Sunday, 20 October 2013
Time for crafting is limited...
...it is sorely missed.
I try to fit some in at every spare moment.
Sometimes it's just easier to photograph what is around the home rather than starting a new project.
Although when crafting is in your heart and soul you cannot resist
and you even finish what you started!
I returned to work full time at the beginning of July after being away for over 10 years!
No time for the ways of Frog.
Thursday, 4 July 2013
Tuesday, 4 June 2013
... was had at the Create 'n Date event in Amsterdam last Sunday. The event, organised by Maaike of the beautiful blog CreJJtion, was a great success. I thoroughly enjoyed myself despite my non existent Dutch language skills.
Maaike (in yellow) from CreJJition, and from the left Saskia from Haakgarens bij Saar & Mien, Claire from Haken en meer and Annemarie from annemarieshaakblog.blogspot.nl. Gorgeous ladies who all make beautiful creations. If you visit their blogs you can find the tutorials for the lovely items we made at the event.
|I love those aprons worn by Saskia and Claire|
There was quite a crowd at this event - 40+ ladies, nattering and hooking away, stirring up curiosity from passers-by. After all, we did take over most of the pavement!
We all had our own name tags which we had made ourselves from a mini kit Maaike sent out before the event so that we could get creating well ahead.
A large selection of lovely, lovely yarn.
Lots to drool over.
The goodie bag.
We all came away with a fabulous fabric bag made by CreJJition and filled with goodies.
We also enjoyed a scrumptious lunch, cake and endless amounts of tea and coffee. To top it all off sunshine accompanied us throughout the day.
Thank you again Maaike, Saskia, Claire and Annemarie. I had a fabulous time and hope to attend another Create 'n Date soon.
Thursday, 16 May 2013
I don't have so many bracelets but wished to have them on display in an appealing way. You know how sometimes you are about to bin something and you stare at it and wonder whether it could be recycled or kept and then think, don't be ridiculous, just bin it. Well, this idea came after staring at an empty roll of t-paper for a long time! It happens.
I used a sheet of A4 card and rolled it so that the bracelets would fit snugly. Fabric scraps et voilà.
With A5 printed card
Well, a good thing after all, don't you think?
Thursday, 25 April 2013
Monday, 15 April 2013
After a warm day yesterday the evening sky was stunning.
Aeroplane tracks - they have an amazing canvas to play with.
Some crochet work on the go. I have told myself that yarn has to be used up and seeing as I have so many small amounts of random colours and amounts a 'throw it together in the most pleasing way possible' blanket was the only solution.
It is rather huge - my largest blanket yet and not quite finished.
Chevron pattern from here.
Have a lovely week.