Friday, 23 March 2012

knit relief finale

So the Knit Relief items have been up for a week, and what a great response there has been! Well over a £1000 has been raised so far.
There are only 2 days left... Just 2 more days to check out the fantastic hand-made goodies and get bid,bid,bidding!!

In other 'crafting' news...
I was given a great stash of yarn from my mother in-law, Mmmmm goodies :)

I've started 2 more 'Birdie' decorations, with 2 new themes. One will be a Spring chick and the other a Jubilee birdie. Pictures below show their bodies just need to get their features completed...

I've also started a New Project. I wanted to make some crochet bangles. As I've never tried these before it will be very trial and error, trying different stitches and edgings to see how they turn out. I managed to pick up a set of 3 plastic bangles at a charity shop, and I'll have some fun playing around with them to see what can come up with!

Next time I will let you know the FINAL TOTAL that knit relief managed to raise!
In the mean time follow the link below to put in your final bids...

Other news...
ps... Other goodies that my hubby managed to pick me up for free..... Huge bouquets of flowers that were going free at his work,left over from mothers day, so I lucked in!

pps.... I had a lovely trip to Caterham to catch up with two girlie friends, that i used to work with, until I moved away. Ive not seen them both since the baby shower, and I was able to see baby girlie for the first time (previously only saw a bump!). She's already stomping around in her baby stroller, speeding around the living room. She was a cutie though, and had a happy grin on her face especially when mesmerised by the characters on tv. Oh and she has a thing for hair too, I did manage to leave with a bit let on my head.....

Friday, 16 March 2012

Knit Relief...

So, Knit Relief has arrived and all items are up on Ebay for everyone to bid on, all the lovely hand-made goodies and helping charity at the same time..

I have donated two of my crocheted bird decorations, so I would be grateful if you guys could check them out and have a bid too!!

A great number of crafters have put forward their creations, and dedicated some of their precious time, to help raise money for charity. There are a great variety of items, from fun toys, to fashion and home accessories, so there is something for everyones taste.

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(Kermit by Louise Campbell, Bag by Mhairi Gillespie, Raincloud by Emma Pooley, Meercats by Addie Beckwith and Hat by Jenny Howard)

Follow the link below, and see what items you fancy having a bid on, see if you get to be a lucky winner and help the Sport Relief charity along the way!

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Last week I completed the 'crochet birdies' that I am donating to 'Knit relief'. I experimented and tried something different with them. Rather than just completing a filled circle for the body, I tried open granny circles.

I am very pleased with the results, and with the fresh, bright colours used i think these make lovely decorations for the spring.

On March the 15th (10 days before Sport Relief) The Knit Relief eBay auction is going to begin! Check out Scarlys blog for details of the ebay auction, and to see a selection of the items which have been entered.

For my next project, I wanted to try something new, so i found a pattern on Etsy that i fancied having a go at.
Check out her shop.
I was impressed with the fun, funky and colourful creations, and chose to give the little owl a go.
So far ive completed the belly and im looking forward to seeing how it turns out, and Im making this creation for me to keep...

Check back soon to see how the completed owl looks....