store up and running, I've sold three items!! I am beyond excited and can't wait to add a few more things over the next week or so to see how they go. So far I have sold one tea cosy and two pairs of earrings. One of which is winging its way to Edinburgh which is fabulous. The thought of my earrings being worn on the other side of the world is really fantastic! As my tea cosy addiction grows, I had to make another one to add to the store.
Diane was the craft tutor at the party, she had presented everything in the most stunning way, right down to the glue being in a pretty floral cupcake papers!! I mean, just look at the beautiful bags that contained bits and pieces for the children to take home to make another project - just gorgeous.
Have a fabulous week! See you again soon.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
So thinking about crochet and general craftiness, I thought it would be nice to have some crochet appreciation from across the decades.
Soon after learning to crochet, I won a peggy square competition at the local wool shop, with my winning granny square! I was beyond excited and took home a big bag of blue wool that I got to choose all by myself, and a latch hook set with a huge frog picture. I can still remember how proud I was.
But somewhere around 10 years old I'm guessing, I didn't want to do any of that crafty stuff anymore and promptly forgot all about it until a few years ago when suddenly I had the urge to re-learn. So off I trotted to the shops and bought a 'how-to' book and a crochet hook. It took a few days to get back into it and the stitch names confused me terribly (I still have them all written in a notebook in step-by-step directions!). It's all history now though - I can't imagine ever wanting to stop.
here. I will list some more crochet items soon and keep my fingers crossed that someone actually wants to buy something!! It's all good fun in the meantime.
Have a fabulous week! See you soon.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Then on Sunday it was my lovely mother and father-in-law's 50th wedding anniversary! What a truly fantastic milestone. My husband is one of five children and they all arranged the most lovely party. I made the cake and was thrilled with how it turned out. The only blip was that I'd ordered a tiny floral arrangement to go on the top corner of the cake but when it turned up it was huge. It doesn't look that big in the background here but it was! Luckily we had bought some little artificial ones as back up. I have a serious dislike (to put it politely) of fake flowers but these ended up looking quite sweet. And as the rest of the family pointed out, they can be kept as a memory forever. My mum-in-law even had her wedding dress, shoes, headgear and wedding telegrams on display. Miss 4 got to try on the wedding dress while standing on a chair. She thought she was the bees knees. Happy Anniversary Jo & Ian!
And also a huge thank you to TwoLuLa for passing on an award too! It made my day ladies - thank you so very much.
Thank you for making it to the end of this rather long post! Have a fabulous week everyone - see you next week.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
It's a cutie from all angles. I even found the perfect coloured flower button to use too.
Darling Bella decided that while it was being blocked on a folded up towel, that it would make a perfect place to snooze. It looked so funny - as if she was minding the cosy!! My very own crochet bodyguard.recipe is fairly easy to make - it just required time really, not a lot of effort. But boy oh boy it was worth it. I couldn't wait to have a good old taste test.
here. I am absolutely thrilled with these and talk about easy to make. The hardest bit it deciding on what image you want to pop in the middle. I have a pile of little snips from magazines that I have started to keep. These were from a picture of some china I love. I lost one of my favourite pairs of earrings outside the hairdressers last week, so I'm pleased to have some new favourites to replace them.
Felt which is a gorgeous website for handmade goods. Perhaps tea cosies and jewellery? I love making things and it would be fabulous to sell some instead of keeping everything for myself!
Before I go, I just wanted to say a big welcome to my new followers! It's great to have you here and it absolutely makes my day whenever I get a new comment. All the lovely birthday wishes I received last week were just amazing - thank you.
Also - I have received some lovely blog awards this week from Rebecca, Barbina and Shelley. Thank you so much ladies - they absolutely made my day!!
Have a fabulous week. See you again soon. I'm hoping to have some really special pics to share with you next week.