Sunday, 27 February 2011

I finally gave in and .....

..... got me some Cath.  After having a good look through this book at work I finally decided to succumb and buy myself a copy:
I really want to start using up my stash of fabric and vintage lace and there is something a little odd (I think) in buying new books to show me how to do this ..... so normally I spend hours on the internet blog hopping to get ideas but nothing beats reading a "proper" book and this was only £7.50 from Amazon .....
I am feeling a little bit "thrifty" however after finally finishing off my crochet flowers and getting them sewn onto my cushions.  These flowers were made from a whole pile of crochet thread that I was given recently and, check out these cushions!  Made from a whole bolt of vintage fabric I "happened" upon a few years ago .....
And yes, I think they do need more flowers but I'd forgotten how very much crochet makes my hands hurt so they will have to wait a while longer .....
Last make of the weekend was a bit of colouring with my copics ..... I'm getting there, slowly ......

now ..... off to practising some more colouring in :-)

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Stealing a neat idea .....

..... and sharing an excellent giveaway!

I've just found (another) fab blog to follow - and saw this list (and thought I could steal the idea for a quick, mid week bloggy upate) so I here is my own version of it:
  • listening to - Lily Allen singing "straight to hell"
  • eating - nothing just now but looking forward to a lovely dinner cooked by Mr G
  • drinking - sparkling mineral water
  • wearing - jeans, dress and fluffy slipper boot things
  • feeling - inspired .... been blog hopping again!
  • weather - mild and sunny
  • wanting - to finish crochet flowers to adorn my cushions (long story, involving the word "practical" in a description of my house ...  practical?  neat, yes and ordered, yes but practical?  it sounds so, well, practical. ...and who wants to live in a practical house?)
  • needing - more hours in the day
  • enjoying - time in my craft room :-)
And whilst I was on this lovely blog, I spied this very lovely  giveaway and I do love a nice giveaway!

Sunday, 20 February 2011

anything but .....

..... a card

A few months ago (September to be precise), Eileen from Let's Craft and Create left me a comment inviting me to join in with the monthy challenge that they have. So it's only taken me till February but here it is, my first entry into their challenge, the theme of which this month is "anything but a card":

A cute little felt needlebook ..... now, I'm off to do the "linky" thing and see what everyone else has made!

Sunday, 13 February 2011

A Monthly Make - 2011 - February

well, so far so good ... but then it only the second month of the Felt Fairy's Monthly Make!

Here is my February Monthly Make ...

A board book for my neighbour, to celebrate the Christening of Elsbeth.

I've added these to the flickr group for our February makes - go over and have a look, there are some lovely things on there!

Sunday, 6 February 2011

any day spent making .....

..... is not a wasted day :-)

Yesterday I spent pretty much all day in my craft room making a Valentine Bag Book for one of the men I work with to give to his wife. He wanted it made with autumn colours and red .... I'm fairly certain his wife doesn't read my blog so here's a sneaky peek:


I hope he likes it!   It's been a while since I made a proper, full on bag book and I'd forgotten how very much I enjoy making them ..... and how long they take!

I've started to gather a small collection of Nestibilites dies which, along with Marianne dies and a growing pile of embossing folders, have given my Sizzix has a new lease of life!  My original Sizzix died from overuse a year or so ago and I replaced it with a BigShot and it is still the first thing I reach for when I'm making books and cards etc .... and talking of making books, today is set aside for a Christening book for my neighbour .... so, time to get busy .....