Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I designed a crochet pattern!!!

Hi all...

I designed a crochet pattern and I have listed it for sale at ETSY....  Click the LINK to go check it out :)

Its for an 8 pointed coaster... Please let me know what you think???

Sunday, February 21, 2010

what I have been up to last week....

Firstly I will start off with this weeks update on my Aurora Cabin Piece.  I managed to stitch on this piece most of Monday afternoon.  I have started filling in the section at the base of the tree.  All Navy of course :)  But I didn't mind it so much as it was easier to just keep stitching with the one colour.

Here are 3 dishcloths that I made for a gift.... not mentioning who for....

Here is a better picture of the multi-coloured dishcloth... lighting today leaves alot to be desired!!

Here is another one I am making for a gift - I crocheted most of this whilst we had the toddlers at the park yesterday afternoon.  I just need to finish off and sew in the ends.

Here is some new stash.  I purchased 6 balls.... 2 x baby pastel multicolour..... 2x white and 2x baby green.

The intention for this new stash is to make some baby clothes and list them on etsy. 

So I started this pattern....

Here is my progress so far - its working up very nicely and is a relatively easy pattern.

I share photos when its finished and also share the link to my etsy shop when I actually open it :)

Other things I am working on - I have an order to complete for a crochet daschund.... the lady in question wants to sew him up so I just have to create the pieces with pattern and yarn that she supplied.  I have been waiting patiently for our weather to cool down a bit so I can complete him.  She needs him by March - guess I need to get a wiggle on :)

This week brings my 39th birthday.  I will post later in the week and show you my new birthday stash that I have been recieving in the mail via the Xsers yahoogroup birthday club.

I hope you are all safe, happy and well.  If you stop by please leave a comment and say *HI* as I would love to hear from you.

hugs Chars x

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Birthday gift reveal...

Here is the photo of the gift I mailed to my best friend Brooke for her birthday.... I was running late with them and posted them express post - whew they arrived on the day but she didn't find the parcel till the day after but thats cool - she found them last Saturday.

Thankyou Brooke for taking a photo for me to share with my blogging friends....

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Its that time of the month again when we get to share our TUSAL jars... My jar is looking good....  it contains LOTS of blue (in various shades) from my Aurora Cabin piece... and bits and pieces from where I have been making presents and discloths....

Here's another look from the top of the jar....

Whilst stitching I tend to shove any rubbish I may have in here... so normally it has chocolate wrappers and yarn wrappers etc... but I fish them out when I get up so that its just my orts... as I only really want to collect orts this year :)

Stitchy update

I have been stitching on my Aurora Cabin piece over the last few days.  I am really loving it at the moment and I think my progress picture says it all. 

On a couple of nights hubby has had to literally prise it out of my hands as its been 1am and I have been on a roll and not wanting to stop... oops.  Here is a sneaky shot of me that hubby snapped that shows how engrossed I was in what I was doing....

I always sit at the dining room table when I am stitching... Where do you sit??

Hubby's painting...

I bought Andre some art supplies for Christmas.... and last night he presented me with his first completed work of art... 

Its 90cm by 90cm and he has been working on this off and on for around a month.   

What do you think? 

Please leave a comment as he would love to hear your thoughts and opinions.

The colours are a bit off due to lighting issues but this was the best I could get.

I like it :)  So its hanging proudly on our wall.

Friday, February 12, 2010


Hi everyone...

Sorry I have been absent for a bit...  life has a habit of getting in the way of what we really want to do and to be totally honest I have not been in a chatty mood - matter of fact I have been feeling quite down :( 

My dad has to undergo some more tests as they think that the cancer is back...  Finances for us are not in the best shape and its my birthday soon - this time of year always depresses me as I tend to contemplate what I have achieved or havn't achieved in my life :(  this year marks the year before a major milestone too so I guess thats daunting in itself!!

On a different front - I have re-enrolled in part time university studies and that starts on March 2... aim is to make myself more employable... at this point in time although I have skills - I don't have pieces of paper to prove it and without those pieces of paper - no employer will even look at you.

I am going to be studying a Bachelor of Education - PRIMARY - which should enable me to gain employment in the future regardless of  my age when I finish it... 

I am only going to be studying part-time to start with and then if I cope with it ok I will trial full time study or even fast track it by doing an extra subject... not getting ahead of myself there though as I am already feeling overwhelmed at squeezing 1 subject and study into my already crowded busy days....

Andre has also chosen to return to studying... he will be doing full time study.  So its a new chapter to our lives I guess?

On a craft note - I have added a few threads to my Aurora Cabin piece... I will post an update photo on Sunday when I do the update for my SAL blog... and I have made a present for my best friend's birthday which is today (Happy Birthday Brooke) I forgot to take a photo so if I remember I will ask her to take a photo and send me so I can share...  Nothing exciting as I left it to the last minute but I think she will like?  Geez I hope so - LOL!

Anyway - I guess I have bored you long enough - hope you are all safe and well.

hugs xx


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hugs Chars x