Wow, all I can say is 2016 was not what I expected. It began for me with a new job, which was nerve wracking but I have met some fantastic people along the way and been given opportunities to broaden my horizons. It also gave me a lot more time to indulge in my hobbies,…… Continue reading 2016 Round Up
This card is big in two ways, firstly it is larger than A5 (the less asked about that the better!) and it is to celebrate a big birthday. Today my mother in law is 70! There’s nothing quite like the pressure of making such a special card to bring out the worst in a card…… Continue reading A Big Birthday Card
Now that these cards have safely reached their recipients I can share them. My mum is a twin, so it seemed fitting that I should make her and her sister similar birthday cards. They both love fairies so I found a fairy printable online which I thought was suitable. It was tricky to find subtle…… Continue reading A Touch of Sparkle and Glamour
To all of my followers, I hope you’ve had a wonderful festive season, and a lovely weekend if you don’t celebrate Christmas. I’d like to have wished you a relaxing Christmas but we all know that it is one of the least relaxing times, for many reasons (like catering for 12, something I avoided this…… Continue reading Merry Christmas
Yesterday I said I had another gift to make. Luckily today I have had the chance to start and finish that project. This is a gift for my grandparents, who definitely don’t read my blog! There is a story behind this project, as frogs are a long standing family joke/tradition. When I was around 6…… Continue reading Crochet Frog Coasters
If you’ve been following you’ll know that I have been making jumpers for both of my godson’s toys (Monkey and Duck) for Christmas. If you’ve missed my posts, a brief summary is that I wrote patterns from the toys’ measurements and hoped for the best! Tonight I sewed on the final buttons, all four are…… Continue reading Finally Finished!
It’s that time of year when we need to find presents for the grown ups ‘lucky’ enough to spend time with/educate/care for my little ones and I’m sure plenty of other parents are in the same boat. There are so many people who need to be thanked, and who doesn’t love a sweet treat at…… Continue reading Easiest Ever Festive Fudge
As always I’ve left it late to make a card so a kit came to my rescue. Earlier this year I picked up a bundle of Docrafts Owl Folk papers and die cuts. They have come in handy a few times for various last minute cards so I knew where to turn in my hour…… Continue reading A Kit Car(d)
Only 10 days until Christmas Eve and I’m still working on gifts. I actually have another one still to start, but it’s a quick one so hopefully I’ll have it done in no time. The Monkey and Duck jumper production line is full flow now I’m happy with the pattern. I’ve made all of the…… Continue reading WIP Wednesday
It’s cold here (well, it is December!) and the gloves are on. Experience tells me that the lovely new gloves will be lost, mislaid, kicked under the sofa or left in the car (or even worse the school cloakroom) and I’m fed up of it. It costs a surprising amount for a little set of…… Continue reading Old Fashioned or Just Common Sense?