Wednesday 31 December 2008

Golborne January Crop...

I know... you wait for a post, and then two come along at once!
Just to let people know that there is a Golborne Crop scheduled for 24th January - full details are here, so please click on, book your place, and we'll see you there :)
Leanne x

Tuesday 30 December 2008

My first DT Job (ish)...

Well, today I have a nice happy smile on my place as I've been given a chance to join the Crafty Swappers Weekly Challenge DT!
I know its not for a manufacturer, or shop, but I'm still looking forward to showcasing my wares and really hope that some of my work will inspire people to find a little more time to fit some crafting in - the thread is here, so why not come along and take part?
I've also applied to some other DTs in the last few weeks, but don't know if anything will come of them as I don't have many samples to show off; until recently I didn't have any reason to save pictures of work before I gifted it.
Now's the part where I get nervous as they don't like my work... oo-er... So please wish me luck!
Leanne x

Friday 12 December 2008

Crafty crochet...

Ta da! My first ever attempts at crochet flowers!I started with the white ones on Tuesday night, with the leftover babywool from making a baby blanket, and have to admit that I got in a few knots at first, but it sort of worked out in the end, even though I was making it up as I went along!

Yesterday I went out to find some bargainous balls of wool and cotton, and a larger hook (hence the BIG blue flower at the bottom!) and decided that I'd try and do a full bloom with leaves and all - I have to say I'm really pleased with the result, especially after not crocheting for a while, and I've kept it tidy on the back too!

Anyway, now I've finally fixed this post (!) I'm off to make some more, and would love nay comments that you have - good or bad - to help me along.
Thank you for looking!
Leanne x

Thursday 11 December 2008

I love candy... BLOG CANDY, that is!

Sorry I've not posted recently - so how about I let you in on a BIG BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY to make it up to you?
Head on over to Karen's blog to see how you can win all this stash:
I hope that once I get settled into blogging regularly I'll be able to offer tutorials, competitions and blog candy giveaways of my own; in the meantime, I hope you like the link.
Good luck!
Leanne x

Friday 5 December 2008

I won! I won! I won!

I won the Indigo Mill Sponsors Challenge with my Hanging Around LO (click here for the original post) on UK Scrappers!
My goodies arrived in a big brown envelope with 'WINNER' drawn on it in black marker, so even the postie was intrigued - he even suggested I get a 12" letterbox once I explained why he's having to deliver so many more packets and parcels recently!
For my prize, I received a packet of We R Memory Keepers Designer Gromlets and one of the FoilGlitterFlock Adhesive Rub-on Kits (WRMK again!) - two products I've been wanting to try out for a while, so thank you again to the judges and everyone at Indigo Mill xxxx
The rub-ons are the 'Explorer' theme, so they co-ordinate perfectly with the Cosmo Cricket QVC TSV on a while ago, which I'm using to create a set of scrapbooks for my BIL commemorating his travels around the world with his girlfriend; I've also used the opportunity to impress upon my DH how much I NEED a BigBite now that these lovely gromlets will go to waste otherwise! (He swears he has some tools in the garage that could do the job, but I'm determined)
And, to anyone who's wondering: don't worry, the ellipses will be back :)
Leanne x

Thursday 4 December 2008

And so to blog...

I'm sorry that I haven't posted a great deal recently, but I've been as busy as a crafter can be!
I'm working on a couple of projects at the moment, a new blog design, plus a few new crafting ideas - and I can't wait to share them all with you!
Because I know that things can get a little fraught in the season of goodwill, so I've come up with a fabulous remedy called 'Crafter's Calm':
Ingredients: Your favourite tipple (tea, coffee, hot chocolate, or something a little stronger!), a few lengths of ribbons, some textured cardstock, a ball of wool, some paints, glittered card, a handful of embellishments, and some luxurious fabric.
Method: Combine all of the above and decoratively arrange on a suitable surface (mine's the kitchen table).  Sit back and sip your drink with one hand, whilst stroking your stash with the other...
Result: One relaxed crafter!
Enjoy, and I promise I'll be back soon ;)
Leanne x