Sunday, 20 June 2010

Pretty Snuggle Blankets and Crochet Markers TADA!!

Heyy all! I've been meaning to show off some of my latest crochet works for some time! The curses of having no internet. Now I can happily show them off and give you some factoids to go with them :)

Firstly, my hexagon long baby snuggle blanket. I love the colour scheme on this, and loved using the yarn. Perfect in everyway.

Here it is
 The Facts;

Started: April 2010
Finished: May 2010
Yarn Weight: Double Knit
Hook Size: 4mm
Yarns Used: Debbie Bliss Cotton DK in shades 13009 (Duck Egg Blue), 13020 (Light Green), 13056 (Lemon Yellow), 13016 (Light Pink), and 13019 (Light Gray / Putty). Sirdar Snuggly DK in Lemon, Duck Egg Blue and Mint Green, King Cole Dollymix in Lilac and Baby Pink, Stylecraft Special DK in Silver Gray.
Number of Hexagons: 48 - 4 in each colour.
Completed Length: 44"
Completed Width: 17"

And now for the pastel happiness!!



The Facts;

Started: June 2010
Finished: June 2010
Yarn Weight: Double Knit
Hook Size: 4mm
Yarns Used: Stylecraft Special DK and Stylecraft Life DK
Completed Length: 20"
Completed Width: 20"

What do you all think to my latest projects? :) I love them! I'm in a real pastelly place right now. Also to show off is a granny cushion (in pastels); and a progress shot of my granny stripe rainbow blanket. 

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Ohhhhh excitement!

I have the internet back. Could I be anymore excited?! I think so.

Currently bundled next to me in my favourite crochetty basket is the projects made EXCLUSIVELY from Stylecraft Yarn. Oh yes, oh yes! I am very excited. I owe you all alot of show offs, and I will very soon!

But yes. I'm going to check my tall one is okay, as he hasn't been too well. x

Monday, 14 June 2010

Ahh, cuppa is all you need

To some degree I'm glad I have alot of the day to myself. I'm able to spend time relaxing; which is just what the doctor ordered.

According to family and friends I'm much more sensitive that what I usually am; and I'm inclined to agree. Tears for no reason, getting stroppy over petty things. Sounds more like a teenager than a grown woman!

I am trying to find a root to my issue, and thus far have figured that;

I'm not sleeping / resting nearly as much as I should be.
I'm assuming the worst before working out the problem in the first place.
I'm naturally oversensitive.

Pretty poor list eh? Ah well.

Now me and the tall one are getting back into a new routine, sleep is honestly suffering. I say roll on when everything is organised properly; that in itself will take time.

I think I should show you all some more pretty things from the new home;

Sneaky peaky at the latest yummy colourful baby things that will be on my etsy shop.

Some charity shop bargins in their rightful place - next to our new kettle.

Our cookie jar! Isn't he amazing? Pauls mum got him for us for Christmas, and he currently has bourbons and custard creams in. Nom nom nom!!

Newly made bed. Needs a crochetted something to make it complete! Hmm. Another excuse to crochet hehe.

Another two charity shop bargins - my little ballerina clock, and a fun colourful vase with some rather beautiful purple tulips in!

And my favourite area is just on top on my bookcase in the craft room. The photo frame my mum found and gave me 2 years ago. In the photo is my godmother - Auntie Pam - who sadly passed away 4 years ago, and me with my brother and sisters. This was taken about 10 years ago. I miss her greatly. I hope she would be proud of me and what I've become, and the man who I want to marry.

Finally, as on Wednesday I will be doing a fun show off of socks.. Some may not find it all that fascinating; but I love socks!! Every day I will take a photo of my sockies. Here are a couple of my favourites;

Hot air balloon sockies. Brought from matalan <3

My punkyfish apple socks. Brought in February in the Milton Keynes branch of Punkyfish! I kept setting the alarm off - rather embarrasing :(

So yes, I will be showing off alot more soon I hope! Especially my latest beading escapades too!! Xxx

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Sorry it's taken so long!

I feel like I have been neglecting my blog lately! My little place to "blAhhh" about my feelings and my latest handy work.

I have some photos for you - allbeit not excellent, but photos nonetheless :)

My first try at Lucy from attic24's recipe for caramel shortbread. But it has a twist! I added a small amount of lemon flavouring in to the caramel. Genius huh?

My little supply of Stylecraft yarns. These make me very happy indeed! They are being hooked and striped. So keep your eyes open for a small something!

My room. My hooky, beaded, yarny, knitty, spinny room! All thanks to this man;

Yes he is rocking out to guitar hero. I love my man. He's been amazing.

I'll be posting again next week x