Sunday, 28 February 2010

Goody goody goodiessssss - Prima have a-plenty to giveaway :)

I'm very intrigued with the give aways that blogs do, and when looking around I came across the Prima blog through some friends who recommended it. When I checked out their site I was amazed at the beautiful items that they make.

While browsing I also noticed they are giving away some goodies up to the value of $100 with one American winner and one International winner - needless to say I'd definately like to win the goodies - I don't really seem to win anything these days, but hey ho if I don't I don't at least I've spread the word a little.

They also have something big happening around the 5th of March, so get adding them to your blog and find out what this exciting thing is :) :)

here is a pic of the goodies :) :) lovely ain't they :) :) Pop along to the Prima blog here and why not try your luck and enter too :) :)

Friday, 26 February 2010

Too Big For My Boots!

Last night I started knitting some wrist warmers, and I was determined I would finish it in one night - and yeah I did finish one of them, but it was the wrong size of needles - ARGH! Nightmare - they were too tiny - my niece wouldn't even get her hands through them - it serves me right for not looking properly at the size of needles - so I'll just have to start again and then i'll get to try out my nice new needles woohoo! While knitting though I wanted something I could finish quick - nothing beats the feeling that you have accomplished something... sooo.... I remebered I'd got this little pattern and these were the first things I ever knitted, but couldn't find where I'd put them so I just knitted some more up with some matching ribbons. I think these tiny booties look so cute - and I'm delighted with them. No doubt I'll use them to make my mum's neighbour a card as she is due a baby any time soon, and they are on a card on the site, but I have other ideas on how to use these babies too.
Check out the pattern here :) It's issue 5 and called 'baby booties' there is some lovely little crafts over there so you should really take some time out and have a look.

I felt very crafty tonight too... I made my gran's birthday cards, but it took me over 3 hours just to get a little inspiration - I don't really have much in the ways of card toppers, plenty card, but nothing really to put on them, but I managed and got 2 decent looking cards. I tried to get pics of them but no matter how much I tried I just couldn't get one that did them justice - that's my excuse and i'm sticking by it hehe!

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Projects so far

Well that's me settled into my lovely new home. Its fab, I can literally see the sea from my bedroom window and the scenery out of every window in my house is so exciting. I love waking up and looking out every morning. I'll get some pictures on the go for you asap. It's so exciting hehe!

Since I've been moving I've really not had much time to do any crafting However I do finally have a piccie of the scarf I made for my niece, and seeing as she's only 5 and loves anything furry I'm hoping she will love this - i'm sure she will...

Knitting is a new found craft of mine so may of my projects won't be perfect, but I've done a few things my most favourite thing was the bag and purse I knitted my gran for christmas, it looked fab with it's lining and customized hand knitted bow with beads. I thoroughly enjoyed making these and just wish Id taken a picture. However if I remember i'll definately take one when I'm next down at hers so I can let you all see.

Because it's such a new hobby I really didn't have anything to start me of so I love being able to trawl through the shops looking for anything that is knitting related. Especially if it is cheap. Pound shops have been a saviour and in one of them I can get 3 balls of eyelash wool for £1 and huge balls of wool for only £1. Anyways Poundland seems to be my saviour at the moment, it had these......

I can't wait to try these :) they're plastic and I love the colours.

Anyways onto another little project I've completed - this was my first ever shot at doing a sock, and because it's done with 2 needles and not double pointed needles (which i'm hopeless at using, I really must get learning how to do it to make big socks) it has turned out really well and is so cute, think i'll whip up another 24 of these and make them into an advent calender for christmas, or make another one in pink for my niece and give them to my niece and nephew with a little keepsake for christmas, either or they'll be christmas presents lol!

This little sock was made using a fab pattern from littlecottonrabbits which can be found here. Have a look at the other patterns available over there, they have some wonderful little bears which would make some great little prezzies.

Well I think i've garbled enough for now, I'm going to go and make a start on some mini booties.