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