Sunday, 25 July 2010

felt letters

Finally made the felt name banners, I love the sparkly feel to them with the beads and sequins added. I was a bit dubious about adding anything as I tend to like plain and simple but they were too plain as just stitched letters. The gitls love them and they are now hanging up in their room.
I also made Rocky Road bars this week and shock horror my fussy kids dont like them as they are too rich so thats my diet completely screwed for this week as I cant just leave them now can I
I am now working away on my bunny from an old Crafts Beautiful magazine, its being made from a pair of Daisys old trousers which she was shocked and horrifed to wake up and find I had chopped them to pieces ha ha

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

more makes

my tudor style necklace

Finally finished my tudor inspired necklace woohoo. I bought the bead kit from HobbyCraft way bak at christmas time when I was last in Aberdeen and even though I started making it that same evening I wasnt happy with the strength of the thread in the kit, the bracelets I made seemed like they might break just stretching them the teensy bit needed to slip onto my wrists so I put it aside then forgot about it for months.

Recently I have been watching the new season of Tudors and it got me wanting to finish the necklace so quick trip to the local crafty shop and I have much stronger thread and clasps so got it made up in one evening as I'd already had them layed out how I wanted. The cross in the middle is from a choker that I've had since I was 15 so its great to see it put to use after 20 years in a jewellery box
work in progress and yes I'm a messy, sit on the sofa crafter

I have several projects on the go right now, felt names for my girls room a wee scottie dog from this wonderful blog and I am gonna attempt to turn an old pair of Daisys corduroy trousers into a bunny from a pattern in an old Crafts Beautiful magazine

Sunday, 11 July 2010

52 Marvellous Makes Madness Challenge

I have decided to join the 52 Marvellous Makes Madness Challenge over at The Thrifty Mrs blog - which is simply to make something each week that you love doing - crochet, sewing, baking, knitting, scrapping anything.

As the challenge was posted on the 30th June I think I'm a week behind so I'm going to submit my owl that I made last week as my week one effort. I should put up Robyns works too as she is a crafty little monkey especially over the holidays, Daisy too although she is just 3 so tends to get bored after 5 mins unless it involves paint or glitter glue. This week they were hard at work painting a wooden letter set

hard at work
the end result

Monday, 5 July 2010

little owl

I found the cutest little owl egg cozy tutorial here - and decided to have a go as I have loads of felt and scraps of material. He was really easy to make and the tutorial was really straightforward to follow. My girls shrieked when they saw him (or should it be's pale pink felt) and they both want one each and Robyn being the ever cheeky madam says she walso wants a bigger plushie version and in "proper owl colours"

I've also spent a week making cusion covers for a friend, I made 2 plain and decided to put a pattern on one as a surprise and decided on a flower applique. It's the first time I've done anything like that so I was very pleased

with the way it turned out. I'm having serious deja vu feelings with it though, even though the pattern came from the top of my head, I cant help feeling I've seen it before and I think it may have been on one of my daughters baby tops....will have to do a hunt through the millions of photos I have of them now