Friday, 6 March 2015

I've Made Friday Week 141


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

I can't believe how far we are into March already.

I want to try a happy thought but the problem
is picking one.
I have been trying to think a positive thought at least 5 times a day.
It is having an impact.
Just reminding yourself that you do have things
to be happy about makes you happy about more things.
I think my happy this week is that
I have a wonderful family who supports each other.

Now onto the fun stuff,
what I've been making this week:

  

pattern from;


  

I finished the cowl.
I am designing it so you can chose two options.
You can either have it as separate strands or
you can plat them together.


I then decided to make a matching hat and bracelet.
They are super fast to make as they are made with
#Bernat Mega Bulky from #Yarspirations.

  

I will hopefully have a pattern written up soon. 

I have read;


Mistress
by James Patterson
I'm really not sure how much I enjoyed this book.
I really enjoyed the story.
The story is about Ben Casper and the death of his friend Diana.
He watches her fall from her penthouse apartment.
The question is it murder or is it suicide?
The more Ben finds out the more trouble he gets into.
There are lots of groups of people wanting him dead.
From the CIA, Russia to China.
The story is excited and with many twists and turns.
The only problem is that at too many points the story flits.
Ben is a movie and political buff.
When ever something happens he brings up a film or politician
to compare it to.
For me it just happened a bit too much.
It was still well worth reading and it got me
thinking about a lot of current things that are
happening in the world.
Just wish there weren't quite as many comparisons.


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Thursday, 5 March 2015

Sock Yarn Shawls II ~ Book Review


Martingale - Sock-Yarn Shawls II (Print version + eBook bundle)

ISBN: 9781604684766
Publisher: Martingale
Publication Date: January 6th, 2015
RRP: $24.99
Photographer: Brent Kane

Available direct in ebook and Book format from Martingale


   

Jen's first book was a huge success.
It's no wonder why.
Her new book lives up to the 1st book if
not even better.

Martingale - Sock-Yarn Shawls II (Print version + eBook bundle) Martingale - Sock-Yarn Shawls II (Print version + eBook bundle)

Her designs are beautiful.
I love the fact that her patterns are both in written and chart format.
I'm not very good at following charts but feel more
confident when I can follow both.

Martingale - Sock-Yarn Shawls II (Print version + eBook bundle)  Martingale - Sock-Yarn Shawls II (Print version + eBook bundle)

The brilliant thing about the book is it's for every level of knitter.
From beginners to advanced knitters there is something for everyone.

Martingale - Sock-Yarn Shawls II (Print version + eBook bundle) Martingale - Sock-Yarn Shawls II (Print version + eBook bundle)

With 16 designs to choose from you are sure to find a design that you will love.

Martingale - Sock-Yarn Shawls II (Print version + eBook bundle) Martingale - Sock-Yarn Shawls II (Print version + eBook bundle)

Jen uses a basic colour and design to create something unique.

Martingale - Sock-Yarn Shawls II (Print version + eBook bundle) Martingale - Sock-Yarn Shawls II (Print version + eBook bundle) 

Shawls are relaxing and fun to make.
I think they make fantastic gifts.
I also love the fact that due to them being made out
of sock-yarn, you can wear them any weather.

Martingale - Sock-Yarn Shawls II (Print version + eBook bundle) Martingale - Sock-Yarn Shawls II (Print version + eBook bundle)

You can use the shawl to dress up any outfit
for any evening event
or just wear them because they are beautiful.

Martingale - Sock-Yarn Shawls II (Print version + eBook bundle) Martingale - Sock-Yarn Shawls II (Print version + eBook bundle)

Jen's designs speak for themselves.
She has an amazing use of design and stitches
to create magical shawls.

Martingale - Sock-Yarn Shawls II (Print version + eBook bundle) Martingale - Sock-Yarn Shawls II (Print version + eBook bundle)

I cannot state enough how fantastic these patterns are.
The patterns are easy to follow and with there
being a pattern for every level
there is really something for everyone.

Shawl constructions include top down, bottom up, crescent, 
short row, and circular.

You can begin with the basics and move on to create designs 
with attach-as-you-go lace borders.

This book offers you so much.
It gives you the confidence to make beautiful shawls
in many different formats and designs.

I would highly recommend this book.

I know I'll be making quite a few as gifts for friends and family.
They are so special I know that the gifts will be greatly received.

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Wednesday, 4 March 2015

What You Doing Wednesday Week 141


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

The weather is all over the place in the UK.
We've had snow, hail, rain and lots of wind.
At the moment it's sunny but very very windy.
Apparently spring is meant to be arriving for the weekend.
I am really looking forward to it.



I've been busy starting things this week.
Now I just need to get round to finishing some.
It's my own fault in a way.
I hurt my foot :-(.
Not only that but whilst I was trying to air it
and get it to heal the dog thought it would be
a good idea to jump off my foot with
his claw in my wound.
I screamed so the dog jumped round and put his
front claw through it as well.
I am now having to completely rest it to see
if it will heal.
It's only a small wound but it's quite deep.
Oh well more time to make :-).

I have one make I haven't got any pictures for.
I wanted to make a bookmark for my auntie
as a get well present.
I made an owl bookmark with cross-stitch,
yes you guessed it I forgot to take pictures.

One make I have finished and will be showing you
on Friday.
It's another Storybook Felts bookmark.
It's the cutest mouse you have ever seen.
If you are looking for some quick presents
to make up for Easter for family or friends
Mel's bookmarks are ideal.

Here is what I'm making this week;


I'm designing a shawl with Vegalux yarn from Adriafil



I'm designing a cowl and bracelet with Bernat Mega Bulky
It's a fantastic gold colour.
It's also super quick to make up as the yarn is so chunky.


I'm making a headband from the 20 to make - Knitted Headbands.

I'm also making another cross-stitch picture
but I forgot to take a picture of it.

I haven't done anymore work on my bag.
I think I'm going to keep that one for weekends.
It's ideal for taking when I go to watch Little Red
at swimming.

Little Red has had a fantastic week!
He got a star award at school for his x's tables.
This is a huge one for him.
We've been working on them none stop since
last September.
He has worked so hard and we are so proud of him.
He also went to his swimming lesson for the
first time in 3 weeks (due to his chest infection)
and managed to pass his level 4.
Daddy took him to the shop for a treat
and he came home with the lego minecraft set.

I've just finished a book so I'll tell you about
that on Friday.

I really hope you are all having a good week!

Now it's your turn to share what you are doing.
It doesn't have to be crochet, anything you are making
is perfect.
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of other people that are sharing their work 
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Mini Mosaics ~ Twenty to Make ~ Book Review


by Aimee Harman
ISBN: 9781782211105
Publisher: Search Press
Publication Date: 01 February 2015
RRP: £4.99

Available direct from Search Press


I LOVE! The twenty to make range of books.
The brilliant thing is the mini mosaic book
is just as good as all the rest, if not better.

I have made mosaics before but they haven't really
inspired me to make anything else.
Well change that thought when you see this book!


It take mosaics to a whole new level
and uses them in interesting in fun ways
to make some amazing pieces.


Yes there are some beautiful projects
that use mosaics in the usual format
but even these have a fantastic new look to them,


How ever there are also projects that are at a whole new level.
I am being honest here, I really didn't realise you could
make such amazing pieces with mosaics.

They would make amazing gifts for family and friends.


There are also fun pieces.
I'm going to make this for my desk as I think it's such
good fun!
However I bet Little Red will want it when he sees it.


The brilliant thing is all the projects have easy to follow instructions.
Even if you are beginner you can have a go and make these
amazing projects.

I love this book!
I couldn't recommend it enough.
If you are thinking of making things with mosaics
I'm sure you'll love this book!

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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

MAGICIANS CASE 58 TRICK SET ~ Product Review





Me and Little Red have had the most amazing
half term.
We've had such fun and this magician's trick set has been a huge
part of that!

You will be amazed what you get in this one box.


Tobar have put together the most amazing
collection of tricks that most children (and adults)
will be able to perform.

Little Red is at the moment trying to learn the tricks
off by heart so he can put together his own magic show.


As soon as you open the box you are amazed with the
amount of tricks and props that are held within.


Within the box is also included full instructions
to help you learn each of the tricks.
There are pictures to help you on your way as well.

The instructions make it easy for you to understand
how to perform the tricks.

Little Red struggles with his dyslexia
but after showing him what to do a few times
he soon understood the trick.


I couldn't recommend this set enough.
There is so much packed in that will keep
everyone entertained for hours.

Little Red is currently learning the cup and balls kit.
He has it mesmerized but he wants to make sure
he can do it perfectly before showing it to all the family.

He is planning his own magic show.

I am completely amazed by this kit.
I am also amazed by how easy it each to follow each of the tricks.
Some may take a little more learning than others
but each of the tricks are quick enough to keep any child entertained.

You'll be seeing lots more of this toy!
Little Red keeps wanting to get it out and play with it!


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