22 November 2014

Penguin Patrol


I've been crocheting penguins in between everything else. I haven't got them quite right yet, but they are a fun looking lot!

19 November 2014

Sizzix Big Shot

As I mentioned in my post about my quilt I went to the NEC a week or so ago. While there I got an early Christmas present from my mum, a Sizzix Big Shot.


The Sizzix Big Shot is a die cutting machine. You can buy dies for all sorts of things, such as dies for cutting and embossing paper, dies for cutting card for folding boxes, and, my favourite, dies for cutting fabric. There's loads of different dies to choose from, but I chose two to start off with. One is a clamshell shape and the other  a 2.5" square. I've started cutting some fabric, but haven't made anything yet, but I'm excited to have a go soon!

16 November 2014

Colourful quilt finish


A little while ago I showed you my quilt top I'd been working on made with Moda charm packs. After vising the Hobbycrafts show at the NEC last weekend and a couple of hiccoughs I finally finished it.


The first problem I ran into was that I had thought I'd be able to get everything, including batting at the show. However, nobody was selling any full size cuts of batting. This was quickly resolved though, with a quick trip to the Cotton Patch.


The second problem I ran into was that after buying this sweet, yellow, umbrella fabric above, which was advertised as being 60", I came home to find it was only 54". The quilt top itself was 54.5" so I really needed the 60". Unfortunately, I don't know from which company I bought it from as I didn't think to check the stand name at the NEC and didn't get a receipt. Anyway, after a bit of a panic I found some plain yellow cotton, the same shade as the background, and I had just enough to make a strip down one side. You can see it in the top of the photo, but it looks like it was made to be.


The binding fabric is by Riley Blake Designs, and a lovely lady at the Pin it & Stitch stand at the NEC helped me pick it out. I quilted it just inside the squares and around the border fabric, I wanted to keep the quilting simple as the fabrics were already so busy. I'm really pleased with how it turned out, as this is my first proper quilt. I think I might be addicted now.

27 October 2014

Massdrop Wonder Clips

For those of you who don't use Massdrop and especially those of you living outside of the USA, there's a great deal on Wonder Clips at the moment. You can get a pack of 50 Wonder Clips on there at the moment for about half the price you'll get them at a UK retailer (including the shipping cost).

They also have loads of other great deals going on all the time if you like fabrics and crafty stuff.

If you're going to buy something from there, do me a favour and purchase through this link:

https://www.massdrop.com/r/UEWPBD

It's very selfish of me, but for every five people who join through the above link I get a goodie box!


22 October 2014

CraftiHub

It feels like such a long time since I did anything with CraftiHub, and it has been, to be fair. It's been nearly ten months, but now I'm up and running again. Such a lot has happened and time has flown, but I would like to make CraftiHub work.

So please head on over to CraftiHub.wordpress.com and view my latest post on Knitted Knockers UK.