Myself and a fellow do crafter are both huge fans of an American crafter, known as star of May on YouTube. We love to watch her videos and find ourselves desperately in need of any product she enjoys using.
We set ourselves a challenge of using some of her cards as inspiration for our own and this is my take on one of hers
I'm not entirely sure which card it was, will have to update that later. I'm quite pleased with them, but I prefer the more feminine ones. I couldn't find anything to embellish the top left corner of the more masculine ones and I don't feel buttons have quite done it. Will have to rethink.
Hope you're staying dry in this crazy weather! The only time it seems to stay dry is when I'm on playground duty!
Bit of a random post today. A while ago, I was out shopping with my mum and she wanted to get a new sewing basket because hers was falling apart. I was a bit gutted by this news as she has had the sewing basket since before I was born. So when she said I could have it, I couldn't wait to have a go at giving it a new lease of life.
So I took all the old plastic bits off and my lovely hubbie spray painted the wooden frame silver for me. Then we used some ribbon left over from our wedding decorations to re weave it. I used some of the Happy Days adhesive fabric paper to back the wooden board on the inside of the lid and re-lined it with a fat quarter bundle from one of the docrafts ranges. Et voila.
I have to be honest and say that lovely hubbie did help a lot!
A friend of mine is having a baby soon and I wanted to try something new as a present. Lots of friends have had babies recently and I don't like gifting the same thing each time. I saw an owl made from nappies in a cake shop window when I was shopping a while ago so did a bit of googling and came up with this. I love owls so really fancied this as an alternative. I had to keep it neutral as far as colours go as she doesn't know the sex of the baby.
Following on from the knitting course I went on, I managed to knit my us and a scarf for Christmas. He didn't get it til New Year's Day as it took me ages and I wanted it to be a surprise so I could only knit when he wasn't here. But he says he loves it and I think it looks quite cute, so overall I'm pleased.
Following on from my knitting, I enrolled on another course to learn how to crochet. Never done anyone so difficult in my life!! It took me two and a half hours and a LOT of help to just get this. Think it will take a huge amount of time to hone these skills!!
Something totally different for me today. I've been wanting to learn how to knit and crochet for a while now and a friend told me she'd booked onto a knitting course at a local shop. I signed up as well and learned how to cast on, knit, purl and cast off today. Can't tell you how proud I am!!!
One of the girls also learning to knit mentioned that she was running a crochet course in a few weeks so as soon as we'd finished, I signed up for that one too. Then went shopping for wool and needles. Hopefully you'll see some more knitting posts from me in the future!!
Hope everyone's having a nice weekend and getting in lots of crafting xx