Monday, 27 December 2010
Tuesday, 14 December 2010
Sunday, 28 November 2010
So sorry i havent got any exciting pictures today, i just simply havent had time. My main reason for posting today however was because i had my stall on friday at school! It was the first time i have ever sold any of the crocheted items i have made and it went surprisingly well! I went thinking if i sell anything it will be a bonus! But actually made about £120! The stall was only open for about an hour over lunch time for the staff at our school. I was selling some of my scarves, wrist warmers, slippers and bits. I had some contributions from Linda over at Chalkys World and my mum. So thank you to them both for their help!
I am really chuffed with how well it went! The money i have made will go towards buying some new dining room chairs for our new house! and of course towards buying some more wool and buttons (which i already did yesterday!)
Thank you all for your comments over the last few months while we've been preparing for the stall. I'm hoping to do another one in april for the PTA at our school, but will need to come up with some other ideas that are less wintery for that. Suggestions are more than welcome!!
I will keep you updated on the big move and hope to post some more pictures of some of the things i sold soon. Will be going back to my ripple blanket in a couple of weeks as something to do while we're in temporary accomodation.
Thanks for popping by my blog, i promise to be more exciting soon!
Thursday, 11 November 2010
Wednesday we view a house in the next town along from ours, Thursday we put in an offer, Friday offer is accepted! So in the space of a week we have accepted an offer on our bungalow and had our offer accepted on a house! We don't don't hang about that's for sure! So all systems are go, solicitors on the move and our people want to be in by Christmas! So I'll keep you posted on all of that!!
Well the announcement has been made at school and we are having craft stalls at our inset day at the end of the month. Chalky has been helping with items (see last few posts). The latest thing she has given me is gorgeous fabric triangles to make into bunting! I spent yesterday afternoon working on them and i have now made them into 3 brilliant lots of bunting!
Aren't they lovely? I'm really pleased with them and hope they will give it all a more professional look.
Well gotta run, making Thai noodles with chicken skewers for dinner and stomach is definitely starting to grumble. Hope your all enjoying this glorious winter weather!! :s
Saturday, 30 October 2010
Knitted scarf and matching wrist warmers
Knitted Wrist Warner's
Its only about 4 weeks to go now, so I'm starting to label up pieces and price things. I find it so hard to know what to price items at. I've seen a few people blog about this issue before. The problem is, the crafters of you out there know how long it can take to make things, but we also all like a bargain! So its hard to find the right pricing in the middle. I have done a few items that i can charge more for, like the scarves, and Linda has sorted me out with some cheapy items i can sell for a pound. So hopefully i will have a nice range, varying in prices.
Felt needle cases with vintage ribbons and applique.
Squiggly key rings!
Felt and knitted hearts
Monday, 18 October 2010
Here are some of the items i have finished so far...
So that was my Saturday, popping into town with my mum, crocheting... a lot... and watching x factor of course ha ha. Then on to Sunday..
Making tomato rice soup, tomato and Basil Foccacia bread and getting treated to a fantastic dinner by my hubby. He got inspired after watching Jamie's 30minute recipes and made us fillet steak with a rosemary, thyme crust, potatoes with garlic and herbs, glazed baby carrots, watercress salad with lemon dressing, Yorkshire puddings and red onion with red wine gravy! Absolutely gorgeous! If you didn't see it i suggest you look it up on Channel4 On Demand.
So due to my productive weekend i didn't have time to do these.... so i did them this afternoon when i got back from work...
Chocolate cup cakes from Linda's American cook book. They're really nice and i kinda owed the hubby for the lovely dinner last night!
Did you all have good weekends? Back to freezing cold weather and boring old work now!
Friday, 8 October 2010
These items and more are available to purchase and you can see them all in my 'Handcrafted SharkyKnows Orgininals' page (Featured in the side bar). I will be adding to it soon so keep popping back. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Enjoy!
Monday, 27 September 2010
Monday, 20 September 2010
Thursday, 16 September 2010
Made from about 10 different blue yarns, i used the Jan Eaton book to make a total of 48 squares! Some of the squares i had done before on my last blanket but most of them were new so i learnt how to do quite a few patterns again. My favourites have to be the bobbles in different colours and 3d flower ones. I actually really liked the granny stripe one too. I have seen lots of bloggers trying granny stripe blankets lately and i can see why they are enjoying them so much now. Really quick but look great with bright colours!
I made 6 rows of treble crochet for the border using three colours. I found a pattern for the edging on the Internet and adapted it slightly. Basically its lots of chains interlocking with double crochet. The wool i used for the edging was a gift from Linda for our Anniversary, it fades from grey to blue to green and was perfect to finish the blanket with!
I just finished this masterpiece (alright i might be exaggerating a bit but it took ages!! Therefore is a masterpiece to me!) at the beginning of the week and wrapped it up as one of my hubby's birthday presents. The look on his face yesterday was priceless when he thought this was his only present. I soon made him smile with some really fancy chisels and a new plane (of the carpentry kind).
Sunday, 12 September 2010
I am thoroughly pleased with how it turned out. Believe me i was starting to think it wasn't going to be ready when Thursday evening i was doing LOTS of hand sewing! I had a lot of compliments and my sister would like me to make her one (maybe I'll wait til she's had her baby though! ;) ) My hubby also made himself a tie Thursday night so that we were co-ordinating. We are a bit sad like that. Now that I've shown him how to make ties there's no stopping him!
The wedding was gorgeous, it had a farming / harvest theme to it as the Brides parents are farmers. The flowers were lovely, lots of greenery with roses, Lillie's and of course wheat! The ceremony was in a charming little church in Abbotskerswell followed by a reception at their family home. They hired a massive marque for the occasion which was decorated with wheat, milk churns of flowers and really cute bunting!
One of the first things you were greeted with was the Bride and Groom scare crows!
Each table had their own Roast beef joint and one person at each table had been nominated as 'carver of the marital meat'. The favours went down extremely well with me, being a chocolate lover, truffles, hand made by the Groom! The whole day was brilliant, amazing sunny weather after the terrible week of rain we've had and lots of dancing in the evening!
I wish Mark and Vicky a wonderful life together and hope they enjoy their honey moon in Bali!