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