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