Monday, 30 June 2014

Bunny Lovey, Bag and Card

Hi Everyone
Here are a few of the projects I have very recently completed.
The Bunny Lovey (child's cuddly blanket with Bunny attached) is from a pattern I found on Pinterest, by The Stitchin' Mommy. Her patterns are very easy to follow, and I have just added a couple of frills around the neck of the bunny. This is going to be for another Great Grand-daughter, due in September.

The bag is crocheted in Crocodile Stitch, also known as scale stitch.  I found the link on you tube to Meladora's tutorial. Being Left handed I had great problems trying to do it, and found Meladora's instructions for left handed very easy to follow, so many thanks to her.  I have now started a small black one using thinner wool, I am hoping to make it into an evening bag, I will put a picture on here if it turns out OK.

Finally the card I have done for my son-in-law was inspired by a picture on Hope & Chances Creativity, Christine kindly gave a link to Angela Dodson's blog. Her one is much better than mine, but I was quite happy with the finished card. I only had a very dark grey leather look card, it doesn't show up the grain as much as Angela's does. I will have to get some lighter card from Hope & Chances.

So thanks to all you lovely ladies that have inspired me with these projects.

Thanks for looking in, your comments are always appreciated, take care
Sue xx

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

If You don't Like Bugs, LOOK AWAY NOW!!!

Hi Everyone
Just had to let you all see my little visitor that was on my wall yesterday.
It was a Female Stag Beetle, the Male has long antlers, (that was the only way I checked it out LOL!!)
It was about 2 inches long and was very good at staying in position for me to photograph it.
It flew away as soon as I was done, the wing span must have made it up to at least 3 inches wide (THAT'S BIG)
I thought it was a lesser stag beetle at first but it has a different back markings. We get them come into our garden every year, but this was the first POSER !!
Cute isn't it Ha Ha!!
I promise the next photo's I put on will be of my craft work, just couldn't resist this one.
Take care everyone
Sue xx

Monday, 9 June 2014

West Ham Football supporters card

My grandson Charlie has another birthday coming up, where does time go.. He is an avid Westham supporter, I would even go as far as saying a fanatical supporter LOL!!
I have been wanting to do one of these exploding cards for sometime now, I love it because it lays flat for posting. It took a long time to make but I think the end result was pretty good, hope you like it.
I have also been making some mens cards (never know quite what to do for them).
The London scene one was made using Xcut scene-it die, the one with guitars using Tattered lace die and the other one was done with a stamps from The Artistic Stamper and Distress inks.

Thanks for looking in, take care everyone Sue xx

Another Great Grand-daughter

Hi Everyone
Hope you are all well.
I have another gorgeous Great Grand-daughter, she is the sweetest little thing and her name is Pippa. She is being held by one of my Great-Grandson (not brother and sister) Rocco (looking very proud).  I think it is a very lovely photo. Here is the card and baby blanket I have made for her.
Well I have one more little girl coming later this year, in September so am making yet another blanket.
(I love doing it really).
I have hit on this crochet basket weave pattern again, I did it years ago and now I am seeing it everywhere.
The old vintage patterns have the habit of coming to life again don't they.

Thank you for looking in, and I really appreciate any comments
Take care everyone, Sue xx