Wednesday, 31 August 2011

BOM Month 3

This is my Block Of the Month 3, only 9 more to go. I love doing this quilt and though I can't wait to finish it, it is nice to take it easy and it leaves me lots of time to do my other crafts, I'm one of those people that wants everything yesterday and I love starting new things and if they take a long time I loose interest, but now every month I get a new block to do, which are quick and easy to do.

Friday, 26 August 2011

Hoot Hoot

Just loving this little owl, thanks to Jessica, this little owl is so easy and fun to make, even little Grace made one. You can find a PDF pattern HERE If the kids aren't into sewing they could even make one from some coloured card.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Card patterns 129, with Warren.

Another card challenge again today, so glad I'm back in the swing again with my card making and I've made loads of cards with Warren, no he's not my new boyfriend, shame because he is so cute. Warren is the cute bunny by Craftworks cards. so cute I didn't know whether to make him Christmassy or not so did both using the sketch by Card patterns.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

BOM Month 2

Remember the Block of the Month kit? HERE well this is block 2, I recceived Month 3 a while ago and then realised I hadn't shown you month 2 yet.

The weather here today is awful, yesterday it was really hot 30c and today it is raining, how can we go from summer to winter in one day. well whatever! We will have weather, whether or not.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Card Patterns Sketch 128

 I haven't done a challenge card for ages, been busy knitting and sewing. I'm in the middle of making a school bag for a friends daughter so must finish that before she goes back to school, but managed to get some of Tim Holtz Kraft resist paper, and had a little play, and came up with this. The daisy is a sissix die that I got from Stampin Up.
Card Patterns is one of my favourite challenge blogs, and I love this sketch.
Also I have my son Stephen and his wife Rhiannon are coming down on Friday for a long weekend, and my grandson Rhys is bringing his new girlfriend, so that will be nice to see them both. Lots of cleaning and cooking to do. Also I'm looking after Grace tonight and tomorrow, maybe I can get her to make some cakes,

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Loopy scarf

I couldn't believe how quick and easy this was to knit, it took less than a day, I love it infact my friend Sally loved it so much she wanted it for herself so this I had to make another one. wonder how long this one will last. I edited my mug shot because I didn't think you would want to see me, not a pretty sight this early in the morning.

Monday, 15 August 2011

It takes two cushion cover.

I had a lot of scraps left after making my it takes two quilt.(see the last post) and this time I am very pleased with the result, but then a cushion is more in my league.
I've also been busy knitting so again, so pop back tomorrow to see the loopy scarf I made in less than a day.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

My Very first Quilt.

Something that I have always wanted to do was make a Patchwork quilt and when I started sewing again a while back I thought why not have ago. Now I know it wasn't going to be easy and this quilt is for beginners and it wasn't as difficult as I thought it was going to be. The really difficult bit was the actual quilting bit. I decided to go with quick easy, well maybe easy for some, and did it on my machine. Boy was it a task and I did mess up in parts,and I only did sewing in the ditch, but I don't mind, and if I don't mind it doesn't matter, and I know I will hopefully do a better job next time.

The kit is called It Takes Two and is designed by Camille it was on Sale at the Fat Quarter Shop
It was featured in the Dec 10 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting.

I also decided that I want to learn to crochet, I can knit but not crochet and that's the next thing to learn to do. I think this is becoming a bit of a bucket list.