Sunday, 31 July 2011

And the winner is......

 which works out to ........ HEATHER LEAL!!!! Well done hun, all you need to do now is contact me on with you address details and I will get it out to you tomorrow morning.
Oh in case you had all forgotten what it was it was for these

Hope you like them Heather
Sam x

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Cheesed off today

I made the mistake of weighing myself this morning, BIG mistake! Somehow, I've managed to put weight on this last week even though I've been watching what I eat. I'll be eating dinner off sideplates at this rate and drinking nothing but water.
Oh well I'm gonna have a day off from worrying about it today and get back on the horse tomorrow (even though at this moment I think I'm possibly riding a dead one) and I'm going to have a card making session in my craft room today. Not sure what I'll make yet but hey, I'm all up for spontanaity. Anyway hopefully I'll have some pics for you tomorrow or Monday of said card making session...oh and a crcoheted baby blanket that I just need to sew in some ends on.
Take care and enjoy your weekend
Sam x

Friday, 29 July 2011

Fimo piggy and earrings

Just a really quick post today as I wanted to show you all my latest creations and my first ones made using FIMO.

Hope you like them but I really must dash and get a bit more done on the baby blanket I'm crocheting at the moment.
See you soon
Sam x

Wednesday, 27 July 2011


Well I've not done this for a long time due to the fact I'm at work normally, but yay for the summer holidays and 6 weeks off!
Some things don't change though, my desk is still a mess....and a big mess at that. And this isn't all of it either!

You'll see 2 boxes that I'm playing with, my pig radio, my sewing machine that has actually been used more this week than in all the years that I've had it (about 8!), cones of wool, some scraps of fabric from the bits that I've been making with the sewing machine - see previous post for details - actually there's too much rubbish on my table even for me, so once I've got the house full of housework done, I might tidy this up a bit again and than try and fit in a bit of blogging. If only BT would sort our internet out so that we can both go online at the same time and take phones calls, I could get back into the swing of blogging and hopping once again...and thats something else I've got to do today, chase them up as a manager was supposed to be getting in contact over a month ago!
Oh well, I'd best post this and say hello on the Stamping Ground and get cracking or I'll run out of time to do anything.
Take care and I hope to get round to some of you soon
Sam x

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Ahhhh! Aint he cute!?

Bless - our big pup Bob is now wearing his new bandana that I made for him....and he's still not even tried to chew at it!!

I think I could have made it a lot better, but me being me, I had to rush in and not really think it through properly. All I did was draw our Union flag on a note pad in the right colours and then set the pinking shears to work. It does have the look I was sort of after, but I do wish now that I'd put better edges on it - maybe even tried ironing where I wanted it to fold first, but hey I had fun and thats what it's all about now isn't it.
After making Bobs bandana I was feeling a tad patriotic so I made this little ACEO (now remember these are essentially ATCs that are sold instead of traded) out of the same batch of material that I had for the bandana, although I did use the other blue material as I prefered it to the gingham.

And lastly but by no means least is this little thing. It's a little pouch for hubbys air gun that he doesn't scare the birds with his stealth like approach going "chang, chang, rattle" as they would in the tins they come in. Now instead they just see him and torment him by flying away at the last minute hehehehehe.

Anyway, the main thing is it does work and I'm pleased with it, in fact I'm very pleased with all of these pieces and I think I'm going to toddle off and make something else.
Catch you all later
Sam x

Saturday, 23 July 2011

I'm having a giveaway!!!

I recently reached the 500 likers milestone on my facebook page and as a massive thank you to all the people that have done so, (liked my page) so far and helped spread the word, I am having a giveaway once again. Last time it was a pair of fingerless mittens that I had crocheted, this time it is a crocheted brooch and matching earrings.

I'm giving everyone a whole week to leave a comment on the picture of the giveaway items on my Facebook page to be in with a chance of winning them. As you can see, these are a lush purple colour, which I love myself, with hand sewn beads for just that little bit of sparkle on the earrings.
Anyway, i hope you like them and if you want to be in with a chance of winning them, best you get over to and leave a comment under the picture of them - they'll be in the Giveaway album

Have a lovely weekend, and I hope to see you soon (metaphorically speaking that is)
Take care
Sam x

Monday, 18 July 2011

Cuteness alert!!

One card and a super cute bag for you tonight. Unfortunately the bag is a no sell as the pattern is from a mag where the patterns are not for commercial use, but the card is!! This one here was for our best mates little boy who just turned 2 and unbeknowns to me, loves dinosaurs (his cake was a dino) but there are a whole bunch of others coming in different colours that are going to be available for order soon - as will this one if requested :-)

Anyway I hope you like them - and can I say a big thank you to the lovely Sarpreet who never fails to leave me a lovely comment. One day I will get around to visiting you guys again (the summer hols are nearly upon us so I will have 6 weeks of blogging and making - YAY!!!) so expect to see a little more of me then.
See you all soon
Sam x

Friday, 15 July 2011

Un PC or what!?

I've also made a tobacco pouch for those ladies out there that do smoke tobacco - and here it is.

I hope you like it...I know I do, shame I don't smoke really lmao
Sam x

Smart fone cover

Smart fone cover 1 by Yammas Cards and Crafts
  Smart fone cover 1, a photo by Yammas Cards and Crafts on Flickr.

This is my latest mobile phone cover. I decided my new smart fone needed a little protection, and whats better than a cosy made by hand. This one is made from very pale yellow crochet cotton, it's more a pale lemon than it shows in the photo than pastel yellow.
Hope you like it
Sam x

Multi coloured beret merino wool

Made by me (crocheted of course) and made from gorgeous merino wool, with me daughter modelling, is one of my latest creations. A beret to fit a child. I can also make these berets to fit adults too, but this shade of wool may not be available as it's all hand dyed in limited runs. So this is an original one off piece.
Back soon with more bits
Sam x

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Table mats

Table mats by Yammas Cards and Crafts
Table mats, a photo by Yammas Cards and Crafts on Flickr.

This is my latest make, they are also available in lunch and dinner versions. I think I'll add another couple of rows on the top and the bottom on future versions as I feel these are a little too small so I'll have to adjust my pattern a little, but hey ho, nevermind...I know now :-)
Take care all
Sam x