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

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Cool Dude

New challenge time over at That Craft Place challenge Blog.  The theme for this fortnights challenge is Make For A Man.  So all us crafter's know how difficult it is to make for a man whether it is a card or whatever, but people do say that Men can be big kids and I think that this is true in all of us.  So as this little chap is so cute and adults love him as much as children I thought he would be the perfect fun make for a Man.   

and I couldn't resist sitting him on a Birdbath like in the original advert lol xxx

I designed his crochet pattern myself as I went along and used lovely DK wool and great quality felt from That Craft Place Shop.  The felt is lovely thick quality, but easy to cut as well ;-)  So this is my crafty DT make to hopefully inspire you to enter the challenge xxx  Hopefully see you over at That Craft Place Inspiration Blog, the DT team has put some wonderful posts on of their gorgeous makes and there are lots of photograph tutorials as well.  

Please feel free to become a follower of my blog, as I have lots of pictures to add of makes old and new.  I am a bit slow at popping things on due to trying to unpack loads of boxes still ....lots to go....sadly hehehe xxx