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To craft a wedding

Well it looks like I will be getting married this year! Now I am not the kind of person who has always had a dream wedding in my head, in fact quiet the opposite. The idea of all this planning and cost and this very contemplation of a theme has quiet frankly scared the living daylights out of me! I mean since October I have been trying to work out just what me and Chris are like so I can come up with a theme and I just haven’t been able to muster one up. The only one thing I have been certain on the whole way through is that I want to try and craft as much of it as is humanly possible, that and I think it is just going to be a case of anything goes, as long as it either bright, cheery or a little bit daft. So from now on this blog will be a homage to this mammoth task, a place to collect my thoughts and maybe vent my stresses :). Wish me luck…

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Craft room is pretty much complete!

                 

My craft room is pretty much completed now after Chris wonderfully put my final shelves and hooks up for me! I love it so much, it is exactly as I pictured it in my head and I now just love to go in there and sit down and look around.

The only things left are to change the desk to white, which will involve some laborious sanding and to get a chair in there, for which I am going to knit a throw for. I also have a tele coming from my grandad so soon I will have no reason to leave (well apart from to make cups of tea of course).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have also finished the knitted item i was making, so once i have completed one more thing and actually seen my friend to give them as a gift I can blog away about them.

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Shop Updated!

I finally updated the shop with a few small bits, click here

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Hip Hip Hip Horray!

What a gorgeous weekend it has been and a perfect opportunity to get a bit of sunburn! No seriously it has been so nice weather wise and has been a lovely change to be able to sit outdoors and relax. I have finally finished the Mrs Darcy Cardigan and here is it for all too see 🙂 I dont think its the most flattering of pictures but you at least get to see the cardigan in all its finished glory! I just love the colour and its really soft, its just a shame its too warm to be wearing it.

This weekend however in the sun I have been making some stuffed birds, the idea of these birds it that they will either be stuffed catnip toys for kitty’s or will be hung with ribbon for little children to play with. These are made with recycled felt and some fleece I had lying around though I would like to be able to get more recycled felt to make ones for selling with. These birds were just some prototypes to decide which was the best way of making them for the different purposes. Here they are hiding out in their natural habitat.

Finally I just have a quick picture of another couple of the felted cupcakes I made the other week as we went to see my mum today so I could sneak them away for a sec 🙂 My personal fave of them all is the blue green and pink one.

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Party, a woolly head and a little progress

Me, Chris and the family all went to Loch Fyne on sat night (after a heavy friday night and a sat spend having many hair of the dogs!) to celebrate the many many birthdays there are in the month of April and May for us. I managed to make four felted cakes in time for the occasion (although didnt manage to find a camera to take a pic of them in time, it all got rather rushed at the end). They went down very well though and I didnt have one left spare to keep for myself 😦 looks like I will have to make me a new one. I will try and get a pic of the two my mum stole in the week as they are different from the one below.

Apart from that I have just been getting on with felting some shocking pink merino wool to be my Download festival hair. This is just done by cutting it to the desired lenghts, putting them in some hot soapy water and hand rolling them on a towel. As you can see they are very bright, and they are going to be so comfy and snuggly when they are in my hair!

And finally, now I have managed to sort out the cakes and that fiasco is over I have finally managed to get back onto making some more progress on the Mrs Darcy Cardigan. As you can see from the pic, im still only half way up the sleeve from the post prior to this, but at least I will have time to finish it now.

 

 

 

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Birdie hair clip

Today whilst sewing up my Betz White cupcake pin cushion I came up with an idea and a pattern for making little birdie hair clips from recycled, felted charity shop sweaters. Obviously I had some scraps left, so this evening having a lack of anything else to do I have drawn up a pattern and made up this cute little birdie hair clip. I hope you love it as much as I do, he is so cute. I might post a birdie hair clip tutorial up soon as he was so fast and easy to make it seems silly not too.

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New ideas and a new face

For weeks I have been trying to make cakes for the family birthday meal out – woolen ones of course 😉 but all the patterns I have tried so far just haven’t come out looking anything as good as I would have hoped. In my search I came across Betz White‘s cupcakes in a recent issue of lets knit magazine and so decided I best get knitting up a few swatches ready for when I get my copy of Betz’s book to find out how to make the wonderful thing! I have also been scouring a few charity shops for sweaters too felt, I have found some great ones, and shall definitely be moving into recycled felting for my monsters in future due to its eco friendly-ness.
Here is my first venture into the world of felting. I put it through the machine twice on 60 degrees and it has come out in this lovely fabric, im so pleased that it works – Bonus!
You can also see my first finished cupcake! About time, I found one which I love, and i know the women in my family will also love.

And lastly, but not leastly, I have ordered some new glasses today (yep its been one busy day and i’ve not had any tea yet!). I have put a picture of them on here, but not one of me in them, the picture that Chris took I dont like so you will all just have to wait to see me in them :). They are fab, and i cant believe there were such a funky plasticy pair that were small enough for my face! Just got to wait to pick them up now so I can fully embrace my inner geek!
Anyway, off for some eats now and then to watch Beowolf!

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