October card makes 2014

Not a very successful month for card making but made up for it by making one awesome card šŸ™‚

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Crafty group

Ever on the search for a crafty group I can drop in and out of (because of having to time table kids and husband) I have finally made it along to a “sew night” at my local wool shop. They also have a knit night that I am allowed to pop along to, even though I do crochet not knitting šŸ˜‰
Coming completely unprepared I was allowed to borrow everything I needed and we made these cute little pan handle holder mice (looks a bit more like a fox to me) and pumpkin.

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I haven’t decided weather I want to “complete” the pumpkin by adding the scary face that is just about visible in the photo.

I think I might just leave them off.

Upcycled wool holders

I recently read a blog about reusing fruit nets for making new things.

The main idea that stayed in my mind was using these meshes as bags (especially for sandy and wet toys).

So a while back when I happened to have a such a bag, that had come with some toy the kids had.

So I used some spare ribbon.

Folded the top few layers of the mess bag in on itself and wove the ribbon through.

So now I have a little mess bag ready for use.

Well I didn’t use it for the kids toys as originally planned, as i found it just the right size to fit my wool while doing my crochet.

It stops the wool running away while I’m using it and stops the kids too (possibly just look less tempting)

 

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I have since made a few more with the mesh bags that oranges come in from the supermarkets (on the left in the picture).

A little bit fiddly but effective.

Now the kids what me to make some for them too!

Crochet experiments part 1

A few weeks back IĀ  showed off my first attempts at crochet.

I have continued to enjoy this new little hobby and started to experiment a bit before continuing my Utube tutorials

Below are some pictures of the results. Not too bad if I do say so myself (for someone who only figured out how to do crochet little over a month ago anyway).

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First I attempted to make a nappy for one of the many dollies my girls love. Mostly because I want to see if I could change the size of my rows and make buttons (yes most people would do the tutorials or ask first but I like to change myself).

It is a little rough around the edges and not quite the right shape around the back but it fits and I have a few more dollies to practice for.

The hat was again a bit of a trail so I can possibly make a full sized one of my real girls. Quite please how easy if was really, even surprised myself it was the right size for the dolly.

Below is a photo of the dolly in her new gear

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What do you think? let me know

Autumn crafts with the girls

I know I set up this blog as a place for me to record my makes but I think my girls makes are going to start to creep in because they love making things too and I am proud of them and the thing we do together.

In this lovely sunny Autumn we are been having it is heart breaking to not go outside while we have the chance so when the girls refused to leave the house on day but wanted to craft with a large piece of cardboard they had found. So I agreed to do a project that I had planned in the back of my head but we have to do it in the garden.

First I used my craft knife to make a bare ( and very basic) tree shape from the cardboard.

Next I got a pot of glue and the box of all the leaves, pine cones, twigs, conkers and so on that the girls had collected so far.

While I was cutting out the tree shape the girls decided to make some of their own leaves out of some the the scraps in their craft area.

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Leaves (natural and hand made), twigs and conkers all got stuck to the branches and for the bottom we crushed some of the greener leaves to make a grassy effect.

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we also glittered some pine cones

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After this there was much other glueing, painting and eventually foot prints that resulted in quick baths.

A good but messy afternoon

September Card makes 2014

Not the busiest month for card making.

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