Wednesday, 17 December 2014

What You Doing Wednesday Week 130


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

Wow what a week.
I don't know about you but Christmas seems
to be rushing towards me at a hundred miles an hour.

Little Red is getting too excited and is waking up 
at about 5:30am every morning.
He finishes school on Friday so I don't know 
what time it will be next week.
It's going to be tiring trying to keep his mind
off the special day.

I've nearly finished all my wrapping.
Just my presents left to do.

I'm very busy making.


This is going to be 3 elves when I've finished making all the pieces.
I really hope I get them finished before Friday.


This is going to be a cowl that I'm designing as a free pattern
for you.


This is a cowl I decided to design for myself


This is an exciting hat that I'm making.
I can't wait to tell you all about it.

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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Monday, 15 December 2014

Geo-Gami ~ Book Review


Geo-Gami
ISBN: 9781435150799
Publisher: Sterling
Publication Date: January 2015
RRP: £10.99


   

If you are a crafter then you'll love this book of papers.
It's jammed packed full of different designs.


If you want to make an origami then the book
gives you the instructions on how to follow
origami patterns.
It also gives you the instructions for a Masu Box.



My mum loves making cards so she loves these books.
There is so much you can do with the papers.



I think these would look fantastic decoupaged onto a box.



The designs are brilliant.
I also love the fact that quite a few of them have a masculine look.
It's sometimes difficult to find the right look for something for men.
You won't have an issue with that with all the designs in this book.


with 400 pages you'll be sure to be able to use
them for a long time to come.
This book is fantastic value for money.

   


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However all opinions expressed are my own.
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Sunday, 14 December 2014

Creative Coloring Animals ~ Book Review


Creative Coloring Animals
by Valentina Harper
ISBN: 9781574219715
Publisher: Design Originals
Publication Date: December 2014
RRP: £5.99

   


GMC have brought out a new selection of books
for adults to colour.
Colouring has so many health benefits.
As a stress reliever you can feel yourself relax into it.


There is a wide variety of choice:
Creative Coloring Mandalas Creative Coloring Flowers Day of the Dead Coloring Book Nature Mandalas Coloring Book
Creative Coloring Inspirations Hipster Coloring Book Dapper Animals Coloring BookCreative Coloring Animals
And you can buy them direct from GMC Publications

I have to admit I love colouring.
It's something I can do when I just want to switch off.
It's gives you time and space just to be you.


If you haven't coloured in a while I would highly recommend these books.
They give you a diverse range of design to colour
how you like them.

At the start of the book you are given some
examples of how the designs can be coloured.


Then you have each of the designs.
With 30 pages to colour you have a fantastic choice
and many different designs and animals.

Once you've coloured your pages
you can then mount them to decorate your walls,
Give them as gifts or use them on decoupage.

The book will keep you occupied for hours.
Not only that with each design you receive a message.


What ever your favorite animal is you are sure to find
it in the book.
The animals included are:
Owls, Peacock, Cow, Dog, Fish, Deer,
Whale, Horse, Elephant, Camel
Squirrel, Ostrich, Hippo, Birds, 
Armadillo, Pig, Turtle, Lizard, Octopus, Butterflies & Frog.

If you haven't coloured in a while, why don't you give it a go?
For such a fantastic price it's worth trying.


   


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Saturday, 13 December 2014

75 Lace Crochet Motifs


by Caitlin Sainio
ISBN: 9781782211815
Publisher: Search Press
Publication Date: 27 November 2014
RRP: £10.99

Available direct from Search Press.

   

I love motif pattern books!
Motif's are so versatile.



The book is packed full of soo much!
At the beginning of the book you receive every piece of information
you'll need to make the motifs in the book.
All the symbols and abbreviations are explained.
All the stitches are explained as well.


You even get examples and instructions for finishing off.
All the instructions are clear and easy to understand.
The pictures and diagrams make the instructions even easy to understand.


The rest of the book is split into sections;
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

So there is something in the book that every level of crocheter can make.



There is a chapter showing you all the different 
designs you can make.
These are split to be viewed in sections.
Squares
Medallions
Hexagons
Wildlife
Sealife
Flowers
Fruit & Vegetables
Sun, Moon & Stars
Snowflakes
Special Occasions
Hearts
Hobbies
Doilies



Each of the patterns are in written & diagram format.
The instructions are clear and easy to understand.
There are also picture examples on each page.



The motifs are so versatile!
You can use them to make blankets, bags and 
so many things I can't list them all.
Not only that you can add them to any item
from bags to clothing
to give them that extra look.

 

Not only do you get the 75 amazing designs,
you also get examples of how they can be used.

This book is packed full of so much.
You will not be disappointed with the quantity and quality
of the designs in this book!

Available direct from Search Press.

   



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Friday, 12 December 2014

I've Made Friday Week 129


Good Morning everyone!

I hope your week is going well
and you are looking forward to the weekend.

I can't believe how quick Christmas is rushing towards us.
I've got everything except a couple of bits bought.
I just need to get everything wrapped.
I'll have to hurry up with Little Red's
as I need to get everything wrapped before he
finishes school for the Christmas Break.

I'm so excited about this weeks make.
My arm and hands are still killing me.
I know I shouldn't rush things but I really wanted to finish.
It's strange but the blanket seemed to grow so quickly,
however it seemed to never end.
I actually stayed up late to finish it.
I'm paying the price now but it was worth it.

 




I can see why people enjoy making corner to corner afghans.
It's such an effective pattern.

To be honest I haven't read any books over
the last week.
I've been watching the Vampire Diaries.
I didn't watch it the first time round as hubby didn't like it.
Now I have netflix I can watch it at home when I want.
I'm upto series 2 episode 12.
I love the fact I can just one after another.

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