Thursday, 18 December 2014


I cheated.  I took this picture on Tuesday.  Then I forgot to blog it until now!  But here it is,  what was on my desk.  Cards!  Is it any surprise that I am working on my cards now,  mere days before Christmas?   Oh dear....

There's also a pair of lovely dies that I haven't used yet and Christmas creeps ever closer!!!!  The cool thing about one of the dies (marianne's 3d bow die) is that it is assembled with a brad.  I stopped using brads and I have a drawer full of them,  so this new die is helping me use my old supplies!  I love when that happens.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Chocolate Boxes

No one from my husband's office reads this, right?  So here is what he is giving to a few people in his office.  I made as many as I could before I was teetering on the edge of RSI and sanity... 12.  I would have loved to have made one for everyone in the office, but that number is in triple digits now.  Sorry folks.

I found this on Pinterest and I already posted the first one I made.  These are a train - themed set for the train simulator guys.  I also changed the type of punch I used to do the edges.  A narrower design works better.

I am now going to start using Bazzill card stock  for the box sides and not the white card. I won't need to ink the accordion folds if I do that, which will save a lot of time.

It's a learning process.  Glad you are joining me on my journey.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

What's on My Work desk Wednesday

I'm finally getting round to posting one of these!  I do believe there is someone I'm supposed to tag in this entry but I can't  remember the name or URL and I'm  actually  posting this from under the duvet.

On my work desk this week, I have a SIPIDI  (see it, pin it, do it) which is also a first for me!  I have done things I've seen on Pinterest before though, so I guess maybe not.  But this time it will get a tag. :)

Anyhoo, the SIPIDI in question is a box card.  The box part is four pieces of accordion folded card lovingly merged together.  In these examples, there's no embellishment and all I did besides cut, score and stick was inking the edges of just about everything with Distress Inks and punch out a border for inside the box card.  If you want to add a ribbon to this project, I recommend sticking it down under the paper layers.  It looks nice.

I am filling these with chocolate. :)

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Tunisian Knit Stitch

I saw a pattern in Simply Crochet that I just had to try.  The first step is to do a massive 210 rows of Tunisian Knit Stitch!

I haven't counted this yet.  No point until it's much longer.  The fabric made with Tunisian tends to roll as you work it so I put my beautiful glass bead stitch markers to work weighting down the bottom edge. 

I love these stitch markers.  I got them from Etsy and I think the shop is called Chickenstitches. 

I am also working with a new kind of yarn.  It's Women's Institute 4 ply microfibre acrylic.  It feels silky and it is very colourful as you can see.  I prefer to work in a variegated yarn like this when I'm learning new stitches.  It helps me to more easily see the anatomy of the fabric as it is being created.

Monday, 17 November 2014

The Second Sock

I started work on the second sock as soon as I.finishes the first one.  This one seems to be going a lot quicker.  I finished the cuff in two sittings and I'm making great strides on the ankle section already.  Hooray!

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

The Sock... finally!

The Sock that started out life as a ball of variegated sock yarn, got crocheted into a sock, lost, found, ripped apart and knitted is finally complete!

What?  Another one?  I have to make another one?


Monday, 10 November 2014

Me on a Monday

Mondays are grocery days for me.  I have been to Tesco and found what might possibly be my treat drink of the year: peanut hottie.  Cute package too.  And speaking of package, I had a Card Of Doom waiting for me at home.  I ordered a bunch of fairly boring but still eagerly awaited paper bits from Craft Creations.  According to the tracking report they had been on the truck since 11pm Friday.  Why it didn't arrive Saturday is a bit of a mystery but it just had to come while I was out.  It directs me to our local post office and then says "after 5."  Who here knows of a Post Office that's open after 5? Anybody? No? Didn't think so.

Monday blues it is then.  I will cheer myself up with a peanut hottie. :)