Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Out of Action !!!!! ......

Morning all, hope you are all well and happy.

It's been a few days since my last blog. Unfortunately, i've injured my right shoulder. Last Wednesday, we went to my son to dog sit for few hours as he was out all day. We went in hubby's car, and whilst i was sitting in the passenger seat i put my right arm back to reach something on the back seat. It was a bit of a stretch, and at the time I thought I had over-stretched as it felt a bit tender, but wasn't too bad. So of course, Thursday and Friday I carried on as normal doing things, lifting things etc etc (as you do!!). Did the craft fair Friday morning, lifting things in and out of the car, driving etc etc etc.

When Friday evening came, my right arm was really aching!! The weekend saw the pain get worse and worse, and I could hardly move my arm without a lot of pain in my shoulder. Slept very badly Sunday night. Monday morning I got my hubby to make me an appointment to see doctor. Luckily, got one for that morning and after seeing me and seeing what movements I could do with my arm, he diagnosed that I have either torn, or strained the tendon in my right shoulder !! He is referring me to go and have an ultrasound scan - which could take a couple of weeks to come through. In the meantime I have to rest it completely and not do anything !!! Those of you who know me, will know this is the worse thing he could say !! I cant knit or crochet as it's painful. I've tried to make a card but couldn't do any die-cutting without calling hubby to help, so I'm bored rigid already!!

It's the little things that you take for granted, like brushing my hair or even putting deodorant under my arms!! I cant raise my right one to put deodorant under and I cant use my right one to put deodorant under the left arm !!

I'm typing this left-handed, which takes twice as long!!

Hopefully, I will recover sooner rather than later. 

Hubby has been great, doing everything for me, which is very frustrating, I'm not a good patient!!

Friday, 16 February 2018

Crochet Tissue Holders......

 Morning all, Friday here again !! I hope your week has been fine, and that you are looking forward to the weekend.

I'm thinking about Mother's Day gifts now, and have made these crochet tissue holders. They could possibly hold your mobile phone (depending on what one you have), but I have filled them with the pocket size of tissues. I created a little flower in each corner, and at this moment in time have only made 6.

I'm doing a craft fair today, so will see what the general feedback is before I make anymore.

I'm still using the wool that I was given, so all it has cost me is the price of the buttons and the tissue packs.
 I have a big bag of buttons so loads to choose from. I once used to store my buttons just loosely in a quality street tin. I remember years ago getting the tin out to look for some button in particular, and my husband got quite excited at the thought of disappointed was he, when I gave him the tin to open, and all there was, was buttons LOL !! 
 Have a great weekend.
Bye for now xx

Wednesday, 14 February 2018


Hope you all have a lovely romantic day with the one you love, and that you are wined and dined tonight !! If you are on your own, I'm sending you a big hug and kisses too !!!

 On to today's main blog. I made this duck from the free pattern that I got along with the rabbit kit that I bought from Sandown a few weeks ago. There was enough stuffing left over from the rabbit to use in the duck, but I used my own wool.
On a valentine theme, this is the prize that I sent to Jenny. A combination of hearts, including a die and some chocolates.

Have a lovely day, and I'll see you very soon. xxxxx

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Two Birthdays Today .....

 Morning all, today is my son's girlfriends birthday and also a member of my craft group.

I showed you the card that I had made for my son's girlfriend last week. Here is the card that I made the lady in my craft group.
 The stitched pattern, was a circle, but I've used Sue Wilson, octagons to cut out the shapes, and I think, it works well !
The colours are pale pink and green, which don't photograph so well as stronger colours. The stitching is a multi coloured green thread.

Happy birthday Megan & Sue !!


Monday, 12 February 2018

Another Stitched Christmas Card....This Time With Beads !!!.............

 Morning all, Monday again  !!!

Two things are happening today, firstly I've got a dental appointment (boo !!) and secondly, Hubby and I are meeting up with my son and his girlfriend for lunch, to celebrate her birthday, which is tomorrow (hooray !!)

I did this Stitched pattern last year, but hadn't got around to adding the beads. I had already chosen the topper, so I decided to get on and finish it off.
 It's a multi coloured thread, which works well with the topper. Layered onto gold and green card. It doesn't need anything else !!

Hopefully, my mouth wont be sore so that I can enjoy my lunch LOL !!

I'll let you know x

Sunday, 11 February 2018

A Valentines Card for Hubby......

 Here is the Valentines card that I've made for my Hubby !!

It's ok to show it here.....he doesn't look at my blog LOL !!

I had seen these cards on facebook, and decided as I didn't need to post this one, it would be a good one for hubby.

Really simple to do. Using an A4 sheet of card, I folded in half and then cut from the top corner to the bottom edge, cutting through both layers. The off-cuts are then used as the front pieces , so only 1 sheet of card needed !!
 Once I had matted and layered all pieces, I folded the main card together again and cut a slit in the edge (2 pieces together to get the same). I then slotted the other two pieces into it. Whilst it was set up like this, I put some glue behind the two pieces, to hold them together and in the correct place.
These dies are by Phil (can't remember his last name at the will probably come to me later) Creative expressions. 

Hope hubby likes it !!

By for now x

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Stitched Christmas Card.....

 Morning all, hope you are all well, and looking forward to the weekend.

Last year, I didn't do many stitched Xmas cards....didn't seem to be enough time to do anything other than for my craft fairs !!

I did this stitched card the other day, so just had to create the card to go with it. I stitched on black card, not something I do normally, as seeing the pricked holes on black card, can be quite difficult. As this was a simple pattern, I didn't have any trouble. I've layered onto gold and black card, using Tattered lace rectangle dies. 
 The sentiment is i think a Sue Wilson die.
The stitching pattern had stitched stars on the edge, but I decided to add gold stars myself. (These are the "waste" from a Sue Wilson Star Background die)

Now to the winner of the "everything going wrong" competition.....(not many entries).....but the winner is JENNY - cardsarus - prize will be in the post Monday morning xxxx

See you all very soon xx