Friday, 10 August 2012

Cute crochet accessories...

Do you remember the yummy baskets I got to store my crochet stuff in?
(Scroll down a couple of posts if you'd like to see them.)
Well I love having coordinated accessories so I have been making a couple of extras for it...

Having seen a few bits on Ravelry about making polymer clay handles for your hooks I decided to have a go at making some for myself- and these are the results! I used a whole pack of the pink and a small amount of the white (which is actually one of the special effects ones and has *glitter* in it- love it!). After reading the thread on Ravelry and having a nosey around Etsy I decided to take the clay over the thumb rest because it suits the way I hold my hook better. I also followed the advice to prick the hook size into the clay on the end before baking! They felt a bit different to use at first but I soon got used to them and now they're really comfy. I used the last tiny bits of the clay and some jewellery findings from my stash to make some matching stitch markers.

I used to put my darning needle on the table beside me but was forever squealing for my husband or son to grab our pup because I had dropped it again! So I decided to make a small pincushion for it using Lucy's bauble decoration tutorial. I made the hanger so that it could go around my wrist or be looped onto my little scissors like a scissor keeper.

I made lots of  funky flower and rose brooches but I didn't take any photos and when I took them into school before we broke up they all sold out! I'm making more at the moment so I will make sure I get some photos of them to show you soon.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

The simplest of toys...

I love this image of the little boy with his net from Pollycraft, it reminds me of one of my favourite photos of my son rockpooling in Wales on a holiday when he was little.
The papers are from a freebie digi set called 'extraordinary' but I'm afraid I can't remember who designed them, sorry. I ran the plain blue through the Cuttlebug Christmas stars embossing folder. The sentiment was a freebie from Scrap-a-licious and I found just the perfect button in my stash :-)

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:-

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Baby's first Christmas...

I haven't blogged for ages, but I have still been crafting, so I thought it was time to get posting again. I have been continuing with my mission to use up printed and stored images so I made another First Christmas card as I had about 4 of these cute babies from Bugaboo with the sentiment I made around them. I used some papers from an old download from Papercraft Inspirations. To finish I picked some stash card in the colours from the papers to make the snowflake with my Marianne D dies and popped a gem in the middle.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:-