Peter Lorre Takes to Santa with a Bat

February 12, 2015 | Posted by Lesley Jakobsen | Annabel Lee, Comedy Film, FILM |

Hollywood Canteen (1944)

We at TVC have not seen this 1944 film, Hollywood Canteen, but we want to.   See TVC’s review of The Lost One here.

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Bitings on a Complimentary Basis.

February 11, 2015 | Posted by Lesley Jakobsen | Annabel Lee, FOOD, LIFE, Restaurants, TRAVEL |

Get your bitings here

In 2004, while staying in a converted monastery in wild, windy, Avignon,  we read an invitation to “bitings on a complimentary basis” at 7pm . In some trepidation we donned evening garb, strung garlic around our necks and descended to  the ancient hall for what turned out to be “free nibbles” and not of the flattering, cannibal sort. The European grip on English translation had not improved by 2013, when, in the train station at Sorrento we read a sign which frightened and confused us.

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More Teacosy News!

January 23, 2015 | Posted by Lesley Jakobsen | Annabel Lee, Beading, CRAFT, Crochet |

Hello all! Yesterday I posted a pic of some of the elements of the next teapot cosy which I was planning – but I have changed my mind.  Instead of another brightly coloured one, I am going with these sorts of colours – a kind of faded-rose, Victorian look.  Stay tuned to see how it works out!  Any ideas?  

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Floral Teacosy. Instructions Second Half.

January 21, 2015 | Posted by Lesley Jakobsen | Annabel Lee, CRAFT, Crochet |

Hello Teacosy Lovers, this is the second half of the instructions for the floral teacosy FLOWERS & LEAVES. Here are links to some of the lovely flower patterns I use:- Attic24 of course.  There are many lovely things on this site.  The daffodil, the purple star flower (which is the base of the daffodil) and the small roses are Lucy’s patterns. LeisureArts for the large rose. Mollie Makes for these beauties. Flowergirl Cottage has an excellent pattern for a flower and other pretty things too. Some of the leaves came from this book –   I have pinned lots of  gorgeous flower, leaf…

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Floral Teacosy Instructions First Half.

Hello Everyone, thank you for visiting !! This is an update of my previous post about the floral teacosy which I made for my friend L.  I posted a pic of the teapot on Attic 24’s Facebook page and many lovely people have asked me for the pattern, so I shall do what I can. Here are some photos. I don’t have a pattern as such, but I will do my best to explain how it was done! MATERIALS I mainly used acrylic 8 ply yarn and 8 ply cotton with 4mm knitting needles and a 4mm crochet hook.  I did use…

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