Sunday, March 12, 2017

I'm back finally.....lots of firsts happening here!!

 I've been very busy while I've been absent on my blog making premmie baby beanies for a friend to donate to one of our local hospitals....
 I also finally took my courage in both hands and attempted a "call the midwife" blanket using a soft variegated 4 ply....
 I love how the light flickers over the blanket picking up the different colours...
 Here is a picture of my last lot of premmie beanies which have been delivered and I'm now working on my next lot to give in May 😀
 This is another first for me a pixelated fox cushion I made for my sister for Christmas, l can see another being made for me soon...

 I've also been working on this beauty a blanket called "granny goes large" designed by Cherry heart blog fame, this is such a delight to pick up and work on in-between other projects....
 I also made my first crocheted shawl called "Angel wings" designed by Sue Pinner, it's just gorgeous and I can't wait to wear it this winter hopefully I wont look too much like a crocheting nana lol..


 I've also been stitching for swaps
Another swap item, love the fanric in this one 😀
well thats a little pictorial of what's been keeping me busy over the last few months, I've also just been taking some me time to relax, de-clutter & and work on setting up my new sewing room which I'm enjoying very much. Sooo no promises on when I'll be posting again but it will happen when I have more projects  I want to share with you all 😀

Sunday, January 8, 2017

What I've been up to....

 I finished working on the 4ply version of the owl blanket but decided to just add the mandala to the middle instead of the owl.  I really loved making this blanket and it stretched my capabilities with all the new stitches in the pattern that I hadn't tried before and I'll  definitely be making another one for me in 8ply for my sewing room 😊
 Here is a close up of all the different stitches...just soooo pretty!
 I've also been organizing and labelling my stitching projects I have on the go, it's getting much too hot now to do as much crochet and these projects have been neglected too long so it's now time to focus my attention on them and start getting them over the finish line 😊
 I also spent more time going through all my patterns and funally labelling and filing them away in these pretty cabinets.....
This one is just for my Christmas patterns....MMmmm me thinks I like Christmas lol. I'll be back soon with an update and photos of the Christmas swaps I was in....lets just say I was once again thoroughly spoilt by my friends again 😊

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Merry Christmas Makings....

I've been busy making a few crocheted Christmas baubles.....lets just say these are very addictive! !

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Christmas gift for a friend....

I'm finally able to show you a blanket i had secretly been making for my friend Ondrea over the past couple of months. ...I'm happy to say Ondrea loved it 😊
Here's a close up of the owl, as soon as I saw this CAL ( crochet-a-long ) on facebook I knew I has to make it for Ondrea as her gift this year (it just screamed Ondrea as she loves owls)....now to find another project to keep my hands busy 😊

Monday, December 19, 2016

FHF Swap....totally spoilt by Fiona! !!

 Days 1,2 &3 my gifts were Christmas cards, a pretty star button ornament and sime gorgeous smelling soap. ...totally loving this swap  😊
Day 4, 5 & 6 again totally overwhelmed by Fiona's gifts. ...a beautiful appliqued Christmas bag,  framed Christmas stitchery and a sparkly trimmed hand towel with some shabby chic bunting which will soon be hanging in my sewing room.
Thank you sooo much Fiona your gifts have certainly brightened my days leading up to the Christmas rush 😊

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Sewing Room update & a couple of finishes.....

 Slowly startingto display some of my pretties....
 I found this pretty wire basket for $5  at Kmart & couldn't resist buying it for my new space...it's now storing  the cottons I use for my knitted dishcloths and soon-to-be mandalas 😊
 I couldn't resist showing you this gorgeous display cabinet again, a lucky garage sale find from a few years ago....
 Finished this pretty blanket and it's now in the gift basket....
I also finished this baby blanket for a friend from work, love these colours together 😊

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Maldon Christmas Shop....

 My idea of Christmas heaven on earth!
  Shez holding one of the Christmas elves....I think they've been helping her with all the Christmas sewing she's been doing lately..
 Everywhere I looked there was Christmas. ...
 I love snowmen and couldn't resisttaking this one's photo...
The seven dwarves. ...very cute.
 santa fueling up for Christmas....
 An even bigger snowman....swoon!! I'm in love!!


 Loved this white peacock....

Next post will be a few more photos of  my new sewing room, it's slowly getting there and I'm loving how it's turning out so far 😊