Friday, 23 November 2012

F.O Knitting : Leg warmers and shrug.

Im falling behind on my blogging , so sorry to my followers so today is a catch up post to show you what ive been doing !

lots of photos for you to see.....

Knitted Leg warmers 

So easy to make !!  My first  Knitted item that isnt a scarf !! lol.

Ive also knitted a shrug ! 
So pleased I decided to put my hooks down for a while and pick up some needles.
Ive found i can knit better now , Think its because of the crochet that i now can knit !

More to follow next week !!

Friday, 2 November 2012

My Ripple Blanket.

Its taken 12 months to complete !! But its done in time for this winter and its so snuggly !! Makes you want to cwtch up in bed ! xx

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Craft exhibition.... and my entrys !! ( a F.O Friday ! )

I haven't  had time to post this before  but back in the end of august I enter the local craft show .
the entries standards were very high and when I put my items in I was sure I wasn't going to win a thing !!
but I got a third for my evening bag !!

Here's the photos ....

Firstly some of the show day .....

This is my friends she got a special award for it !! and deserves  it !!!

My hearts  .... no prize .

Loved these egg cosies !!!

                                               Great baby cardies

This was amazing cross stitch...

 More ideas for next year !!

 Now my cushion is the crochet granny square one....
 Back of my cushion...
 My winning evening bag ..... crochet ...

MY cushion

Hat and gloves  by me...

Hope you enjoyed my photos... 
I can say I've got the bug i will be entering again next year !!

New award !!!


I received this award from thanks very much !!
Its nice having these awards , lets you know someone out there is reading your blog !!
Right I'm going to explain the award because I will be passing it on and hope that if its accepted that its passed on again !!

Now there are Certain rules to follow when you get this award.

* Explain 11 things about you 
* Answer the 11 questions about yourself 
* Choose 11 blogs and name in the post 

* Follow the blog of the person awarded Which  you 

* Visit at least three blogs awarded by this blog

11 things about myself:

First I am the oldest child
Second I have one sister and 3 brothers
Third I have two children
4th I love to crochet !!
5th I love zumba !
6th I like baking.
7th I love river cottage.
8th I live in wales
9th I like swimming.
10th I love chocolate
11th I'm scared of heights

 The answers to the 11 questions:
-How do you define yourself?   A little mad
-What is your favourite dish?   roast lamb
-Would you rather cook or you cook? I like to cook.
-What is your favourite dessert?              death by chocolate 
 -If you had to stay with an ingredient, what would it be?             garlic
 -What is the best trip I've done?          France
 -What is the best restaurant you've eaten?                not sure lol
 you prefer meat or fish-Do Both 
 -What is your favourite cheese?          cheese and potato pie
 -Black or milk chocolate? Milk
 -What is the worst dish you've tried? liver

11 blogs that I chose to give this award are the following:

This award is for the blogs who have less than 100 followers. 
I hope I have followed all the rules and now I want to notify all the lovely people.You all have to follow the above rules before you save the award image on your computer and then flaunt it anywhere you like, on your blog

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

W.I.P my ripple blanket.

I'm nearly there !!! its taken forever !!! about 10 stripes to go and it will be the size i want ready for those cold nights.

i have to do 10 more stripes then weave in the ends and border it.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Homemaker monday.



Its rainy and cooler here in wales... yes as usual rain in wales !! 
I'm actually enjoy the cool breeze coming through the house. 


I'm still reading 50 shades of grey ! 

to be honest just lately theres not much I'm watching ... i really could do with a new series to get my teeth into. Still laughing my socks off at Mrs Browns Boys.

Things to do 
I started knitting, yes knitting not crochet !! a Shrug for my daughter and its nearly finished !! maybe by this Fridays... i can show it off !! we will see. 

Want to join in on home maker Mondays.... pop over to

Thursday, 26 July 2012

F.O friday ! Girls Cardigan ( crochet )

I'm really pleased with this !  My daughter couldn't make her mind up what colour she wanted so she chose a few colours and Ive did it stripy . To finish it off and make it really girly  I added heart pockets and bows..

Its done in a V stitch which looks different .

Friday, 6 July 2012

f.O Friday !! and Hello !! boys Tank top

well Hello !!!
Ive not blogged in 2 months ! Family life caused me to take time out , but I didn't stop crafting !

Here's a crochet tank top I made for my boy ! he loves it and I have to fight to get it off him and in the wash !!!

its a free pattern available here....

Monday, 30 April 2012

Z is for zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Hey I've made it !!
here's my Z .

Great pattern !!!

And now so to zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Sunday, 29 April 2012

X is for the XMen . Y is for Yarn .

X is the X Men 

I love the Xmen !! Nothing better than snuggling up with my son early in the morning when i get home from a night shift to watch the XMen cartoon !!
My fave are of course Wolverine  .

   and rogue               Rogue (Anna Marie) (Earth-616)

Y is for Yarn

I do buy Yarn online and heres some good sites.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

W is for wool shop

W is for wool shop

this is my local wool shop ! where i get most of my wool from.
you can visit their online store.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

U is for U.F.O s . V is for Vest

U is for U.F.O s

UFOs s ? no not the flying saucer kind but the craft kind, to us a UFO is  UN Finished Object ! 
A few weeks ago I had loads of UFO s absolutely every where ! i seem to be getting on top of this and i only have : 
  1. A ripple blanket
  2. A rag rug
  3. My leap year blanket
  4. Hello Kitty Teddy.
So not so bad !!! 
My leap year blanket is going to take the year to complete that's the whole idea of it !! here's some recent granny squares that I made to go in it.

V is for Vests 

I'm itching to get started on a vest for my son. Got some fab cotton yarn by Rico especially .
Here's the Vest I'm making.

Monday, 23 April 2012

S is for Sewing ,T is for Toys

S is for sewing 

I started sewing just after Xmas , i bought a half size machine to work with and its fine for my needs !

Here's my latest finished  item. Another Twirling skirt for my daughter !

T is for toys 

You can make some amazing crocheted toys .
My favourite blog has some wonderful free patterns.

here's some of her designs...

Fab arnt they !!!