Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Monday, 28 November 2011
Friday, 25 November 2011
Happy Finished Off Friday everyone. Before I get to FO Friday I would like to let you know about my giveaway/competion. I am giving away 2 of my patterns. The details are on my blog, just click on one of the pictures:
I've not been well (as per usual) but I have felt well enough to crochet. Crochet is the thing that makes everything worth while. No matter how sick I am, I can still pick up my crocheting and achieve something.
This is a rabbit set. The diaper cover has a bunny tail that is attached by a button so can be easily removed.
Thursday, 24 November 2011
The giveaway will run from today to next Thursday 1st December 2011.
These patterns and others are available at my store:
really fantastic stuff!
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
There are so many out there and they are all inspiring in there own ways!
Do you have a favorite blog? I've taken a look at my list and I must have about 300 blogs I look at. I can't pick a favorite yet as I am only just getting to know all the bloggers but I am loving reading them all.
I haven't got many WIPs but I'm looking forward to them tomorrow and hopefully finishing them before Friday.
Hope you are having a good Tuesday.
Friday, 18 November 2011
- I don't know whether or not it would be a good idea
- I don't know whether or not it would work
- I don't know if anyone would be interested in it
- I don't know if it would be possible
- I don't know if I could get the funding for it
The idea is a competition
- Everyone sends in a pattern they would like to enter.
- Each pattern is tested by a number of testers and they grade the pattern on a number of categories
- The patterns that win go into an ebook
- Each winner gets a % of the takings of the book & the overall winner is on the front cover
Yeah it's finish off Friday and I've got things to post. This week has been quite productive. I'm not well (as usual) so need to rest. This has had the bonus of meaning I can spend some time crocheting. WIP Wednesday has spurred me on so I've only got one WIP left. Probably have more before Wednesday. Anyway onto the things I've finished:
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
My son is better and is back at school - at last! I've got an ear and throat infection but I'm fine, if I don't get rid of it by the end of the week I'll go back to the Drs and get some medication but I'm coping at the moment.
hope you are all having a good week :-)
Sunday, 13 November 2011
Universal Craft Blog Directory
it will be a Universal Craft Blog Directory!
and then invite all your blog readers to join as well,
and they will invite their blog readers etc etc
and hopefully it will keep being sent forward
& all the crafty bloggers will come back here to the directory & add their name!
For now it's just under one category: Craft and as the directory list grows,
so will the categories and it will then have it's own blog site!
here is a button to add to your blog:
|Copy & past this button to your blog & link back to this post|
to help spread the word to help the directory grow!
2.) You need to promote this on your blog for the Directory to work!
Step 1: Add your craft blog name to the linky list below.
Step 2: Create your own blog post, letting everyone know that a huge Crafty Directory is being made & invite them to pop on over here to add their crafty blog & then to do the same with their bloggy readers.
Step 3: Add the button to your blog so you remember to pop back & peruse the fab new Crafty Directory!
I thought this was a wonderful tradition and decided that is one that we would start. I decided to make my sons elf and went looking for a pattern. I found one on etsy by: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AmigurumiParadise?ref=seller_info
I purchased the christmas set. You get a snowman, elf, reindeer, angel, Mr & Mrs Claus. The pattern set was only £6.32 which I didn't think was too bad for 6 patterns. It didn't take long to make and I think he turned out well
Friday, 11 November 2011
At what point do you ask for payment?
I had a potential customer contact me saying they wanted to buy a horse hat for their daughter. I agreed to make one and advised them of the price. They agreed but said they wanted to buy it but wanted one that looked like a palmino horse. I showed them pictures and they said which type of colour they wanted. The yarn wasn't exact so got 2 slightly different colours. I bought them out of my own pocket with no payment made. Once I'd finished I emailed them the pictures to see which one they wanted. Then I heard nothing. I chased n finally got a reply saying their grandmother had already bought a winter hat so she didn't want them. Now I'm out of pocket and just don't know what to say in reply. I'm quite angry because i went out of my way just to make sure she got the hat she wanted, not what i had in stock. Aaaarrrrgggghhhhh!
It's Fo Friday which always cheers me up :-)
I haven't done a lot this week as both me and my son have been ill. It was my husbands birthday on Wednesday and we were meant to be going out for dinner, instead we had Ryan for the day. It wasn't quite the birthday we had planned but it was nice to all spend the day together.
Ryan is still full of cold but seems a lot better in himself today. He still isn't really eating but I'm sure he is on the up now. As I haven't been able to do much I haven't finished a few of my WIPs off but I've got a few things to show you:
He has also knicked my rocking chair. I'll let him this once as he isn't feeling well. He wanted it moving infront of the t.v. so he could watch transformers and by the fire to keep him warm. I think he looks too comfy!
I have been thinking more about my grandad today with it being Rememberance day. I would like to thank all those who put their lives on the line so we can live the life we have. My grandad spent most of world war II as a prisoner. Whilst as a prisoner they worked in a turnip factory. If you didn't keep up with the work you were beaten and if you still didn't keep up you were killed. My grandad was quite strong and picked things up quickly. He realised if you worked the machines too hard they would block up and the machines would stop working. His captors thought he was wonderful cause he would work so hard. What they didn't realise was him and his colleagues were blocking up the maching so the ones who weren't well could rest for a while. He never wanted recognition for what he did, he didn't like talking about it. As it was near the end of the war they were all marched to germany (he was captured in north africa) and most died before they made it. His camp was one of the last ones to be released so it was a long war for him. I would like to thank him and many other men like him that have meant I can lead this life, free to crochet and free to live my life the way I want to.
I hope you are having a wonderful Friday!
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