Manta Ray Day

Welcome 🙂

This was another of my top secret makes for Christmas 🙂 It’s a little silly something I made for Son1 who is into all things marine.

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The pattern is a freebie and can be found here – thanks Brigitte of Roman Sock 🙂

Until next time,

Chris x

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Mice

Hello and Welcome 🙂

So far this week I’ve been getting busy creating things for my craft stall. I’m making things in a production line so everything is in that annoying half way stage so there’s nothing really  to show you.

However I did giggle when I read Lucie’s blog Love Lucie because she had a photo of mouse body parts sitting on her table all ready to sew together.

And guess what I have on my table? Yes that’s right, mouse body parts waiting patiently to be sewn together!

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and I definitely agree with Lucie, it is a very macabre sight!

Until next time,

Chris x

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Miss Evangeline

Hello and welcome 🙂

Introducing Miss Evangeline Mouse!

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Finally finished with her cute little nose and pretty skirt (she first appeared in this post). Of course she needed a friend to keep her company…

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and another friend…

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and yet another friend…!

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these gorgeous little mice will be put away for my craft stall in November, which means that if I want one I shall have to make another 😉

Until next time,

Chris x

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Off on a Tangent

Welcome 🙂

This week has seen a real Autumnal feel come to my neck of the woods, the leaves are turning colour and are being blown about by the swirling winds, the spiders are out in force and weaving webs in all the hedges and it’s steadily getting chillier. Time to get ready to hunker down and cosy up inside! Enjoy your Spring those of you in the southern hemisphere while we enjoy our Autumn.

I’ve had a bit of an overdose of sewing recently with the banners, I’ve still been busy with them and have finished the one I was particularly working on.

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Some of my fellow banner team are already returning their panels to me and as they come back I’m sewing the hems, if they need it, and removing all the markings.

As progress is all in hand with the banners  I’ve been having a bit of Time Out.

I decided that I needed to put my needle down and pick up my hook! Sometimes I just can’t face doing another stitch so rather than stop creating I switch mediums – how many of you can identify with that?

I’ve had a hankering to crochet a mouse for some time now (who knows why these daft urges ‘get’ us?!) and have been looking round for a cute pattern with no success. However, this week I saw just what I was after and snapped up the pattern.

I’ve been busy hooking away and here she is – so far – she still needs to have her face stitched on and to be clothed (after all here in the UK winter is a coming!)

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As you can see she helped me with the sewing!

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The pattern is by CARO created and can be found here.

Until next time,

Chris x

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Slow,slow…

Hello and welcome.

This week has been very slow on the creating front, there are many other things going on in the household which are taking me away from my Sewing Room – and that’s fine. Sometimes a break from crafting means that you come back to it with fresh ideas and that’s always nice 🙂

I did make time to go to my monthly Quilting group and we had a tutorial on making beaded snowflakes/stars, I know it’s not quilting but it was still fun. Here’s what we made…

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They have little loops on one of the arms so hanging ribbons can be attached, just right for the Christmas tree!

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We were all given a little box of beads and each one made was different.

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Pretty aren’t they? The beads are held on with little plastic ‘earring backs’ – I guess they have a proper name but that’s what they look like 🙂

If you’d like to try to make one you can buy the metal wire snowflake forms from Amazon and you just thread on some pretty beads and either use earring backs on the ends of the arms or make a loop in the metal using round nosed pliers.

Last night at my Ladies Wot Sew group I made a few crochet flowers…

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These are only tiny, made with embroidery floss using a 1.75 hook – cute!

So a slow week on the crafting front and I predict another slow week next week too as I concentrate on other things.

Have a great week end.

Until next time,

Chris x

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