Friday, 29 April 2011

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Dishcloth addiction

I've started another one.  I like this sit still craft.  Useful too. 

Wednesday, 20 April 2011


I have to admit, making dishcloths appeals to me.  It sounds simple and quick.   A while back, I bought a ball of dishcloth wool.  Yes there is such a thing.  All I needed was a pattern.  I found this book in the library:
I love Erika Knight's style.

Here's what it looked like.  I love the texture. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Saturday, 16 April 2011


This week has not been productive for the craftiness.  I have been so busy.  I must do better next week. 

Thursday, 14 April 2011

My Superhero

I was asked to do a favour for a friend yesterday.  Her son is having some kind of royal wedding celebration before they break for Spring hols.  I think boys had to arrive at school dressed as princes and girls...  you guessed it princesses.  To cut a long story short she arrived with a well cut our curtain which needed sewing before it would make a great cape.  I did the sewing and what emerged was something I did not want to part with.  Angelo modelled it and he looked fab.  I made another for him and this is the result.

And this is him about to take flight.

Monday, 11 April 2011


A date I will never forget! 

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

until now

I haven't been able to share my recent carvings.  I have been super busy.  Here's a quick peek at what we made this weekend.

The image was inspired by this illustration my son did at the weekend.

We had a nice time sitting, carving and chatting.  It was a really nice way to reach my almost teenage son.

Three ways to use your handcarved stamps

1   Stamp the image on address labels.  They look great.

2   Stamp the image on each leaf of an inexpensive note pad.   You can personalise all types of stationery.

3    Stamp your image with waterproof ink on tissues.  (Pocket tissues)  This is so cute.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

coincidence or great craft timing

Cathedral windows are a real buzz at the moment.  Look at what I happened upon yesterday.

Look familiar?

Go compare!  (sorry could not resist).  Here's mine.

Click the Charming Windows link if you would like to go to that tute.

Well it is very cloudy and April-showery here in Scrapsville.  I long for sunny bright days and apparently they are coming this weekend.  Better get my crafty skates on over the next day or so as when the weather perks up I know I will want to be out and about.

My happy hands are crafting carved stamps, solid crochet squares and my hexagon love keeps growing.  I did a quick count this morning and I have 695.  I double checked so I think this is an accurate tally.  I am almost half way there.  1667 is what I need. Only just under a thousand to go.  Right I am going for a quick lie down.  My head hurts.  It had to be the maths.  X