Thursday, 28 January 2010

Crafting and thrifting

I am still plodding on with my knitting - am hoping by the time I next blog I might actually have something to show you - the first 9 squares all finished and sewn together.  I did take it with me to the Stitch & Bitch group last night but didn't really get much done (and I had to get Country Girl to help me unknit a row I'd done wrong!!).  Instead I spent lots of time chatting with other crafters and also reading some of the craft books that people had brought along.

I have been keeping up with my 20 minutes a day though and one day I made cards for forthcoming birthdays of a couple of my sisters (using the offcuts of fabric from the boxes I made);

I also made the pompoms to decorate the recycled gift bags - somehow I've ended up with lots of these pretty bags from Joules and they are so pretty and make perfect gift bags.

Whilst in town this morning I had a quick look round the charity shops and my favourite one came up trumps again - a ladybird book, a crocheted cushion cover & a pair of red needles all for only 50p!!  The cushion cover is currently in the machine being dyed along with a few other things that I've been meaning to recolour.  Sadly one of the needles got broken in the bottom of my shopping bag but hopefully one day I'll find it a friend - until then it looks rather pretty with my new growing collection of coloured needles.

It has been so cold here again today - am hoping as we move into a new month next week we might start to see more signs that the winter is coming to an end and spring will be along soon.

See you soon

xxxx Vicki xxxx

PS - I would just like to say a huge thankyou to all my followers - new & old. I was so happy to log in the other day and see I'd reached the 50 followers mark :)  I am planning a giveaway during March to mark my 40th birthday, 50 (or even more by then) followers & probably my 100th post!!


Floss said...

Cards that match the boxes are a really good idea!

Congrats on having 50 followers - you have a nice blog and are a good commenter so I'm sure more and more people will keep coming over and following! Oh look - it's 51 already!

Tina said...

I love your cards. They are really sweet. Congratulations on your 50 followers. I am happy to be part of them.

Andrea said...

Love your cards!!

We are suppose to get about 6 inches or so of snow this weekend.

Blessings, andrea

bellaboo said...

Lovely cards.Congrats on your 50'll be 100 before you know it!
Have a great weekend!


magsmcc said...

I've been inspiredly mulling over your twenty minutes of craft philosophy- without yet managing to manage it! But today i was at our little craft group- Bean Craftin'- and it was a little birthday day so I crocheted for 3 hours and 20 minutes! So that should last me until Sunday 7th February! Glad to be amongst you!

posie blogs Jennie McClelland said...

Oh loving the knitting efforts & those great Op shop finds, how lucky!! 50 followers, so exciting isn't it?? Happy to be one, really enjoying your blog. Love Posie

salty pebble said...

such wonderful cards! you have a really inspiring blog here no wonder u have 50 followers!! im sure as i type this more will be popping up hehe...actually am i a follower! i will add myself xxxxx

karen said...

Hiya hunni
I have a clooection of those Joules Bag's too I don'y know where they keep coming from hehehe.
Your card's are fab My list of cards to make keep's growing I really must get on with them.
I'm sure you'll reach 50 followers in no time.