Sunday, 27 January 2008


I have finished my first piece of embroidery! It's very basic but I really quite pleased with it.
I think I will be doing a bit more of it.

I have also been having a go at working with Polymer Clay during my Monday craft course.
I had some Fimo as a kid and making these has brought it all back, I used to spend hours making beads and charms.

These beads are made from the left over bits from another project (which was still in the oven when I left my course last week, hope it's not still there!!) I'm thinking bracklet but I think they need a coat of varnish first.

Friday, 25 January 2008

bloody blogger (excuse my French)

is it just me or is anyone else having trouble with blogger?
I can't format my posts or post photos and can't seem to find any help in the help department!
ahhhhh, I've got photos waiting to be posted and I can't post without photos, (this is a real struggle knowing I can't post a photo)
i might have to defect if these problems don't sort themselves out soon.

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

My Feburary To Do List

Here is my 'thing-a-day' to do list. It's not in any particular order and some of the things I have been meaning to do for ages, so I'm using this as an opportunity to get them done.

  1. Re-fashion Jeans into a skirt

  2. Sew new buttons onto cardi

  3. Re-fashion a T-Shirt

  4. Needle felt yellow flowers (swap)

  5. Bake a Battenburg

  6. Knit washcloth

  7. Knit flower brooch

  8. Make a Valentines Card

  9. Play with Fimo

  10. Make a Bookmark

  11. Make some ATC's

  12. Cross Stitch a rude word

  13. Wet felt something

  14. Make buttons into fridgemagnets (swap)

  15. Make a totebag

  16. Knit a coin purse

  17. Bookbind a notebook

  18. Sew a babies bib

  19. Make shadow Puppets

  20. Embroider design onto a bag

  21. Make a peg doll

  22. Make a dotee doll (swap)

  23. Make a bracelet

  24. Make Jam

  25. Fabric Yoyos

  26. Make felt stuffie

  27. Body scrub

  28. Paper weaving

  29. Applique

  30. Decorate Matchbox (swap)

Other things to make:

  1. a noise

  2. a friend

  3. a fuss

  4. a mess

  5. my bed

  6. amends

any suggestions of things to make would be greatfully recieved, also if you want to swap any of the things I make please let me know. It doesn't have to be like for like, I'll do anything for buttons!!! or a Martha Stewart Magazine.

(Blogger has gone a bit weird so I'll have to post links and photos when it's not weird.)

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

I'm going to make a thing a day

Right, I've taken the plunge, bitten the bullet, grasped the nettle and signed up!
I'm getting organised and written a list of possible projects to do, most are small quick ones and most the boy's can join in with. (I'll post the complete list later)
But any suggestions of projects to try would be gratefully recieved.
I've also signed up for a couple of swaps on swap-bot to help keep the momentum going.
I'm also going to get the boy's involved, they don't usually need much encouragement though. I've been working with Fimo (I'll post some photos soon) and every time I sit down they are there asking to have a go. I finally gave in last night and they made loads of beads and covered glass beads to be made into fridge magnets.

Thursday, 17 January 2008

A Thing a Day!

mmm, will I feel a complete failiure if I sign up for this and don't manage to make anything? and would cooking dinner everyday count?

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Friday, 11 January 2008

What a grey day

Baby Cardi

Even though I haven't done anything I seem to have acheived quite a bit.
This weeks episodes of CSI and ER plus last Californication watched, read fave blogs, checked emails, Facebook & Moblog, updated Twitter and I'm now blogging. Even managed to knit a few rows.

Bye, bye droopy tree.

Nutmeg having a rest.

Friday, 4 January 2008

2008 2008 2008 2008 2008

Peace Dove inspired by Bella Dia

Well, this is my first post of 2008! Thank you for wishing me luck with my New Year Resolutions. The plastic bag one is the one I'm going to really try hard with. It's just getting into the habit of having one on you just in case you pop into a shop. I'm fine if I leave the house to go the shop, I always grab them but it's when I'm on my way home from work and just pop in somewhere to pick something up for tea. A friend sent me the link for these cool ONYA bags which fold up small and attach to your keys, perfect!

Advent Swap

I've been deleting old emails, putting photos in files and tidying the blog (e-sweeping) and it's made me realise just how many things I've made and how many people have liked them. I want to say thank you to everyone who has read my blog and posted comments. I know it's not why we do it (blog that is) but it's so nice to get feedback. thank you.

loopy scarf made on my Craft course.

My email thingy (technical term) changed a couple of months ago, which was about the time I stopped blogging. Part of the reason I stopped was that I lost my bookmarks which stopped my usual daily read of fave blogs and these inspire my blogging.

So I've sorted that now, updated my 'to do' list and edited my 'blogs I read' list.

And here are some photos which should have been posted before Christmas, but hey! stuff happens.

Mincemeat (10lb of it), which turned into......................

yep, you guessed it, mince pies. Not the whole 10lb, the rest was sold at school.

Decoration inspired by One Crafty Mumma

Do you think he's pleased?

Meeting Huskies at the Frost Fair.

Must remember it's 2008! I haven't had to write the date yet and I usually spend January writing the wrong year!