Saturday, 30 June 2012

I have been nominated for Liebster Blog award!


There are conditions attached to this award, so here is the text I copied from Nicola with my blogs added to the end:

Liebster is a German word meaning favourite, dearest or beloved. The Liebster Blog Award is awarded by bloggers to other new bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers, to help spread the word about their blogs and to help them gain wider recognition.

The Liebster award comes with four conditions that each recipient must satisfy when accepting.

1. Choose 5 up-and-coming blogs with less than 200 followers to award the Liebster to.
2. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
3. Post the award on your blog. List the bloggers you are giving the award to with links to their sites. Leave comments on their blog so they know about the award.
4. Share 5 random facts about yourself that people don't know about you.

Here are the five people and blogs that I've chosen to share this award with.....

1. Casey over at Caseyminis – she has a blog for miniature doll houses & the miniature bits that live in them. As a newbie to Dolls houses this blog is so interesting for me & makes me WANT everything!!

2. Natalia over at scarletsailsminiatures, she offers freebie patterns for doll house needlework and some cracking tips & advice on all things tiny.

3. Steph over at stephs blog, as a fellow x stitcher & a friend on may forums & Fb its good to catch up with her.

4. Elena over at Busy Hands who makes some wonderful stitched trinkets which always gets my needles itching to stitch.

And finally

5. Jon over at Inquisitor, as bit of an arm chair politician, its good to read the thoughts of the man on the ground instead of these talking heads with more money than sense & no idea of what the university of life is.

Gosh that was hard!

Now 5 random facts about me.....

1. I am OBSESSED JFK/ Conspiracy theories (or fact).

2. I am a female angler who has in the past been on the competition circuit

3. I really, really hate celery & Liver.

4. I love chocolate & Pink Floyd.

5. My TV of choice: Good dramas, Film Musicals, & 80’s films.

So there you have it. I have an award :)

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Tea Light Candle Card.

My friend is very Ill. There is no cheering up to be done. All I can do is send cards.


Cot Bumper Pt3

So last night finished off the 3rd motif on the cot bumper. Another Tatty ted this time called My Red Jumper

This one was pretty quick to do. I’m hoping they will all be like this & then it won’t take so long.

I am missing Peddler.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

The Cot Bumper Pt2.

I am still working away on this cot bumper for the baby grandbean. Tatty ted & cute stuff is not really my thing when it comes to stitching so this is a true labour of love in every sense.

It has occurred to me that a Burfday Bear will be needed,, So I shall be looking at mohair suitable for a baby shortly...

For A friend

My online friend has just had bad news. The worst kind of news. There’s no cheering up to be done, just comfort to offer & light in darkness.

Candle Card.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

It feels like forever………. Pictorial

Tatty Ted Cot Bumper start.

Birthday Needle Rolls – June

Birthday Exchange Cards + 1 sympathy card.

1 wedding card.

As you can see busy busy & no crafting for me lol.

It feels Like Forever….

Since I last blogged.. Now the wedding is over I thought I would be able to get back to doing some crafting but then a few things happened.

As a Nan to be!! (Due November) I have be nominated to create for the new baby grandbean. SO I am now engrossed in stitching a tatty Ted cot bumper On 27ct Evenweave.

Cute & cuddly is not my bag really when stitching, but for the amount of different charts I need, TT fits the bill and is baby orientated.. I did think of doing Newton as he appeals to me more but on closer inspection his whimsy comments were not appropriate.

Now this came just as I had agreed & signed up to a birthday exchange, I had an idea to send not only the required card but also a little hand made gift, I have the complete set of Victoria’s sampler birthday needle rolls and thought this would be a good way to use each months chart by making a needle roll. I had 3 birthday exchanges in June so needed 3 needle rolls.

That was fine till i discovered they were not one nighters!!!, because of this Peddler suffered. I also got the bug for card making and lost a whole weekend to that.

So since my last blog, Peddler has suffered, Home sweet Home is on the backburner, I'm fitting in my needle rolls & birthday exchange commitments as n when & working on this cot bumper at night.

One may be a tad overstretched.

*Pics to Follow.