Monday, 6 May 2013

Spring/Summer Blankets ideas....

Hiya, Jo here for a little inspiration..... 

Lisa, also sells wool/yarn in the shop so I thought I'd share some pics of my blankets

I have been making a few blankets for the coming Spring/Summer months,
when it's not cold enough to put the heating on 
but for when there is a chill in the air and fancy a snuggle in a warm blanket!

Here are some of my projects I do hope they will bring some ideas to you...

I have made the above blanket using a basic granny square stitch....
and random colour changes over 4 colours of yarn

This one is the same as above but more random colour changes 
but a 1 row of cream thrown in here and there

This is a real summer bright blanket, which will be my lap/shoulder blanket this year
This is another simple stitch called the "V stitch" and 2 rows of each colour yarn

I also added a scalloped edge

There are loads of patterns on the web
but I love just experimenting and trying random colour patterns.......

and finally here are 2 pics of 2 works in progress blankets.
The first is cream, pink and brown baby size blanket 

And second blanket is a stripy granny blanket 
that will be for a double size bed/ large sofa

Don't forget to pop over to the shop's website

Big hugs Jo xxx

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Paperartsy Canvas

Hi all, just popping on to show you a canvas board I did with Paperartsy stamps, Lisa sells most of their stamps and I for one buy them all!!!! lol.  I started with a canvas board and added die cuts, I can't tell you which lol as the DT had a die cut swap, but most of our dies are from Lisa so if you like this flower scroll die just pop on to Facebook and she will take a picture of the dies in her shop.  Also don't forget, she runs an pigeon hole (I'm always calling it a piggy hole lol), this means you add items you want and pay at the end of the month when you get paid, how amazing is that, interest free :-)  I also used a mask with some embossing paste for the leaves.  Then I painted the whole thing with gesso then paints.  Then I stamped the bottom with HP1009 stamp set, then the flowers and leaves were stamped on black card with paints, from the new set of stamps ELB01. I also used the grunge flower die from Paperartsy to used at the back of the flowers.  To give it texture I wrapped fibers with wire for the stems. The saying was from the stamp set Flora and Fauna 6.

Hope you all have a fantastic Sunday with lots of crafting.  Don't forget to check out the Facebook page we have over a 1000 members now and it's a fantastic group with lots of fun, especially when Lisa puts up pictures of mishaps in the shop or tells funny stories lol.  Lots of DT hugs :-) Kezzy xxx