original post to see it in all its glory! We are having a baby themed link party at TwoLuLa ( Would you add your Lollipop dress?


  20. Amanda, what a cute Cute CUTE dress!!! And a cute Cute CUTE little girl too!!! :-)

  21. Love your cute makes. The dress is adorable! xxx

  22. The little dress looks beautiful Amanda it fits perfectly and Jorgie is so cute :)

  23. The dress is gorgeous! It's also lovely to see all your blue skies. It's been quite sunny here but has turned really COLD. Jx

  24. Wish you did this dress for bigger girls Amanda, haha..
    Soo sweet and a gorgeous little one too!
    Popped over for a bit of your sunny skies and as always feel lifted!
    Love Maria x :)

  25. Dear Amanda,
    i like your creations and all your post with the beautiful pictures!!!!!!!!!!!
    Kisses my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. I love the dress, the castle and the beanie - the buttons are perfect. Xx

  27. That looks very much like a kookaburra? But it couldn't be ...... could it?!!! Love your autumn hat, needed that when I was up the mountain : -) x

  28. Nope ...don't think so Tracy...unless its flown all the way over the pond!

    A xx


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