Sunday, 30 October 2011

Half Term

This week has been very hectic as usual
The first thing you need to do is go and check out Handmade Monday on Wendys blog so many fascinating people making some amazing things!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have managed to get to curves three times which is very good considering but haven't done a lot of crafting
We managed to paint some glass plates which looked amazing and Abi did a lovely picture using acrylic paint
We also had to buy this beautiful giant bunny whos name is now Shrek he is so cute he has been living in my conservatory since Tuesday but we have built a new giant run which is just finished so I will get some more pictures for next week xxx
The only crafting I managed to do are these draught excluders for a friend I was quite please with them I made them so the cover was tied on this means it can be removed to wash when necessary

I thought I would also take a lovely picture of my wood burner its the first time its been on this year and looks lovely
and my beautiful Christmas cactus as I know most of us have started crafting for Christmas
Thank you for reading and I will see you next monday I have a craft Fair coming up on wednesday so I need to get sewing as I have some gorgeous new cup-cake fabric xxxxxxxxxxxx

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Handmade Monday 39

Well I have decided I need to get more organised and realised I have a few hours spare after the Country Market on Fridays so I am choosing this time to do my blog for Monday
Pop over to Unique Gifts and check out all the lovely blogs which I will be fitting in when I post this Sunday while watching the X factor
Its been a while since I made any jewellry but couldnt resist this new tecnique I learnt so I have made a few bracelets this week

I have also added a few colours to my magnetic range green seems popular at the moment as it sold straight away at the Country market
heres a picture of the ones made this week
I also mounted and framed my Christmas picture although it could be hung at any time of year
I took the picture outside as  it was such a lovely day
I am also getting ready for the 1st Winchester Country Market Christmas Fair  its not untill 12th November but its getting so close now I have printed loads of flyers and its on the internet so if you are local to Winchester please pop in and see us we are having tea and homebaked cakes and a make and take for the children hoping it will be succesful as our aim is to catch people that work fridays and never make our Friday Market
Have a lovely week everybody
Karen xxxxxxx

Monday, 10 October 2011

Handmade Monday 37

Ok so I am not very organised this week I started at Curves and Im in a rush as I need to be there by 9.30 this morning

I have been doing a little sewing but have not taken any pictures yet  but I do have a picture of my finished cushion at last Yayyyyyyy!!!!
I also started using stamops with my encaustic so I will add those picture too
While you are here please pop over to Wendys blog and check out the other blogs
Here are the photos
The finished cushion

These aer stamped silhouettes with the encaustic wax painted over the top xxx
Thanks for looking see you next week xxx

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Very Slow Crafting Week

This week has been very slow for crafting as I have been Knitting I finished off a couple of scarfs and started on a cushion cover for my daughters new room
The scarves have been taking me ages I have been using double knit wool doubled up on size 8mm needles I have made several in the last few weeks learning a bit more each time
The 1st was green and purple this was knit all the way through but in sections only knitting with one ball to get the stripes inbetween the mixed wool This worked out ok but the stripes were on different sides all the way through
The 2nd was yellow and black this turned out better as I was more aware of where to do the stripes they were all on the same side
3rd was cerise pink with a mixed wool this turned out great as it just had cerise stripe all the way through
4th was a mixed wool but a lot thicker this one I  had unpicked as I had done it in stocking stitch and it was very curly I was told if I did all knit it would lay flat this worked really well as I was also taught spider stitch which is wrapping both needles then one as I go along
5th was turquoise wool with the mixed wool again I did this one with the spider stitch too and gave it to my great friend for her birthday apparently it got stolen as soon as she got home by her son who thought it was lovely and soft
My new attemp is the cushion cover I will  do the same stitch but wider this was done in lime green and the mixed wool Its still in progress

This is not a very good photo but hopefully you get the gist of it
Now pop over to Wendys blog on Handmade Monday  and check out what everybody else has been doing this week and if you have timne write a little comment
Thanks and I will see you again next week xxxxxxxxxxxxxx