Friday, 27 December 2013

Bridal garter

Before Ffion arrived I managed to make a bridal garter which I was quite pleased with so thought I'd show you.
This one took me some time as I hand stitched it but after doing a second with the sawing machine I would defiantly hand stitch next time.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Crochet ball

One project I managed to finish and am very proud of is a crochet ball for Ffion which she loves (but I do wish I put a rattle or bell in it). Even the owner of the pattern liked my ball enough to feature it on her Ravelry page :) xx

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

New arrival

My gorgeous little one arrived on her due date the 7th of April and the months since have been amazing and deceptively busy with non stop feeding. I've been finding it difficult getting used to the breastfeeding and housework while still trying to do a few crafty bits the same time but at the moment all I seem to do is start and never finish projects.

As you can see I failed to upload and blog my daily drawing challenge I gave myself but when I get a chance to scan what I did I'll let you all see my bad & rushed doodles.

The bit of crafts I've been trying to do while/ between feeding (becasue shes never been a good sleeper and only takes short naps) are my little crochet projects but I've not managed to finish them in time before Ffion's grown out of them so have been giving them as gifts. 
 I'm going to do my best to post and tweet as I go :)

Sunday, 24 February 2013

1 week left in work!

I've only got 1 week left in work and 6 weeks left until baby's due date so have already started to make a to-do list to keep me busy between now and then which is filling up quite a bit.
I'm a bit of a fan of Pinterest and found a great little project to keep my mind active and fingers busy while waiting and though I'd try and blog my progress every week (I've said it now! I'd better do my best to keep to it!).
The project is a 30 Day Drawing Challenge (yes I possibly wont get to 30 days!!) and although I've not drawn in some time I think it'll be a great little challenge to get myself creative again and draw something daily, good or bad I'll post what I've done (don't expect much).
The first post will be the week of the 4th of March and I'll be aiming to do 5 a week (just like a weekday! I think I'll keep my weekends free while I still can).

Sunday, 10 February 2013

A quick weekend project

Here's a quick little bit of crochet I did this weekend. 
I'm 32 weeks pregnant and have recently found out that I'm having a little girl and thought I should do something pink (although I hate pink!)! 
I'd started to make the hat for a cousin who's also having a little girl a month after me but thought I'd give the little shoe's a go and fell in love with the set. 
The hat pattern is from 'Crochet in No Time' a book I've had for ages and the shoes are a combination of 2 patterns, the sole is from the same book and the top is from a pattern I found on, I'm really happy with the combination. 

Friday, 4 January 2013

Christmas Hamper

Since the Honey at my Wedding was a great success it's given Me, my Mum and Sister the taste for homemade goods so we planed on making a Christmas hamper for Aunties and Uncle for Christmas.

My Mum provided the Honey, made and decorated a Christmas Cake and Preserve as well as and cultivating and bottling her Homemade Ginger Beer (such an amazing drink that I must try and start my own batch this year).
My Sister has been perfecting her skills as a Chocolatier and after a very excited corse decided to make some luxurious chocs for the Hamper. My Sister's new blog-Emma's Fancies show's her in action doing the finishing touched.

I contributed with:
Homemade Lemonade
I've had great fun making Lemonade last summer and am addicted to the Sloe Gin which we create ever year but due to the shortage of Sloe's this year I'm going to stick to making some Lemonade for the hamper although it's not very Christmassy. I also made some labels with my wonderful husbands Illustration.

Seed packets
I'm also fascinated with collecting seed so this October I collected a bunch on Munchkin seeds and packaged them up as gifts, hopefully this year everyone will be tempted to give them a go and grow Munchkins for Halloween.

Homemade Bath Bombs.
Although handmade edible goodies are traditional my Aunty loves bath stuff and I though it would add a girly feel to the hamper so bought some Bath Bombs and Bath Melts from and had great fun making and packaging them up for the hamper (a gift for me and for the hamper) well worth a try.

Peppermint Creams.
One of my favourite cook books (which also contains the homemade lemonade recipe) has peppermint creams which are so easy to make and such a lovely treat so last minute I thought why not and made a batch for the hamper.

I enjoyed making the hamper so much I hope to keep making things through 2013. Next on the list to try is fudge :)

Next year I plan to perfect my winter remedy teabag- it didn't make it into the hamper this year as I couldn't get it strong enough but here's some work in progress pictures.