Thursday, 11 July 2013

Sunny Crochet Days

So with this gorgeous weather finally here, I have been crocheting away making these fabby owls and hearts.
The patterns are FREE  over at the very talented  
There is a fab little selection of free patterns available which is great for us newbies to crochet.

Perfect makes for teachers gifts at the end of this term!

Catch you later 

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Glorious Granny Stripe!

As the crochet seems to be going well, I wanted to share with you my glorious granny stripe blanket.

The tutorial for this is available over at attic 24 I would highly recommend doing a small demo type blanket first just so you get the hang of it, the only reason I say this is, if you go ahead into the big blanket and get lost a few stripes through then you will have to go back and start again, this can be most frustrating!

Ok here we go with the pics there are lots!!!

 It covers my rung in the living room, and makes you want to roll on it!

 It covers my 3 seater sofa easily!
 I decided to do a simple edge to my blanket
 Here it is all ready to snuggle under
 Stripes fabulous stripes
And folded ready and waiting to be used.

I used Style Craft DK, Lucy also uses this and it crochets up a treat, its also very warm!  I have used slightly different colours to Lucy I think its nice to use what ever you fancy, in fact I think this would look just as nice in just a couple of colours or maybe in shades of one colour only, the options are endless!

Right must dash catch you all soon!


Monday, 1 July 2013

Card Catch Up

Its been far too long since I last updated my blog!  So time for a mini catch up on some of the things I have been up to.

I have made a fair few cards for Paper Craft Inspirations Magazine since I last posted, you may remember that I am a papercraft tester for the magazine so we get to have a play with the various stamps, templates and ideas and see what we can come up with, the themes vary depending on what we had to work with, 

 here are some of them.  

This has to be one of my favourites so far, by saturated canary  and you can get it 
This card was made using the paper craft inspriations wedding templates, the papers are by paper mania and are gorgeous they also have some fabulous flowers to match but I didnt use them on this card.
 Forever friends, I mean there cant be many people out there who don't like forever friends!  These are brilliant already coloured and ready to use on any cards, the little embellies that are in this range are gorgeous too!
And Finally
A little LOTV now the colours dont show up so well in this picture which I find a little disappointing but this stamp is so cute! 

So its been a busy ol few months on the card making front, as well as card making I have been sewing and crocheting! 

Catch you soon 

Monday, 15 April 2013

Sparkles Monthly Challenges - Hearts

The theme for this months challenge over at Sparkles Monthly Challenge is 


This month we are sponsored by Di's Digi's 
They are offering a £10 spend in their store.
(We are a multi craft challenge blog so you can make anything you like as long as it has a heart some where on your make.)

So April is also Autisim Awareness Month so with this in mind I decided to combine the 2, hearts with the Puzzle piece/s. The green is to hang anywhere and the little blue ones are for key rings.

Why a puzzle piece for the symbol for autism? Here is a really simple explanation:

On a nationwide level, the Puzzle Piece symbol reflects the mystery and complexity of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Also, since every puzzle piece is different in some way, a puzzle piece accurately represents the diversity of the individuals affected. - Autism UGA

I have 2 children with Aspergers and my Brother is Autistic, so Autism month means a lot to me and my family as well as many other families, people/children with a diagnosis and carers around the world!

Thanks so much for popping by 



Saturday, 30 March 2013

A little love

Mollies makes is one of my favourite magazines I cant say I buy it all the time as some times I flick through and there is nothing of interest, its usually the felt patterns that grab my attention as they are pretty darn cute!
A little while ago I purchased a copy with a Raccon and Fox pattern and decided that this was going on my list of 'TO Do's' (this list is forever growing!!)

If you want to see the Fracoons as they are called on the Mollies makes website you can watch a little love story clip HERE

So I set to cutting out all my felt in the colours I wanted.

And stitched away...... Finally...
I would like to you meet

Mrs Foxy and Mr Racoon

There are some fabby felt Patterns in Mollies makes and online they are so simple to sew!

Catch you soon 

Friday, 29 March 2013

Conquering Crochet One Stitch At A Time

So Cardmaking and sewing have taken a back seat lately as I have been teaching myself Crochet.  I tried last year and failed!  What I created wasn't even good enough to be called a dish cloth!  
However I decided at the beginning of this year that I would master this fantastic craft and create a blanket in fact the lovely Denise over at Crafting Delights blog and I made a sort of pact on facebook to have a Blanket by the end of this year!

So I started out with granny squares which at first went terribly wrong, then I got the hang of them 
and ended up with this
So once I had mastered that went to visit GET KNITTED my favourite wool shop (online too!) the staff are very helpful and they have a mahoosive range of wools, patterns and well anything wool related is there and a bit of sewing too!!!  I purchased some lovely pink wools and created this 
I would like to say I followed a pattern but I actually just made it up as I went along!  I also made another in similar colours for a friends daughter to go on her bed.  So I have indeed stuck to the pact and Made a Blanket!  Whoop Whoop!!!

So after Mastering the simple granny square I  decided I need to learn Uk Terms for Crochet instead of American, I found most of the utube videos for beginners are based in American but there are a couple in uk.  
Once I had got uk terms right in my head I made these little lovelies
This pattern is brilliant for beginners and free you can get it here Bunny mummy has some other fab free patterns with tutorials to help you crochet.

And finally this week I had a bash at making some cup cosy's 

There are so many utube videos to watch to help you master crochet, I would say dont give up, once you have the hang of it, its really simple!  Yes there are more complicated patterns but over time and practise you will be able to do them if I can You can!!!

Catch you soon 

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Taste the Rainbow

Sorry to have been missing for a wee while life has been very busy here at Dazie Patch however I really wanted to share with you this fab cake WE made, I say we as this was for my daughters Comic Relief Bake Off  at school so We made this together although I think she ate more that she actually made!

So for the bake off we wanted to do some thing special and I have been so totally impressed by the rainbow cakes I have seen online especially on Pininterest ....(where I seem to spend a lot of my time)... I followed this fantastically simple Recipe by The Imagination Tree 
Check it out and the gorgeously scrumptious pictures too!

The only thing I did slightly different is using food colouring as I couldnt get all the colours in a gel however since making the cake I have seen the Gels and other colourings Stocked In THE RANGE at fairly good prices.

so here is the cake in all its glory finished with some jelly beans
It was massive!  This picture really doesnt do its size justice!
Here is the rainbow surprise
 Such gorgeous Rainbow colours!
Did you know I havent baked a cake from scratch since well YEARs ago
This came out perfect and tasted scrumptious!
Might I just add if you do use betty crockers fondant icing get more than 3 tubs I had a queue waiting for the pots, bowls and spoons,  It tastes gorgeous!

Catch you soon!

Monday, 18 March 2013

Birds for a challenge

A brand new month over at sparkles monthly challenges has begun and this month the theme is 


This month we are sponsored by Lilli Of The Valley, you are in with the chance of winning a £10 spend!!!!

We are a multi craft challenge so your make doesnt have to be a card it can be anything, go check out the dt's makes for some inspiration.  Dont forget this is a month long challenge so you have plenty of time to get involved.

Here is my make for this months challenge.

She is made with felt from the fabulous felt fairy whom I buy all of my felt from.  The ribbon and ric rac is from the local sewing shop and the fabric wing is from Make and Do.

Thanks for popping by 


Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Flowers For a Birthday

Good morning and Happy New Year!

Today we have a brand new challenge over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.  
The theme is :

Now my card making mojo has been missing for some time but I managed to create a little birthday card following this theme.

We are sponsored by Di's Digi's this month, they are kindly donating a $10 dollar spend in the online store.  Their digi's are gorgeous!

Thank you so much for stopping by I hope to show you some 
of the other things I have been making soon!