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Sunday, 23 October 2016

Babys Party Cardigan

I have just finished this little baby's party cardigan.  Its a vintage pattern by Poppleton.  It has rolled hems which took time to sew up but the finished result is lovely. I used a sparkly wool in very pale blue which is slightly darker than the picture (again the camera does not do the right colour why do modern cameras not take good pictures)  The wool has a sparkly thread running through it which gives it a sparkle and shine and I added sparkly buttons just to add to the sparkle,   Its size 20 inch chest,  and would give any baby a special look for a special occasion or christmas.
I am pleased with this cardigan and have put it for sale in my store.
Hope you are keeping well,  I am off to Sheffield for another injection in my eye this week.
So until we meet again take care
I see these pictures once published have come out green it is a pale blue, no idea why blogger playing silly b....

Sunday, 16 October 2016

CD Sunday Challenge - Paws


Something a little different this fortnight at the CD Sunday Challenge,  we have a sponsor Sharon Duncan Crafts,  and the prize this fortnight will be a copy of  her new CD's Playful pups.
All the DT cards have been made from this lovely new CD. There is also another prize from the CD Sunday challenge team for the runner up this fortnight.

Well here's my card for the Challenge  - Paws.
I used a round scalloped edge card for the base,  the image,  backing papers plus the sentiment with a paw holding it all came from the CD and I finished off the card with a ribbon bow.

Here's a close up of the image used.

I hope you will not only visit the CD Sunday Challenge site but enjoy the cards made from this new CD.   Remember if you want to enter the challenge you must use something from a CD no matter how small and let us know which CD you used.  Here is a link to CD Sunday Challenge blog  we would be pleased to see you.
I hope you are having a lovely weekend

Sunday, 2 October 2016

CD Sunday Challenge - Country Living

The Cd Sunday Challenge this fortnight has been chosen by Pamela and its Country Living.
I wanted something different not sure if this has worked,
I used Joanna Sheens CD The Pamela West Collection disc number one for the backing and matching image which I matted onto blue card,  using three images at different angels,   I put a die corner spray in the corners and I made a matching blue bow to one side of the images.
I made it simple without any fussy bits and kept plain for a male card.
If you would like to join us at the CD Sunday Challenge please do so,  we would love to see you,  just use something from a CD is all we ask.  Here is a link for the CD Sunday Challenge blog
Hope you are having a lovely weekend,


Friday, 30 September 2016

September Pinterest Challenge by the Pin Chicks

Another month already and not much to show for it,   I was on holiday for two weeks and hoping to do more tatting but it was very hot and I seem to spend time on the rubbish bookmark which might after Muskaan help turn into something.  Any way back to this challenge, oh I wish I had done this post before I went to Sheffield but I did not and now I am suffering with my eye,   I was hoping to tat a few more while I was in Sheffield that never happen either,
So here is my Button Angels (very good pattern to use up thread left on a shuttle)  the pattern is from birgitstatting.blogspot.co.uk  and is a variation of the Simple Angel by Birgit Phelps my link is very old but you could try .
They are all slight different,   I used Lizbeth thread no 20 in Green Coral Sea,  Niagara Falls and Cranberry Bush.
 I was going to use some beads on some but time was not on my side.  So this is my pin for this month,

Do you remember last months Pinterest challenge,

Well this is a variation of the pattern I did last month,  this time I made the rings bigger 5+5/5+5 and the chains are the same 15 ds.

  Here is a close up of the pattern which I used white and Green Coral sea.

On Craftree they found a name for the pattern  Sound Waves Bracelet. Thank you ladies on Craftree.

I have no idea what the other ladies are doing but here is the link to their blogs do pop over and see their creations,...... Suzanne,     Muskaan,   Carollyn,    Margaret 2

I hope I got that right I cant see that well,  my eye is sore, swollen and painful after having an injection into it,  and I have to go back in a months time and have another one,  there's three in all and this is just the first one,  So if you find any mistakes  my apologises.
Have a nice weekend

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Full English Breakfast


Yes this is the Full English Breakfast,  and it was a small one,   We had this on holiday in the Cockney Restaurant in Polychrono,  Halikidi in Greece,  Halikidi is at the top of Greece, it has three fingers that come into the Aegean Sea,
Are you feeling hungry well there are two sausages, one slice of bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes, bake beans, I had scrambled egg as I don't like fried egg, and there was a slice of toast under the egg.  and three small hash browns. There should have been a slice of fried bread,  but I don't like fried bread so they left it off.   Honestly this was the small breakfast,  the large one was on an oval plate and had twice as much.
The owner was English and lived out there for six months of the year and then six months in the London,  hence the name Cockney Restaurant.  
After eating this I did not want anything for the rest of the day.
When I get back from Sheffield I will tell you more about Halikidi.
Have a nice day

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Holiday tatting


This is what I can only call a total mess,  I did do a little tatting on holiday,  one piece I cant show you yet and the other it waiting for the ends to be sewn in,  But this is what you can call a total mess,  its supposed to be the woven bookmark which Carollyn and Wendy did,  well as you can see the picots are far too long.  I meant to take my picot measure with me and in the end I borrowed a ruler from the hotel and made one from a piece of cardboard from my notebook.
The thread is no 20 Lizbeth thread
This is going in the bin and I will start again,  after I come back from Sheffield,  home for five minuets and back up to Sheffield for another injection this time in the eye.  Perhaps when they get my eye right I might be able to make a better job of this bookmark.....  don't hold your breath.
Hope you are having a lovely weekend

Sunday, 18 September 2016

CD Sunday Challenge - Things with Wheels


This is a scheduled post as I am in Greece,  I will be  thinking of you on the beach in the sun.
Anyway this fortnight its Carol Choice and its things with wheels,  I used the La Pashe CD Something for Everyone,  and the BMX Bikes image which I decoupaged and the no 2 backing paper that went with the image,  I thought I would use a round card as its for a wheels challenge.  I matted the card onto a maroon card and also a Happy Birthday banner as well,  and then finished off the card with silver peel offs and corner pieces.  I great card I think for a male birthday.
If you would like to join in please come and join us we would love to see you here is the link for the CD Sunday Challenge blog
Have a lovely weekend
Until we meet again take care