Friday, 31 October 2014

Happy Halloween!

I love this time of year and the Halloween season although I have to admit I haven't made anything at all this year to celebrate Autumn or Halloween!  I did cut out a load of leaves to colour a couple of weeks ago but they are still in a bag somewhere! Oh well, I am still enjoying running through the leaves and throwing them about with my youngest - there are some things you never get too old for aren't there!

The children are still enjoying taking sweets from this gravestone that I made a couple of years ago, so I thought I would reshare it:



Hope you are all enjoying the half term as much as we are in our house!

Thanks for looking - Feeling slightly spooky from Solihull

Monday, 27 October 2014

Back to blogging

Thought I would get myself back into the habit of blogging again - I have been doing lots of crafty stuff recently but just haven't been turning on the pc which has actually saved me such a lot of time to spend doing other things, particulary reading! think I have read 17 books since and during the summer holidays!, but now the weather is turning I have decided to get back into the online community and be a bit more social!

Way back in July Bernice and I attended a lovely fabric tag class at Bramble Patch and these are the tags I made:

They were all going to have eyelets set in them but I struggled putting the first two in and decided life was too short to carry on and do all 7 so I used Tim's hangers instead 

I was also going to ink all the edges but I am unsure of the middle one that I have inked so have left the others as is  - they now all hang on my birdcage in the craft room for inspiration.  We were taught by the lovely Angie Hughes and had a fabulous day out - I recommend Bramble Patch for classes to you all, this is my third one there and I have enjoyed everyone (even when I managed to somehow sew my machine foot to Santa's pants! could only happen to me eh!).

In September my lovely Mom turned 70 and we had a big do.  She wanted no presents but I obviously couldn't do that so I made her this quilt:

she was delighted with it and it now has pride of place on the back of the lounge settee!  Talking of which I now have managed to source the last three balls of wool needed for my crocheted blanket for in my lounge so I am busy getting on with that at the moment.  I also went to the Malvern Quilt Show on Friday where I purchased two lots of material to finish off my sons Rocket Age quilt and a Christmas quilt and I am also trying my hand at a Christmas redwork picture (needed a new hobby!) which I started immediately on Friday and am already about a fifth of the way through.

See its still all go here, have done lots more too but don't want to overdo the blog post!

Thanks for looking - in a Stitching frenzy from Solihull

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

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Thought I would join in again this week as I have finally done some papercrafting!  This was done yesterday and this is still the state of my craft room this morning:

The advent box is going to be a class at my next crop and is the first bit of papercrafting I have done for a few weeks as I am so busy crocheting at the moment.  The little snowman is to go on top of the box too but he was just precariously balanced there against the paints whilst his glue dried!

If you would like to go and have a nosey at lots of crafters desks to see what others have been up to - its a very sociable and inspiring pastime! - then pop over to Julias and join in the fun.

Thanks for looking - still got glue on my fingers from Solihull