Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Tatting - my first attempt

How do everyone and how are you all? Unfortunately I'm still not finding the time to blog and hop and make stuff due to working these day I will crack it I promise!
Anyway, I just popped on here quickly to share with you all my first attempt at yet another new craft that I'm trying to master - TATTING!

Well it's definitely not perfect or pretty, but I'm happy with it for a first attempt, so a bit more practise (and a few Youtube videos watched) and eventually you will see things that I hope to start selling. I think I'll start small wth this one though instead of my usual approach - trying to run before I can walk that is lol!
Oh well take care and I think I'm going to go and have another go at this tatting malarky now.
Sam x

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Red filet crochet square

Hi all. This is just a quicky via Flickr to show you one of my WIP. Expect to see this soon in my Folksy shop and my website
Catch you all later.
Sam x

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Wedding stuff

Sorry I didnt get back here when I promised. Things aren't going so well for us at this end unfortunately, so I keep getting a little preoccupied with other stuff. But nevermind about that now, as I want to show and tell about my gorgeous cousins wedding day.

This is my beautiful cousin Jenny and her lovely fella Rafe outside the church and having their first dance together. I don't mind saying that I was in tears at this moment, so it's a good bet that my uncle Geoff was the same.

And these are the Order of Service that I was mean to you all about and wouldn't show you last week. I used one of my newer toys (the hot foil pen thingy) to do their names and when I get a chance there will be another new range appearing in my website and Folksy shops using this new gadget.

On another note I have finished jiggling around with my website and it is now good to go. I will be adding more photographs of items that I have made so that anyone can order them in their own choice of colours and material. I've not done it as "click and buy" purely to give everyone the choice of what they would like it made out of (cotton, acrylic, wool, cashmere, mohair etc etc) and the colour that they would like. That way it saves me time in a way, by not trying to do it in all mediums so that I have them ready to go. It may take me a little while to get the material in but so far everything that I have ordered, has taken no longer than a couple of days to get to me. In the mean time, I'm still working on new projects, some which will show themselves shortly and others that will be along a bit later. Yes I am teasing you I know, but I do have to try and keep you interested :-)
Anyway that's me done for tonight as I want to get on with some of the said "new projects". Have a lovely evening all and nighty night ♥
Sam x

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Blog candy shout out and a couple of new bits

Evening all. Sorry I've not been about much, I've been a little preoccupied with other things....mainly my beautiful cousins Order of Service for her wedding this coming Saturday. I'll pop photos of those up this time next week.
Anyway, as you can see by the title I have a blog candy shout out for Sarpreet, who is a very talented lady and I do hope those of you that see this will pop along, follow her her blog and help to spread the word;-

Now onto the couple of new bits. The first is a baby boy card that my MIL asked me to make for the arrival of her neighbours new baby the other day.

I used Crafters Companion Popcorn kids CD and stamps, I also finally got around to using my cuttlebug and on earth did I manage without those little babies!

The next bit is another twisty scarf. This one is more suitable for a super stylish young girl as it's a bit shorter as I did it in a tighter tension than the pink one.

Over the next week, I'll be uploading items to my Folksy shop and getting my website back up and running so people can see the sort of things that I have made in the past and order them in their own choice of colours and materials....after all not everyone wants cotton or acrylic :-)
Hope you like them both and please don't forget to check out Sarpreets blog candy.
Take care
Sam x