Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Funky stripes!!

Just had to post this funky fabric which I've turned into a useful iPod case.

I love going to the haberdashers and seeing what remnants they have in the bargain box, I liken it to having a rummage at a jumble sale ;) I'll look through and see what material I like, might not have anything in mind straight away but I know it will get used for something, it then gets stored in my otterman awaiting an inspiring thought or two!  I have absolute loads of different materials in there and never pay anymore than £2 for a piece of fabric; here's a piccy of my stash (and you can't see it all lol)

Then I have my wool stash teehee ;) even I don't have a clue some of the colours in the bottom that are hidden from view :)

Monday, 25 November 2013

Christmas is coming ....

With Christmas just a month away (where has this year gone??), thought I would share two ornaments I recently made and gave away.

This was made for my youngest son's school fayre. The classes were all given a colour theme for the presents to bring in, our class had red, gold and silver. So as this was a WIP, and wasn't really sure what to do with this gorgeous pattern from an old magazine, I decided to make a hanging ornament. Really hope whoever the lucky recipient is enjoys seeing it on the tree this year.

This gorgeous little blackwork Angel was made for a dear friend who lives in Canada; I try to send something at Christmas in memory of her precious child who was too good for the planet and was stillborn, her name is Angel Hope so hence I send an angel to watch over the family.

This jolly bright Santa is making firm friends with my other soft toys I have out at Christmas time. He was made in the round using a 3.5mm/US E4 hook. He worked up so quick and is much easier than he looks. I'm hoping he sees a few Christmases with our family.

Recent craftings

Afternoon everyone, lately I've been doing a lot of crocheting, a bit of knitting and cross-stitch.

I've been following The Crochet Crowd on both Facebook and YouTube, I love the simplicity of the explanations that Mikey uses in his video tutorials. Thankfully, through Mikey I have learnt to be bi-lingual in regards English vs American terms and work quiet easily between the two. Most of his videos show charts from Redheart.com where the written patterns are so easy to follow and here is what I've managed to complete via this website recently:

The last photo is my WIP Corner to corner afghan for my daughter.

The following items are patterns I've got in my stash and from magazines; the black waistcoat is actually a free form project that I designed as I went along an is the intellectual property of myself:

Friday, 22 November 2013


Whoops haven't been around for a while ... Life has been hectic but will try to get back on here more often soon

I will be trying to share more of my crafts and little insights into my life. I'm doing more knitting and crochet projects now, I'm still cross-stitching but not as much 😞