Monday, 31 July 2017

Thinking Ahead LOL !!!!!.........

Morning all, well as it's the last day of July.....I thought I would start planning ahead LOL !!!

It's not too early for Halloween or Christmas it ???????

I was playing in my craft room over the weekend, and decided to make a couple of Halloween crackers. Very simple to make, using a score board and the WRMK envelope board. These are empty at the moment ....but will fill with some sweets nearer the time to sell at the craft fairs. I've kept the decoration really simple too (as that was all that I had in my stash LOL ).....but will decorate more at another time.

I've been thinking ahead to Christmas too.....

I treated myself to some ceramic pens, and have decorated these mugs ready for Christmas.

These mugs were left over from my teachers gifts. But now that I've drawn on them and baked them to set the pens, they'll have to stay for Christmas Gifts. I could also personalise them too. I will probably add hot chocolate sachets and marsh mellows as a gift set.

Doing a craft fair today, so will try and report back tomorrow. x

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Job Lot of Notepads LOL !!!!

 Morning all, hope your weekend is going great so far. Here are some post it note gift sets that I've made. Not my design, I'm afraid....pinterest had the idea, which I've copied. 
 The post it notes are just 3 x 3 inches, so the holder is not much bigger.
 The side view, shows how they stand.
 I've added a co-ordinating pen and charm.
 Various designs, all bagged up in cellophane ready to sell tomorrow (hopefully !!)
Will let you know how well or not they do !!

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Smile at The Birdie !!......

 Morning all, well here we are, almost at the end of July. Don't know if it's the same where you live, but starting to get a little chilly in the evenings and mornings, and the sun not appearing too often. Have the seasons changed ? It's more like autumn, rather than summer ????

Trying to keep cheerful, I've knitted some more little birds, as I had sold the previous ones that I had made. This time I've kept them all white, with coloured feet, wing tips, and hair!!

 I think these 2 are the girls......

 .....and these two are the boys.....amazing how a colour change can effect the overall look. 
Still, busy decorating, but can finally see the end of the tunnel....all looking good. 

Craft fair on Monday.....will let you know how I do.

Enjoy your weekend. x

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Furry Gonk !!!!!

Morning all, here, for now, is the last of the gonks that I've made. Patterns by Ling Ryan, the hardest to make was this furry one !! Trying to crochet when you can't see the stitch, was a little difficult to say the least.....I will make some more...and hopefully will be better at it LOL !! The fur wool was so lovely and soft, it was crocheted on a larger hook. 

 The set of 3 Christmas ones.....
.....and the rest of the gang !! There are a few more to do....but for now I'm going to have a break !!

See you all again very soon. x

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

A 30th Birthday.....he's a star (or so his mum says LOL !!).............

 Morning all, a card today. My friend's son is 30 today. When I was talking to her about it, she mentioned that he wasn't happy reaching 30 (he thought he sounded old !!). So I thought I would draw attention to it by making it the centre piece of the card. Sue Wilson dies and treat shape. Lovely dies these ones are. I can see me using this die for a lot of nice when you see the potential of a die.

 When I cut the background die out, I had loads of small stars as "scrap". I kept these and added them inside the treat shape. Perfect as the card I had used was double sided !!.
 Not sure if you can see this clearly, but this is the side view. Luckily for me I don't have to post this card. 

Enjoy the rest of your week. x

Monday, 24 July 2017

Elf Gonk......

 Morning all, another week started and soon it will be the end of July....School children all broken up from school.....and if you're a parent or grandparent looking after the "angels" I hope you're not pulling your hair out already from listening to them say "I'M BORED!!!". I can remember being like that, until it was nearly time to go back to school, when suddenly I could think of lots of things to do, and wished the summer hols were just starting again LOL - were you the same??

Anyway, back to today's blog.....and yes I'm still making gonks LOL !! This one is an elf. Again same easy pattern, in fact, easier, as no outfit to make. 
 I've added a bell to him. This one is for a friend, who has requested him, plus the father Christmas one and the Knight one. I can see me making loads more !! Pattern by Ling Ryan of Hooked on patterns.
See you again very soon, and thanks for stopping by. x

Sunday, 23 July 2017

More New Makes.....

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

I made these foam keyrings to add to my stock. I've kept them a simple shape, as the foam is quite delicate. I cut 2 of each to stick together and so strengthen them, and I used a eye-let stud (not sure of correct term) before adding the keyring.
 I used the dovecraft glitter glue to add to each keyring.
As to the craft fair yesterday..... well, lets just say I did a fraction of what I did on Thursday !!! Oh Well, never mind, I still made a profit !!. Unfortunately the venue was a social club, with 2 bar areas, a hall (where I was), and 2 outside areas. Although people did pass through my area, not many people stayed in that hall. 4 stall holders never showed up, so there were empty tables in the hall too, which didn't help the look of the room. Plus it rained off and on. 

No more fairs for a week now....that gives me time to restock a little and relax. It's quite tiring doing these events. 

Bye for now. x

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Been Busy......

 Morning all, hope you are all well & happy. After a very successful craft fair yesterday, I had to re-stock LOL !! I had recently bought a pack of "lego" style erasers, so I decided to make a co-ordinating note pad and add a glitter pencil and make into a set to sell.
 I've made 8 in total, 2 of each colour.

I'm supposed to be doing a craft fair today, with my friend, but not sure yet.
I'll let you know if I do.

Hubby, is still painting everything that moves !! before he can then do the flooring. Kitchen working out really well, and I'm very pleased with it. At the moment, there is nothing that I would want to change.....but I guess I have to live with a while before it settles in.

Enjoy your weekend......lots of other makes to show you over the next few days, so keep popping by. x

Friday, 21 July 2017

Wizard and Knight......

 Morning all, Friday here again....and yet again more Gonks !!! I've shown you the wizard, well here he is joined by a Knight !!!
Fantastic patterns by Ling Ryan of "hookedonpatterns"
A couple more still to be done LOL !!!

My craft fair yesterday was a huge success !!! I took over £100, so as you can imagine, I'm chuffed to bits !!! Makes up for all the times when I barely managed to raise the table money.

Feeling positive about doing more fairs now !!

Have a great weekend xxxx

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Ready For Prom Night !!.....

 Morning all, hope you are all well & happy and recovered from the thunder and lightening that we've had over the last couple of days.

I'm doing a school fete this afternoon (indoors !!!!). I wanted to make something a bit different for the girls to see. This book fold dress was the ideal thing. I cut a paperback book to 4.5 inches high and folded down each corner, to make the skirt. I then bought a cheap doll (£1) and cut her in half !! (so cruel LOL ) I then decoupaged some of the pages over her body to form the top half of her dress. Once dried I glued her to the skirt part. I then added some more squares of the pages to hide the join. 
 I added blue gems around the top of the dress,  twisted some around her hair, added one to each ear and around her wrists.
 Then using a serviette I've layered over the book fold part - using mod podge glue to seal. Finally Ive added another row of gems around her waist and the bottom of the dress. The centre piece is meant to go up in the middle LOL !!
The view from the side.

Will let you know how I get on asap. x

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Wizard Gonk......

Morning all, hope you all had a good weekend and feeling refreshed ready for the new week??

Still decorating at still in chaos, with dust paint pots etc everywhere !!! Never mind - whole house will look great (one day !!).

Whilst hubby is busy, I've been doing more gonks - this time a wizard one. The pattern by Ling Ryan is so easy to follow....all the gonks are made exactly the's just the costumes that are different.

Did my school fete Saturday.....I kept an eye on the weather forecast.....sunny, sunny, sunny !! Set up outside with no gazebo but had taken a couple of golfing umbrellas. Little shower whilst setting up, but didn't last long. Weather was cloudy for most of the time......and then the heavens opened !! Well, we tried to cover over as much as we could with the umbrellas, and moving stuff about. But the rain won and we packed up early. So didn't make much, and had the inconvenience of having to dry things off and re-do some labels that got wet.

The school fete was over too as everyone went home as the bouncy castles etc couldn't operate in the rain !!

Oh well never mind, doing another school on Thursday (but inside !!) x

Friday, 14 July 2017

A Different Notepad.....

Morning all, Friday here again......

I've been trying to make different things to sell and been checking out pinterest for ideas !!!

Here is a notepad with a magnetic strip on the back. Covered with pretty paper and then a pencil "case" with 2 pencils in matching colours on top. Co-ordinating ribbon and flower to finish off.

I'm doing a craft fair tomorrow at a hopefully will do well. (ever the optimist !!!!).

Will let you know how things go over the weekend. x

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Craft Fair Makes......

 Morning all, I said a while ago that I was in the process of making bits for my craft fair. I've made 10 so far.....but here are just 3.

I used some cardboard(from a delivery box) and cut 5 x 10 inches. I cut another piece (from cereal box) and stuck on top. Then I covered back and front with the papers (from my stash), making the first side overlap the second side, and then cut another piece of paper 4.75 x 9.75 inches to go on top. This covers the edges too and makes it more neater.
 I then wrapped a piece of ribbon across the bottom, added a side tab to hold the pen. Then added a large bull-dog clip at the top. Using a till roll I've used ribbon to hold the till roll onto the bull dog clip.

I'm hoping these will sell well....will let you know !!

Bye for now. x

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

A Card....(for a change !!).....

 Morning all, hope you are all well & happy. Glad to say the weather has cooled down a bit here in Kent. Makes it more bearable to sleep at night !!

For a change, I thought I would make a card. Sue Wilson dies.
I bought it as a kit from an online site. The wording was already printed out, along with the embossed background. I just had to cut the sheets down to size. Then cut out the flowers and centre piece using the dies, ( which are part of the kit).

A handy card to have in my stash. 

Bye for now. x

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

2 More Gonks !!!

 Morning all, well I'm still making gonks !!!

This time it's the fisherman & caveman gonk. I just love these patterns by Ling Ryan of "Hookedonpatterns". She sells the basis pattern , then you can have all the instructions for the various gonks for free !! How generous is that???

I took the other two to show my friends at my craft group and got an order for the complete set !!! My crochet hook will be practically sparking as I've got a lot to do LOL !!!

Also in the process of making some bits for a school fair that I'm doing next week. Will try and post them asap.

Bye for now. xx

Monday, 10 July 2017

3 Little Birds !!!......

 Morning all, hope you've all had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the sunshine!!

My eldest was home for a quick visit, so I wasn't able to blog at the weekend.

Made these little birds from a pattern in a magazine. Very easy to knit and doesn't take up too much wool.

Pleased to say, I sold the white one at the craft fair on Saturday. The craft fairs this week have been very disappointing. Not many people want to venture out when the weather is nice, so haven't taken much money.

I do have a few more lined up, so hopefully will do better on another day. I'm already booking up the Christmas will be getting all Christmassy soon with makes to sell.

I'm still in the process of making more gonks in between other things. I've made a fisherman one and am just about to complete a caveman one. Photos to follow in the next few days.

Enjoy your day/week xxx