Monday, 31 October 2011

Happy Halloween!

Hi :D

Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you are all having a fantastic day :-)

On Saturday I went round my friends house for a Halloween party and I dressed as a zombie, I was a little girl zombie with a pink dress and pink fluffy shoulder warmer (if that's what they are called?). My costume was based on the girl on the front of the book 'Dawn of the Dreadfuls' :) I brought Catherine too wearing the Halloween costume I made her, you can see her outfit here:

She is checking out the pumpkin me and my brother carved together! :0) Hehehe

The dress is quite basic, but I am very proud of it as I designed it and made it without a pattern!

And as usual, this Halloween, me and my family made a special Halloween meal of ghostie pizzas! Here is my one:

Hahaha, some cheese and a tomato fell in one of his eyes :P

My dad made the dough while me and my brother were at school and then we put all the toppings on and turned them into ghosts! They were very tasty! :0D

I'm off now to wait for more trick or treaters, we have only had one set tonight so far so hopefully more come as I still have lots of sweets to give out,

See you all soon (very soon in fact for the special giveaway I have been talking about!)

Bye X :) X

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Halloween swap parcel!

Hello everybody,

I got home from the IOW yesterday and waiting for me when I got home (after the very, very long car journey!) was my swap parcel from this months Cute and Quirky swap :D I put up two themes this time; 'Amazing Autumn' and 'Happy Halloween'. I chose 'Happy Halloween' as I really love the holiday!

My partner was Annamaltoys look what she sent me :0), everything was also wrapped in cool black and red tissue paper:

I am really pleased with it all I had been looking at the bat and pumpkin beads in Hobbycraft for ages but didn't treat myself so I am soo glad my lovely partner sent me them!

And I realllllllllllllllllllyyyyyy love zombies!!!!!!! so was thrilled when I unwrapped this little guy! The added detail of the brains made me laugh, hehehe :P

And the Halloween hanging decoration is really beautiful it will be displayed in my room long past October 31st!

Hehehe, they are all soo cute!

See you all very soon :-)

Bye xxxxxxx

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

IOW update!

Hi everybody, I hope you are all having a nice week!

It's only day two of my holiday and I have already managed to pick up some great stuff including a mega crafty bargain! In this little craft shop they had a big box of craft paper and you could get 20 sheets for £1. Me and my dad started looking in the box and picking up loads of sheets then my dad asked the lady how much for the box and she said £10, only £10!!!!! For all of these sheets..... :D

And the decorative cutting scissors were three pairs for just a £1! (my dad got one pair and I got the other two :)

 There are hundreds of sheets of beautiful papers, perfect for making labels for all of my handmade prezzies for people.

In WH Smith I picked up a big sketchpad because I have wanted to make my own design portfolio for ages and now with all this lovely paper I have no excuse!

Along with Quirky I am making good progress on my other long running project, my dice scarf! I am aiming to finish it by the end of my holidays, so far I am on track :)

I reallly, really want to finish it so I can finally wear it, I want to wear it to 6th form :0)

The IOW is really good for finding unique handmade stuff :) Me and my family went to an apple orchard yesterday and got to pick some of our own apples (apples are my favourite fruit so I was very excited!!!:D). Then In the gift shop I found this beautiful handmade enchanted style apple clock for my room, (my dad treated me to it :)

Isn't it just lovely! <3 it looks so pretty and yummy and juicy :0P

Its almost my bedtime now but I will leave you with this picture of Catherine sitting watching the birds at the pretty grounds of Calbourne mill, where me and my family stayed in a cottage the time before last:

We had a great day out there, I really love the chocolate cake and jam and buttercream sponge they have there, mmmm.. :P I shared my slice of choclate cake with Catherine she said she liked it too!

See you all vey soon,

Bye! XxXx

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Off to the Isle Of Wight :)


I am off to the Isle Of Wight tommorrow, I am very excited :D There are lots of things I want to buy in the shops there (Including some stuff to complete a very very special giveaway I will be announcing on the 1st of November!!!) and lots of things I want to do, again! :P Catherine is of course coming along, I will be showing her all my favourites places; the chocolate shop and craft shops :0)

Ill be sure to keep you all updated with whats going on!

In other news, yesterday I started Catherine's Halloween costume ready for the dress up Halloween party at my friends when I get back, I manged to finish her crochet pumpkin hat :) I made the pattern myself:

I'm glad she likes it, only problem is no she won't take it off! Only her dress left now, I have an idea of what I want it to look like but I'll probably see as I go along :0)

Anyway, I've got to go pack my bag now :) I have to get all my craft stuff together so I can finish some projects while I'm away!

For my lunch tommorrow I picked up some vegetarian sushi in Sainsbury's. I've never eaten sushi before so I am very excited to try it, hehehe :P

See you all soon,

Bye!!!!! XXXX

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Happy, happy, happy , my lovely Blythe arrived! :D

Hello everyone!
Quite a while ago some of you may remember that I posted about Blythe dolls and how I really wanted one... well a couple of weeks ago I managed to pick one up on eBay for a really good price (about £62) and today she arrived!!!!!!!!!! :D

The parcel was soo beautifully wrapped (with string and everything!!!) which made me even more excited when I saw it when I got home from 6th form!

I carefully opened the parcel and found my lovely doll inside <3 She is a simply chocolate Blythe :P

Whilst I have been waiting for her to come I knitted her a hat using this: simple Blythe hat pattern I found on Ravelry and sewed her a little dress using this! pattern. Here she is all snuggled up wearing both!:

After the long journey she has had (all the way from Hong Kong!) we have just been relaxing and watching T.V together.
I decided to name her Catherine :) She said she liked the name a lot and she really likes Mr. Mini Circus Elephant too! :0)

I'm so excited about all the fun we are going to have together! And all the lovely outfits I can make for her :D

See you all soon,

 bye from me (and Catherine!) XxX

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

I'm a girl on a mission...

... a turkey mission! :D

Hi guys,

A while ago some of you may remember me posting about making Alan Darts Tipsy Turkey for me and my families Christmas dinner table as we are vegetarians so don't have a real one. Long story short I didn't manage to finish him as all my time was taken up by making Christmas presents for people, but this year I am determined to finish Quirky (that is what I am going to call him! :-)

I did manage to finish quite a lot last year, I pretty much just have the tail and all the sewing together and extra details left (which take all the time really!)

Well, i'm off to knit a few more rows to get me closer to having my finished turkey :0)

See you all soon,

Bye! xxxx

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Hatwalk 2011- Part 2

Hello again everyone :)

Welcome back for part 2 of the 2011 hatwalk! Today I found another couple of hats that I had forgotten I had made, lol, silly me! So my actual total for this year is 24!!!!!

Here are the pictures of the rest of the hats :)


 I have posted them all now so they are on there way!

The hats will start appearing on innocent smoothie bottles in Sainsbury's and Boots from the 3rd of November. I can't wait to see all the cool ones people made (and see if I can spot any of mine :)!

See you all soon,

Bye! xXx

Friday, 7 October 2011

Hatwalk 2011- Part 1

Hi guys!

It has come back round to the time to send of the hats for the Innocent smoothie bottles to help raise money for Age concern. This year I managed to make 22 (2 more than I made last year! :) I know I have posted about many of the hats I have made but I still wanted to bring all the hats together for a special Hatwalk! :0D So here goes, here is the first 11 hats I have made for 2011's Big Knit!:

Hehehe :-)

 I hope you like all my hats! I will see you all again soon for the second part of the Hatwalk.

Bye xxx

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Plaster protectors - Extra designs :)


It made me really happy the other day to see that lots of people liked my plaster protector pattern when I posted it up (and didn't think I was crazy :0P) And the other day I came up with two more designs that I thought I would post up too for anyone who wants to make them, a medical cross style one and a smiley face one! :)

All the plaster protectors are made using 3.25mm needles and small amounts of DK yarn. The basic pattern and skull and heart designs for the plaster protectors are all in the first post I did about the plaster protectors here! You can use the basic pattern along with the charts to make them easier to follow :)

Here is the chart for the medical cross style plaster protector:

And here's the one for the smiley face one :-D:

I hope you like these extra designs :)

The other day I actually got a paper cut, from my business textbook! :/ I was sad for about 5 seconds until I realised I finally had the chance to try out my plaster protectors properly :-) I wore the heart one <3 It definitely did make me feel better, I hope they make everyone else feel better too  :)

See you all soon,

Byyyyeeeee xxxxxx