Friday, 5 October 2007

Finished Whilemina the witch!

Today i have finished Whilemina! I am not so sure about weather she has turned out as nice as i could of made her, i am thinking of making her a sister, and hopefully she will be a bit better!

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Whilemina Witch!!!

I would like you to meet a nearly, but not quite finished Whilemina the witch!

I am fairly happy with her, althought she is supposed to have seperate fingers sewn on to her mittens. but due to my poor sewing skills and lack of patience, i decided to leave the fingers. I got the pattern from simply knitting magazine and it is by alan dart, of course i may have to make another one when i have finished her, as whilemina is not as good as i had hoped!I hope that you like her! I need to get Whilemina finished as i have a secret pal swap which i have got to get on with! I am so excited about doing this as it is my first secret pal swap and I hope my secret pals will like there packages!

so all i have to do to whilemina is give her some hair! in the magazine she has purple hair, but i may go for green! sew her hat on and sew up her cauldron!

my other projects that i am trying to get finished is a cross stitched witch , witch i will take a photo of when it is done1 Today i may start on some more yuletide Gnomes!

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Mum's birthday presents

I have totally given up on the idea of making a crocheted birthday cake for mum, it just didn't look right, i don't know how or why, but i just didnt like it! so, in the end i decided to knit some fairy cakes(cupcakes) for mum instead as part of her present, there is one really cool pattern available on the web, but it involves knitting in the round, i attempted to do this, but i just ended up in a big tangle! lol so that was no good, then i discovered that i had a pattern for fairy cakes already on my pc, so i made theese, it isnt the best of pics, but you'll get the idea anyway!
As i said they are not the best of pics, I have really got learn knitting in the round! I have already posted a few pics of the mother hen I have also knitted for my mum, but now it is finished the baby chicks now have eyes and feet!
As a little extra and because i just couldnt resist making one the yuletide gnomes from simply knitting mag, I made her one of theese as well

Tuesday, 11 September 2007

The Crocheted Birthday cake saga

As a little extra for my mum's birthday I decided to crochet a cake for her and to be honest i don't know whether I am completly happy with it, I have played about with the shape abit, this was the 1st attempt, I have used strips of cardboard to stiffen the sides a wee bit, but I decided it was to tall and a bit too stiff
I have been playing about trying to make swils of cream , to put some cherries on, but i have now decided that the cream wool I was using is to stiff and is'nt flowing enough, So I have now made the strips of cardboard smaller and put a bit more stuffing in it and I am a bit more satisfied with it now, I dont think I am going to get it perfect, but thats the way it goes!
I think it looks more like a cake now!

Mother Hen!

It's been a long time since i have posted, but i have been soo busy! In between postings, i have moved house ( never again )lol. it has taken me a wee while to get my craft stuff organized again lol, anyway, it is my mum's birthday on the 21st of September and i thought i would make her something, as she keeps chickens when i saw this in one of my old copies of Simply Knitting magazine i just knew that this would just be perfect!

This is a pic of my hen naked, but she has got bloomers on, so she has some dignity lol. I do have to admit,that if i was not making this for my mum, then i properly would of given up on it, It wasn't difficult, but it was fiddlely !

My hen is now dressed (so she can stop blushing now!) I am more or less happy with it, but i am always critical of my work, i think when you make something, you know when you have made a mistake, and they stick out a mile to you, but not to anybody else.

All that is left to do now is to add the beaks and little claws on the chicks.

Saturday, 7 April 2007

Another version of the Boutique card

I made this card to send to my mum, as she needs cheering up, I enjoyed making this one more then the boutique card, because, well, I knew what I was doing! I am quite pleased with this one.
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Hand Made double pointed knitting needles

I got the idea for this off another craft forum I visit every day, it's and this board covers just about every craft you can think of! It's a great read and everyone on their is sooo friendly!
Anyway, You are supposed to make theese from chopsticks or wooden dowels, well after hunting everywhere for chopstiks, and figuring out that I couldn't carry a 6ft wooden dowel with my food shopping with out injuring myself or some innocent member of the public, I had a brain wave that pencils would work. I had some pencils lying around, so i sanded the paint off them and shaved them down to the width I wanted them( these are 6.5mm thick) I used a pencil sharpener to make the other end pointy and then I painted them ( their standing in blue tack drying after varnishing), then I used clear nail polish to give them a coat of varnish and to protect the paint from chipping and hey presto! I also made some 6.5mm circular knitting needles as well, I thought i had taken a pic of them, but i havn't so I will post them tommorow!
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