Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Nearly finished

Tonight, maybe tomorrow at the latest I will be finished. Now comes the part I have been dreading, one wrong snip and it could be ruined. I don’t think I have ever been so nervous about a project. It’s looking great. This time in two days I will be helping my son hang it by his bed ready for Father Christmas to fill it to the brim with goodies.
So here’s the progress I have made since my last post. When I have completed finished it I will be uploading all the pics in order from beginning to end. I’m so excited

Pic to be uploaded later, so in the mean time ,have one of my son making his very first Christmas calander:)

This is the finished stocking :
Its a little boxy around the toe and heel and its missing a present as i didnt have enough time but im extreamly happy with how it turnt out :)

Wednesday, 15 December 2010


As you can see from the pics I have been very busy the last few days, which is why it seems like its dead on here. Well it’s not. Hopefully once I have finished this project within the next few days (all being well) I should be able to update allot more. I have a few new ideas of things I would like to do, including video tutorials more links a couple of new projects for after New Year, and lots more.
If you have anything you would like to see put up here then leave me a message or comment and I will try my best to help. I have started working on a Tunisian crochet (enterlac) tutorial, which will hopefully be posted on here soon.
I am also trying to get help from my nana and one of her friends as they are both very keen crafters.

I have only the little polar bear to finish, the hat on the penguin, the shading on the floor, Connors name and the outlining then I should be done. Then comes the part I’m dreading, the cutting it out and sowing together. I’m really nervous as I know if I go wrong there’s no going back and it’s likely to be ruined. I need to find some lining for the inside of the stocking as I don’t want little hands tugging at the threads from the inside.

Friday, 3 December 2010

finally progress......

I’ve been making good progress the last few nights. I think I might be able to finish before Xmas. I’m allot slower at cross stitch then I thought, I have to keep undoing it lol. Here’s my progress so far:



Does anyone know how get the creases out? I have tried ironing it, but it just doesn’t seem to be working. Any help would be apprieated. I’ll give you cookies: D

Monday, 29 November 2010

Xmas stocking.

I have a new project. A Xmas stocking. It is for my son as part of a Xmas present. I don’t think I’m going to get it finished in time. I can see me being sat up till early hours xmas morning to try to finish it, not that I will be able to sleep anyway, I love xmas. I’m worse than a child he he. The photos don’t really show very well, but, just under the penguin I have started the outline of the polar bear.
The pinguin and can just see the outline of the polar bear
How it should look when i have finished.
Wish me luck!

I would love to hear what are you making loved ones for Xmas?

Thursday, 18 November 2010


*~*~*~*~*~*~*coming soon
Cross stitch:


Thursday, 18 November 2010

One of my biggest cosmetic problems is dealing with the endless bruising that is part and package of EDS. It’s an absolute nightmare. I woke up this morning with a bruise on my inner leg the size of an orange. How it got there, well your guess is as good as mine. It wouldn’t be such a problem but I have only just started to get rid of the bruising from falling down the stairs awhile ago. Which is the reason for my absence. My little trip has given a lot more time to work on crafty bits. I have major problems with my cross stitch at the moment as nothing seems to be right. I think I have used the wrong grey for one of the wolves, the sky don’t seem in the right position. The only thing that seems vaguely right is the tree which I have only got half way through. I’m considering starting all over again providing that I can unstitch it without damaging the Aida. I really want to get it finished before my next project arrives. A Xmas stocking for my son cross stitched with polar bears and presents. I think it will be a mad dash to get it finished ready for Santa to fill up.

I have had an eye test and pick up new glasses on Wednesday which will make things easier. The doctor said about putting me on beta blockers to try to stop my migraines, I’ll admit I’m a bit worried about taking them. Let’s just hope they will help.

Nap time project

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Wow it’s been a busy 9 days. Been doing lots of cross stitch. Done half a tree and some of the sky the wolf has his back ridge....kind of. I’ve been trying enterlac again I think I’m getting the hang of it. Still not how I think it should be but it’s looking more even. My son has been trying too eventually he got bored and started using them as drumsticks.

Cross stitch so far

Connor crocheting....kinda

Had appointment with a specialist in London. Travel was a nightmare, my son was a nightmare, and the appointment was a nightmare. Not particularly happy so I’m making an appointment with my rheumy tomorrow morning. I was happy with the person I saw today asking for blood tests and x-rays which had all been completed with-in 2 hours. Normally I would have to make another appointment to have them done so was amazing to get them done in one go. We had MacDonald’s for lunch which we had to eat sat on the pavement as there was no seating; I ended up with a hell of a numb bum. I have a lovely bruise from the blood tests, 2nd time lucky she managed to get blood from me. First time in years anyone has managed it that easy.

Blood test bruise

New cross stitch

I have ordered a new cross stitch. It’s a wolf one, bigger then I have done before. Just waiting for it to turn up is driving me mental. Can’t wait to start it. I do a lot of cross stitch in the winter, so I am stocking up. I have a few smaller projects turning up at some point. I tend to get bored so have a few on the go.

so excited , hurry Mr Postman

I have learnt how to Tunisian simple stitch and I have to say I’m addicted. I am waiting for a proper crochet hook for it to turn up. I went into my local sewing shop and they had never heard of it. Thank god for eBay!

I can’t work out how to change colour properly while doing enterlac. It’s been winding me up. I get so far and it looks right then I look again after a couple more rows and it looks like my two year old has tried. I am rubbish at reading patterns and haven’t found the video tutorials much help.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Well I got my new cross stitches come through 2 days ago. I haven’t made as much progress as I thought I would due to it being more complicated then I thought. The instructions and graph thingy are harder to read then I am used to. I won’t bother putting a picture of it up yet as there’s not that much to see.

I have been working on enterlac, and can’t work out where I’m going wrong. The “wrong side” (part I’m working on) looks brilliant but the other side seems all messy and uneven, the colour changes don’t seem to be even, there’s uppy bits and downy bits. If anyone can tell me what I’m doing wrong please let me know, ill pay you in cookies :P. I also received my Tunisian crochet hook this week, now just waiting to find the perfect wool to test it out with.

"Wrong side"

The wrong side is kinda neat. 

The right side is messy and has some raised bits on it, as im sure you can see. Im not sure where im going wrong. If you think you might be able to help, please let me know, ill give you a cookie : P

Connors managed to total his glasses, glasses that are meant to be child proof. He was trying to get out the back door with a football in his hands. Normally he holds onto the doorframe, but this time he didn’t. Head first onto paving slabs. His ok just a couple of scratches and a lot of tears. The glasses took most of impact so he was bloody lucky. We have to take his glasses back on Thursday to have them mended. I can’t wait I didn’t realise how much he bumped into things without them.

My tooth seems fine a little tender but I can now eat “adult” food like mash potatoes, chocolate, bread again. No longer stuck with soup and mush. Yay thank you tooth for sorting yourself out. Damned dentists.

I seem to be waking up every couple of days with a headache from hell. Not quite a migraine but not far off it. I think it may be something to do with either stress or medication or possibly stress related to medication. It could be too much chocolate or not enough......personally I like the sound of that more then I should. It could be from the weather. I’m refusing to put the heating on yet. It could be from spending so much time on the computer. It could be due to trying to work out why I got a headache. It’s properly that one.

I also got a new laptop this week. It’s one that my partner used. Bigger screen, bigger keyboard, all-round better. I can now play the games I want to though I doubt it will improve my ability to play them. I play CSS a lot. I normally last about a minute and half. I am truly crap at shoot ‘em games.

I have an appointment with Professor Graham, who specialises in EDS, coming up next month. I’m looking forward to it. I have so many questions for him. As it’s almost 3 hours travel there I’m hoping to make a day of it and see some of the sights around London. We’ll properly go to see my partners mum as she lives on the outskirts. Is it a bad sign when you count an appointment at a hospital a day trip? Even better it’s a hospital I haven’t been to before, yay, only question is now, what supports do I wear and should I get the ones that match my undies?

And for all those who are having a bad day, I present to you this picture. I only turnt my back for a second. Imagine the fun I had clearing it up, bearing in mind I had only finished scrubbing the kitchen before dinner. Ta-dar

Dont you just love kids

Past Crocheted bits

These are a few examples of my past crochet.  :)

Also have made: 3 blankets,couple of scarfs,and a few other bits
I’m afraid to save my sanity the first couple of articles have been copied and pasted from another blog I keep mainly about my health.
Yay i finished a project. A crochet hook case in purples.The pic is ment to be purple but camera flash distorted colour. I got the idea from a pattern but did not follow it. Gonna do another one now i know what to expect.


Found a technique that i really want to try its called Enterlac.It looks fantastic.
I’m afraid to save my sanity the first couple of articles have been copied and pasted from another blog I keep mainly about my health.

Me and Connor made cakes and biccys today. Around four plates of the damned things. Some of them were slightley burnt but then everything i cook is normally burnt to a cinder. I dont have a timer on my cooker so i wait till the fire alarm goes off to tell me its done :D


I had one hell of a migraine yesterday. My partner made me go to bed before 9:30pm. I sure needed it though as i slept almost 12 hours. I had some very weird dreams though. I remeber bits about them. Something about a dragon i had to ask something,but it was drunk and kept chargrilling people. Something about a car crash in which we all survived but ended up in a wildness camp with a bunch of crazies. Who kept trying to dance with us. The only sane person there was dwayne johnson (a former pro wrestler) who every few minutes would give me a teddy and a blanket and tell me it was nap time. Not a clue what any of it ment but woke up very confused.

Connors getting on well with his glasses, other then the fact his bitten the plastic bits off that go on his nose. He can defiently see better now and has a tantrum if i dont give them to him first thing in the morning.

My teeth are really killing. Its been a month now, my gums wont stop bleeding, my teeth are more sensitive now then they were when the nerve was exposed. Im having to use the tooth paste for todlers as when i use adult ones even for sensitve teeth i end up crying where they hurt so much.

I have been crocheting like mad this week and have been thinking about starting a crocheting blog. I might just keep it all on here though as it makes it less stressful


I think instead of using Blogger for this i will set up a new website at some piont tonight. it will easier to lay out the way i want and to link to other sites and ressources more effectivily. i will keep this blog open for a little while after i have posted the link to the new site.

wish me luck.

Sunday, 14 November 2010


My first impression of quilting
Beautiful. Without a doubt. Complex, comfortable, pretty, amazing.
I like crochet and cross-stitch. Quilting seems almost the next step. The only thing I knew about quilting is that it was done in Dr Quinn medicine woman a few times, and that it was generally done by the, Ahem, wiser generation. I did a few searches on Google and click random links and photos. I have come across some great sites, that have taught me allot in only a few weeks. I have trawled through these websites every night. I have been enthralled by the beauty that has been created. And sowed as much as I can I already harder skin.
I have already got a hundred thousand ideas and things I madly want to quilt. I will be putting up my design as I go along. I will also be putting up ideas as soon as I think of them. There will be links to other sites. If you feel a site should be there then please message me the link and I will put it up Asap.