Thursday, 31 January 2008

busy little hands....

Warning...Spell Check is not working today...if your precious about good grammer and spelling do not read on...unless you want a laugh!
Three cheers for February, phew what a month January was, usually I like this month, this year however it stuck to the tradition of being a bleak month!!! So lets move on and get on with the nicer things in life. I started the day off with a swim, the pool was vertually empty and I enjoyed listening to the swishing of the water as I ploughed up and down. I came home via the supermarket and filled the fridge with food for the weekend, a nice cup of coffee, I made a telephone call I was not looking forward to and now its time to relax a little in blogland... SO what have these busy little hands been up to? Quite active actually...I mentioned in my previous post I had got my hands on some super cute and excellent quality baby fabric so I made some bibs. I had one of my bibs out for a test drive to make sure they wash well, the hole is not to big or small, the fastening is suitable etc...I did ask the tester (well the Mom of) what her feed back was, I had to tell her not to be polite I really wanted to know.
Anyway it was all good feedback so I went ahead and continued with the pattern to make up a couple of batches...
As promised...my cards. The link is How about orange. You know how it is when you surf and you start reading blogs you do not usually read...suddenly one really grabs you and gets you so excited...well this one had me...so much lovely stuff and to come away with the print out to make these cards and less than an hour later to have a whole pile of cards using up some of my cute buttons...EXCELLENT. Go check it out, the PDF is linked from the post dated 29th January.

Now its not just been me that has been nimble with the hands...my older child, who is now much better...just a little wiped out by the illness, made this bird with the foil that his cookies, in his lunch box, were wraped up with. He just fiddled about with the foil and when I next looked...
Now there has not been much retail therapy in January as I have been watching my pennies, but when a couple of cheques came in...well out the money went...After all the playing with felt I did the other week I needed (OK OK wanted...) to top up my felt stash, so I poped over to paper and string and she had a little sale on...Whats a girl to do? Oh and it all arrived so fast...the felt is a nice quality and as for the purse...it is making me happy. Plus a little freebie (we all like freebies) a roll of her super cute tape with little ducks on. I am keeping this away from the children...Thanks Sarah.
Knitting...well I have to admit I have been buying yarn more than actually knitting with it and its all Dunelm's fault...Remeber a couple of weeks ago my friend sent me a box full of big wool at a silly knock down price of 99p a ball (should have been approx. £7.99). Well I paid a visit to our nearest Dunelm last week in search of a pattern and they had different yarn, still Rowan ,so excellent quality and again for 99p.
I ask you again...'What's a girl to do?' ... One huge pile of Holiday yarn and I have the pattern book for this yarn...Not all of it is for me...9 balls are heading to my knitting friend, I am now officially overflowering with yarn stash...
I have a cupboard filled with yarn, a basket in the livingroom and one in the sewing room, a big underbed storage box full and now this...I better get knitting!!!


Wishing you a happy and healthy weekend...



21 comments:

Kitty said...

Those bibs are wonderful Suzie! You clever thing.

I'm so glad I don't live near a Dunelm :-D As for Sarah's felt - my stocks are slowly running down, and when they're down a bit more, I'm hitting her shop like there's no tomorrow!

Take care. x

driftwood said...

oh the bibs and the cards are lovely.
I must must must not buy any more wool, I can't even knit very well and still I can't resist it. now an I keep away from Dunelm till all that wool is sold out.......

Lesley said...

The bibs are lovely and I love your button cards!
It's a good job we don't have a Dunelm near here but there is one very near Mother-in-law's and I've just had to visit a couple of times ;)
Great bargains!
xxx

kristin said...

i'll say there have been some busy little hands over there. those cards are too much to pass up! thanks for the link! :)

sal hall said...

I can knit but don't get around to it that often..I did knit recently, when my mum was making a bedcover made of knitted squares.It looked great and cost a fraction of the Kidston crocheted one that I saw.I can crochet as well.
Hmmm....a basket of wool would look great in my craft room..and some snazzy needles!
I love reading your blog Susie..I half wish that my children were little again!!
Oh and the bibs are gorgeous;-)Sal

French Knots said...

Thanks for the Dunelm tip, there's one not far from here and as I seem to have taken up knitting in the last couple of weeks I need to buy some wool!
What a sweet little foil bird!

capello said...

dude! i have the flower cards bookmarked but haven't even gotten around to printing them yet. you are on the ball.

Caroline said...

Loads of lovely things as usual - the bibs look really cute (hint hint!!). Love the cards - so effective, and the wool looks very exciting!

weirdbunny said...

What a cool site that how's about orange. I haven't found a site I've really liked for ages.

sarah said...

I wish I could knit!

Sarah said...

Lovely bibs and cards - and your talents have obviously been inherited - good job there isn't a Dunelm near me!!

Queen of the froggers said...

I do love the foil creature, so well done! You do have a lot of yarn, it might take over the sewing!! Nice fabrics and the cards are cute.

Katy said...

I love the bibs! The fabric is so cute, without being cutie cutie (if you get what I mean!) and the cards look great. My daughter keeps pestering me to make cards so I think I'll have a go with her, but I doubt they'll be very beautiful!

Lazylol said...

Wow you have been busy - thanks for the link to the new blog - you are right it is great.
Love the bibs and the cards!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Those bibs are fab...are they something that you will be selling? or even making the pattern available? Curious minds want to know :o)

the homely year said...

Hi, Love the bibs. I was looking through some old patterns the other day and came across some paper letters I'd cut out spelling the word BABY. It took me ages to recall what I'd used them for...then I remembered, to applique bibs. I ought to make some for baby Charlie.
Margaret and Noreen

julia said...

I've discovered Dunelm recently - bargains galore!
Love the bibs, I had a go at making them but found them really difficult, don't know what I was doing wrong, yours look perfect!
Carry on knitting!
Julia xx

Tracy said...

Such a delightful, colorful post! Those bibs are terrific, and so are the card! All that yarn is making me weak in the knees--LOL! Look forward to seeing what you make with that lot. Happy Days ((HUGS))

Ragged Roses said...

So many lovely things. The bibs and cards are lovely and the wool is beautiful. The little foil bird is sooo sweet too. I'm very impressed that you go swimming in this weather (I know it was indoors but even so!)
Kimx

Rebecca said...

Darling bibs!

And you shoudl see my yarn stash, it's sinful! I have so much and yet not much to show for knitted projects. Time to get crackin' don't you think? (for both of us LOL)

weirdbunny said...

Oh I forgot to say, spell check is over rated any how ! I like to celebrate the fact that I can't spell. I was never one to go with the crowd any how !