Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Busy Morning

So far today I've achieved not a lot of work, but I have sorted out some banking, taken Amy for her jags (wee soul!), dropped Josh off at his play-date and am totally procrastinating ... I don't know where to start today !

But I do have these little gorgeous pegs which were given to me, from John Lewis vintage summer range, I have some dinky little magnets which would work on these, clip a picture or shopping list and pop in the fridge.

I've also been beavering away on ... because I couldn't bear to throw them out, some little recycled/upcycled baby food jars ... hoping to get some more done at the weekend, with a bit more ooomph on them lol - the best ones were snapped up by my mother !

I'm going to try out Linda's Grunge Rose Tutorial on these, think they might look quite swish.

Monday, 26 April 2010

I've posted a little competition on facebook on my Trinketz page

Up for the taking is a handmade Cherry Quartz bracelet, which has a button and ribbon closure so can be adjusted to any size. To be in with a chance of winning, simply post a comment here - simple !! All names will go into a hat and drawn at random to select a winner, we'll do a vid clip of the draw ... so we all know it is fair. Closing comp Friday 30th April x

Good luck


Saturday, 24 April 2010

Knitted Ring Instructions

Ok if you are a knitter you'll probably easily have worked out how to make this ring ! But essentially, knit a small I-cord either 3 stitch or 5 stitch and knit your tube to the size you require (I knit mine a little small to allow the wool to 'give').

Finish off the i-cord and quite simply sew on your button stack, or beads, to the join end of the i-cord. Tie off all threads & yarn, and weave it through the centre of the cord, making little knots as you go (if you can !) to secure and then simply cut off. You can also embelish around the ring base with little seed beads, or crystals etc. Or you could go one step further and knit a long i-cord tube and make a choker.

As there are a million tutorials on i-cords, I'm not going to create a new one, but have a look at Stich Diva if you need a pointer. Her tutorial has lots of pictures and is easy to follow: here

It's a great way to use up leftover wool and buttons. You could also use the icord on your scrap pages & cards !

Friday, 23 April 2010

odds and ends of wool

Very easy little knitted rings. These are a great way to use up all those odds and ends of yarn, and random buttons lying about. I tend to knit them a bit on the small side to compensate for natural stretching of the yarn ! If anyone's interested, I'll post a quick how to over the weekend.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

And had to post this

A photo of our family photo taken in December on holiday. The frame has only just arrived and can't wait to pop it up somwhere ! It doesn't show in this pic but DS has the bluest of blue eyes !


I am now offically self-employed and you can see my website here It's been great fun building it from scratch and a real learning curve too ! So please tell me if there's anything glaringly obvious I have missed !

I've been making these little button pendants

And thought it might be a good idea to use a customer's own fabric ? I've made myself, my sister and my mother one from a lovely scarf belonging to my dear nana who passed away, and well it's nice to remember her by.

I also have kept the cutest little first sleepysuits for both kiddums and was thinking of (if I can bear to!) making pendants from that material too ? We'll see !!