Sunday, 19 February 2017

Baby Blues.....

Morning all, hope your weekend is going well so far.

I was asked to knit a couple of baby cardigans for a friend of mine, who has recently become a grandmother for the first time.

I forgot to take a photo of the first one, but here is the second one !!
 I ran out of wool for the last 2 rows of border band, so I decided to add white to the cardigan. Once I had finished doing the border, I used a crochet hook and just did a small crochet edging to the bottom of the cardigan to complete the look.
Hope she likes it !!

Bye for now. x

Thursday, 16 February 2017

MAWTT Challenge- For A Man.....

Morning all, it's that time again ....the Moving along with the times challenge. This month it's set by Beckie, who wants to see a card for a man. Always a difficult they are so awkward to make for - why can't they just like butterflies and flowers ???

Anyway this is my entry.
I have some dies that are just right for a man's card. The papers are from doocrafts. I made a shirt and tie out of the papers and placed onto another sheet from the pack.

Pop over to MAWTT to see the other DT entries....or why not enter a card yourself. 

Bye for now x


Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Love Was All Around !!.....

Hi All, hope you all had a "loved-up" day yesterday.

Just to show you the beautiful flowers I received from my hubby.

Pop by tomorrow for the Movingalongwiththetimes challenge. x

Tuesday, 14 February 2017


Morning all, and a happy Valentines Day to you all......hope you're all feeling the love today..... !!!!!

Here is the card that I've made for my hubby.....

Hopefully, my roses will appear at some point today......or else !!!!


Monday, 13 February 2017

Wedding Invitations......

 Morning all, hope you all had a good weekend and are ready to face another week.

Thankfully the snow soon disappeared here in Kent. Hope it is the same where you are.

This is the wedding Invitations that I've been making. A very simple design, but making 46 cards is so time consuming !!! Also I didn't realise just how much red tape I would use in making these cards. I was worried about things becoming un-stuck, so decided to use red tape for all the front. Went through about 4 rolls !!. 
 As you are reading this, I will probably rushing to the shops to buy more ribbon for the bows on the front of the card, plus these photo mounts.... as run out of both.
I did say that they would be ready for collection today, but it will have to be tomorrow instead.

I don't think I'll do anymore, even if asked, as they take up so much manual hours to complete. You cannot charge for your time, as it would make the price too expensive. I've covered the cost of making them, and have just got a profit of under £20.00. Also making the same card over, and over again is sooooooo boring !!

See you soon. x

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Easter Chick(en in basket) YUM YUM !!

 Morning all, hope you are all cosy and warm ..... and not snowed in !!!
Had some snow yesterday, but hopefully no more today. 

Here is the second Easter basket that I've crocheted. I did the basket using two strands of yarn (white and lime green). It gives a good effect for the basket.
 The Easter Chick and egg are crochet in Double knit wool. The pattern is from Janine Holmes, and is really easy to follow.
Still working away at the invitations....Hopefully will finish today. x

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Two More Spring Lambs.......

 Morning all, I'm a little late with the blog again today (sorry!!).

I've managed to knit two more lambs using my own stash of wool. No stained fingers this time LOL !!.

I've used King Cole tinsel plus some oddments of Double Knit wool. 
I'm pleased to say that in the post today, I received some replacement wool for the purple lamb that I knitted from a magazine. Very pleased that the magazine company responded so quickly to rectify the problem. So I'll be knitting another lamb very soon. 

This weekend, I have to concentrate on making the wedding invitations. It's gone from 30 to 46 now !! So its "heads down and working" for me this weekend.

I will show a photo of the finished items asap. 

Bye for now x