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Thursday, 18 January 2018

Snow-owls........

 Morning all, a little late with the blog today....no excuse....just got up late !! Since my son has left home, I don't get woken up when he gets up for work.....so I oversleep !!

Anyway, back to the blog. Another quick stitched card. Found these toppers among my stash (they are probably hunkydory). 
 A nice colour combination of lilac and aqua.
Another one ready for this Christmas LOL !!!

Bye for now xx

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

My Best Friends 55th .......

 Morning all, hope you are all well & happy. Today is my best friends 55th Birthday. We are the same age, and although my birthday isn't until May, we always go out in between the birthdays to celebrate. 

I really enjoyed making this card, although, as normal, it wasn't my first idea !!

I had it in mind to make the flowers using the white and gold. I made them first then did the centre part and then the layering in gold and white.

To me something was missing, but I couldn't think what. Then I was deciding which birthday die to cut out. I had this Elizabeth Crafts die, which I thought would be suitable. When I opened up the packaging for the die, I found a black one already cut out. So I just lay it onto the card to see for size.....then it hit me !! It needed the black to make the other colours stand out !! That's when I decided to do another layer of black card behind the others and add black gems to the flowers. 
Just like "magic" it all fitted into place - result !!

Do you have "eureka" moments too ??

Bye for now x

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Stitched in time for Christmas .....this year LOL !!

 Morning all, hope the weekend is going great so far. 

Well, it seems to have been a long time since I'd done stitching on cards. I was so busy last year knitting things that the stitching took a back seat. Going through my box I came across these two stitched pieces. I had to finish off the one above, and make both of them into cards. I had already chosen the toppers so it was just a matter of adding some layering card.
 I wasn't too sure about added a green layer.....but I think that it makes the central house stand out a bit more.
 This thread matched perfectly with the image of the snowmen family. I added a black layer to tie in with the snowman's hat.
 A close-up of the stitching in both cards.
I enjoyed going back to stitching and will do more this year.

See you again soon.x

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Easter Bunnies.....

 Morning all, weekend here....hooray..... !!

Been busy at my son's house (well keeping hubby company) doing his kitchen. Nearly finished, flooring to lay and dishwasher to connect next week.

I've made some Easter bunnies to sell at the craft fairs. Complete with a cadbury's cream egg inside.

I had this clear container which works perfectly to stand them up in. I will probably do more pastel colours as and when I get a moment.
The good thing is that they are quick to make and don't use a lot of wool !!

Enjoy your weekend. x

Friday, 12 January 2018

Oh Duckie!!!......


Morning all, Friday here at last !!. Seems to have been a long week to me....don't know if it's the same for you??

Been busy at my son's new home decorating and hubby fitting new kitchen worktops and appliances.

Had a bit of a sort out indoors too, beginning to get organised at long last !!


Still thinking ahead to my craft fairs. Easter on my mind at the moment. I have knitted this duck. The pattern is from "knittingbypost". I made it last year, but this time I have done different wings as I wasn't too keen on the original pattern ones.

She seems to have laid an egg already.....and it's gift wrapped LOL !!

Have a good weekend whatever you are up to. xx

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

2nd Craft Room / Storage Room....


 Morning all, I thought I would show you my new craft room / storage room. As you can see it's not a huge room. I've put in the table and bench that I use for my outdoor craft fairs. ( I can easily fold these down when needed). I've set up my sewing machine on the table.....so hopefully will be able to get down to doing something different. You can just see the embroidery stand at the edge............. and yes, I've still got to complete the reindeer cross stitch that is 2 years old now !!
You can see a couple of ottoman storage boxes in the corner. I've put all my stock that hadn't sold ie: halloween, Christmas, Mothers Day etc.....The plan is to get them out when ready and swap them over as and when needed.
This wall is where we originally knocked the two rooms into one. We've just re-instated it and decorated the wall. The other walls had a textured wallpaper in beige on before, so we just painted over in white. The computer chair is my son's when he can come over to collect it !! The bags on the bottom are my current craft fair stock, ready to go !!

I will post photos of the other spare room when finished.

Bye for now. x

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Using Up Stock ......

Morning all. 

The headline of this blog explains all !! If you're like me, you've got card making bits coming out of your ears LOL !! I've been buying and buying bits, but not actually using them.

When sorting out things on Sunday, it occurred to me, just how much money I've spent and probably wasted on craft products.

So I've decided to just "use" things without thinking "that's too nice to use" - how stupid is that??? My stock of everyday birthday cards were nearly depleted, so I thought I would sit down and make a few. Most of these are"hunkydory" products, with just a few other bits added on.

 I had obviously bought a pack of images....so they all look similar.....
.....I can now get down to making cards for specific people now, safe in the knowledge that I've got a few "spare" JUST IN CASE LOL !!
Thanks for popping by, hope to see you again soon. xx