Saturday, 29 November 2014
I have started my new 'grown-up job' (mon-fri 9/5.30) 2 weeks ago, and the weeks before that has been so mental that I dont even know where to start! A big change for the household, and DS is been great waking up earlier just so I can drop him at creche before heading to work. DH has been wonderful too, helping with the chores and cooking (despite the food poising on the 3rd day he made dinner...)
These are what I managed to do in the past few weeks. Most of them where just waiting to be finished. I am trying to get as much as I can finished before New Year
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Monday, 29 September 2014
Silly me posted this on a colouring Facebook page, and she saw it. Silly, silly me, spoilling the surprise.
Digi was free from the same group (Donna's Promarker group)
Happy Birthday Yvonne!
Pattern is the same as the Minions hat I did last year. Eddie didnt want the flaps on the back of the hat, which makes the hat a bit off but if that's what he wants, then that is what he gets... Specially when I was up at 7am on a Sunday to make this.
Dont mind his pjs, or the mess behind him... It was Sunday morning....
And I still have another batch to make, but have to start colouring more :)
I have made several Christmas cards (will write a post soon on papercrafts) but most important is: I FINISHED ATW SAL!!! Didnt add the beads as I think there is a lot of bad stitches since it is a learning piece and maybe it would be a waste. Another thing that put me off adding bids is that Im not sure what Im gonna turn this piece into. If framing, beads are ok but what if something else comes along? Here it is:
And then I have started and finished this little guy this week. Because you know, it is never too early for Christmas :)
Thursday, 4 September 2014
I have been on a rollercoaster lately and havent done half of what i wanted to. This time last year i had all my xmas cards done, lots of atitching ready for pressies and lists of what was needed until the end of year. This is i have nothing and it annoys me. I need to start moving and find time to do what i really like to do: craft. Eddie has just started school so maybe a couple of mornings off will give me time to get something done.
Anyway, it is innocent hat time. Every year we knit/crochet small little hats for charity. You can find out more on innocent smoothie website. These are my first 3. I knitted them, which is something i wouldnt normally do but it was fun :)
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Saturday, 19 July 2014
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
Monday, 16 June 2014
I have coloured lots of digis and stamps. Specially Xmas images...
And I just bought this one. He reminds me of my son. Eddie goes everywhere wearing his Superhero costume. He lost his cape recently so he is a bit upset, but mummy said she will find something for him.
I told you I have been busy :)
Wednesday, 4 June 2014
The weather hasnt been great, has it? The long weekend wasnt as long as I expected but I did managed to throw a stitch here and there and get some of the big blanket for the charity started.
Here is my update on Blue Tit Family. This is coming along so nicely. Really enjoying stitching the birds and I can picture it already on my bed (will make a cushion roll)
Wednesday, 21 May 2014
I am a mom and a wife (and by that please read: Iam a maid, a taxi driver, a cleaner, a personal shopper....), I work part-time and I go to the gym 3 times week for a 45min routine (because my behind wont be firm by just eating cookies...). I try my best to cook from scratch and have the healthiest food in the house, which means a lot of cooking on my days off. We all go to bed quite early because our day starts before 7am. AND I like cross stitching, crochet, colouring, cardmaking and scrapbooking. And sometimes I wish my days were longer....
Most of the times, I jump from one project to another and I get upset if I cant start or finish something. It happened this week. I had this wonderful fabric I got at AppleTree Crafts for a Sewing Machine Cover and I went over, in my head, several times, on how to make it. Googled patterns and checked blogs for ideas. I knew what I wanted, just had to cut the fabric and put it together. I imagined on how and where to sew to make it perfect. I did it so many times that I couldnt sleep that night and I couldnt make/start it because the noise of my sewing machine would wake up son/hubby. The next morning I was tired, but full of ideas on how and where to start.
And this is my finished cover (with side pockets and all!)
It really like it :)
Monday, 12 May 2014
Got the pattern from MyPatchwork. If I had to do it again, and I can see myself doing at least another 2 for pressies, I would change a few steps.
1)Instead of trying to sew the big opening when the triangle bit is full, I would leave a small opening on the back (where the button is) instead. Then I can hand sew when it is full, rather than trying to fit the whole thing on my maching
2)Would do the same with the small cushion on the front. So my sewing steps would be: Sew the edges but leave one opening on the triangle bit and one on the front cushion. you can still turn the fabric inside out bu the whole on the back, providing it is a good size hole. Once turned, I would stitch the lines so they would be straight (I wont even show mine here, it is appalling....), fill it up and hand stitch it closed.
Trying to feed this through my not-very-sturdy sewing machine was a nightmare. Im very pleased with the final product but I know could have been better.
I will have another post on the Tablet Holder I made this weekend. So in love with it!