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Monday, 10 November 2014

Ninja turtle hat

Hi folks, thought I would share this hat that I have just made for my nephew .... ninja turtles are making a huge come back again so he can be warm and cool at the same time lol.



Poor little Ruby has had to model it until I can get a pic of my nephew in it - don't think she was very impressed lol 


Right, I have to dash because I am going to the ballet tonight to watch the Russian Ballet perform The Nutcracker - I am very excited :)

Be back soon, feeling all crafty again xxx


Thursday, 6 November 2014

simple bridesmaid bracelet

Well, here I am just breezing in and out of blogland willy nilly. i have been away for ages - so sorry. I haven't really done any crafting at all for the past few months since I took up cycling.

Anyway, a good excuse to make a couple of bracelets. My brother in law is getting married at the weekend and they asked me to make bracelets for the younger bridesmaids. 

They are just a simple but classic deign really - nothing too fussy for young ones :)



Swaorvski Elements pearls with a Swarovski Elements crystal heart charm.

Hopefully I will be back soonish - see you all soon xxxxx




Saturday, 2 August 2014

on yer bike .... and a freshwater pearl bracelet

Hi there, hope you are having a nice start to the weekend.

So something very strange has happened - I have been bitten by the cycling bug. Not a nibble but a massive great big BITE!

I have had a couple of rides out on my mountain bike this week ( 12 miles and 16 miles) and I won.t lie, the chunky tires really make it hard work.



Soooooooooooooo I have only gone and ordered a rather fabulous road bike .... just waiting to get my gorgeous new Cannondale ..... I think I am in love!



So if you are on Strava add me and we can follow each other. I am very excited about this and plan to get some serious miles in if I can.

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Oh yes, crafting lol ...... here is a freshwater pearl bracelet that I made for my sister to give to one of her friends as a gift.



Monday, 28 July 2014

A couple of pics and a bracelet

Hi, I am still alive even though it has been forever since I last posted. I have this week off so hopefully I will manage a couple of posts.

I am looking forward to also doing a bit more exercise this week. I joined slimming world a couple of months ago and have managed to lose a stone. I would love to lose another but I think it will slow down now so I am just going to try and tone up instead and see how it goes.

Here are a couple of pics of me from the weekend when I was all dressed up for the races. Looking almost like a lady lol....





We had a brilliant day and the weather was glorious. We even had a few wins to help pay for our drinks lol.


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Onto my bracelet. I haven't made anything in ages, or so it seems so I thought I would just make a quickie this evening. I am still loving turquoise this summer so I have made this blingy infinity bracelet ....





This bracelet is for sale so pop over to my Facebook page HERE for more details.

Have a fabulous week guys and see you all soon xxx


Sunday, 6 July 2014

proud as poncho

Hi there, it is ages since my last post. I just do not know where the time has gone. I have been busy as usual with work and my crafts but sadly I haven't blogged.

I have really been enjoying watching the tour de France this weekend on the telly - it has been here round by us and wow, Yorkshire has done us all proud :)

I have been working on a poncho for myself the last few weeks. This is the first time I have made a large item and I am really pleased with it. It is all single crochet so it seemed to take ages but it was worth it. I am going to make another in dark grey - I bought the wool today so I will get it started soon.



I just need to autumn to arrive now :)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend



Sunday, 18 May 2014

Lovely turquoise

Happy Sunday everyone. Wow, what a glorious weekend it has been. I got home from Turkey on Wednesday and I think I must have packed some sunshine in my suitcase because it has been lovely since I got home.

I have made quite a few bracelets since I arrived home so I will share them with you over the next few days. I go back to work tomorrow so there will not be much crafting.

All of the following bracelets have been made with turquoise stone beads which I bought from Beads Direct. I have had them a while but they still sell them ... you can buy theme HERE.

Turquoise certainly seems to be quite a fashionable colour at the mment so these will be right on trend. They could be worn alone or you could stack them which is also another popular look.






These are all stretch bracelets so they should fit anyone. All of these bracelets are for sale. You can either drop me a message if you would like one or why not visit my Facebook page and have a look at some of my other designs too.

Have a wonderful week. I will be back soon xxx






Saturday, 26 April 2014

Tiny Treasure bracelet pattern review

Hi everyone, I hope you are having a lovely weekend. The weather is so changeable that I decided to stay in today and make myself a bracelet. It is my friend's wedding next weekend so I have a good excuse to make something just for me.

I had a look around online for a pattern that I liked and I found this pretty bracelet called Tiny treasure. The pattern is by BeeJang and you can find the link here.


I found the pattern very easy to follow. The instruction were clear and there are also lots of pictures to also help. I thought I would try some monofilament instead of my usual Fireline and I have to say I quite like it. i will need to wear my bracelet all night first before I decide to use it again but it seems very strong but also flexible. 

The beads I used are 6x8 crystal, 4mm bicones, 6mm Swarovski pearls and 11/0 seed beads. I used a toggle clasp in bronze which goes really nicely with the beads.

I decided to make a little video showing how the light captures the beads. I think in future I will always do a video but will probably plan it a bit better. This was all very impulsive and not really planned at all lol. Anyway, have a look and see how lovely it looks compared to the still photo.





I hope you found this useful. See you again soon xxx

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