Thursday, 30 August 2018

Nordic Gnomes.......

Morning all, hope you are well and looking forward to the weekend, even if it has been a short week ?? 

Here are some more Christmas makes. This time nordic gnomes. Saw a lot of these last year, and although I had crochet some of my own, I thought I would make these out of felt.

The body is basically a tube, filled with weighted plastic pellets and stuffing. The beards I have used bought tassels. I had these star buttons in my stash, which go with the nordic theme.

Only made 3 at the moment, but will be making loads more. !!!

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Gift Boxes......

 Morning all, hope you are all well, and enjoyed the bank holiday yesterday.
I was meant to do a craft fair yesterday, went there, but didn't like the set up. You had to park your car in one area, unload and walk through several paths to get to the field. The grass was still wet from Sunday. A few stall holders had already cancelled. So I just thought it wasn't worth it. So I came home !!
Nice surprise for my hubby, although he was doing some D.I.Y jobs for me!!

A few days ago, I made these little gift boxes. They can hold 3 t-lights or a couple of chocolates.

I started thinking of other ways that I could decorate them.........

...... and came up with these!! Halloween or Christmas.

I put the photos on my facebook page and within a couple of hours got orders for a total of 15 reindeers!!

Must admit they do look cute.

So busy now making these. Nearly finished the second set of Nativity characters for a customer. Have loads of things that I want to do, but time has started speeding up on me. Can't believe it's nearly September......where did the summer go???

Must go now, thanks for popping by and hopefully see you again soon. x

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Reindeer - hedgehog......

Morning all, as you can see, I'm still concentrating on Christmas LOL !!

I made some small book fold hedgehogs as teachers gifts or graduation gifts. They sold well, so I thought about what else I could do with these small hedgehogs.

I came up with Rudolph!!

A red pompom for he's nose and pipe cleaners for antlers. Not sure if this is the finished article yet.....will let you know if I alter him later.

Soon will be the weekend. A bank holiday one too !! Enjoy x

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

"Who's a Pretty Bird Then?".......

Morning all, halfway through the week now. Hope yours is going great so far.

Knitted this cute budgie from a magazine recently. I made a few in blue and green. Got orders for 4, and sold a few at my craft fairs.

Quick and easy to make.

See you soon x

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Knitted Toy Soldier Decorations.....

Morning all, a quick blog today. Knitted these a little while ago.
Toy soldiers, as Xmas decorations.


Monday, 20 August 2018

Christmas Eclipse cards......

 Morning all, here I am again.....this time with more eclipse cards, ready for Christmas.
 I've done 3 with "xmas" and 4 with "Noel".
 This is using a stamp by "Chocolate Baroque"
 These two are from a set of free stamps that I got ages ago.

 These two are using a stamp from woodware. 

 And finally, these two were from a set of free stamps.
I love the simplicity of these cards. 

My Christmas card stash is starting to build up quite nicely. Have you started yours yet???

By for now x

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Nieces' 21st Birthday Card.....

 Morning all, yes I'm still here LOL !! I know it's been such a long time since I've added a post to my blog. Just can't believe how busy I've been.

I finished off knitting the nativity scene for a customer. When I gave it to her, she took a photo and put it on her facebook page. When her sister saw it, she ordered a set too !!. So I've been busy knitting another set. In between I've made some more crochet keyrings as I was getting low on stock.

It was my nieces 21st birthday yesterday. Here is the eclipse card that I made her. It's A4 size, which shows how large the dies are that I've used for her name. 
The stamps are by woodware, and Marion Emberson. The flowers at the bottom are a die by Marianne Designs.

I will be doing a few more blogs over the next few days to make up for my absence.

Both my boys are here today for Sunday Lunch, along with my youngest son's partner and their dog!!. Busy day again.

Glad to say the weather is at a more bearable temperature now. Can sleep better at night now.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and hope you can pop by soon. x