Monday, 26 November 2012

Christmas Bazaar!

Well, I did it! And survived!
My stall at the Christmas Bazaar looked pretty good I think...

All thanks to my lovely mum who set up for me (I was teaching all day, not just being lazy!)
I managed to borrow back some of the blankets that I have crocheted as gifts recently, but was a bit disappointed that nobody even looked at them!! Well, I suppose they are not Christmasy.
There were a few very frantic late nights of stitching before the bazaar, mostly finishing off the bunting (thank goodness for the wall bars to hang it all on!)
I was (and still am) really pleased with the bunting. It has been sold and I'm thinking about making some for our house this Christmas :)

I have just put all the "left-overs" into my folksy shop
So now I need something else to spend all my crafty time on...
Oh who am I kidding?!
I already have about 3 million ideas for my next project(s)!!!!
There just aren't enough hours in the day!

Monday, 19 November 2012

Busy, busy, busy!

It has been quite a while!
I have been busy.
Busy, busy, busy!
Having opened my Folksy shop not that long ago I decided a Christmas bazaar at one of the schools I work in would be a fantastic way to get my little 'shop' known. Spread the word. Put myself 'out there'.
So there has been lots of Christmas crafting!
Want to see?
Sparkly Christmas tree cards...

yummy gingerbread man cards...

red, red, robin cards!

Mini stockings with buttons...

mini stockings with initials.

Gingerbread man tree decorations

lots of them :)

and a baby's first Christmas card.
So it's Monday. I've just got in from work. I have a few hours of crafting time tonight, a few hours after work tomorrow and that's it!
The Christmas bazaar is on Wednesday, straight after school!!
Wish me luck.....!

Friday, 9 November 2012

Birthday Blanket ta-dah!

Yay! One of my secret projects is finished!
This blanket is for my very lovely friend's birthday.
Which is today!
So now I can show you!
Although I very nearly didn't finish it in time!
The colours were secretly matched to the colours in her lounge and I worked away quietly, stripe after stripe after stripe.
It was a very lovely, relaxing pattern. A bit ripple-ish.
Lots of photos now.

Now I can get on with Christmas stitching!!

ETA - I forgot to tell you about the stitch I used for this blanket (thanks for reminding me Fiona!) I found the pattern here when I was searching and playing with ideas and totally fell in love with it! I decided against the border though, as it was a bit too frilly for the simple look I was after. xx

Monday, 5 November 2012


Yesterday Miss M turned 13!
My baby girl!!!
So it has been a busy weekend, filled with girly celebrations.
Friday evening Miss M and 3 of her girlies went ice skating. Afterwards we brought them back home for pizza and cake.
I made a marble cake, but then totally ran out of time so had to turn the decorating over to Miss M. Which she loved obviously! So the marble cake turned into a chocolatey chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream and chocolate decorations, mmmmmmm!

They destroyed it in record time!!
I thought at 13 the girls were probably a bit big for party bags, so I made a few pencil cases/make-up bags and filled them with sweets. They were a big hit!

Saturday evening there were lots of presents and a lovely family meal at our local Indian restaurant, Miss M's favourite :)
Sunday I got myself back into the kitchen for some more baking. Miss M was banned as this was to be a surprise cake. It did take me pretty much the whole day! Once it was finished and iced Miss M was allowed to see.

We took the cake with us to our friends for our annual fireworks gathering.

Miss M had a little accident whilst helping with the younger children and managed bash into the handle of the buggy and split her lip on her teeth. Poor birthday girl! She was a bit sad for a while but the cutting of the cake cheered her up!!

I think it turned out ok!
Miss M has gone back to school today, complete with a sore lip :(
I'm catching up with some crochet today! Hopefully a ta-dah post will follow later this week!