25 March 2014

Just a little reminder.....

Just a little reminder.......


........ Crafty Gifts & Cards is offering FREE P+P on all Mother's Day gifts bought before Wednesday, 26th March by 8pm....

That's tomorrow folks..!!








Happy Mother's Day



 Hugs from


20 March 2014

Making a few changes and other stuff....

I've been having a little think & decided that I'm going to publish my tutorials as a blog of their own rather then have a tag to click at the top of the page. I know that I an guilty of following blogs by others but tend note to wander further then the first page ~ this way there's no escaping the CG&Cs tutorial...!!!

So, without further ado I'll be repeating the first two here today & hopefully adding more in the coming months. They won't all be mine ~ I'll also be sharing patterns I find on my crafty travels but I'll always link in any fab finds to the page, person, magazine or book I got it from.

Enjoy..... 
UK Abbreviations:
ch = chain
dc = double crochet 
htr = half treble crochet        
tc = treble crochet
slst = slip stitch
You will need:                                                    
DK yarn,  
Size 4.00 hook,
Sewing needle                                                       
Button
Brooch back
Scissors
Pattern

Chain 4, join with a slst to form a ring.

Round 1
Ch 2, then work 8dc into ring. slst into 2nd ch of initial ch-2 to close round
(=9 stitches)
Round 2
5tr's into 1st stitch
1tr into 2nd stitch
1htr into 3rd stitch
1dc into 4th stitch
1tr, ch 2, slst into 2nd ch from hook (picot point made), 1tr (all worked into 5th stitch)
1dc into 6th stitch
1htr into 7th stitch
1tr into 8th stitch
5tr's into 9th st

Fasten off, pulling tail end firmly through to the back.






Double Daisy Crochet Brooch Pattern



UK Abbreviations:
ch = chain
dc = double crochet        
tc = treble crochet
slst = slip stitch


You will need:                                                    
Aran or chunky yarn,  
Size 10.00 hook,
Sewing needle                                                       
Button
Brooch back
Scissors

Pattern – large daisy
Row 1: Ch 5, join with a slst to form ring.
Row 2: Ch 2, (counts as 1st tc), work 9 tc into the ring. (10 stitches)
Join with slst.
Row 3: *Ch 2, work 3 tc into next stitch, ch 2, slst into next stitch.
*Repeat four more times to create five petals. Fasten off.
Pattern – small daisy
Row 1: Ch 5, join with a slst to form ring.
Row 2: Ch 1, (counts as 1st dc), work 9 dc into the ring. (10 stitches)
Join with slst.
Row 3: *Ch 2, work 3 tc into next stitch, ch 2, slst into next stitch.
*Repeat four more times to create five petals. Fasten off.

To complete your Daisy sew in ends, stitch a button in the centre & attach a brooch pin to the back – you can use a safety pin if you prefer….




I hope you enjoy making these.....

 

1 March 2014

Happy St David's Day


As it's St David's day I thought that I'd give you a little
 'flavour' of Wales...


We're not a big country but we have two flags....


The national flag of Wales


The flag of St David
Welsh cakes
...our famous Welsh cakes...

...and the traditional Welsh costume...
I wear mine all the time..... only joking..!!



It's been half term in Wales this past week which means I've had lots of free time to do some orders & get out & about with friends & family too. My big plan to give my little craft room an overhaul never happened though - too busy crafting - or out..!!

My first order to do was for another of these 'Celebration Hoops' - a gift for a new baby boy due in a few months time. 
Loving the blue spotty fabric...


I've also been practising these lovely crochet butterflies...

My practise run.....
 

  
Another try in silky cotton thread

 This time in crochet cotton thread



I managed to complete some half done projects. You know how it is - you start something but either get fed up or have to start something else... I'd made one owl keyring/bag charm & started two more so I'm pleased to say they are all completed at last..!!

Owl 1 - Olly

Owl two - Ozzy

Owl three - Olivia
Don't forget....
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It just remains for me to wish you all 
a HAPPY ST DAVID'S DAY, 
a happy Saturday 
& a happy weekend too...

Bye for now...