Sunday, 27 June 2010

First Crocheted Bag Part 2!

OMG - how much did the bag shrink - I wasn't prepared for that!
Well, its safe to say the felting process was a success - it is most definitely felted!!
Here it is made up - I am a proud "mother"!!!!
Now I want to line it - its a good excuse to go shopping tomorrow ;-) 


Whilst waiting for it dry I hooked up this little darling - I needed a pincushion and this will do nicely!


Ok - next project already in my head (well several are to be honest - just need several more hands!!)

Enjoy the weather everyone but take care in the sun ;-)
SuzyX

Saturday, 26 June 2010

First Crocheted Bag, Part 1!

I have been kept craft busy this week crocheting a bag!
I was having a little look around the wool shop near to work, Top Wools, and saw this wonderful wool - Rico Creative Poems, its 100% wool and its simply gorgeous! Its an absolute pleasure to use and the main part of the bag hooked up so quickly!




Its taken me a little while longer to do the flower and bobbles!  I am still a novice after all

The pattern is in Rowans Crochet Workshop book  
which I highly recommend - better than any other crochet book I have - its all in there! If you wanna have a go at this addictive craft then get this book!

Anyhow, back to me bag!  Since its 100% wool I'm felting it - another first! As I write, its in the washing machine with teenagers' jeans - hope it comes out OK...........crossing fingers!

Until later!
SuzyX

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

And finally...

....the last Fathers day card!


Used
DPs are all Basic Grey
Stamp is from Flower soft, Man of the Match

I have used the sketch from Sunday Sketch and stamp and am also entering this card into the following challenges Cards for men, Fathers Day.

With love SuzyX

Monday, 14 June 2010

And another...

.......Fathers day card!

Used
Dps are all Basic Grey
Stamp is from Papermania, got mine here!
Punch is from Fiskars
Sentiment is from Personal Impressions, Paula Pascual Sentiments, bargain from QVC - these are great stamps!

I have used the sketch from this weeks Sketch Saturday :-), thanks guys!

Until the next time
SuzyX

A mad rush of card making..........

And here's the first Fathers Day card!
This one is for you Dad,with lots of love XXX

Used
DP's are all Basic Grey
Stamp is "Chester" from Kraftin' Kimmie  - I got him from here!
Ribbon lovingly found in stash
Sentiment is from Personal Impressions, Paula Pascual Sentiments, bargain from QVC - these are great stamps!

I have entered this card into this weeks Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, which is A Tribute to Fathers.

Laters!
SuzyX

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Its finished! I'm sooooooo proud!




Well, here it is, my very first crocheted scarf - and yes, I am very proud of it, especially since I initially found the whole crochet thing difficult!
I have used Rowan Kid Classic in feather and teal and Kidsilk Aura in Mallard yarn - which I love, Rowan make some wonderful yarns.  I bought them from here - great service.


I have also made a matching flower brooch!
Guess what everyone is getting for Christmas?? LOL
I have another scarf to put the final touches too and I am having a go at  Amigurumi - the Japanese art of crocheted small animals!  It will be interesting to see how it turns out!  Check out this site - truly amazing - and very inspiring!

Confession - I only realised yesterday that Fathers Day was only a week away - so, yes I'm busy with that one - especially since I have 3 to make - not that I have 3 dads but I know the rest of the family will be asking for cards!!

Keep busy everyone!! And if you're not come round to mine - I've plenty to do !!!

Love
SuzyX

Monday, 7 June 2010

Been on me Jollies!.......

Oh yes!
Have been on a very relaxing, peaceful jolly in the Kingdom of Fife! Bliss! We stayed here - beautiful building - huge, with a 3mile hike to the bathroom!!!!!! But then we are used to an en-suite! Lazy b*****s!
Other-half played golf, golf and more golf, in between taxiing me around to various shops and a very enjoyable workshop with Sheena Douglass in Perth on Bank Holiday Monday! (interesting note here - in Scotland, a bank holiday is just that - only the banks shut!)
Here's some of the things we made:




Alcohol inks were the main focus of the day! Loved it!

Another find was this great shop in Perth - my eyes were out on stalks at the sight of all those stamps! Other-half tactfully exited to the coffee shop across the road!

I also did plenty of crochet too - but that to come later!

TTFN
SuzyX

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