Wednesday, 21 March 2018

GingerBread Man......

 Morning all, sorry that I haven't been around for a bit....don't quite know why, except that time flies !!

Had the ultrasound scan on my shoulder on Saturday, and delighted to say, the tendon wasn't torn, just sprained. I thought as much, as it healed relatively quickly. Have full movement now, but lifting/carrying is still a strain. 

On to today's blog. You may remember at the start of the year I said that I was just going to plough through my knitting patterns and make whatever is on  the top. That's because I didn't want to get bored making the same thing over and over again. So this is one now made ready for Christmas !!. The pattern is by "Knittingbypost". He stands at just over inches high. 
Did a craft fair on Monday, at an old peoples home. They loved the Easter gifts that I had made, and bought for their grandchildren, and great grandchildren. It was a lovely atmosphere, with the old folks having a little sing-song among themselves!!.

Doing my regular farmers market on Friday and another craft fair on Sunday. Not looking forward to getting up early on Sunday.....especially as the clocks go forward and I'll already be losing an hour LOL !!

Hope they go well, as they are the last ones before Easter, and I'm hoping to sell all my bits with chocolate eggs inside - otherwise Hubby will be eating chocolate until Christmas LOL !!

Thanks for popping by, hope to see you all again soon. x

Friday, 16 March 2018

Card Holder.......

 Morning all, Friday again LOL !!. Hope your week has been good so far. 

On a Wednesday evening, I meet up with a few friends for a crafting/chatting night. This is what we made on Wednesday. It's a store card holder. 

Very simple to create, can hold up to 16 cards. 
 As you can see, I've loads of store cards. It's always a struggle to find them when I'm in the shop. I always have to ask the shop assistant "what colour is the card?" That gives me a clue as to where it might be LOL !! This card holder is so much clearer. As it's homemade, it wont be a problem to make another one if needed !!
 I'm having my shoulder scanned tomorrow afternoon, although it's almost back to normal, in movement, I can't carry anything too heavy still. Also at the end of the day my whole arm is aching, which is probably a good thing, as I try and do too much, my body is telling me to stop.

Have a good weekend. Hopefully if the snow does appear, it wont be around for long !! x

Tuesday, 13 March 2018


 Morning all, I hope you all had a good Mother's Day on Sunday. Both my sons came for lunch, bearing gifts and hugs, so I was happy!! ...........

...... and of course my other boy was there too !!
My youngest bought me a book on card layouts. A really useful book, showing design layouts for square and rectangle cards. It's something that I've not worked to, so will be interesting to see if I can keep to the design. I will show you them, as and when I do some.

On to today, and I've knitted a unicorn to match the hippo and elephant of last week. Knitting by post pattern as before, and like before I've changed it from a PJ case to a soft toy.

Enjoy your day, and please pop by again. x

Monday, 12 March 2018

Fluffy Chicks.............

 Morning all, another Monday and the start of another week!! Hope yours will be a good one !

I bought a magazine on Friday "Lets get Crafting - Knitting and crochet". I bought it for the free wool and patterns. Inside was this pattern for these Easter chicks. The pattern said that there would be enough free wool to make 3, but I managed to make 4 !. The original pattern had made the feet, by wrapping some wool around thin wire and then shaping into legs and feet, but as I'll try and sell them I thought I would add felt feet instead.
They are only about 3 inches high, and the wool is so soft and snuggly. I might try and find the wool on-line and buy some bigger balls to make things in the future.
These are the feet. This is a die from Elizabeth crafts, and is actually part of a bee !!. I was looking through my dies, as I have an owl die, and I had thought the feet from the owl would be ok for the chicks. When I saw this die, I thought it would be better. 

I'm having a scan on my shoulder on Friday afternoon. It's a great deal better now, but I'll still go, just to make sure that I haven't done any damage.

See you soon x

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Mother's Day Card.....

Morning all, happy Mother's Day to all the mums out there.

Here is the card that I made for my mum.  I've used the "John Next Door" - gerbera lattice die.

I cut it out on pink patterned card. The yellow paper behind, and the pink behind the sentiment is a type of parchment paper. Had it for years, but thought it would look good with the pink.

I extended the background a bit longer, so that I could use the flowers together. I also cut the yellow and pink parchment paper, using the "Delicate aster die". I thought it worked well together. Pink and yellow gems in each of the flowers complete the card.

Hope all mother's are spoilt rotten today LOL !!!


Ps. This is the bouquet that I've bought my mum. The flowers are actually soaps!! You can just take a few petals off each time - or keep as it is for the fragrance. The only ones that aren't soaps are the small white and small pink flowers in the centre.

My local florist sells them. If she has any left over after Mother's Day, I might try and see if she will sell them to me at cost price, as I think they would sell well at the craft fairs.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Pink Hippo.........

 Morning, a quick blog today. I've knitted a pink hippo, using a pattern from "knittingbypost". It is the same concept as the elephant that I showed the other day. Again, I've used double knit wool, rather than chunky, and filled the body part. This makes it a soft toy, rather than a pyjama case.
Bye for now x

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

One Die.....Two Ways.....

Morning all, half way into the week already !! Hope you are having a good week so far.
I recently bought the Sue Wilson "Frames and Tags - Flora" die. I decided to cut it out in mauve card stock. The left over piece of card looked good too, so I decided to create 2 cards using the same technique. 

I stuck some double sided sticky paper to the back of both pieces, then sprinkled lemon glitter over both pieces. As you can see on the photo below, I've added black dots onto the "waste" piece of card, to give the same illusion as the die cut piece.

 I've used similar papers as a background, and an octagon die to create the frame. A sentiment on both finish off the cards.

Another tip, is to use the "off-cuts" from the backing papers as a embellishment on the inside. I think that this makes the card look more professional. (despite the blurred photo !!)

Back to knitting tomorrow, see you soon x