Sunday 18 August 2013

MP3 felt case

Well here I am again being naughty and not posting for two weeks....slaps wrist lol  I must admit though that I think I would post more often if I got more followers, so I must beg some people to join my blog 
lol xxx
It is time for a new challenge over at the very lovely That Craft Place Challenge Blog and the theme for this fortnight is ..Stitching real or faux...  The DT team has had some new members join so the family is now bigger and there is even more inspiration for all of you to get your minds going so you can whip up your own make to enter ;-)
Here is my make for the DT
All of the goodies I have used are from That Craft Place other than the two flowers, but they sell lots of gorgeous flowers you could use.  The felt is the best quality I have ever used.  It is much thicker that the cheap felt you can buy in a pack, it cuts well and sews lovely also.  I decided my MP3 player was well overdue a little case of it's own and the challenge theme gave me the perfect opportunity to make one for it.  I used blanket stitch for around the edge of the case to add my real stitching detail.  The flap secures with velcro and I sewed the cute flower button to the flowers to secure them.  The That Craft Place Facebook Shop Stocks the buttons in a beautiful mixed colour pack and felt in lots of colours as well.  Please feel free to join the FB shop page, as you will not find a friendlier craft shop online.  Also why not join the Natter and Chatter Facebook group where you can meet loads of like minded crafter's and get lots more inspiration from the DT and all the other very talented group members.  It is such a friendly group and you will love being a part of it xxx

Sunday 4 August 2013

Monochrome challenge ;-)

New challenge time over at That Craft Place Challenge blog  The challenge theme for this fortnight is Monochrome and the Design Team have created a plethora of wonderful makes to inspire you and show you some wonderful colour schemes.  I have gone for hues of purple for mine and here is it
I made all of this from scratch myself.  I have used about 1/3 of a block of white & the same of purple Fimo soft, but you could use Sculpy or anything like that and there are lots of different types for sale at That Craft Place Facebook Shop  I have then mixed them together to create a marble effect (if I get any interest I can explain how to do this)  & shaped them into the Doughnut pendant.  I have the used a large pen lid to cut out the hole in the pendant before cooking and then cooked as per guidelines on the packet.  I have made the necklace myself by using a length of cord and 2 different ribbons which I have plaited together and I like the effect.  They have been secured together with cord/ribbon ends and had a chain and clasp added.  So I hope you like my make and that you will pop over to the blog to see all of the other DT creations and hopefully it will inspire you to enter yourself ;-)  

Sunday 21 July 2013

It's a Girl thing challenge ;-)

Here's me with a new DT make for That Craft Place Challenge blog  The new challenge for this fortnight is ...It's a Girl thing xxx  So there are soooooo many things I could make for this, but I went for making a pretty jewellery set for my Mum to go with her outfit to go to a wedding and of course it had to have a matching hair comb lol xxx

I have only ever made one hair comb before so I am really chuffed with how this one looks, as I made it up as I went along.  I liked the necklace and bracelet set so much I was tempted to keep it, but couldn't leave my Mum without sparklies to wear at the wedding xxx  You can buy beautiful beads like these and findings as well from That Craft Place Facebook Shop Page
So please enter something into the lovely challenge as I am sure you can think of something Girly to enter.  
There is also a new Facebook group where you can share your gorgeous makes, look at other peoples and meet new crafty friends and chat.  Here is the link so please come and join us That Craft Place Natter and Chatter Facebook Group
Well until next time Happy Crafting and (((((HUGS)))))

Sunday 7 July 2013

Ribbon & Lace Challenge

What a lovely sunny weekend we are being treated to and week ahead by the sound of things as well, but I am not really here to talk about the weather ;-)
It is new challenge time over at That Craft Place Challenge Blog  The theme for this fortnights challenge is Ribbons & or Lace.  I came up with an idea and decided to use both for mine lol
I created a lace flower by using a 30cm length of lace, folding it in half and doing a running stitch along the bottom edge just above the fold.  I then pulled the thread to gather the lace together which created the flower and then sewed the ends together underneath and cast off.  To make the bracelet I decided to use organza ribbon with the end cut at a sharp angle which I threaded through the gorgeous glass lustre beads, then threaded a large eyed needle with the ribbon to thread it through the lace flower.  After that I added on more beads until it was the desired length.  Then trimmed the ends at softer angles to match each other and tied them into a bow.  The beads are free floating on the ribbon and it can of course be tied to be different sizes.  Anyway enough of my ramble :-)  I hope you like my make and that you will make something pretty to join in our challenge.  There is a new page for lots of inspiration and for you to share your own crafty makes made with That Craft Place goodies.  It is for chatting with like mided crafters as well so feel free to pop by and join the Facebook group That Craft Place Natter and Chatter  Look forward to seeing you over there where there are plenty of gorgeous makes to inspire you if your mojo has vanished.  (((((HUG))))) until next time xxx

Sunday 23 June 2013

Only me ;-)  Hope you have all been having a lovely crafty time since I last posted and managed some gorgeous projects.  It is new challenge time over at That Craft Place Challenge Blog and the theme for the next 2 weeks is Flowers.  So the DT team have designed a wonderful collection of items to inspire you to take part.....there are even mouth watering cakes.

For my makes I decided to make a tie back for our new curtains with some of the lovely DK wool that That Craft Place Shop stocks which is gorgeous to use and work with.  They have lots of wonderful colours to choose from.
As you can see I have chosen to use natural colours as with the pattern on our curtains being leaves it just seemed right that the tie back was green and I wanted the flowers to look Summery and bright, but not over powering so I went for Daisy colours.  I am pretty pleased with how my first ever crochet tie back has turned out and it is in use every day on our door curtain xxx

I was so inspired by the theme of the challenge I just had to make something with beads as well.  The gorgeous focal flowers and twisted diamond beads I have used are from That Craft Place and the seed beads and crystal bicones are from my stash.  This is the first pair of barefoot sandals I have ever made and I really enjoyed it so there will be more.  I will be selling them so if you are interested feel free to leave me a comment or email me and I am sure I can offer lots of colour choices.....Not that I am too much of a bead hoarder......OK I am really lol xxx  So that is it for my makes for now, but please enter a flower make into the new challenge and don't forget to stop by That Craft Place Inspiration Blog as the lovely DT members are working on lots of new projects and tutorials for you for over the next few weeks so remember to keep checking back and comments on the projects are always welcomed and encouraged, thanks xxx

Sunday 9 June 2013

Hi Peeps ;-)  Hope you have all been enjoying the sunny weather x
It is time for a new challenge over at That Craft Place Challenge Blog  The theme for this fortnight is Independence Day and here is my make
Made with beautiful glass pearls and findings from That Craft Place shop  Why not join us over at the challenge page and create something inspired by the theme.  It can be anything from paper craft to jewellery to wool or anything else you can think of.  Whatever you decide to make, enjoy yourself ;-)

Sunday 26 May 2013

Can't believe the last 2 weeks have gone by so quickly, but here I am again with a new challenge make for That Craft Place Challenge Blog  The new fortnights challenge theme is Dies & Punches.  So as I make my designs in wool or beads I had to think about this one and this is what I came up with

I decided to make different size hearts like you would get when using nested dies.  So I have crocheted 3 hearts using 2 strands of DK wool at the same time.  The darker colour is a gorgeous deep purple and I thought it would look great mixed with the pale pink.  It's it the first time I have tried it and I love the mixed swirly marbled type effect it gives.  I have also threaded 6mm acrylic bicone beads in mixed purples from the Purple Harmony pack to form a loop and then joined all the hearts together with them as well .  All items I have used are from That Craft Place shop or look for That Craft Place on Facebook where you can join the lovely group where you get to see and buy goodies as soon as they arrive.  Well I have plans to make lots and blog more, but whether I will actually get to it or not is another matter :-)  Please like/follow my blog as more liker's will mean I will blog more often xxx