Happy Friday lovely readers!
This week has been a long one BUT I am super super excited to announce the winner of my giveaway! I’d also really like to thank every single one of you for the wonderful craft memories you’ve shared. It was just so nice to get to know you a little better 🙂
First I put all your lovely names in order in an excel spreadsheet.
Then I went on my google friend and randomly generated a number between 1 and 11. And the winner is… *drumrolls*
Maura from The Messy Brunette!!! Congratulations Maura! If you could send me an email with your details and with the colours you would like for your Manta ray it would be great! (btw, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thanks again to all of you for participating, and congratulations Maura!
I’ll ‘see’ you all next week for some award participation and nominations (thanks again Nina and Tami for the nominations, I’m definitely take the time to post those next week!)
I am very excited to announce that over the weekend I’ve reached 200 followers! This is truly great, I can’t believe how amazing and supporting you guys are and I am so thankful to all of you for following my crafty adventures, liking my posts and commenting. I’ve got to ‘know’ a lot of you from blogging and I’m happy that you’re part of my crafty world 🙂
What will you receive? For this giveaway, I’ll be sending one of my Millie the Manta Ray plush toy – you can let me know which colour you’d prefer and I’ll make it for you (also if you have small children I can embroider the eyes rather than use safety eyes). I’ve also got some gorgeous yarn bought from mini haul at Yarn Glorious Yarn. And finally you will get a cross stitched bookmark made with my latest design (soon available on my Etsy).
How to enter? It’s super simple! First, make sure you follow me, either by email or with WordPress. Second, leave a comment on this post telling me about your favourite crafty experience (it could be something you made, going to a show, learning a craft with you family, etc.)
This giveaway will be open until Friday the 24th of March, 8:00 pm AEST (Brisbane time), and the winner will be selected randomly from participants.
Good luck to all and thanks again so much for reading me!
For Christmas I decided to go back to one of my favourite gifts to make: a bookmark.
The recipient is an insect lover so I thought this pattern was appropriate 🙂
Have a lovely end of the week!
Happy Monday everyone! Only a few days left before some well deserved holidays! Yay!
I’ve been working on the bulbasaur plush and I’m glad to say it is almost finished 🙂 and it looks pretty good!
I really hope that my friend likes it 🙂 also I’ve designed the pattern using bits and pieces so I’ll put together a pdf and make it available to you guys in case you want to make your very own bulbasaur 😉
I haven’t done much crochet lately but I have in mind to finally finish my winter themed afghan. I’m using a motif found in “The knitting and crochet bible” and I’m alternating colours between white, pale blue and grey. I don’t have a pic to show you right now (I’m in bed and too lazy to go take one) but I’ll put one up on Wednesday 😊
Sooo I know I’m addicted but I made another cross stitched bookmark. This time though I added a back to it to hide the “wrong” side.
What do you guys think of it? The design is inspired from Thumbelina (I was obsessed with this cartoon when I was younger).
Wishing you all a great week
Lots of love
P.S. Who is excited for Star Wars? I know I am! Just booked our tickets today, I just can’t wait!!!!
I might have slightly missed Friday’s post 😁 I got very excited because I finished all my Christmas cards and all my bookmarks and I forgot to post before going to bed.
So here is my “petit prince” finished 😊 I’m sure my mum will love it, this book is one of her all time favourites and it’s not hard to understand why!
From now on I will also be following the lovely Hélène’s mystery SALs.
I’ve already started the Christmas one, and I was a bit late so I’m allowed to post the first step already.
From next year onwards, a small fee will be asked to join the SAL (10€ for 24 grids) but if you ask me it’s well worth it. Hélène’s designs are just amazing. The theme for next year is stained glass windows and I can’t wait!
This weekend will be very busy, it’s my other half’s birthday on Monday and we have a weekend of fun planned (another birthday party tonight, restaurant and games day tomorrow). I doubt I’ll get too much craft done but hopefully I’ll have some party pics to show you on Monday!
Have a great weekend
… Is not actually about a pheonix!
Two years ago, I bought a pattern book from lincraft to make summer clothes. I started on a very cute knitted top made with “bamboozle” yarn (part cotton, part bamboo fibre). The problem is I got bored and put the project aside.
When I found it at the bottom of my stash, I though I’d give it another try but I ran out of yarn. And of course, it has since been discontinued so I couldn’t finish the top.
Anyways, I unraveled the whole thing. I had quite a lot done so I was a bit disappointed but I really couldn’t finish it, I would only have had the front of it!
But the yarn is not waisted, I am using it for another project from the same book (but much smaller so I should have enough yarn).
Can you guys guess what it’s going to be?
Also, I’ve finished my umbreon plush and I’ve made another bookmark that I will be sending to my dad for Christmas 🙂
I hope he loves it!
Stay awesome people! And may the force be with you! 😋
Looks like another week of stormy nights for us. It’s just been so hot during the day that it’s been storming almost every afternoon. So relaxing to go home, put the AC on and craft on the couch listening to rain outside 😊
Talking about crafts, I’ve finished my Tunisian crochet dishcloth! I just love the texture (both front and back) and the yarn I’ve used. It feels great and is actually very effective at drying dishes!
I have also been stitching this little penguin and thought it would look great as a bookmark, so I crocheted a nice border and made a tassel of the same colour as the border. I’ll probably be making more of those bookmarks (with different designs) for Christmas.
On another note, I had a pretty interesting weekend, I have done some baking with one of my good friends. They are “Cornes de gazelles” and they are a yummy Moroccan pastries made with manzipan.
Sadly, my friend is leaving Australia to go back to France at the end of the year. But as she is a photographer, she offered me to do my very first photo shoot. It was a great experience and I think that the reason why it was so good is that she knows me well, so she managed to really get my personality through in the pictures.
That’s my favourite.
I hope you all had a great weekend and that Christmas crafts are going well 😉