Wednesday, 9 February 2011

First of a New Year!

Well yet again it seems that I am slacking with the upkeep of the blog! Not that it comes as a surprise! LOL! In the process of making some 16th birthday cards, and still didn’t finish my parent’s sampler yet! OMG!

Hopefully I can make some time for myself and some crafting in the next few weeks, we shall have to see!

Friday, 20 August 2010

Well heck if it ain't August again. I must have blinked and missed to a month again. Geez it's my birthday tomoz, I have decided that I am going to just count backwards from this time, so that way i don't have to be any older than 35!

Hehe, I have been doing some crafting but I can't remember on the laptop where i saved the pictures....

I have had a lot of these memory lapses lately, it must be down to the fact that I have children

Thursday, 6 May 2010


Wow time sure is flying at the moment! I can't believe that we are already in May......

I am still really into my crochet and am making items that can be sold for charity.

I am really enjoying experimenting with different yarns/wool, and what happens if I use different sized crochet hooks. For the first time in a while I am actually really enjoying the whole thing....

So far I have done friendship bracelets, hair scrunchies, placemats/coasters, and also soap and pot pouri sachets.

I am now looking for simple patterns which I can use to both get experience in following patterns whilst still using up the wool I have accumulated over the years, left over from my teens when I went through a knitting phase.

I have just bought a couple of US crochet pattern books and apart from the US and UK terms being a bit different, the patterns are really wonderful and I am itching to get started on something more challenging, but I am managing to refrain from biting off more than I can chew so to speak....

I am also picking up some gorgeous coloured and varigated wools to see how they turn out in crochet rather than knitting.

I will be setting myself a rota now though as I starting a new course in the next few days, only a 10 point course at level 1. S180 Life In The Oceans: Exploring Our Blue Planet. So less crafting time :S

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Hehe only forgot for a couple of weeks this time! lol
Been mostly crocheting the last few weeks, and there will be more pictures when i get the chance to actually putting the pics from my camera onto the laptop.

I have been chilling out and crafting for the last week or two, and re-discovering how relaxing and rewarding this is for me. :D

I am now making some really sweet little bags and hopefully will be able to sell them for a small amount to give to help one or two local charities, but still not sure as of yet.

I am hoping that when I am back to studying that I can manage to make some craft-time, for simply just the fun of doing it rather than making everything about deadlines...

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

I think my memory is shot! lol

Right I know that I promised weekly updates on both my blogs, but so many things have been happening at once that I always seem to forget! Still I am taking a year out from studying and shall use the time to get some serious crafting done, well in theory at least *chuckles*
I have taken classes in basic crochet, the two projects that I have finished so far might be small but to say they are the first times working from a pattern I am pretty chuffed with them!

I am hoping to complete a couple more and actually get some more done on the sampler for my parents over the Easter period. Hhhm the road to hell is paved with good intentions! lol!
Still my kids are now old enough to fend pretty much for themselves, and I am managing to get a certain amount of time for myself now =)

This is the card that I made for my daughter, she turned 15 the 21st of March... Where on earth does the time go?
She is a huge fan of Supernatural, especially Sam Winchester!
I have been doing other bits but haven't yet put the pics in the computer, I am not busy today so maybe I will get around to it? Hhhmm I am not going to make any promises!

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Just a quick note...

Just thought that I would post my latest 2 cards!

This first one was made for my close friend Sarah. She adores anything butterfly related so decided this was the best option for her, simple decoupage, with the sheet having printed the stages so very quick to do simply following the stages on the sheet. I very rarely do this type of decoupage these days as I prefer to print pictures a few times and actually decide for my self which parts need to be raised! But that is me for you, I have to be the one in control! lol... Typical for a Leo though. I haven't got pics on the laptop of my cross stitching progress. So hopefully tomorrow I can sort the update on my stitching! That is if I actually remember of course...
This is a card which I did for Karen, my roomie in London, as it was her birthday a few days after the event, and she was meeting James for the first time ever I felt a James card was in order! And being a proud Brit I chose the picture from his role in Torchwood as Capt. John Hart.

Thats all for today folks!

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

A quick update!

Well this is the latest update for my sampler. I have had so many problems lately and been busy with my studies and also Christmas and all the bustle that goes into the preparation for just those few days! Phew!
I have also had my latest results for my degree studies and have pased both SXR103 and SK195. That takes my level 1 credit total to 100, with 2 more courses ending at the end of January. My level 2 course starting also at the end of January. Biology : Uniformity and Diversity.

Another finished project that I want to share with you all, although if I already posted this then oops! lol.