Saturday, 12 December 2015

Just in time for Winter

I've finished my Tapestry cats...
all warm and cosy by the fire as the winter winds blow outside,

These two look like they're settled in for the winter

It's taken a few months to make this picture and I'll now be glad to move onto something else.
I will take it to my framer in the new year for framing and will post a pic of that on the wall.

How it progressed :)

A very Happy Christmas to everyone and I'll catch up with you in the new year,

Sunday, 11 October 2015

A Finish....

Hi all
hope you are well and happily crafting :)
I will catch up with you all in the next few days.
My Sunburst Throw is finished and I really enjoyed my first attempt at crochet

I made 180 squares altogether, as far as I can see there aren't 2 the same! don't know how I managed that as I didn't even check as I was going along.

here it is all cosy on my craft room chair :)

I added a scalloped yellow border all the way round to finish off.

and just in time for Halloween I bought this new book out on Oct 8th
a spooky haunted house...good bed time reading
happy crafting in whatever you do :)

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Sunburst progress

Hi All I Hope you all had a lovely week, we had A LOT of rain here in the UK this week so there were plenty of crochet days :) 

here is my progress this week on my Sunburst throw,

I'm doing it in blocks of ten wide, that makes it 35 in without the border so that's plenty wide enough,

I'm not sure how long it will be...I'll just keep going till I feel it's enough :)
I've joined them together using the whip stitch, you can see a video on that below.

Happy crafting in whatever you do

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Sunburst crochet

Hi All, I hope you're all having a great weekend and enjoying the beautiful weather or are crafting whatever you enjoy.
I've done the first six squares of the throw for my sewing room chair, I think I will connect all these before doing the next batch and then I will add them as I go I think, 
so that is the next challenge, to learn how to connect them all :)

I Love this sunburst design, it's so bright and cheery.

Happy Crafting :)

for anyone wanting to try this craft or pattern I've added the link on how I learnt,
There are 4 easy rounds to learn.

if you click on the you tube link on the right of the video it will take you to this and the other 3 tutorials.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

First ever crochet!

Hi all, hope everyone is enjoying good weather and a happy summer!
I've been meaning to have a go at crochet, something I've always wanted to try but never have got round to it..till today. 
I taught myself how to do the sunburst granny square.. you tube is a wonderful teacher 
so here is my very first square!
I think I need more practise to get my tension right as it's tight in places and loose in others but with practise I'll look forward to making more and maybe a cushion or throw for my craft room chair.

Happy Stitching

Friday, 7 August 2015

Tapestry Cats

Here is my Tapestry cats to date, I haven't been doing a lot of crafts as I've been out enjoying visiting many different places.
happy stitching.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

All Burned Out...

Hi All,
Thank you for your lovely comments on my previous posts,
I thought I would make a start on this
all burned out by Dimensions,

It's Tapestry not cross stitch. I bought it a couple of years ago and am doing bits here and there when I'm not in the garden enjoying the sun :)

I'm using the continental stitch on this one as it's easier with all the colour changes.
If you'd like to know more on how to do tapestry and the different stitches you can find it Here 

Happy summer days :)

Thursday, 28 May 2015


Hi all
hope you're all well and having fun crafting,
if you remember I posted about tinsel wool awhile back
and this is what I made from it

it was very easy to knit with, although that may be because I'm used to it after doing the luxe fur teddies

I still have a gold and red one to make,
it's something cute,fun and easy.

and my latest stash of yarns 


happy crafting :) in whatever you do

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Saggy old cloth cat...

Who doesn't love Bagpuss?
He's been a favourite with generations of  children since he was "born" over 40 years ago.
Here I've knitted the saggy old cloth cat

he's knitted in Sirdar Snuggly Snowflake Chunky

I Found a place to hang my sweet swingers :)
in the corner of my sewing room,
they look nice looking down from there.

Happy Crafting :)

For those that don't know Bagpuss.. or you just want a reminder :)

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Three for a girl...

This old
nursery rhyme  came to mind when I saw these Magpies in my garden the other day...

One for Sorrow
Two for joy
Three for a girl
Four for a boy
Five for silver
Six for gold
Seven for a secret never to be told.

I'm not very superstitious but I do believe in Karma,
So I must be a bit lol
Maybe I should be MORE superstitious, maybe it's a sign ;)

I'm still waiting to be a grandma after my son got married a couple of years back,

I've made a baby Quilt, baby Afghan and now this blanket and Teddy,

I Think I'll have to start leaving a few hints here and there
hahaha :)

Whatcha think..will it do the trick :)

This wool is so lovely and soft and cuddly :)

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Sweet Swingers

Hello all
here is something different from teddies

I found this cute pattern online for these sweet budgies
called sweet swingers.

They were pretty easy to make and I did learn something new :)
and that was the mattress stitch!
I'd never heard of it in knitting before but what a great stitch it is

when it comes to sewing up your seams, this is the stitch to use,
it's invisible and leaves no bulk in your work.

it's made by taking a stitch from each side of your work and going from side to side till you have reached the top ( or bottom) depending on which end you start.
make sure you leave a long tail of yarn when you start, when you get to the top you pull both ends and it closes the seam... Magic :)

I also bought these needles for sewing up seams

they are much better than using a tapestry needle because they have totally blunt and rounded ends so you can't snag your work and the ends are turned upwards so its easy to pick up your stitches :)

I made the swing out of a cheap embroidery hoop just covered in pretty yarn
the birds are stitched on by feet and body so cant fall off, the flowers and leaves are knitted scraps of wool.

Happy crafting

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