Thursday, 31 May 2018

Birthday card for a Friend.....

Morning all, nearly at the end of the week.....and the start of a new month !!
Today, is my crafting friends birthday. This card sums her up a little bit cheeky at times LOL !! I'm sure she wont mind me saying that !!
 This is the other stamp that I bought at Detling Showground. It's by Honeydoo stamps and has a matching die to cut around the stamped image. I've used the die to cut out of the layering card, so that the butterfly image can be raised.
 The Sentiment is from a Hunkydory mini pads.
I used metallic promarkers to colour this in and then used a quickie glue pen and some glamour dust to high-light areas on the butterflies.

Bye for now.....and see you all next month !!! x

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Another Knitted Hedgehog !!!!......

 Morning all, a quick blog today, as we all get back into the routine after a bank holiday weekend. Hope the weather was as glorious where you live, as it was for me here in Kent.

Knitted this hedgehog from a free kit in a magazine. Glad all the instructions were there in the magazine. I haven't contacted the magazine about the elephant yet, but as you all seemed to agree with me, I will do !!

Enjoy the rest of your day x

Sunday, 27 May 2018


 Morning all, hope you are enjoying your weekend so far.

I bought a knitting/crochet magazine, and inside was the pattern to make this elephant. The picture in the magazine looked so cute, that I couldn't wait to knit him.
The body and legs were knitted in one piece. When it came to sewing him up, I read that you had to go on-line to see the instructions!!!!! Good job I do have a computer and do things on-line, otherwise I would have been well & truly annoyed. Anyway I went on line, only to see 4 photos with no written instructions. Not what I would call helpful !! 

This is the result.......needless to say, I wont be knitting another one!!
I think magazines are quite expensive these days, and should give clear and precise instructions on all their patterns that they print in the magazine.Not everyone has a computer and is able to go online. If that's the way forward then a lot of people (me included) will not be buying these magazines.......

I might even email the magazine company and complain !!

Rant over. Sorry xxx

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Using My New Stamp.....

 Morning all, well here we are, another bank holiday weekend. Hope the weather stays sunny and warm for us all. 

Here is the first card that I've made, using my new stamp by Woodware.
As you can see I've stamped the image twice, and used "candi" on the dots.
 I've got some metallic promarkers, so I coloured the leaves in bronze.
The sentiment, I think, is from Anna Marie Designs.

My eldest coming home again for the weekend, as last week he couldn't stay and see all the family.

Enjoy your day. xx

Thursday, 24 May 2018

MAWTT Challenge:- Black/white and One Colour........

 Morning all, it's that time again for the MAWTT challenge. This month the theme is black/white and one colour. I always think that red always goes well with black & white. I've kept it simple with just a polka dot paper and a black happy birthday.
Using this spellbinders die, I've paper pieced the whole thing choosing black or white.....

Pop over to the MAWTT, to see the other DT entries.

Bye for now x

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Watch Out....Those teeth are sharp !!....

 Morning all, another knitted project..... This time a shark pencil case. My friend saw the pattern, and very kindly sent it to me. Only took an afternoon to knit up, and an evening to sew up.
 I will probably make some more of these in different colours.....

 The zip was a bit fiddly to put it.......
......and this is how it looks with the zip closed.

Pop by tomorrow for MAWTT challenge. x

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Keeping in Touch.......

Morning all, just thought I would do a brief blog to let you all know what's been happening to me.

Firstly, thank you for all my birthday wishes. I had a good day, although I had to pick my son up from Heathrow Airport. He was originally due to touch down at 15:20, his flight was delayed by 45 mins. Unfortunately, by the time he had collected his bags and come through the arrivals lounge, it was nearly 5pm !!
Needless to say, the traffic was dreadful coming back home, so we didn't manage to go out for a meal before he had to drive back to Oxford. 

Secondly, I went to the Hochanda show on Saturday, at Detling showground. It was the first time that I had been, and I was pleased at how spacious it was. No crushing between the aisles. It was quite busy, despite being the royal wedding. They had an area with a TV set up in case you wanted to watch.

Had the chance to chat with Christine Emberson and John Lockwood. Both are doing well and looked happy, despite having to do demo's all day!!

I didn't have a list of things that I wanted to buy, and didn't spend more than £53 - I bought A Phil Martin birthday sentiment cloud stamp, A Woodware stamp that I can add my candi and 2 Honey Doo Crafts, stamps and a die that matches one of the stamps, and finally i bought a bag of mixed bows for £1 !! My bargain for the day !!!

Haven't had a chance to play yet......but watch this space !!

Bye for now x

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Happy Birthday Carol!!......

 Morning all, hope you are enjoying the weekend.

Today is another of my crafting friend's birthday. So I made another eclipse card. I used "john next doors" ribbon threader die to enable me to add ribbon around the edge of her name. A very versatile die !!!

Again I've used craftwork cards papers and embellishments. 

See you all again soon. x

Thursday, 17 May 2018

It's My Birthday Today.......!!!!!!!

Morning all, hope your week is going great so far.

Today is my birthday and I've got a special treat in store today.........

......... I can go to Heathrow airport and pick my son up !!!!! Hooray !!!!!!

Luckily for me he arrives back in the UK in the early afternoon, so I should be able to get there and back before the rush hour traffic starts to build up. 
Looking forward to seeing him again.....although he has been very good and has kept in contact every couple of days, I wont be happy until he's back home.

Hopefully, we can go for a meal later today, before he has to go back home to Oxford for work tomorrow. 

On to something crafty.....

I made these crochet bats in 3 different colours......what's your favourite??

Bye for now. xx

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Happy Birthday Sue!!!.....

 Morning all, hope you are all well & happy. Today is my friend Sue's Birthday. She goes to 2 of the same craft groups as I do, and is always an inspiration to me, as she likes to do all the same sorts of crafts that I do !!

Once again I've made this eclipse card.....I've used craftwork cards papers and embellishments. I just added a darker edge to the flower and the lettering.

Bye for now xx

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

A Great Bank Holiday Weekend......

Morning all, hope you, like me, had a lovely bank holiday weekend.

It started on Friday, doing a craft fair at my local market. A quiet day, but more people than normal. My customer came in for the crochet sunflower and I'm pleased to say she was delighted with it. She has now ordered some sunflower bunting to be made for her daughters wedding in August. She wants the flower heads in a row, with the happy couple's names spelt out in the centres. So I'm going to be busy over the next couple of months making them !!

A beautifully sunny weekend. I sat in the garden doing some knitting and crochet.

I made this crochet bat:-

I've been meaning to make him ready for halloween for some time. I completed him on Sunday evening. I really like him, and was tempted to keep him for myself......until hubby saw him and claimed him !!
So now I've got to start again making another one or ten !!

Did a craft fair on Monday at a local school. A beautiful day again. It was well organised and a fabulous turn out. Sold nearly all my knitted and crochet toys, along with other bits and bobs. Happy result.

Now a few days before my next craft fair. Doing a pamper & shop evening at a local school on Friday evening and another similar event on Saturday. ........

.......have to get busy making more bits !!

On another note, heard from my eldest again, that he is alive and well, and finished his trek.......big sigh of relief !!!

Hope you all get to enjoy the lovely weather over the next few days, before it reverts back to normal temperatures.

Bye for now x

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Knitted Bee......

 Morning all, I hope you are all enjoying this lovely weather.....Fingers crossed for a good bank holiday weekend !!!!!

I bought this bee pattern from "knittingbypost", and whilst I liked it....I wasn't too happy with the legs.........

....... So this is what I've done !!
As you can see, I've given him 6 legs and also added a smile to his face.

I did the local market yesterday, and although not over busy, sold a few bits and bobs. The lady that I made the sunflower for, came and picked it up. Glad to say she was very pleased with it, so much so, that she has asked me to knit a sunflower bunting for her daughters wedding later on in the year.

It was nice to get back to normality, and meet up with the other stallholders again.

My eldest son, has gone to Peru with 2 uni friends. He has been messaging me every day (so that I know he's still alive and ok), then he messaged me yesterday saying that he is about to go for a trek and won't be contactable for a few days ........I'm trying not to worry about him, but wont be happy until I hear from him again!! You never stop being a parent, no matter how old they are, do you ????

Enjoy the bank holiday, and hopefully I will see you all again soon. x

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Bring Me Sunshine .......!!!!!!!!

Morning all, if you haven't got any sun yet.....enjoy this sunflower from me !!

A customer saw something similar and asked me to make one for her. I found a pattern for a similar shaped flower in a pot, so have just altered slightly in places to make a sunflower.  It's all crochet, and you even make the ball of soil before making the pot !! A bit time consuming, so probably wont make many more. At the moment it's a bit top heavy !! I've inserted kebab sticks inside the stem to hold it up straight, now it needs something weighty in the pot to keep it standing. 
Bye for now xx

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Unicorn Stationery Set.....

 Morning everyone....1st of May !!! Hope the weather is improving where you are - a miserable day yesterday in Kent, hope it starts to get warmer soon.

Onto today's blog. You may remember that when I went to Excel, I bought a stamp of a unicorn by Woodware. I decided to make a little stationery set.
 I've made a little folder for all the bits to go in, with some pencils and a unicorn rubber too. I stamped the unicorn image out several times, some with just the unicorn and others with the wording and stars. I've done about 12 in total.The front image came from "Making cards" magazine.
I've only made the one to see how it goes, but can quite easily make some more if popular.

Glad to report that I'm feeling a lot better today, more like my oldself !! Thanks for all your kind wishes.

Bye for now xx