Friday, 22 September 2017

Coffin Boxes........

 Morning all, Friday here again.

I bought the die from Tonic for these coffin boxes. I spent yesterday cutting them out and decorating. The skeleton on the front is not part of the Tonic set, but one that I had recently bought from China. The skeleton die in the Tonic set, comprised of lots of dies that you make the skeleton up with, and as I was making a few, decided my other die would be quicker. Lots of elements in this die set....well worth the money.
 Below are the coffin boxes that I made up myself last year, without the aid of a die......just as good (but not quite !!).
The decorating is now finished (hooray), and the house is looking good. Just got to clean everywhere and bring back all the accessories that have been in boxes in the garage. 

Have a good weekend. x

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

3 Christmas Stockings......

Morning all, a little late with the blog today, sorry, I meant to do it yesterday to schedule for today, but somehow didn't get around to it.

I was asked a little while ago if I could knit 3 Christmas stockings. Once she had decided what wool she wanted me to use (dk or chunky), the only instruction she gave me was she wanted them all striped and all different !!

I've used the same 3 colours and changed the design slightly in each one. The 3 all have the same tops (which was knitted in a fluffy wool) and the ties are all the same.

I hope she likes them, otherwise I'll 3 stockings to sell on my craft stall soon !!

The craft fairs that I did on Friday and Saturday were ok....made some profit, but people not quite ready to buy for Christmas.

The other piece of good news that I have to share with you, is that my local florist (in my village) has taken some of my goodies to sell in the shop Hip, Hip, Hooray !!!!!!!!

I've given her some decorated candles, a Christmas Cushion, some notepads, a book fold and some Christmas felt decorations.

I'll pop back in a couple of weeks to see how they are going...if at all !! - Fingers crossed please all.

Next Craft fair isn't until next Tuesday, so I've got a few days to restock and rest LOL !!

See you again very soon I hope. x

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Moving Home.....

Morning all, another weekend is nearly over.....hope yours has been good so far.

I did a craft fair Friday morning, and another on Saturday...... Nothing spectacular to report, made a little money, on top of table costs, which is the main thing.

I've made this moving home card for my brother and his family, who hope to be moving this week (fingers crossed !!).

The sentiment is from a Hunkydory pad. The houses are a x-cut die that I bought some time ago really cheaply (a come in handy die LOL !!), and now it has !!

No craft fairs this week, but 2 next week. I'll be bringing out all the halloween items that I've made - must try and remember to take a photo of them all before I start !!

I did remember to take a photo yesterday of my stall.
As you can see....a bit of everything !!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. x

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

First Batch Of Christmas Cards.....

 Morning all, half-way through the week, and I hope you've had a stress-free one so far !!

As promised, I have made some Christmas cards.  I had a day of cutting out the background (Sue Wilson background die - twinkle star) on a 6 x 6 card blank. Then I have backed each one using mirri card - different colour on each one. 
 The hard decision, was then what to put on each one ......
 .....and what greeting.....
 I had recently bought these small "first edition" & "Dovecraft" dies from "everycraftsapound". There were loads of things to choose from.  
 I decided to do the same greeting on each card in matching mirri card.
 ....But decided to do a second layer using  black card and off-set to create a shadow. (This gingerbread man was an x-cut die).
 ....each of the corner embellishments have been glittered first by using double sided tape and glamour dust.
This last die was "Cottage Cutz" - reindeer postage.

Well that's a start LOL !! Must do some more soon. Have made the decision to keep the cards small and simple this year. I will do larger more elaborate ones for friends and family that don't get posted. 

How are you getting on with Christmas ???? Have you started yet???? or, like some, almost finished ????

Let me know in the comments box. 

See you soon. x

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

More Felt Christmas Decorations.....

Morning all, hope you are all well & happy.

Another quick blog today, as I'm sure you're getting fed up with seeing Christmas decorations LOL !! I promise the next blog that I do will be cards (albeit Christmas Cards !!)

Finished sewing these up on Sunday.

Easy to do with a simple shape for the reindeers, and just circles for the Christmas pud.

Hope to see you again very soon. x

Sunday, 10 September 2017

More V.W.Campervan Christmas Decorations......

Morning all, hope the weekend has been a good one so far.

A quick blog today.... 

..... more V.W.Campervan Christmas decorations made...this time in more colours.

2 are on their way to Ashford, in Kent as we speak.

£3.00 each plus postage. 

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Christmas Cushion.....

 Morning all, Saturday here again.....

It's hubbies birthday today, so i'm being a good and loving wife, by making continue with the decorating LOL !!!. Before you all start feeling sorry for him, he did have Tuesday afternoon and all day Thursday off to go fishing !!
I've made him a birthday cake (just a plain victoria sponge) as that is what he likes the best !! So he will be well fed whilst working !!

On to other things and I've just completed this simple but effective Christmas cushion.
Not very complicated to knit, as just rows of different bands on the front and plain on the back. The santa's hat was just a square of knitting folded diagonally and sew across the top. 
The eyes are swiss darned on afterwards. 

Another make ready for my Christmas fairs. So far I've got a large cardboard box filled with halloween makes and another with Christmas makes.

Think I need to have a bit of a break and make some Christmas cards for myself, or I'll never catch up. I think a spot of "batch" making is in order......
..... watch this space !!

Whatever you are doing - enjoy yourselves LOL !! xx