Thursday, January 05, 2017

Welcome 2017

Well, I have made a promise to myself this year to ensure that I have at least one blog post per month.  Last year my blog was neglected badly.  Five days into the new year, and all I have to show is a photo of my beautiful puppy Cindy, nearly 11 months old now.

I have had visitors staying over the Christmas - New Year period, so I did not even venture into the craft room.  Then my first sewing job, will be mending, unfortunately.  Things I have been putting off for a number of months. 
I have plans to use up a lot of my fabric this year, making charity quilts and bags.  So once everything gets back to normal (or as close to normal as possible) I am making a start.
Do you make plans at the start of the year?  Do you follow through?

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Christmas Bandana Bibs

A friend posted on Facebook about the bibs she was making for a relative, and I thought what a great idea.

We will have two little ones this year, my great nephew - 22 months old, and my great niece, only 10 months old.

So I pulled out some Christmas fabric and made them each two little bandana bibs.

Nice and festive for Christmas dining for the little ones.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Christmas Crafting

It has been so long since I have used my sewing machine, so it was with great delight that I made my niece a Christmas Reindeer .  This is one of my own patterns and is quick and easy to make and I just love the finished result.

Do you believe I do not even have one of these reindeers in my own Christmas display.  I think every time I make one, someone else wants it.  No more excuses, I must make another. Whether or not it gets done for this year, is another story.
Are you ready for Christmas

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Birthday Card

One of my nieces had a birthday yesterday, and this is the card that I made for her.  It uses the Memory Box Grand Happy Birthday Die and "The Mice Girls" buttons from "Dress It Up"

The little mice were just right for her as she has her own pet mice, here is a photo of one of them.  So much cuter than the horrible household mice. 

Cindy, my little 10 month old pup with her pain relief bandage.  She is recovering well.

Incredible to think there is only 9 days until Christmas, I have so much I want to do before then.  Fingers crossed all the little projects will get completed in time.

Are you organised, or are you like me, and leave things until the last moment?


Monday, December 12, 2016

Christmas Cards

I have made all my Christmas cards this year, each one unique.  Next year I think I may decide on a theme and make the same card with a lot of different colourways.  Do you make your own cards?

Card 1.  - Using Christmas Sleigh die from Kaisercraft

Card 2 - Using Happy Christmas die from Kaisercraft

Card 3 - Stamped card, using Santa stamp from Verses Stamp Company, and Snowflake stamp from Kaisercraft

Reminder - my online store is closing in just ONE weeks time - if you want a bargain, pop on over and have a look.

Stamps, Kaisercraft Dies, lots of buttons and rusty bells still available

Until next time


Tuesday, December 06, 2016

I'm Back!

I cannot believe how neglected my blog has become.  I am so sorry, I am trying to think of excuses, but I really do not have a valid one ....:)

Lots of changes in my life, my pup is growing however not without a few issues.  She has been suffering from Pancreatitis which is taking her a long time to recover from.  Special diet, and lots of love and patience.

She was well enough to have her first Santa photo taken, so cute (but then I am biased)

My crafting has consisted of card making, I have made a lot of Christmas cards, but did not take any photos, dash.  However I have made some Birthday cards with a lovely "Happy Birthday" die that my sister gave me for my birthday.  It makes quick and easy cards.

Hopefully 2017 will be a great year for crafting.  I am closing my online store in another 2 weeks, after 15 years of trading and once I have settled down after Christmas I hope to get into some serious sewing.  

If I still have any blog followers, thank you for staying with me during my long absences

Till next time

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

My Excuse

This cute little pup is the reason there has been no posting on my blog in recent months.
A new addition to the family ...  Cindy

She is a toy poodle, with a little Shih Tzu  and Maltese added .  I got her when she was only six weeks old and she is now 18 weeks old.  Lots of fun, but I had forgotten how much work a pup requires, but she is certainly worth it.

Things are starting to settle into a routine now, so hopefully I can get back to my crafting.  Although she will not be allowed into my craft studio until I have cleaned up and put everything out of reach.

Have a great day