Saturday, 2 July 2016

Busy Bee

Sorry for the absence from my blog for the last few months, I've been really busy with college work but I can finally catch up on all my posts and I can't wait for you all to see them. 

Since I haven't done many craft activities outside of college I thought I may as well make a post about what I have been doing in college. At the moment I have been studying Art, Design and Media at Newcastle College and have finished this week with distinctions across the board! And in September I will be moving onto a foundation degree in Printed and Constructed Textiles. So excited.

I also managed to finish a baby blanket for my cousins little baby girl and couldn't be happier with how it turned out! (If you want to know the pattern used please let me know and I will post it for you)

As well as this I have also been catching up on my temperature blanket (Separate post to come soon), I've also done some dress making which you can see below, and I've even managed to start to knit a scarf, but we'll see how that goes.

All the yarn used was purchased at 'Treacle Wool Shop' and all the fabric used were bought from 'The Sewing Box', both in Morpeth, Northumberland. The relocated Sewing Box store opened a couple weeks ago and I have to say it is a beautiful store with a lovely layout, well worth a pop in if you're in the area.

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Craft of the Month - Needle Felting

January Craft of the Month

 For my first craft of the month post I decided to have a go at needle felting and took a workshop at Treacle Wool Shop in Morpeth with my mum and her friends. 

The first piece we learned how to make was a simple flower. Since it's flat it's one of the easiest pieces to learn first. It's fast to make and great to practice with. 

We had loads of really pretty colours to choose from, as you can see from the picture above, so everyone's flowers were different and unique. This is mine, not bad for a first time!

Next we worked on making a round piece, a really cute robin! Rather than felting the whole thing we started off with a foam ball and worked the wool around it to create the body, then felted the head seperately entirely out of wool.

We all had an amazing time at the class and I would definitely recomend checking them out! (Treacle Wool Shop Workshops) The class was really well priced, drinks and biscuits where complimetary,  the tutor was amazing and you even got to keep the felting needle and block. I can't wait to use my new skills to make more things in the future. Next - Project Bunny!

Temperature Blanket - January 2016

I've finally managed to catch up enough to show you all the start of my 2016 Temerature Blanket!

Since I'm only changing colours in 5 degree intervals and live in rainy old Northumberland, I haven't got that much of a colour change for this month, but I did manage to stick in a couple of different stitches for a snow day and a heavy rain day. Please hurry up spring so I can change colours!

Can't wait to see how everyone elses are turning out and to see the differences from all around the world.

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Temperature Blanket 2016

This year I'm planning on doing a 'Temperature Blanket' for the first time! For those of you that don't know what this is, all you have to do is get a bunch of yarn and allocate them to a temperature range, then everyday during the year you crochet a row using the colour of the average temperature in your town or city for that day. It's super simple and the results can be amazing! You can also do a temperature blanket for special years like the first year of your marriage or the first year of your childs life.

These are the colours I have chosen for mine, but you can choose any colours you want.

All colours shown are in Stylecraft Special

I'm planning on posting regular updates to show how things are going. If you're doing one as well I would love to see your progress too!

Happy Hooking x

Friday, 1 January 2016

Welcome and Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I hope you have all had an amazing 2015 and that 2016 will bring you loads of happiness and joy.

This year my new years resolution is to learn a new craft every month and that is where this blog comes in. So I've decided to create this blog to document my journey, gather inspiration and hopefully inspire others to try out a new craft. I hope you all enjoy it x