Tuesday, 31 January 2012


No time today for making anything as I'm working. I need to nip into town before I start work to try and buy some calico as my youngest wants to try and make a doll this weekend. She started sewing a few felt bits a couple of weeks ago and made some key holders that turned out great (will remember to post the pictures), and now she wants to tackle a doll - so watch this space it could be interesting.

Big smiley face - I treated myself yesterday and bought off Amazon 'Stray Sock Sewing Too' and I can't wait for it to arrive. It should be here sometime this week - so by the weekend I might have another 'New' addition to the stray sock family that is increasing in size.

Need to get off and get ready for work. So have a great day everyone and blog ya later.

Monday, 30 January 2012

OMG!!! A Card

Eeek.... I made a card! Ok it was during the Christmas holidays and the kids wanted to do some crafting. So out came stamps, card, glue etc and we had a blast making stuff. I stamped loads of images so the kids could colour them in and my youngest made some little cards for her friends. I had had these baby stamps (forever friends) for ever and never used them. So initially all I planned to do was stamp them for the kids and let them do stuff with them. But I thought I would make a card.
Bear in mind I haven't made a card in over 2 years and I certainly can say my mojo had left my creative side of my brain. Don't get me wrong I enjoyed making this card but I was so out of my comfort zone (not a computer in sight) that I have seemed to have gone back to when I started making cards - ie. keeping it simple.

The shading on the clothes was just done with normal pencils and for the clouds I used some of the filling I use when making my Stuffed Stray Socks.

I am thinking that one day maybe I will get my card making 'stuff' out and get into making cards again. I do hope it will happen soon as I'm enjoying being creative again whether its Stray Sock Sewing, Baking or Card Making.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat!!!!

Ok.... Not the real Sylvester, but a little pink one the I finished yesterday. Once again I got the instructions from the book Stray Sock Sewing by Daniel and once again I thought it was really easy to make.

I used trainer socks this time (bought from Asda) and I thought the pattern would be good for this little cat. The little collar that I put round the neck was just some sock left over and because i never had a little bell (maybe have to buy some) I just used a button.

I love the cute little expression on her face and I'm glad it turned out ok.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Yum Yum Yum

Its such a cold, damp miserable Tuesday morning and I need to start getting ready to go to work soon (sad face). I've had such a lovely weekend with the kids and Anthony. We nipped up to Kirkby Lonsdale on Saturday for a bit of shopping and a pub lunch. When I say shopping, it doesn't mean one of those spend spend spend moments. No! All I managed to buy was a new white butter dish that I have been after for ages. But believe me when I say... I could have spent a small fortune :).
Sunday was a chilled day at home as the weather once again wasn't great. But managed to do some baking... YUM!!!

Coffee Walnut Cake
Now I have to say I'm not a huge fan of coffee cakes but I had to give this a try. And it was bl**dy lovely.

I've already got a slice put away to take to work with me :).
Well I hope who reads this has a great day and pop back soon... as you never know when I might blog again lol.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012


OMG - blogging again!!!

I'm going to try and blog at least once a week or maybe once a month. Whether its about anything that I've made or just the general going's on in my life. I've spent so much time away from here that its nice to be able to sit and waffle on about stuff.
Went out on Saturday night (great night by the way) and was feeling a little bit rough on the Sunday morning that my partner Anthony decided we should get some fresh air. So we got wrapped up warm and had a stroll down the promenade. Lucky for us we only live 5 minutes away from the sea :). Have to say it was a beautiful, if cold day but it was lovely. We both took our cameras out with us and I managed to get a photo of the stone jetty and the Art Deco Midland Hotel. I managed one decent shot as i was shaking with the cold too much to take any decent ones.

Friday night was a nice chilled out night when I thought i would have a try at making another 'sock' thing/creature/whatever. There was no instructions for this one but plenty of photos 'Stray Sock Sewing by Daniel'.... So out came some socks and 2 hours later 'Matilda' was born. I didn't expect her to be so tall - ended up being 16 inches. But with all the stuffing that it took to fill her - no wonder she stretched a bit lol. Have to say she is quite the moody one!!


Well I need to get off here as I have to start getting ready for work. Such a long day today (sad face) and wont get home till after 11 tonight. So if anyone reads this... Hope you have a fab day whatever you are doing and hopefully will 'blog' you later. x

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Where has the time gone? Oh yeah a little bit of Stray Sock sewing

Tick Tock.... where did the time go? Can't believe its been so long since I posted anything on here! So much has changed in my life these past few years (long story) which I really cant blog about. But everything is going pretty good at the the moment which makes me smile.

I'm still working at Tesco (over 3 years) and sadly to say not much crafting gets done in my life now. Kids, work and home are the most important things in my life at the moment so card making has seriously taken a back seat. Don't get me wrong I'm still making stuff, but not cards etc :(. I seem to have taken up baking.... which I'm seriously enjoying!!! Also have taken to creating 'things' with socks lol!!!!

I got a really cool book off my partner for Christmas called 'Stray Sock Sewing by Daniel' published by David & Charles which is fab. So last night whilst sat doing nothing I thought what the hell I will give it a go! So following the books instructions I came up with this little cutie. I was surprised at how easy it was to make and took just 2 hours 'ish to do.

These little 'things' I made just around Halloween time with my youngest. I got the idea from a book I seen on the internet and made my own little template. Cant say these are made from socks. I had an old pair of jeans that were ripped so they came in handy for the larger one and the small one was made from felt.

This addition to the family was the first'ish! Been trawling through the internet looking for stuff when I came across 'Sock Monsters' well I have to say I was hooked! This 'Little Nipper' was my 3rd attempt at making things with socks and I have to say I was so proud of my little addition. The first 2 were fine but they were 'cute' where as I was trying for something less cute!