Monday, 30 April 2012

Z is for zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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

Great pattern !!!

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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 !!! 

Friday, 20 April 2012

F.O Friday Mary Jane slippers and R is for Ravelry

I'm doing two Post in one today , just to confuse everyone ! firstly my finished Friday !
I did finished these a couple of weeks ago but my camera broke and had to get a new one. Anyway they are very cosy on my toes !!

And then on to my A-Z Challenge !!
Well for my there can only be one R 

R Is for Ravelry 

It is a wonderful website a community for knitters and crochet addicts , its got so many patterns there and most are free . But also the different groups to join. If it wasn't for Ravelry i wouldn't be so hooked on crochet !! If your not a member and can knit or crochet then get over there and join up its free !

Ravelry is a place for knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, weavers and dyers to keep track of their yarn, tools, project and pattern information, and look to others for ideas and inspiration. The content here is all user- driven; we as a community make the site what it is. Ravelry is a great place for you to keep notes about your projects, see what other people are making, find the perfect pattern and connect with people who love to play with yarn from all over the world in our forums.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Q is for Queen

Q is for Queen .

To celebrate the diamond jubilee and be proud to be British ! Ive found some interesting crochet patterns online to make . hope you like xx

British flag granny square.

and how to sew a union jack cushion. 

union jack cushion to sew

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

O is for Osteoporosis, P is for pincushions

National Osteoporosis Society
I attended a lecture yesterday on Osteoporosis , by The National Osteoporosis Society
Which is why Im a letter behind  But Im on catch up now. 
After hearing the lecture i thought hey thats my " O " its so important  to stock up on bone mass while you can and when your older to keep healthy to keep your bones strong !!! 
Please take time to look at the website....

The National osteoporosis society

P is for pretty pincushions 

I must make a pin cushion !!! heres some lovely photos for ideas !

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

N is for night nurse

A night nurse’s prayer

Walk with me Father throughout the long night.
Help me to perform each and every duty
to the best of my ability and for the
betterment of those for whom I care.
Let me not shy from any duty, nor perform it
any less thoroughly for want of supervision.
Grant me confidence in all my tasks
and wisdom with which to fulfill them.
Keep me alert and loyal to the cause to which
I am dedicated this night and in those to follow.
And above all, help me to remain faithful
not only to those dependent upon my
ministering, but to those who place in me their trust,
so that, at dawn, I may relinquish my post with
the glad thought that I have not only served
well in my appointment, but that I have
repaid in part the guidance and strength which
Thou provided throughout the night.
Copyright © Margaret C. Nelson, RN
From Praying Hands

A strange change from crochet and craft your probably thinking ! the simple reason well my real job is indeed a night nurse . So a prayer for me ,  my collegues  and all the night nurses who struggle each night in the lonely hours when the patient who is scared needs a caring nurse most . blessed be. xx

Monday, 9 April 2012

I is for inspiration

I is for inspiration 

The Internet is my main source that I use to inspire me. there are too many craft sites and blogs out there to mention. I could spend all my time looking at fab photos and patterns !! 

Here's a few possible future projects for me.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

F is for fabric , G is for green , H is for home Craft

F is for fabric 

There are lots of on line stores that sell fabric but i must admit I get alot off eBay's . The recent skirts i made for my daughter were made out of fabric found on eBay. 
Here's some other stores on line that I like.

G is for Green

green is one of my fave colours !  I use it alot in my craft . Remember The dream Monster ?

H is for home 

There are so many things that you can make for your home !! the list is endless !! 

Some nice things for your home !!! which are hand crafted....

Thursday, 5 April 2012

C is for crochet , D is for designs , E is for

C is for crochet

as you can see from my blog I'm addicted to crochet, i basically taught myself by going on you tube and watching different clips. I haven't looked back since then !!! Made loads since then and Ive made lots of friends who blog about their crochet too.xx

D is for designs 

Ive started to make my own designs for crochet , you can find them in my free pattern section and in the wonderful group Raverlry .

 E is for Easter 

I'm doing   a year challenge of making a leap year blanket which involves making a granny square for each day. For Easter i will be making a square with a chick on it and good Friday i plan on a square with a cross.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

A- Z challenge ... A is for and B is for !!!

I have an apology ! Ive forgotten that yesterday was the start of the A to Z challenge !!

So here's two days in one !

A is for " another challenge !" most people who read my blog know I'm always up for  a challenge , this one is a lovely idea  which last a month and involves just blogging and not making anything so i should be able to fit it in with my life !
So stay with me each day to see what I'm blogging about as i go through the alphabet !

B  is for blogs !!!!

I haven't been blogging long but I'm addicted theres so many good blogs out there ! Just waiting for you to read !
Here's a list of some of my fave s.