Thursday, 22 March 2012

Oh... I've had such a lovely week off so far and the weather has been good too.  I really had great expectations to get a lot of crafting done but sadly only made a couple of things.

First up is a little Owl named Nancy.

Made from some small pieces of fabric bought from the local market and also little bits of left over socks.  The pattern for the owl came from the Fiskars website which I stumbled across by accident.  There are some great ideas on their site.

Then I had another little go at making another little fishy, and I just had to make it female.  It was a lot quicker to make than the first one as I knew exactly what I was going to do with it.

Yesterday I had a lovely day with Anthony's mum who came to visit us.  We went out for a little drive just us girls and had a great time chatting and laughing.  His parents live in Wales and we don't get to see them very often so it was nice that they came visiting.

Sunday, 18 March 2012


Well this started out as something completely different (yeah I know... a sock) and ended up as a fish.

I was trying to make a small sock thingy out of a baby sock and sort of cut too much off at the beginning.  So in the end I was left with a small ball.  Which I left for a couple of hours as I didn't have any idea of what to make.

So after a lot of time looking at the little ball I came up with the idea of a little fishy and I LOVE IT!  The fins were a little hard to do as they were so fiddly, but they turned out fine.

And finally here is my little frog from the other day that I couldn't upload the photos.  I think they make a great couple - Philip & Lily!

Friday, 16 March 2012


What a long week it's been!  Its been so busy at work that I'm really looking forward to being off till the 26th March and I am determined to get some crafting done.

Around 2 o'clock yesterday I was sat bored waiting for the kids to get home from school that I got some socks out and even persuaded Anthony to have a go at making one of the frogs.  He has been signed off work for another 2 weeks and he is ready to hit his head of the walls he is so fed up.

So we got started making the little frogs.  But with me having to go to work I never got mine finished but Anthony plodded away and made Philip.

And he even made little shorts for the fella.  I think he did an amazing job!

I finished mine last night when I got in from work but for some reason I can't upload any more photos as it keeps freezing my screen.  So will give it a try later.

Hope everyone has a great day and will catch up with a few blogs later x

Tuesday, 13 March 2012


Hello on this dull and cold Tuesday morning.  Sorry to say I have nothing to show you as I've had a little break from making sock things.

I was off work last week - yep another holiday I hear you cry and I have to say I didnt make anything.  Just needed some time to spend with my fella who isnt feeling too good at the moment.

I've got loads of ideas floating around in my head of things to make and its finding the time too make them - so hopefully soon - maybe next week when I'm off work again that I will get my ideas sorted and get making.

So, hope you all have a great Tuesday as I'm about to get ready for work (oh the joys) and I will blog ya later x

Tuesday, 6 March 2012


After getting the washing done and the ironing and also doing smoe blog hopping etc.... I had some time to myself today (bliss).  I enjoyed making Freddy the other night that I thought I would make him a partner.

So out came the £2 socks from Asda and I settled on using a lighter shade of Purple.

Here she is........


I made her slightly smaller (not as much stuffing) and I'm happy with the way she turned out.


Been having a little look around some blogs etc and came across this site and was amazed!!

I really wouldn't know where to start with something like this.  There are some seriously amazing items on her site - all created from the imagination of children.

My eldest likes to draw some weird and strange things - so maybe will have a go at trying something from them. Or get my youngest to draw something for me!

Monday, 5 March 2012

PURPLE FROGS - Ribbit, Ribbit, Ribbit


OMG... what a beautiful morning its been! Gorgeous sunshine and blue sky. Hope this is finally the start of the good weather! Saying that, its still very cold in the shade but in the sunshine its quite warm - big smiley face! Its great to get washing hung out on the line for a change, instead of it drying in the house.


Made this little critter last night whilst watching the telly - very easy and quick to make - and low and behold the longest part was finding buttons for the eyes! I seriously need to get some buttons that I can use for eyes.

I nipped into Asda yesterday to get some shopping and seen these socks. Four pairs for £2.00 - bargain. I have bought loads of socks recently and none that were plain - bought loads of stripes, patterned but none just plain. And when I saw these ones I knew I would be able to make the frog.

The mouth was made using the heel off a white sock - which curled up when placed on the frogs face to give it a smiley face. Really loved the fact that this was so quick and easy to make.

Here are some photos of Annabelle taken in the sunshine - glad to say that they are better than the ones I took the other night. I still don't think she is finished yet - maybe a pair of shoes will make it look complete. Maybe that will give me something to do later.

Hope you all have a lovely Monday - Think I'm gona sit here and check out a few blogs that I haven't visited for ages. Bye!

Saturday, 3 March 2012


Sorry for the absence but been busy with work, a wedding and full of a stinking cold.
Last Friday me and my partner went to a friends wedding in Darwen (congratulations Becky & Tom) and we had such a lovely time away. We stayed in a beautiful hotel called the Astley Bank which to Anthony's delight had a Jacuzzi Bath in the room - which he promptly filled with water and dived in! He was like a child with a new toy. The weekend was then just spent having 2 very lazy days not doing anything - and I mean not doing anything which was total bliss!
But back to work it was on Monday - and the start of a cold emerging! And I've had it all week now and its getting on my nerves. But on the up side I'm off work again for a week - yippee! I had a few days to take and my manager booked me next week off so it was a nice surprise. So I'm off next week, in work for a week then off again for a week - oh happy days!
Last night I sat down with the intentions off making a rag doll with my youngest and ended making it myself. I grabbed some of her old vests that were way too small for her and used the template out of the book 'Made By Me' by Jane Bull. I had tried the other week to buy some calico when I went to town but couldn't find any - so that's where her vests came in handy. So I cut out the body bits and started sewing! But for some unknown reason (ok my bad sewing) when I turned the fabric the correct way i found that the head was slightly mishapen so I ended up making the doll with hair.
Meet Annabelle
I only just took the photos of her and the lighting is pretty rubbish - but hopefully will get better shots tomorrow.