Friday, 15 July 2016

A mixed bag of crafting

I have finally managed to finish my Aran jumper, it seems to have taken for ever. I am pleased with the jumper but my husband doesn't like the colour but being a woman I will take no notice and wear it anyway.

I have been watching a couple of programmes on the HOCHANDA channel about parchment craft and found myself very taken by the techniques. I have bought a pair of parchment scissors and some paper and these are my cards that I have made so far.

This was the first card that I made, I haven't tried the perforating techniques yet so I embossed the pattern and then painted on the reverse,

with this card I traced the rose pattern and then embossed the white parts with the embossing tools and then painted on the reverse. The border was made by drawing lines on the parchment to make the frill effect. There are lots of ways to use the different techniques and I can't wait to get stuck in!

Here is a little crochet owl that I like the look of and just had to make it.

The next photo is a picture of something my mum found that belonged either to her mum or her auntie. We think it may be some kind of knitting object but other than that we know nothing about it. If anyone knows what it is and how to use it please let me know. The wooden wheel at the bottom turns round.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Cards and updated projects

Hello, it has been a while since I have blogged, time has been filled with crafting of one sort or another.  I have also started to research my family tree which is very time consuming but interesting.

Firstly I will update you on my knitting projects, my aran jumper is progressing at a slow speed. I have finished the back, a sleeve and nearly finished the second sleeve.

The Barbie clothes are finished now, I think that I have made a good selection for the girls to play with.

My niece Evie will be three next month so here are two cards that I have made for her.
Peppa Pig and friends are put on springs so that they wobble.

The bow card I made for my friend Pam.

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Barbie chair

Barbie now has a chair in her bedroom completing the bedroom set. The chair was made from foam covered with pink material and a matching blanket.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Barbie's bedroom

Here is my Barbie furniture, the only thing left to finish is a settee and the room is complete, I will save them all for Christmas.

 The bed I made from skirting board from my Mum's garage

Still lots more clothes to make!

Monday, 18 April 2016

Hilda and Sid knitted cushion

I have not had much time to blog recently but I have still been creating. I was asked to make this cushion for a friend who has a relative who has been married for 60 years and their names are Sid and Hilda.

I have finished the back of my aran jumper but I haven't had time to do any more yet. I have been busy with my little Barbie dolls project for my two nieces, it is going to be a Christmas present. I will show you all what I have made in my next blog, there are lots of knitted clothes, a bed and chest of drawers and I am attempting to make a dolls wardrobe.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Aran jumper and poppy cross stitch card

I have started to knit myself an Aran jumper, I was given two big balls of wool in a nice shade of sage green, the colour is a little darker than on the picture. I am using an old pattern that I found in a charity shop which I thought was rather nice.

I have also been continuing my cross stitch cards which I find very relaxing to do. I have chosen a poppy design but used a pink colour instead of red. I have framed the card using a blue embossed pearl card.

Friday, 4 March 2016

Blue knitted bag

This week I have made another knitted bag, it was knitted from wool donated to the knitting club. It will be sold to raise money for our charity.