Hi All! Following the brilliant workshops I attended at Stamperama, one of the tutors invited me to come to a weekend cardmaking course with her at Stamp Addicts. I went, and over the course of 2 days we made 14 cards! I learnt lots of new techniques in the process – from basic stamping, embossing and… Continue reading A Whole Weekend of Learning!
Hi All! 30 March was Mother’s Day here in the UK (it falls on the fourth Sunday in Lent each year), and that day is also my older sister’s birthday. This meant two cards were needed, and I wanted to have different designs so that they were very clearly for different occasions. My card for… Continue reading Double Celebration Day – Mum & Sister
Hi! Back again with more cross-stitch cards I’ve been making since last update. I’m still attempting to make as many as I can as I’m going along by trying to make one craft project a day, minimum. That means if I haven’t done anything else during the day, I will make one of these during… Continue reading More Xmas Xstitch!
Hello! Those of you who read my blog regularly will know that I’ve signed up to take part in the Blogpal scheme this month. Last week’s topic I chose was Fitness, and I decided to make a drink bottle holder to match the yoga mat holder I made for mum. This will make a lovely… Continue reading Drinking Fit!
Hi all! Bit on an interesting post for you this time. I’m taking part in the Blogpal project at the moment. Wondering what Blogpal is? Blogpal is a semi-monthly blog partner project where bloggers get matched up with other bloggers to make new friends / collaborate on posts and stretch their comfort zone. You can… Continue reading Autumn Days!
Hi Again!! You’ve seen the Emerald Green Firework Bracelet Necklace and Bracelet I made. Well, now I’ve made a Midnight Black Necklace too, and the bracelet is in the works (will add the pics when it’s finished!). It’s made the same way as the other, but the materials used for the necklace are: 20 x… Continue reading More Fireworks!
Hello Again!! Do you remember the Emerald Fireworks Bracelet I made not long ago? Well, I’ve now made a matching necklace to go with it. It’s also a kit from The Bead Shop, Manchester, designed by Janine McGinnies. Here’s the tutorial: Emerald Fireworks Necklace (Designed by Janine McGinnies) Materials Needed: 20 x 6mm Emerald Swarovski… Continue reading An Explosive Necklace!
Hello again! My next project was to make some Snickerdoodles or cinnamon biscuits. I’d heard about them for years in American programmes and wondered what they were, so when I saw a recipe in a magazine for them, I thought I’d give them a go. And the result? They’re lovely! So, here’s the recipe for… Continue reading Snickerdoodles…Yum!
Hi Again! I’ve spent the last few days working on a project for my mum. She goes to yoga classes every week, and her mat holder was falling apart. So, she asked me if I could make her a replacement one, which would also give me a chance to try out my sewing skills, including… Continue reading Yoga Mat Holder With Yoga Material
Hi! Apologies for such a long gap. I’ve been through another rough patch so trying to catch up with my blog’s hard work at the moment. I’m back now though, so hopefully you’ll get more posts now!! I haven’t completely wasted my time whilst I’ve been gone, however – I’ve been making little cross-stitch pieces… Continue reading Time Flies… And Cross Stitch Develops!