Thursday, 25 August 2011

A Photographer in the Making.

I seem to be using a lot of greens/blues in my layouts lately.
This was a day out in Godmanchester by the river. Matthew is using the camera he got for Christmas, to take lots of photo's. He is a good little photographer and took over 200 photo's this day!
I used K&Co Kazoo Kids for the paper, and the Cricut E for the cut out shapes and text.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Lot's of scrapbooking this week.

I've had fun this week creating lots of pages. Here are two more!! 

 The above page is showing two of the houses that I've lived in. The top one is where my dad now lives, and as you can see on the page, I lived there from 1974 until 1988. The house at the bottom is the house that I currently live in. I've lived in one other house, and I'm sure I've a pic of that somewhere... that house I lived in from 19966 to 1974. Papers are Daisy D's and Creative Creations.

 For this page I chose a photo I liked of Matthew with Justin, over Hinchingbrooke Park (is there anywhere else?!). I used a mix of papers from K&Co Mira and Blue Awning, and a few bits cut out on the Cricut. The "With Dad" are letters taken from the To the Moon kit by Fancy Pants. Other elements cut out from a Nitwits collection called, I think, Into the Meadow.

Monday, 22 August 2011

He's getting big!

 My Grandson, Elijah, this summer. Created with papers from an old paper pad from K&Co. I made the little kite lol :D. Isn't he gorgeous??!

Below is a page all about my crocheting. I used the freebie papers from the months Scrapbook magazine. I also crocheted the little cream doilie. 
I love Shaun the Sheep! I got it as a free pattern online, but can't remember where... but I'm sure I listed it on here somewhere, I'll have a search for it... I love crocheting Amigurumi animals, they're so easy, crocheted in rounds. I'm making a snowman at the moment, slowly...

Saturday, 20 August 2011

100% Boy!

 I've got this weekend off work, and so far have had a lovely day! This morning we had a full english breakfast in Sainsbury's, then it was to the market where I bought some more card... the market stall is only there on a Saturday, and I'm normally at work, so it's nice to get to have a snoop round the stall. 
This afternoon, after I watched football with Justin, he went on the computer, so I went up into my lovely little craft room and came up with the scrap page...

I scraplifted it from this months Scrapbook Magazine.
I fell in love with the bright colours and the business of the page... I strive to make ALL my layouts like this, but fail miserably, lol.

I used Fancy Pants To The Moon collection kit for the papers and some of the embellishments. I used my cricut for the wheels. The 3D train at the top is from a little selection of baby embellishments someone sent me years ago, and the robot on the right hand side was with a little selection from the 99p shop!!

I absolutely LOVED making this page.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

A little bit of crochet.

I bought a new teapot this week, together with mugs, milk jug etc as a matching set from Wilkinsons. I love it! I realised when I got home that I needed a tea cosy, so set about making one... the white one, then I made another one, the pink one, lol... then that got me into my crochet again, so decided to get out the double bed blanket, and I finished it!!! 56 stripes in total, two rows to a stripe... over 28,000 treble stitches!!!!! I love it that the sides got right over the edges of the bed. I started with a chain of approx 250. I got the idea from Attic24 - link over there on the right blog list. I'm now making Matthew a single bed granny stripe blanket... I wonder how long this one will take??

The first three photo's are mobile phone uploads, so the picture quality isn't that good, and then there's the two photo's of the bed blanket. The colours seem richer in real life.
See my tea cosy crochet pattern at the bottom of the post... my first attempt at writing a pattern...  

So the tea cosy pattern. It's basically two sides sewn together. I have written in in the Rest of the World terms, not US.
This is for a 6 cup tea pot.
Hook size 4.5mm
Chain 30.
Row 1. Skip first stitch, then dc into the rest of the stitches, chain 3, turn.
Row 2. Tr into each stitch, chain 3, turn.
Row 3. Tr into each chain space, chain 3, turn.

Keep going until you reach your desired height for your teapot. I personally continued in pattern for 11 more rows. 
You will need to crochet/sew the sides together, leaving a gap for the handle and the spout. I then made a chain of 100 and weaved this through the third row down from the top and tied it...