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Friday, 20 April 2018

A Beautiful Day Out.......


Morning all, just a quick update on yesterday. It was a beautiful warm and sunny day at Excel, London. Travelling wasn't a problem....wasn't overcrowded or too hot on the trains. There were a load of people at Excel, in different events, but the craft show was ok. Again, like last year not many stalls, but it was well laid out with space between the aisles. 

This is all I bought for myself. I had to get some glue and tape for a friend....but that's not very exciting.

You can't really see from the photo too well, but the top two are templates from Cathie Shuttleworth. One is to make a reindeer head box (ready for Christmas treats), the other is for fox bunting. I'm thinking of using the template and cut from felt to make a small toy......watch this space !!

There is also a gnome kit (I bought as a kit so that I've got the instructions to make more - ready for Christmas , as my crochet ones sold well.

The last item is an unicorn stamp by woodware. My friend has this stamp, and I kept thinking how much I liked it....when I saw it there, I knew it was meant to be !!!!



Hope today is as nice as yesterday....and hopefully the weekend too.

Bye for now xx

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Eclipse Birthday Card.....


Morning all, hope you are all well and happy. Halfway through another week....I hope the sun is shining where you are? 

Have you seen these eclipse cards before?? I've seen a few on facebook recently, so I thought I would have a go at one.

It's my friends birthday at the end of the week.
 These are quite simple to do, if you have large letter dies, but I used my silhouette to cut the words out, that way I could have any font and any size.
The letters are just mounted onto foam pads to lift them away from the background sheet. You need to add a darker layer underneath, to show the shadow.
Going to excel London tomorrow.....will let you know what I come back with. xx

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Octagon Birthday Card.....

 Morning all, another day and something different I hope !!

I bought the Sue Wilson Octagon dies a little while ago, and decided to make a shaped card out of them. Being an octagon the card still stands up well.

I didn't buy the patterned octagon dies, just the stitched edged ones, but I like the designs on them. I've been looking through my dies and selling old ones on ebay. It's amazing how many we all have - some have only been used once - if at all !!!! So I decided to sell them. Whilst going through them it made me look at my dies more closely to see if I would use them. I came across some Leanne Creiffe (I think that's the name) and saw these little scrolls. They had left and right, and when I lay them against the octagon shape, they seem to fit perfectly. So I cut them from the lilac card stock and from a distance it looks like I've used a patterned die.
I think we should all take stock of what we have in our craft rooms.....I think we would all be amazed at how much money we have spent over the years on things that we don't use LOL !!

See you all again soon. x

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

2nd Cushion Completed......



 Morning all, hope you are well. Haven't been around for a while...busy weekend with my boys !!

I did manage to finish this second cushion for my lounge, on Sunday night.
I had made this one before in green, brown and cream.....but we changed the colour scheme, so had to make another one.


Going back to making cards and knitting toys etc....

Come back soon and see what I've made. x

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Graduation or Teacher Gifts.....

 Morning all, another quick blog today. I've made these small hedgehogs, from a paperback book cut in half. Then I've added eyes, nose, glasses and a mortar board. I can get 4 from one paperback book.
I'm hoping these will sell well nearer the end of the school year.

Bye for now x

Friday, 6 April 2018

These Cactus Plants you cant Kill !!...

 Morning all, well here we are again.....it's Friday !! Hope you've all had a good "short" week so far.

We had lovely sunny weather here in Kent yesterday....so what better to show on my blog than hand knitted and crochet Cactus Plants !!!!

I've been meaning to make these for a while, and just by chance, a friend gave me a pattern for some of them....so that inspired me to make a start.
 All easy to do. I've put them in a small plastic plant pot and filled the bottom with some pellets to weigh them down a bit.

I've added some flakes around the bottom of this one...as it seemed a little lost in the pot.

I'm doing a local craft fair this morning, so will take them along to see how they go.

My eldest son is home for the weekend, as it's my youngest son's birthday on Sunday, so a nice family meal on Sunday has been arranged.

Enjoy the weather (if it lasts LOL !!) and I'll see you again soon. x

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Lavender and Lilac .......

 Morning all, hope you all had a great Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

Had a lovely lunch on Sunday with my youngest and his girlfriend.

Have made this birthday card, with a new die that I've recently bought. It's by "Jeanine's Art" and is called "Vintage Flowers". It's just one die that cuts the middle piece out, so that it's more like a frame. 
I had some hunkydory toppers that I've used the die on, to give me the central part. The "happy birthday" is by Robert Addams.

This will be for one of the ladies in my craft group, who has a birthday soon.

Bye for now  x