Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Mama's got a brand new bag

Well i finally finished the joint Bag Ladies project at the weekend. I have had the bag ready to sew together for a while now but only got round to it at the weekend. I am really pleased with most of it. It's just the handles i am not too fussed on. I haven't lined it yet but its ready to idea when that will happen mind lol.

I think the reason i ended up making the bag was because i got really into making bags. I started making one off the top of my head while i had a few days off last week. I am really pleased with how it turned out too. I am sure there are patterns out there like this but i just went with the flow when i made it. If feels really soft although i think i need to line this one too.
Then as i seemed to be on a role i wanted to do something else. I had this tape like stuff and had no clue what to to with it. I really didn't like it before i started knitting it up but i am pleased with how it turned out and it needs to be lined. The pattern was a twisted ribbon stitch that i got from free patterns online.

Thursday, 9 August 2007


I got into making cards a while ago but i only make them now and again as i always worry they will be rubbish. I then only thought to take photo's of just a few of them. Anyway here they are. The first one was for my neice i also made her a little bookmark.
Not really sure who the butterfly card was for.
The baby card was for a dear frind of mine who had a very special little girl a few years after her first child Joshua passed away at 2 days old.
The last one is for a lady that i work with who is like a mother to me.

Wednesday, 8 August 2007

A little bit more of me.

I thought i might show a few more bits of stuff i like to do.

The first thing i ever learned to was cross stitch. I took it up to while away the time when my DH was playing cricket. I have stitched many thing since then and have even tried designing a few myself. I don't have pictures of everything i did but here are a few of my favourites.
The one with the boys at the beach is one i did in memory of my three little boys who were born sleeping. Evan, Adam and Ryan. A friend bought it for me and it was just perfect as they are all blonde and you can't see their faces.
This is one is the one i am proudest of to date. It took me quite a while to design and even longer to sew. On the red pannel i have added beads by hand one by one.It was for my sisters wedding and she had no idea i was making it. I kept asking questions about what her & her husband would be wearing, at the time i was also planning her hen night so she was a little worried. The look on their face when they saw it was worth staying up till all hours for the weeks/months it took.

Tuesday, 7 August 2007

I have a stash

I knew it would happen some time so i guess i shouldn't moan. I have been knitting on and off for a few years now but only ever easy things like square or really easy premee clothes. I had only ever bought wool for the job needed when the job would be done. As an avid crafter of many things i have built up a stash of some of the other hobbies i do, like cross stitch ( if i never buy another pattern again i still would have too many to do in my lifetime), card making and scrapbooking too.

I tell you the devil made me do it yesterday though. My sister phoned me and asked me if i wanted to take a trip to colinette as a friend of ours had some great bargins there over the weekend. How could i not go. We spent a total of about 6 hours in the car for 25 minutes of shopping but i tell you it was all worth it.

I was more restrained then my sister and went for a £10 mix bag. I can't tell you what exactly was in there as none of the stuff has any labels on. All i know is i have some mohair, and some jitterbug. I also got some other stuff some of which i think is banyan. In total the whole stash cost me £19.40. I don't really know what i am going to do with most of it although i might try some shawls, scarfs and cushion covers.