Thursday, 29 September 2016

Girly Card...............

 Morning all, a quick blog today..... I've been making a few birthday cards for my friends birthdays in October ( I'll show you them next month), but here is a spare card that i would do for a (just in case i forget birthday LOL !!)

The topper is from hunkydory. I've just layered onto pink card, using Sue Wilson Noble die. Then added pink and lemon flowers on the bottom corner and 1 flower on the top.
Pretty in Pink !!!

Wednesday, 28 September 2016


 Morning all, sorry I've not had a blog for the last couple of days. Two reasons:- 1, I've been decorating & 2, I've not been feeling too good....(maybe overdone the decorating LOL !!)

Anyway, I'm back today !!!

I've decided to stop making Halloween stuff for now, as I haven't got another craft fair until the end of October and don't want to have too much stock left over. 

So I decided to concentrate on Christmas. Here is Mr.Frosty (Mrs. Frosty on her way soon !!). It's from a pattern booklet by Jean Greenhowe. I've had the pattern over 20 years, since my boys were young. 
 He is about 8 inches high, and I've used a DK sparkly white wool to knit him.
Side view of his nose (not quite a carrot shape !!)

Following my craft fair last Sunday.....I have to report back that it was the worst one (as in money taken) that I've done. It was a lovely hall in a village, and was well advertised.....but not many people and not many buyers!!! Most of the stallholders managed to make the table costs and a little extra. My friend and I only took enough to cover the table cost and there were a couple of stallholders that didn't even make that !!

It's very dis-heartening, especially when your whole day is taken up with the event, and it's very tiring too (perhaps that added to me not feeling too good).

I'm hoping for better things when I do the other craft fairs in Nov & Dec. A lady, that my friend knows said a very wise thing about craft fairs......she said "people don't go to a craft fair looking for any specific thing.....but when they see something they like they buy it".....I'm hoping the people who come to the next craft fair like ""everything""".

See you again soon. x

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Halloween Makes........

Morning all, hope you are enjoying your weekend so far.  I'm doing a craft fair today from 11-3, so no Sunday roast will be cooked today for my husband and son.  It actually works out ok, as my husband has gone fishing, and wont be back until this evening, and my son is at work, so I'll be able to cook a meal tonight.......and we will all be so hungry that we wont mind what it is LOL !!!!

I thought I would take a photo of the halloween makes that I've done. As you can see there are spiders, pumpkins, coffin boxes and tea-lights.
Hopefully I will be returning home with a few missing today.....will let you know tomorrow.
 I have had orders to knit some of these, so I will be busy knitting next week to try and complete the orders in time for halloween.

Enjoy the rest of the day, and thanks for popping by. x

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Baby Girl Pink......

 Morning all, a little late with the blog today - sorry....

.... Following on from the theme of is the baby girl card.

Same, LOTV topper, Sue Wilson Noble pierced square die & new baby dies, and to finish some pink paper clay embellishments.

Doing a craft fair tomorrow, so will report back in the afternoon (if not too tired!)

Have a great weekend. x

Friday, 23 September 2016

Baby Boy Blue......

 Morning all, well, here we are's Friday !!!! Another week about to finish, and would you believe one more week left of September LOL !!

I've noticed a dip in the temperatures in the morning and evenings now, and it's getting darker earlier every night.

I've been trying (unsuccessfully ) to tidy my craft room wouldn't believe the seems to be ganging up on me and piling up in corners, on the tables and in corners.....I don't know where it's all come from - honestly !!!

Whilst in the midst of tidying, I came across some lemon card blanks. Don't know how long I've had them but they only cost me £1.45 for 5 !!!!

I had some blue washi tape with yellow I decided to make a baby boy card. Not for anyone in particular, but just because !!!!

I had this LOTV topper and used Sue Wilson Noble pierced squares to make a frame.  
 "It's a boy" is also a new Sue Wilson Die, which co-ordinates with the frame. 
 I coloured some paper clay and used this teddy and rocking horse mould to create an embellishment.
That's all for today folks....enjoy your weekend. x

Thursday, 22 September 2016

More Halloween........

 Morning all, a little late with the blog today.....time flies when you're having fun LOL !!!!

A couple more halloween projects. 

Above a pillow box for halloween treats. The die for the box is by "Crealies". One sheet of A4 card is all you need to make it. A couple of additional spooky embellishments and you're done !!!
Then these two spooky charms are made using a die by "Elizabeth Craft Designs".  I've used foam sheets to create them. The ghost is 3d and consists of 3 parts. 
I've only made one of each so far......but I will be doing more ready for the craft fair on Sunday.

Thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog.......I really appreciate you taking the time to view, and comment on my blog.

Bye for now. x

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

PUMPKINS .........!!!!!!!

 Morning all, middle of the week now and looking forward to the weekend....
Not doing a craft fair on Saturday this weekend.....but doing one on Sunday LOL !!

I made a couple of knitted pumpkins, using the King Cole Pattern that the spiders were on, and knitted in the same King Cole tinsel wool. I took them into my craft group last Friday, and one lady bought both the pumpkins and the black spider. So last Friday night I had to quickly make 2 more pumpkins ready for my craft fair last Saturday. I didn't even manage to take a photo of the first two. So here are the second two !!!!!
I can just manage to knit two out of 1 x 50 gm ball of wool, plus some oddments of green DK.

Pleased to say that I sold one of them last Saturday, so will make another one to replace him.