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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Furry Gonk !!!!!





Morning all, here, for now, is the last of the gonks that I've made. Patterns by Ling Ryan, the hardest to make was this furry one !! Trying to crochet when you can't see the stitch, was a little difficult to say the least.....I will make some more...and hopefully will be better at it LOL !! The fur wool was so lovely and soft, it was crocheted on a larger hook. 

 The set of 3 Christmas ones.....
.....and the rest of the gang !! There are a few more to do....but for now I'm going to have a break !!

See you all again very soon. x

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

A 30th Birthday.....he's a star (or so his mum says LOL !!).............

 Morning all, a card today. My friend's son is 30 today. When I was talking to her about it, she mentioned that he wasn't happy reaching 30 (he thought he sounded old !!). So I thought I would draw attention to it by making it the centre piece of the card. Sue Wilson dies and treat shape. Lovely dies these ones are. I can see me using this die for a lot of cards....so nice when you see the potential of a die.

 When I cut the background die out, I had loads of small stars as "scrap". I kept these and added them inside the treat shape. Perfect as the card I had used was double sided !!.
 Not sure if you can see this clearly, but this is the side view. Luckily for me I don't have to post this card. 

Enjoy the rest of your week. x

Monday, 24 July 2017

Elf Gonk......

 Morning all, another week started and soon it will be the end of July....School children all broken up from school.....and if you're a parent or grandparent looking after the "angels" I hope you're not pulling your hair out already from listening to them say "I'M BORED!!!". I can remember being like that, until it was nearly time to go back to school, when suddenly I could think of lots of things to do, and wished the summer hols were just starting again LOL - were you the same??

Anyway, back to today's blog.....and yes I'm still making gonks LOL !! This one is an elf. Again same easy pattern, in fact, easier, as no outfit to make. 
 I've added a bell to him. This one is for a friend, who has requested him, plus the father Christmas one and the Knight one. I can see me making loads more !! Pattern by Ling Ryan of Hooked on patterns.
See you again very soon, and thanks for stopping by. x

Sunday, 23 July 2017

More New Makes.....


Morning all, hope your weekend is going fine so far.

I made these foam keyrings to add to my stock. I've kept them a simple shape, as the foam is quite delicate. I cut 2 of each to stick together and so strengthen them, and I used a eye-let stud (not sure of correct term) before adding the keyring.
 I used the dovecraft glitter glue to add to each keyring.
As to the craft fair yesterday..... well, lets just say I did a fraction of what I did on Thursday !!! Oh Well, never mind, I still made a profit !!. Unfortunately the venue was a social club, with 2 bar areas, a hall (where I was), and 2 outside areas. Although people did pass through my area, not many people stayed in that hall. 4 stall holders never showed up, so there were empty tables in the hall too, which didn't help the look of the room. Plus it rained off and on. 

No more fairs for a week now....that gives me time to restock a little and relax. It's quite tiring doing these events. 

Bye for now. x

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Been Busy......


 Morning all, hope you are all well & happy. After a very successful craft fair yesterday, I had to re-stock LOL !! I had recently bought a pack of "lego" style erasers, so I decided to make a co-ordinating note pad and add a glitter pencil and make into a set to sell.
 I've made 8 in total, 2 of each colour.

I'm supposed to be doing a craft fair today, with my friend, but not sure yet.
I'll let you know if I do.

Hubby, is still painting everything that moves !! before he can then do the flooring. Kitchen working out really well, and I'm very pleased with it. At the moment, there is nothing that I would want to change.....but I guess I have to live with a while before it settles in.

Enjoy your weekend......lots of other makes to show you over the next few days, so keep popping by. x


Friday, 21 July 2017

Wizard and Knight......

 Morning all, Friday here again....and yet again more Gonks !!! I've shown you the wizard, well here he is joined by a Knight !!!
Fantastic patterns by Ling Ryan of "hookedonpatterns"
A couple more still to be done LOL !!!

My craft fair yesterday was a huge success !!! I took over £100, so as you can imagine, I'm chuffed to bits !!! Makes up for all the times when I barely managed to raise the table money.


Feeling positive about doing more fairs now !!

Have a great weekend xxxx

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Ready For Prom Night !!.....

 Morning all, hope you are all well & happy and recovered from the thunder and lightening that we've had over the last couple of days.

I'm doing a school fete this afternoon (indoors !!!!). I wanted to make something a bit different for the girls to see. This book fold dress was the ideal thing. I cut a paperback book to 4.5 inches high and folded down each corner, to make the skirt. I then bought a cheap doll (£1) and cut her in half !! (so cruel LOL ) I then decoupaged some of the pages over her body to form the top half of her dress. Once dried I glued her to the skirt part. I then added some more squares of the pages to hide the join. 
 I added blue gems around the top of the dress,  twisted some around her hair, added one to each ear and around her wrists.
 Then using a serviette I've layered over the book fold part - using mod podge glue to seal. Finally Ive added another row of gems around her waist and the bottom of the dress. The centre piece is meant to go up in the middle LOL !!
The view from the side.

Will let you know how I get on asap. x