Thursday, 26 June 2008

It's been a while

Sorry it's been a while since I last posted but it's been one thing after another...

We had out little trip to Belgium ( which was lovely ) Then we had Internet troubles so we couldn't get online at all for a few day's and now we've all got this dreaded Bug that's going around (again).

Anyway I have got a few crafty thing to show you, as always all comments are very welcome good or bad lol

Do you remember the lighthouse that we bought at the boot sale a few weeks ago well here it is in it's finished state hanging on my bathroom wall

I think hubby and I made a good team on that one.

And I've been playing about trying to get back into my paper crafting and Here's what I came up with. I just can't seem to make anything that I'm 100% happy with at the moment.

And I had a play about with some felt and beads and come up with this ...

Hopefully it will be made into a door stop but that's one to be left until I'm feeling a little better.

Oh and while we were in Belgium we came across this fab little quilting shop with loads of different kit's fabrics and buttons which of course I just had to have lol
Anyway I thought it was about time I had ago at one of these lovely little mini quilts I keep seeing on all your blogs So Here's attempt number 1

It's a little rough round the edges but not bad for a first attempt I suppose

And It's not finished yet but here's a sneaky peek at mini quilt attempt number 2

Anyway that's it for today I'll speak to you all soon

Saturday, 14 June 2008

Were off for another trip away !!!

Were off to Belgium very early in the morning So I thought I'd pop on now and show you all a few pic's of this week's completed projects.

Do You remember hubby's bird house well here it is in it's finished state.

He's very proud of it and made sure that I took a photo of it for you all to see.

I've finally managed to finish baby popcorn who actually wasn't a s difficult to complete as I thought it was going to be ( Ain't he cute)

Hubby's nicknamed him scary ted cause he's been sat on the arm of the sofa for a week with no body just a head lol

A lovely lady who I've not long met (online) forwarded this knitting pattern on to me ( Thank you your so kind )because I really wanted to give it a go. I had to learn three new stitches to complete it and I know it's not perfect but I like it. Maybe the next one will look a little better lol

I need to say a big big THANK YOU to Sarah from pink petal designs for this lovely place mat that I won on her blog. It's lovely

Oh and I've finished and posted off my kitchen swap items today but I forgot to take a picture before I sent it duh!!! lol
Any way I hope she likes it.

Have a lovely weekend and I'll speak to you all when we get back.


Sunday, 8 June 2008

Our morning at the car boot sale

We took at trip to the boot sale this morning but this time we were selling so we were there early enough to grab ourselves some bargains.

First up was this lighthouse shaped set of wooden shelves The top bit is broken off and it's in need off a good clean and a lick of paint but hey it'll look lovely in the bathroom once we've given it some TLC. And the price .... £1

An old pattern book for cuddly toy's of witch there are several I Fancy having a go at and it's in immaculate condition and she only wanted 10p for it..

A bag of 14 balls of 100% cotton yarn In some of my fav colours Baby blue and lovely duck egg colour for £3

and this spot the dog fabric panel which I thought would make a lovely wall hanging quilt ( much nicer than the a-z poster he's got now) for only 50p

And last but not least

Hubby picked up three odd shaped slices of wood for £1
But why I hear you say... Well I said the same thing but after about and hour of hammering and drilling in his shed he came out with this...

a funky bird house which right at this moment is getting painted with a rather large collection of different coloured paints.... I'll be sure to show you what it looks like when it's finished ( I can't wait to see it either lol)

Oh And I've been working hard on my project for the kitchen swap and it's now finally finished. I can't show it to you just yet cause I want it to be a surprise for my partner but I'll be sure to take a photo before I pack it up and I'll let you see it when I know she's received it.

Gotta go now cause hubby's dishing up our tea ( Yes he cooks too lol) So I'll speak to you all soon.

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Look what I've got!!!

Aint they just the coolest wellies.
Have I got any need for wellies? um NO but I've had my eye on them for week's and I just had to have them. I'm sure I can think of some occasion to wear them lol

Anyway back to the real reason your here...

Here's a few craft projects I have done over the last few day's.

Here's our new birdhouse for the garden. It came flat packed so I let hubby build it ( well you gotta let keep em happy eh lol ) then I painted and stamped it.

Meet mr owl I made him from a kit I bought in my local craft shop. He's not perfect But I think it's given me enough confidence to have a go at making my own softee's from scratch.

I saw this dream catcher project somewhere online and fancied giving it a go. It was quite easy to do but also quite time consuming.

Here's a quick card I made for my niece's birthday It's just some stamped images that I decoupaged and sat on a beach coloured background.
( Note to self I really must be more organised with birthday cards instead of leaving it till the last minute I acn do better hehehehe)

Oh and I joined a kitchen swap the other day It's my first ever swap so I have been tossing a few Idea's about. Here are a couple of knitted dish clothes I made, I have never been brilliant at knitting but they're not too bad.

Oh and don't worry I'll be sure to let you see what I come up with for the swap in due course.

Speak to you all soon


Sunday, 1 June 2008

As promised

I just thought I'd pop a quick post up because I promised that I'd let you take a peek at river's new quilt and curtains. They're nothing fancy but hey I'm getting there lol