Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Tuesdays Crafty Club

Enjoying my Tuesday Crafty Club, so many new ideas, one i definitely have my eye on is this handmade embroidery thread holder, I have some beautiful linen that would be great to use for it. This one is made from recycled velvet and the needle holder on the end is a great addition. 

Lovely Gifts

After a month long expedition to Ecuador my little sis is back and it's like she was never away. She had a brilliant time and came home decked out in alpaca wool, coat, hat, socks :)

I was not out of her thoughts proven by my beautiful gifts a lovely handmade scarf and beaded ring.

Monday, 26 August 2013

Creative with creatures

Hope your all enjoying your bank holiday Monday, definitely got no Monday blues today!

Look what someone just sent to my brother, What a unique idea, i love them ill have to get crocheting for my 2 tortoises :D

Friday, 23 August 2013

Feel Good Friday

Hey everyone!
Hope you all have an exciting Bank Holiday weekend planned, its The Beatles Festival here in Liverpool, live music and a general party atmosphere creates a brilliant time. 

So to honour the Fab Four heres one of my favourite quotes by Liverpool's own John Lennon;

Not colourful but definitely true, enjoy your weekend! :D

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Colourful hexagons

Hey blog reading pals I hope your all enjoying your day so far. Here's a nice bright picture of what I've been working on with some scraps, rainbow hexagons.  I'm thinking maybe a cushion cover, what do you think?

Monday, 19 August 2013

Monday madness

Yeh! I'm very excited my sister is back today from a month long volunteer trip to Ecuador with a company called Camps International. I've missed her so much, even though she's ten years younger than me were very close, she's one of my best friends - I can't wait to see the changes in her, including her tan :)

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Bye bye Budha!

Had to wave goodbye today to one of my favourite pieces of art work, to be fair it was my uncles (he also painted it) I was only borrowing it whilst he moved house but I've become quite attached to it.  The question is; what to put in the plain space left behind on my wall?

Friday, 16 August 2013


It's a sad, sad day when you break your kindle. :(
RIP Kindle 2010-2013 

Monday, 12 August 2013

Mums been busy

My mums been busy making baby cardigans and blankets for friends - it seems like everyone is having babies, was there something in the water late last year? I've finally convinced her to join the Eskdale Gifts brand and start selling her makes on Folky with me.  There is not much on there right now as I've just ordered some new packaging and business cards I thought I would wait before adding anymore new items...expect lots of goodies online soon, including mums makes :)

Meanwhile this week I've been working with lots of colours, (bright, bold, primary, I thing I'm addicted to colours, especially when it comes to wool buying) there's a little taster photo below.  

Enjoy your week


Friday, 9 August 2013

Peg bag: take 2

Here I am spending the morning making another peg bag. I have done this smaller for 2 reasons. 1; I want to make it quicker  so that I can work on refining my original pattern. Number 2; is that I have been commissioned to make 3 bigger versions of these peg bags for a friend of my mums and I want to make sure the colours and design meet her specifications. Here is what I've done so far :)

Thursday, 8 August 2013

3D butterfly

Here is a close up of my 3D butterfly, again not the best picture due to the butterfly and blanket both being the same colour, but I think it works. 

Painting with little mister P

Here's a quick snap of what I'm up to today - finger painting with the little fella, so far, so messy. Do you like my rainbow hand?

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

3D butterfly

Here is a close up of my 3D butterfly, again not the best picture due to the butterfly and blanket both being the same colour, but I think it works. 

Baby blanket

Finally found the right butterfly to finish my blanket with, I don't think this photo shows it off to its best though. What do you think?

Sunday, 4 August 2013

New Doctor

Okay I'll admit it; I'm a big nerd who loves Doctor Who and was very excited about the announcement of the new Doctor - Peter Capaldi, I think he's definitely up to the task of making the roll his own, but David Tennant will always be my favourite Doctor.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Me and my boys :)

So happy today had such a lovely - and busy - day with my little mister Pj now he's back from his holidays.  Because I'm feeling so good i have decided to share this picture of us (along with Santè the dog) having a quick rest before we went back to playing football.  Hope everyone reading this has had a lovely and fulfilling day like me! Now I'm off to put my feet up and crochet some butterflies :) 

Happy August

I'm very happy today, after nearly a month away I get to see my gorgeous mister Pj, I've missed him so much and I'm all set for a day of painting, playing and for the first time; potty training! Wish me luck :)

Although not quite as cute as my little man these mini penguins are adorable! They must have taken some patience and talent to achieve.