Sunday, 5 April 2009

Candles, tilda's, cath kidston, crochet and basically playing catchup

Sorry my posts seem to be few and far between at the moment I've been doing a bit of voluntary work for my son's pre school of late namely making cakes, cleaning toy's and crafting with the children.

I bought this box of dolls home to clean up before we go back to school in two week's I wasn't planning on doing it straight away however river had other idea's so they were cleaned and dressed that afternoon. He thoroughly enjoyed himself playing with the doll's ( shhhh don't tell daddy hehehe)Although he was a little baffled as to why they didn't all have willies lol.

Anyway I promised to show you what I've been making over the last few week's and in a huge effort to use up some of my stash instead of just buying more here's what I came up with...


I bought these tea cups in the sale a few week's back (not that we use or are ever likely to use tea cups but I just liked them) anyway whilst I was being made to sort out my craft stash I came across a little candle making kit and so hubby and I ( yes he does like to join in ocasionally lol) set to it and our little tea cup candle's were born. They now sit looking pretty in my kitchen.

Do you remember my naked little bunny rabbit I showed you a few posts back. well here she is with her new dress.

This however started me off on a tilda addiction. Have we all seen the tilda book's? If not go and find out about them now lol. So now I have a little collection growing...

and I have another few tilda projects on my to do list so watch this space lol

Cath kidston

I got this cath kidston cowboy print fabric because.... well because I fell in love with it and thought it'd look great in river's room so here's what I've done with it so far...

I also made a small laundry bag (which river has decided is actually for keeping his favorite toy's in lol) and a small lavender hangy thingy for him to hand on his bedside cabinet both of which I forgot to take photo's of.
I still have approx half a meter of this fabric left has anyone got any ideas of what I could make with it please?


Anyone that has known me and read my blog for a while now will now how often I have moaned about being unable to crochet well you'll never guess what .....

Thanks to lucy over at attic 24

her inspirational blog and her very simple to understand tutorials I have now mastered the art of crochet yipeeee!!!
so we now have one crochet pot holder, one crochet blanket ( although a little bit wobbly in places lol) for river's bed and the start of another blanket.

Hama beads

Hubby and I sat for a few hours last night ( well maybe more like 3/4 hours lol) playing with the hama beads our aim was to make a picture placemat to fit on top of rivers bedside cabinet and well .....
Tadaaaa lol

And for my next trick ...

Mother bought some spiderman curtains at her local car boot sale for my nephew they were the right width but too long so she had them taken up and well....
" Please karen can you make something for him with the leftovers"
.... of course I can mum so the other day she traveled down with my little sister and gave me this ...

Two 16" x 67" pieces. I have thought of the usual coshions and laundry bag type ideas and I do have a nice plain red cotton fabric in my stash that I can mix with it but once again please does anyone have any thoughts on what else I could do with it?
Anyway I have probably bored you enough now. It's past 12 oclock and hubby has gone to bed without me so I'll say goodnight and will try harder to post a bit more often ( although it is the easter holidays and river is off school for two whole weeks lol)
Hope you are all well
speak to you soon


Pixiedust said...

You have been busy. The Tildas look great, they are so addictive aren't they? Well done mastering the crochet, haven't tried that yet. Have a lovely Easter, ((((hugs)))) Pixie xxx

MelMel said...


How are you doing?

I used a pattern from the Tildas books to make my Easter swap goose, just like the one you made, except its on a stick...:>))

They are super books!

I got on really well today...lots to do still!

I'll get that fabric sorted too hunni...I've not forgotten!xxxx

Attic24 said...

Your crochet looks fabulous, well done, I'm ever so ever so pleased!! :o)
Thanks for sharing!

Loopy said...

Oh I feel very inefficient now after seeing all your lovely creations!! You've been so busy!

Congratulations on the crochet, careful because it becomes sooo addictive. Lucy at Attic24 is very inspiring, I'm just finishing a Hex blankie and onto a ripple something next!
Loopy x

MaryPoppins said...

Ohooo well done I love all your makes, I especially like the cowboy bunting and seat pad, clever you :) How about appliqueing his initial on a plain white t shirt, I have some cowboy and is something I fancying doing

My DS would love playing with those dolls, he loves playing with his big sisters ;)

Happy Easter have a fun time

Love and hugs



Tatty Mum said...

Wow looks like Tilda addition has reach the far deaths of somerset.
I want to make it all.
I love your rabbits clothes.

Joanne x

MelMel said...

Thank you for the lovely comments hunni!

Hope your having a lovely weekend...Happy Easterxxx

pink-petal-designs said...

hi Karen, wow you have been making some really lovely things, i have a couple of the tilda books, arn't they so nice, i would love my home to look like those pics in them books! Well done you on the crochet, i also love Lucy's blog at attic 24 and have been making my way through some of her tutorials, im on the hex's at the moment.
Loved the holiday and yes the flying was worth it in the end lol. xx

MarmaladeRose said...

Well done with the crochet it looks lovely.

Lydia said...

Hi Karen,

Lovely to meet you - thanks for popping across! I love your makes, and especially jealous of anybody who can crochet - still haven't mastered the hook!

Kitchen still not finished...

Lydia xx

Mary Poppins said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful translations, I adore the first one, thank you for taking the time to do them for me :)

Postacards I get are from little antique fayres, and ocassionally get some off ebay, can be better priced on ebay as at the fayers they send to sell them individually.

Hope you are having a lovely evening.

Love and Hugs


bekimarie said...

Hi hun

Get yourself down to Smiths or I guess any newsagent/supermarket. The papers were free in Cardmaking and Papercraft mag. They come in a book and there really is some great papers, i'm tempted to buy it again just for the free papers.
I've just had a delivery today of mixed papers from ebay, I feel another scrapbook coming on lol!
Beki xxx

p.s if you can't get it, let me know and i'll pick one up for you x

Mary Poppins said...

Thanks for your lovely and uplifting words, meant so much :)



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