Sunday, 24 July 2011

Blogging Monday is here again Folks

Now I know I am getting older, things are taking more time than they did a few years back my brain is willing although leaning towards memory lapses now and again but I never get as much done as planned, start the week on a Sunday evening with a 'To Do' list reading like War & Peace come Saturday does not look much better. Do go off at a tangent on occasion and can take some time getting back to the straight and narrow course so not as much as I would have liked to show, however 2 more tote bags, 1 tidy bag, kimono shoes to match the baby gift posted last week for a friend, just waiting for her to produce said offspring and a birthday card for BIL.

Back to what I love a crazy quilted silk Victorian door hanging in colours of the sea, blues, greens, greys, and cream with shell charms, flowers and beads. Machine embroidery stitches and lace. Although small these pieces take time but enable me to be more creative and love the randomness of the patchwork.

Everything bought for Shiloh's arrival on Tuesday, well almost all off to collect the baby gate reserved at Homebase tomorrow, some more grub as Golden's have a penchant for food. Builder almost finished the puppy run but will not be able to use fully until Thursday, at least the badgers stayed away had visions of them ploughing their way through half set concrete. Contract received and insurance through from the kennel club.

Blog started for Shiloh so anyone can follow his tails from Tuesday.

I want to introduce my very good friend Kim from Apple Crafts she is based in Lincolnshire and starting some new card making classes soon. Kim is a wonderful lady , very patient and an excellent teacher, if you are in the area and would like to learn new techniques plus have fun check out her website for more details.

Hobby and Craft Forum is still looking for new members, we have a directory to advertise your business, morning coffee to pass some time away and more, whilst small we are perfectly formed and have some big ideas for the future.

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Sunday, 17 July 2011

Show and Tell Monday

Yet another week has past and ever nearer getting our puppy, new basket, toys, blankets and food not to mention the builder re fencing, concreting and fitting a gate to the puppy run, costing an arm and a leg but will be worth it.

Makes for this week more totes and tidy bags for my Purse Strings collection, this section will have gifts under £5.00 price tag.

Started the baby gift collection for a friend who is due any day now, thought the colours in this romper suit will suit a boy or a girl, card made just need to personalise, name door sachet (have to wait for this one) and the matching bootees still to do.

Tis'the Season

Have gone and done it now my first offering for Christmas 2011, planning on doing these in sets of 3, mini snowglobe cards with German glass glitter (beautiful) as the shaker bit.

Just need to plan what else I can add .........

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Sunday, 10 July 2011

Crafting Monday

Welcome readers to another Crafting Monday been busy won some fabric on ebay
for the school bags, managed to get 5 out of the fabric:

Not one to waste anything made 2 small tote bags

and a tidy bag out of the offcuts, have to squeeze as much as possible out of a length of fabric.

Shiloh update, now 4.5 weeks and the collection day is getting nearer Sally sent us some up to date photos and this says it all, what have we let ourselves in for:

The one marked with a blue X on his rump is ours, talk about walking over everyone
and here he is finally asleep

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Sunday, 3 July 2011

Blogging Monday

Dorset Girl awarded me the 'One Lovely Blog Award' thank you so much, the rules are that you must link back to the giver, tick.

Seven random things about me:

1. Love Morse and Lewis tv programmes
2. Avid reader of 'who dunnits'
3. Favourite dvd atm is Marie Antoinette with Kirsten Dunst
4. Love the smell of roses both actual and essential oil.
5. A fresh air freak, hate to not have the windows open
6. Early to bed and early to rise, best time of day 5:00 in the morning
7. Love the colour Pink

15 nominated blogs for this reward

1. The Graphics Fairy for some wonderful downloads
2. Claire Ogden Designs
3. Coeur d'Alene
4. diza Tiaras
5. Lazy Daisy Glass
6. Pei Li's minatures
7. Pickle Lily
8. Ali's Craft Studio
9. Adaliza
10. Beautiful things made by Claire
11. Kryshee's
12. Balderdash and Bunting
13. Ragbags and Gladrags
14. The Silver Shack
15. It's a Mistry Design Studio
16.Eat it Anyway
17. It's an Alien Life

An odd week seemed to be rushing here there and everywhere and not getting much done so makes for this week:

Been thinking of this style handbag for some time, had just enough of the stripe fabric left over from another project, different but happy with the end result.
The handles go throguh large eyelets.

Yet another pair of picot edged baby shoes, this time in a random wool of pink, cream and taupe.

This yarn just spoke to me, normally a pastel girl but thought these would be a funky addition to the modern babies wardrobe and appreciate that not everyone likes pastels. Found the heart buttons and the orange lace in my extensive stash of goodies, a wonder what you can find when you look, lol

A Sunday make, velvet and organza flower, velvet leaves, a vintage style button for the centre with ribbon and beading detail. Mounted onto a brooch bar.

We visited our new puppy this week, he is so sweet and cuddly, know most of you have seen the pics but just had to add this one, think he could be sleeping on the job initially but will soon get him trained to be useful (NOT!!!) Fell asleep on Lee's lap must have been happy. Have started a countdown app at the top of this blog to when we collect him and he has been adopted as the Crafts Forum puppy so to elevate him to this position he may even get his own blog.

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Just to remind you there is a friendly and supportive hobby and craft forum out there, with a lot of members, who are running successful craft businesses, willing to support and share their stories. If you want a place to chat and talk about your craft, please do join up, we'd welcome new members. Link.