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And finally . . .

I can begin showing you all the pressies I’ve been working on.

Today I put the finalizing touches to one of the little pressies that has been on my to do list.

But over the weekend I actually got to give a little present to a very delighted mum to be of twins at her lovely baby shower.

Her reaction was exactly what makes giving a hand made gift so delightful, the little shriek as she realised what I had made and the big smile that said that’s exactly what I wanted

 Ok do you want to see

I was so excited when I thought to make it

here we go

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She’s having twins remember, oo I wanna squeal now they are just so cute.

Though in case your a bit confused and are thinking ‘Oh how mean to call the babies thing 1 and thing 2′

don’t despair it’s a little joke playing on the Characters from the famous book

by Dr Seuss

The Cat in the Hat

I can only hope that her twins don’t bring as much mischief as thing 1 and thing 2 did in The Cat in the Hat.

I used the same pattern I used for this little hat here.

and I totally love how they worked out

Isn’t it just wonderful when you find the perfect colours for a project and it all comes together so well.

And now to just wait for the arrival of two little munchkins.

xxx

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Screeching halt

Last night a horrible event happened

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I did not want to

crochet

knit

embroider

craft at all for that matter

It came from nowhere, all of a sudden i just did not want to pick up my hook or needles

I had even written out a pattern for a rose but just could not find the mojo to try it out.

I have never not wanted to at least hook before

It relaxes me, it soothes me. So I lay on the couch with the tv on

and you know what tv is so so boring.

I was completely lost without my craft, I had no idea what to do with myself.

I tossed and I turned I tried to pick up the hook and chain but nothing

I couldn’t even bring myself to pick up my one a day project and make a hexipuff so the total for this week is 1 and it should be 2

What was I to do. I was lost I had nothing to do, so I went to bed

Thats right at 7.30pm I went to bed,

but I did accomplish something

I read and finished one of my books for

The fall into reading challenge  (you can check out my books here.)

I finished the Vampire academy book

so now it’s onto something a little more substantial I think I shall start Maestro’ – Peter Goldsworthy,

But I’m hoping to have my mojo back as I have this little teapot

which is plain and boring

and screaming for some crochet knitted prettiness hopefully I will back soon to show the cuteness

but for now it’s time to do the school drop

and I must get dressed :)

love to all

xx

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xx again.

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Crafters Delight

Mr C is off at the gym something he does every weekend, yes he is wonderfully ripped, hehe he’s my sexy muscle man, well whats a girl to do when her partner has gone to the gym, well I should probably do a spot of exercising myself but it tends to just get in the way of the more important things like blogging, lol.

(I will go for a walk, I will go for a walk, I will go for a walk,

ah who am I kidding I WILL make more hexipuffs. and tell you about my crafty delights :))

So while Mr C’s away I shall share my 2 crafty excitments I have had this week the first being this


Do you remember my cross stitch well I got it back from the framers on Friday

and I am just so delighted with it

Red being mine and my mums favourite colour I think it just makes it pop.

The perfect frame for this very sentimental piece of art.

The 2nd bit of crafty delight I recieved was a new cabinet

Now I have been meaning to pick this up for a while.

But with no way of transporting it it has been sitting at my sisters

but a wonderful friend with a ute stepped in and picked it up for me

(wonderful friends with utes).

It was my nana’s than my mum’s and now it’s mine

and in a kitchen that has amble cupboard space but no wall space a kitchen dresser just does not go

so i decided I would use it to keep all my craft delights in and organised.

Thats right my crafty bits and bobs are now organised. They are no longer stashed around the house in small hidy holes,

behind, under, beside, on top of.

No now they have a home and I have my very own Crafty Delight Dresser. And yes there is cupboards down the bottom and they are filled with more yarn. hehe.

Yarn obessed

I will use it to make hexipuffs, I will use it to make hexipuffs, I WILL NOT BUY more yarn, ah who are we kidding, :)

Well a tired little princess is calling so I will have to love you and leave you

oh she just got louder better go the princess is calling

xx

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Bunting Swap

Right now I should be making a fruit platter for craft group (It’s healthy week this week) but I am just too excited to share my buntings with you. I was not sure if I was going to share them as I wanted it to be a surprise to all the wonderful people who recieve them but I just couldn’t resist showing you my little baby buntings. Plus I figure the few bunting swap participants who stop by still will not know if they are getting one or not hehe. I have absolutely loved participating in the Bunting Swap, I have had so much fun making my little buntings thinking about how they are going to go off on their own out into the big wide world and hopefully (fingers crossed) be loved by complete strangers from blog land and  a few blog friends as well. The buntings that are on their way to me have started to arrive and I’m hopping mad with excited every time I open the letter box to discover a gorgeous little envelope from somewhere in the world containing a piece of bunting made with love for little old me. I can’t wait to put them altogether.

Onto my little bunting babies

I wanted to crochet some pretty buntings so I started off with my hook and my random colour selection method and produced 20 buntings

But I just didn’t feel that these by themselves were doing it for me and I decided they needed a little extra love so I decided to add some

embroidery of my name, now I have to say that after hand embroidering 20 buntings I was a little over this idea but I stilll love it and how pretty are they with all the beautiful colour, I can just imagine this strung up on someones porch or maybe even in their own little princess’ room. But they still weren’t complete they needed to come together so I

sewed them altogether and wella my little baby buntings were born and I have had to tear myself apart from them to pop them into envelopes and send them off, yes I am having slight separation anxiety from my baby buntings, I just hope that all the wonderful people that receive them look after my babies and love them as much as me. I have had so much fun making them, crocheting, embroidering and sewing them altogether. I can’t wait till I have all mine from over the world. This swap has been the best it’s been motivating and rewarding.

Well I better make that fruit platter 5 mins before everyone gets here.

enjoy the sunshine today

xx

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Wella a Pin-Up

In my last blog I promised some crafty gorgeousness, I had all intentions of revealing all to you over the weekend, but alas Saturday morning the whole family woke up feeling terribly ill. Mr C had already been sick for a few days, but by Saturday we were all feeling the ill effect of a terrible cough and cold. So our Saturday became a all curled up on the couch movie Saturday with the Playlist including “Narnia” and some good old “Harry Potter”. Sunday morning did not bring better news and most of Sunday morning was spent sitting in a doctors waiting room looking out at the beautiful blue skies we were all missing out on, feeling sorry for ourselves. The Doctor sent us all home with antibiotics and orders to rest, but as you parents out there know rest with a sick family is never easy. Mr C being the least sick of all (already having his major sick days) has been doing an excellent job of taking care of all of us.

Now before the weekend of coughs and chills I promised the aforementioned crafty gorgeousness and fortuantley before my body and brain turned to mush I finished my 2nd Pin up Girl . . .

This pin up involved using satin stitch, which I had a little trouble with and finally decided the outlined satin stitich was for me and by the 2nd shoe I think I had it down pat.

I wanted to add my own little touch so I decided on a naughty little cherry tattoo on the hip,

I decided on black hair for this one but she needed some highlights so i added some blond through out

Very sexy legs

I think she is one sexy lady, she’ll look lovely with my fan girl on the wall.

Well we are all slowly on the mend here, B is home from school today resting on the couch with more movies, I’m slowly catching up on the house work of a family of 5 and amongst all of our yucky sicky weekend I did manage to crochet up 1 bunting for the bunting swap.

Chat soon

xx

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Oh La La

Late last week this finally arrived on my door step, I say finally because I had been waiting with baited breath ever since I ordered it but in actual fact it came rather quickly. I love the Sublime Stitching web site and have already ordered her pin up girls. my plan is to do a wall of pin ups. This book is amazing!! It has wonderful illustrations on how to do many stitches accompanied by detailed written instructions. But most of all the book contains 30+ reusable iron on transfers. I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to start embroidery. The main reason I bought this book though was the fan girl on the front I fell in love with her, isn’t she just outstanding.

I had already gone out and got all my supplies in anticipation of this book arriving so as soon as it arrived I whipped out the Fan Girl Iron on transfer and followed the great instructions and successfully transfered my image onto my fabric. (I used white Drill). And Began stitching away.I decided I wanted a pink fan like the one inside the book, but I also wanted to make her mine, So I changed her up to be a brunette which I think worked well with the pink.

This was the first time I had done any of these stitches and with the exception of the fern stitch the illustrations and detailed descriptions in the book were easy to follow. The fern stitch I just could not get my head around I don’t believe that it was due to anyway it was written I just found it easier to do it my way.

Mr C thinks its me with the beauty Mole.

Her eyes are french knots worked in 3 ply 2 ply of emerald green and 1ply of light blue mixed together.

I love her for the 1 st of my pin ups, but I do feel she is missing something, I’m planning on putting some sequins on the ends of the fans but I think she needs more. What do you think? I was thinking a sexy saying from the 1940′s, any ideas??

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