Sunday, 29 May 2011


Being blocked ready for being made into bunting like banner for my table at fairs and parties!  Love being creative!

And we r off.....................

Well, the creativity has started - my new book has taught me how to do letters and this is what I have done so far!!
Can you tell what ti is going to say??

Exciting times!

Well, after a couple of weeks being really busy at work and being poorly, I am back on it.
I have just ordered my brand new business cards so they should be here in 2 weeks and my website is being re-designed as we speak!  yay!
I have a week off work (half term) so I will focusing on my jewellery projects and items for a fair I am doing on June 18th, I am starting to think very summery, fruity - loving the fact that fruits are in the shops as it exactly the sort of bold, bright and fun jewellery that I love, my bank balance doesn't though!
My website will feature this blog and feature things that I make and people will have the chance to buy stock items or suggest items that I could make for them.  It will be a place where people can see what I do and what I am about.  I like to share my work and ideas and love to say thanks to people that have helped and inspired me along the  way.  It is tough when I am working full-time and being "creative strawberry" on the side but it is what I really love to do.  I have been side tracked and totally addicted to knitting and crochet rather than where I came from and started with a jewellery as about a year ago and I want to get back into making unusual and funky items!
I am taking a break from "A square a day in May" until my fair is finished but I can't wait to get back to it and complete my blanket which I think will look awesome and so fun!
The bank holiday weekend starts a week of creativity here for me so feel free to tell me what you are up to and make suggestions.  All of my jewellery pictures are in albums on my facebook page and I am always open to new ideas and inspiration so have a look!
I will update you in the week............. enjoy the bank holiday weekend!

Thursday, 19 May 2011

An explosion!

Whilst feeling sorry for myself I decided to make something that would help, a bomb to blow up my sinuses and make me breathe properly again! lol!  The sun is shining here so it does inspire me to do things even while feeling poorly, who doesn't think the sunshine makes them feel better?  The conservatory (workshop) is lovely and warm and easy to use when it is like this but also makes me feel sleepy!!
It is also a friend for my lonely Mario Mushroom!
As a huge Mario fan, I got this pattern from a fellow Mario Fan Wolfdreamer, who does excellent Mario inspired patterns!

Yay, a little collection is building!

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Square 11

Still feeling pants but managed this today:
It is even being blocked here!

Stuck on the sofa!

Well, still full up with cold and unable to go to work, bit fed up really but on a positive note I managed to do 2 squares yesterday for the CAL:

I loved square 9 - quick and easy to do, square 10 looks great but took what felt like ages
Square 9

square 10

 May attempt another one later today if I can muster up the energy, creeping along with the CAL slowly but surely!
Even blocking the squares I have done so far and they are looking awesome.  I was a bit dubious about blocking before, especially crochet but it does make a huge difference. I will post some pics when my nest lot are done!

Monday, 16 May 2011

Another square!

Still feeling pants but cheered myself up with square number 8!!
I love the look of this and it is a lot easier than I thought!

Sunday, 15 May 2011

A relaxing sunday!

Full of cold so confined to sofa as feel rubbish but managed square 7 - it's not my best as I mucked up a bit and couldn't be bothered to go back but I love the pattern and will def use it in the future!

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Long time no post.....

Manic week in school and now coming down with a cold and feel pants so progress is still slow (even slower!)
Still, I have done square 6 finally,
Bought some new books for inspiration and recommended on fellow bloggers' pages and here they are ,
great ideas and and projects!
And this one is even spiral bound, cool (thats what I liked about it!)
Knitting is out at the moment because of my poorly wrist so crochet it is for me, bring on the next square..................................................................

Monday, 9 May 2011

What a day!

Well 20 pieces of coursework (controlled assessments) marked, lots of school work done, a trip to the docs, an x-ray on my wrist (no broken bones but still very sore, luckily on my left hand!), finished a unit on my Spanish course and square number 5, all in one day!  Phew!
My fav one yet with colours and I am getting quicker!

It's not too late to join the CAL!

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Slowly but surely.......

Well not quite the 8 squares it should be but I have now completed squares 3 and 4, I loved square 4, it was very easy to make.  As I am only using DK yarn I should probably use a smaller hook than 6mm but now I have started that way I should probably finish due to the sizes but hey, this is all about learning!
Also, my little baby got injured today and we have been at the vets tonight, look at my poorly bear!

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Square 2

Here it is, with an extra border to make it the same size (ish) as square 1!
Taking slightly longer than I anticipated, especially being back at work but very proud and feel like proper "crocheter" when I see it completed!

Check out the CAL below if you fancy getting involved

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Don't make him angry!

Yay,I know, I know I am always flitting between projects but that is me!  And now I have finished my first Angry Bird - The cardinal, thanks to Karla Fitch and my beloved Ravelry.
Here he is:

Maybe I should go for the whole collection?

A square a day in May - square 1

OK so it is 3rd May and I have finished square 1, not quite as the title suggests but I will finish it.  Back to work tomorrow so will have to juggle it with marking books and planning lessons!!
Anyway have a look at the progress at

Here is my first effort:
Not too impressed with the colour work but just grabbed whatever was close to me when I was "in the zone!"
Anyways, I have started so I will finish!
Got loads of WIPs at mo, at a loss at where to start!