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Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I'm a single mum with a beautiful daughter and I started crocheting 4 years ago when I quit smoking, I'm a huge fan of the granny square and mostly spend my free time making blankets as well as occasionally trying to expand my crafty skills :-)

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Ruby Wedding Anniversary

My parents have been married for 40 years today!  I don't make a big deal of their anniversaries usually but this is a big one so I tried to make something special :-)

So here it is-

As well as-

The pictures aren't great unfortunately but they really liked them and I'm very pleased with how the4y turned out!  Wood burning is a lot of fun-and for me, it does mean I have to work on my patience as you have to take your time with it but it's a lovely way to decorate any wood pieces.  Myf's also been having a go (we bought some cheap wooden spoons to practice with) so I may post some pics of her work soon :-)
Congratulations Mum and Dad! <3

Sisters Gift Exchange!

I meant to post about this last week but it has been a little busy here so instead here's a huge post with lots of pictures!  The sisters gift exchange was so lovely-it really showcased some of our diverse talents as well as being such a treat to get happy post :-)
So from Thea I got:

She made a GORGEOUS book cover and teabags with beautiful cheer-you-up tags on, two sweet heart buttons, a chocolate biscuit and a mug-hug!  Which fits my favourite mug perfectly by the way :-)  Thanks Thea, I love them!

From Jessica there was :


She made a stunning bookmark with lace crochet and a card with lace crochet hearts, a cute biscuit box (complete with biscuits!) and a lovely night light hand glass-painted with hearts :-)  She also sent some seed for the growing season! Thanks Jess, they're really beautiful <3

My offerings look like this-
Thea:
Jess:

I've been getting into wood burning of late so I 'embellished' a couple of photo frames and I used my wire jewellery book to create the necklaces.  I crocheted a little bag for the necklaces with a few little crochet hearts to decorate and a couple of pretty flowers :-)  My offerings turned up a day late but hopefully I'll be more organised next time!  It was a lot of fun and hopefully my sisters liked them <3