Sunday, 20 February 2011

Introducing Dudley...

I know I promised in my last post, progress of my blanket and the news of my first give away, but something has gotten in the way.

Let me introduce to you my new little baby.... Dudley.

He is 10 weeks old.

Dudley is a Shih tzu cross Bichon frise.

As you can imagine there hasn't been much time for crochet, too busy snuggling my baby.

Speak soon xxx

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Royal Bunting

Spring is in the air ..almost..
As a family we have been thinking about camping trips with our new tent.. how exciting.
Our first trip will coincide with the  ' ROYAL WEDDING' , this got me thinking whether anyone else will do anything to celebrate, parties, bbq's etc..
BBQ = garden= bunting  =       ROYAL BUNTING !!!

Why it it so hard to take decent photo's of bunting ?

The next project is already in progress, my mum is decorating her spare room as a girls room for her 5 granddaughters, so a blanket is being made for the bed. Pictures will follow in my next post along with news of my very first giveaway.. eek.
If anyone can explain to me in very simple terms how I make one of those bloggy button thingys I would be very grateful.

Speak soon. xx

Monday, 14 February 2011

Bloggy love swap treats

I made it !
I managed to wait until Valentine's day before I opened my love swap parcel,  it was definitely worth the wait.
Thank you so much Fiona ( Christal Creations ), I love them all, you have definitely been taking notes when looking through my blog !!

Would you like to see the goodies I received ?

I received the wonderful heart that is pictured above, made of tiny bells, this is already hanging in my window.

A beautiful piece of fabric, I have plans for this already.

A very pretty ramikin dish, I already have a little collection of these, this will fit in perfectly.

An absoloutly gorgeous bracelet, made by Fiona herself.

Last but by no means least some yummy chocolate ( eaten already ) and a handmade card that also contained a recipe for macaroons, they look fairly easy that even I might be able to manage them, watch this space.

In my last post I showed you a square motif that I had made from the Beyond the square crochet motifs book, I had plans to make them in to a little bag, my inspiration came from The Royal Sisters blog and her granny square bag.  Here are my little bags...

They are not quite finished yet as I want to line them and use a magnetic clasp.

One last picture, my little princess modelling the bags.

Hope you have all had a great Valentines day, speak soon xx

Monday, 7 February 2011

Playing with cottons

Hope you all had a great weekend !

I managed to find some time to play with my new cottons.
I played about with some Spring inspired flower corsages.

This one has been pinned to my rain mac all weekend.

Inspired by the little crochet granny square bag over at The Royal Sisters  I decided last night to have a little go, but using a square found in one of my ever increasing pile of crochet books.

It's not quite finished yet, needs lining and handles, hopefully I'll find some time tonight as I'm itching to get it finished.

Another little hat to share with you also....

Speak soon... xx

Thursday, 3 February 2011

A little peek..

I thought I would let you have a little peek into what I've been up to today.
With fear that my children may drown in a mountain of wool, I decided to try and use up some of my stash, so I took a bag full of discarded yarn to my knit and natter group today and spent two enjoyable hours making granny squares.

These will be making their way over to Sarah and her Crochet a Rainbow  donation, there is a link in my side bar if you fancy joining in, definitely a worth while cause, my thoughts are with those over in Australia who are suffering at the moment.

With my bag almost empty, would it really hurt to replace it with some much needed cotton??
No, I thought not.
I was so excited to find this morning that my LYS had started stocking Rico creative and in every single colour!!!
Would you like a peek in my bag?

another little look?...

Don't worry this little stash will be of no harm to my children as it will be neatly put away...for now.

Speak soon Jacey xx