Sunday, 25 July 2010

An Alternative Gift Bag!

I have made this bag as a gift for a dear friend following this pattern (Dots little Ditty Bag!) - I have made it a little taller so that I could get what I wanted into it and also added a flower brooch :-)

I am loving crochet!

The yarn is from here and a bargain!

The gift cards I had made at Moo - I love this store - everything is so professionally finished - check it out!

OK - back to the hook - I have a rather large afghan blanket on the go right now!

With love


Me best buddies son had a Birthday on the 22nd and he has a thing for anything reptilian!  Its certainly interesting going round to their home - Its amazing what you do for your kids, I would never have thought that me buddlet would agree to pets - now they have a Gecko, a Snake  and  a dog!

Anyhow I saw this stamp ages ago and knew it would be great for him so here's a card I made with it.
I have followed the sketch on Saturday Sketch - this was last weeks sketch - oops - forgot to post it in time! LOL.
DPs - Basic Grey - Wags and Whiskers
Stamp is from Magnolia coloured with watercolour pencils
Lots of Walnut stain distress ink and stickles
Sentiment is from craftwork cards

I have entered the card into the following challenges
Just Magnolia where the theme is Vintage
The Stampman Challenge and the Stampavie challenge who both have the same theme - Everything Goes
The Creative Cottage Challenge where the theme is Touchy Feely - lots of paper distressing and distress stickles!
Papertake Weekly where the theme is Cutie Patootie - hes a cutiepie - as is the recipient of the card! XX


Sunday, 18 July 2010

Finishing - and starting projects! And a B****y good lunch on Friday!

OK, so me Dragons' finished and now has a new home!  Here he/she is - name unknown! Here is the pattern I attempted to follow.

Also the scarf has been tasselled - was easier than I thought to do!
Here it is in all its glory!

I also had a stab at one of Brie's rapid rabbits - mine is not as cute as hers :-( but he is a first and does look rather zany - maybe they take on their creators persona?!!!!

I had a great day on Friday -I  met a friend for lunch - haven't seen her in ages - so it was non stop information sharing - in fact we were the last out.
We dined at the 3Acres Inn in Shelley, near Huddersfield - absolutely gorgeous grub - go there if you can - but book first - very popular!
So, instead of getting on with projects that need finishing, I start another as a wee gift for her. watch this space!

I did plan on going to the Summer Crafting event at Doncaster Racecourse this weekend but I am skint and it would be torture going knowing I can't really spend on goodies :-((( - that's life.
If you go I would love to read about it and see piccies :-))

With love

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Knitting! Crochet! Papercraft!

Just wanted to share this wonderful yarn I've found.

Its Patons Batik and comes in some wonderful summery colours, there is even a pattern on the ball band for a summery scarf!
So, out came the knitting needles - I haven't done this for 20+ years and after a few false starts I'm on my way!!
Not quite like riding a bike - but got there in the end!

I bought the yarn from Knit and Sew and I have to say it is great service, ordered Tuesday, arrived Wednesday!
Mind you they also have this incredibly great for value yarn on their site - £1.51/100g ball - I bought several! And this wonderful box bag to carry my projects around in.

I just love the colours and may just have to use them in my next project - I have a huge list of things I'm gonna make - but I have several things on the go at once and have told myself I need to finish these first!

So I will be kept busy this week -
I have tassels to put on one scarf, 
a bag to line, 
another bag to complete the crochet work for, 
the scarf to finish knitting and 
a flower scarf to finish 
- oh and a Dragon to complete!

He needs 1 arm , 2 feet and 3 more spines for his tail!!!  Its a bit of a personal joke for someone at work!


That's a lot!
And there is a special boy who has a birthday this month - so one card to make - trouble is the craft bunker is soooooooo hot at the mo................carry on crocheting/knitting in the cooler parts of the house!

Enjoy the weather people



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