Friday, 27 March 2015

I've Made Friday Week 144


Good Morning everyone!
I hope your week is going well.
I hope you are looking forward to the weekend.

Wow what a week!
With getting ready for all the stuff to go to charity
and having meetings at school it's been hectic.
We also had Little Red's dance recital to go to
and his Easter service at church.

Poor Benji hasn't known what is going on.
He isn't used to me going out so much.

It was also my birthday yesterday.
I'm writing this in advance as my mum and dad
were taking me out yesterday
so I wanted to make sure I got it done.

I'll hopefully have some pictures for you
next week showing some of the amazing presents
I have received.
I am really a lucky person!!

I've got a couple of finishes this week;

These aren't very exciting but they are for hubby.
He doesn't like any light when he is trying to sleep.
We have a virgin box and an alarm clock in the bedroom.
So I have made these covers for the clocks so that it's completely dark for him.
I doubled them up and just made them with a basic sc.


I finished my Easter card from my niece.
The design is from 1000 Mini Cross Stitch Motifs.
I actually made a mistake on the right hand side
but hopefully it doesn't look too bad.

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Thursday, 26 March 2015

Thursday Handmade Love Week 109 ~ Chick


This week's theme is Chick
My Free Crochet Pattern;
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Etsy Sewing Patterns;
ITH Project - Barn Set Design - Feltie Embroidery Design Easter - Chick Standing Applique Design Chick Pattern, Chick Sewing Pattern, Pdf Sewing Pattern, Felt Animal Pattern, Farm Animal Plush A569

Etsy Cross-Stitch Patterns;
Happy Easter Baby Chick Cross Stitch Pattern, Pastel colors, spring, instant download, DIY Easter decoration SALE! Counted Cross stitch Pattern PDF. Instant download. Hatching Chick. Includes easy beginners instructions. Easter Chicken Flowers Modern Cross Stitch Pattern PDF

Etsy Knitting Patterns;
Owl, Chick and Penguin Egg Cozies - KNITTING PDF PATTERN Sale - Amigurumi Knit Chicken and Chicks Pattern Set Digital Download Eggy Chicks toy knitting patterns

Etsy Crochet Patterns;
Easter Chicks / Chickens Crochet Pattern / Amigurumi PDF CROCHET PATTERN Easter Chick in Egg PDF files for relizzare a potholder "Chick", to crochet.

Ravelry Knitting Patterns;
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Ravelry Free Knitting Patterns;
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Ravelry Crochet Patterns;
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Ravelry Free Crochet Patterns;
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Wednesday, 25 March 2015

What You Doing Wednesday Week 144


Good Morning Everyone!
I hope your week is going well!

Spring has sprung and the sun has been shining :-).
I love the sunshine.

We've had a bit of a hectic week so far.
I decided to contact a charity
to see if they could do a collection.
They said yes and are coming today.
This has meant a house spring clean.
Little Red doesn't like giving things away
but he has finally agreed to.
As I can't do much I've been the one sorting
the electrical items etc. It's meant I can sit
down and organize things whilst hubby
runs around sorting everything else out.
We literally had a complete room of stuff
to giveaway.
I love the fact that things we aren't using
can be given to a charity and it means
it's going to go to someone who will use it.

We had a meeting about Little Red
and his school this week.
He has lost quite a bit of confidence since
he has started doing writing for himself.
This is common with dyslexic children.
His vocabulary is way beyond his reading
and writing skills.
It also takes a long time for him to write things
down and it doesn't look as neat.
School will work with him and they are going
to keep an eye on him at playtimes
as it's affecting his confidence there as well
which has meant he is getting pushed around
by a number of children. 
It's positive in a lot of ways because school
is working more with us now.

Now onto what I am making this week;


I'm making a dog picture for Little Red's Easter card.
He chose it out of the Cross Stitcher 
magazine from April 2004.
I can't wait to show you it finished.
I'm really enjoying cross-stitch at the moment.


This is going to be my first Knitting pattern that I have designed.
I think I'm going to call it Making Waves Summer Bag.
It's made using #Adriafil #Kimera Yarn.

Now it's your turn to share what you are doing.
It doesn't have to be crochet, anything you are making
is perfect.
Please add the pin to your post & check out a couple
of other people that are sharing their work 
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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Watermark Software ~ Product Review & Giveaway!!



As a pattern designer watermarking software is something I've learnt I need.



As we all start using more and more social media it's something
that everyone needs to think of.
So many images that we place on the internet are stolen.
Companies, bloggers & personal sites
steel peoples images and use them for their benefit.
Watermarking your pictures means that you make this more difficult
for them.



Watermarking Software can also mean so much more;

Customizable Watermarks

Text Watermark
Simply keystrokes to create text watermarks that support rich fonts, symbols, shadow and effects. Then Watermark Software will put into photo as watermarks automatically.
Image Watermark
Embed a special symbolized image to protect your photos' copyright, which is definitely a necessary measure for your creative works. Watermark Software allows you add any image file as a watermark, like the company logo, personal avatar and etc.
Combined Watermark
Far more than only adding watermark, you can add several text/image watermarks to combine and arrange as you will, making your photo meet your wants.
What's more, multiple-layer mode is available for your customized watermarks.



Watermark tiling for strong protection

For some special purposes, you need to protect your shared photos to avoid copy and unauthorized using. However, we can't prevent from the reproduction and dissemination on the internet.
Tiled watermark provides the strong protection for your photo display.

EXIF - The Invisible Watermark

As we all know, most digital photos contain the detailed data, such as title, description, shooting time, camera model, DPI, software version, file source, etc. This is EXIF - the invisible digital copyright.
Watermark Software allows you add/change the EXIF information, embed the invisible data watermark into your photo.
The EXIF editing also supports batch mode.

Create Customized Templates for Fast Watermarking

We are tired of doing the same thing repeatedly! Your own custom watermark style can be saved as template in your computer, just load the template to restore your watermark project. No need to waste your precious time to do it again.

Automatically Upload After Processing

Exclusive Feature - Upload all of processed images to your web server automatically via FTP.
Simplify your job - If you want to add watermark to 500 photos for your website/blog/online storage, just run Watermark Software and then enjoy a cup of coffee, everything will be done when you get back.


I have used other watermark products previously but I was pleasantly surprised
by the extra's that are in the watermark software.

Not only can you add text you can add images, frames and so much more.
You can alter the image with everything from cropping
to re sizing.


If you haven't tried any watermark software
why don't you give it a go.
Download the trial version today
and see how Watermark Software can help
your images to stay yours.

The software is easy to use.
You can easily alter anything and by following
the steps you get the most out of your pictures.

Here is an example of my pictures;


Now to the exciting part,
if you want your own copy of the program;
And use the licence key;
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Yes that's right it's a free copy for all of my followers!

I received a copy of the software to review. 
However all opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were exchanged.

Friday, 20 March 2015

I've Made Friday Week 143


Good Morning everyone!
I hope your week is going well.
I hope you are looking forward to the weekend.

Spring has sprung in the U.K.
It feels brilliant!
The birds are singing and everything is starting to grow.


Little Red had his world book day
later than everyone else.
They wanted it on a day an author could come
and he didn't turn up.


Can you guess who he is?????

We had to make a Tudor house
as his school homework.
I don't think it turned out too bad.

I've got 2 finishes this week.


First is my shawl.
I should hopefully have the free pattern for you next week.
It's made from #Adriafil #Vegalux yarn.


I also finished my Tatted Teddy bear & Rabbit
cross-stitch from #Anchor.
I really enjoyed making it and I think my cross-stitch is getting better.

Now it's time for linky love.
Please feel free to share anything you've made.
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