Saturday, 27 August 2016

Saturday Art Day

I have been decorating the frame and starting to add the text to my Banshee pages


Still loads to add - but  love that it's fine to take 2 or 3 weeks on a page and it doesn't have to be done instantly!


Love
kitten


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Thursday, 25 August 2016

Our Posh Pals

I just love all the new sketches that hubby has done for the work over of the Posh Dog section







Let's keep everything crossed that it takes off this winter!!!!  (and  can keep up)



Love
kitten


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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

What's on you Workdesk Wednesday

yummie - yummie - goodies!!!!!


The order from Personal Impressions has arrived for those of you waiting.  The White Picket Fence ink pads and the Crayons were out of stock - but I got most of the rest.  Plus - I have some super sparkly gold and silver metalic ink pads ohhhhhhh

Love
kitten


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Monday, 22 August 2016

Day Off

Monday is Kitten's day off


Love
kitten


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Saturday, 20 August 2016

Saturday Art Day

I have been working on this 2 page spread for the past couple of days - but I am going to stop now.  Getting a bit over tired and can't wait to go home!!!


I still have loads to do to the scroll decoration and a bit of the painting to finish.  And then there is the verses to fit in.  Have to say I am pleased with the way the dress has turned out - Gansi Tambi watercolours

Love
kitten


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Wednesday, 17 August 2016

What's on your Workdesk Wednesday

It's ages since I played this - it might make me tidy up a bit.  I swear the pixies come in the night and scatter paper all over my desk.


Task of the day - where there is chaos - bring order

Love
kitten


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Monday, 15 August 2016

Day off

Monday is kitten's day off 
(an it's suposed to be a heat wave)



Love
kitten


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Sunday, 14 August 2016

IFTTT

There is a brilliant new linky up thingie (see the techno jargon xx) that will link up various bits / systems that you use on the web so you can find the stuff you need to work.  It's called IfThisThanThen - https://ifttt.com 

It is based on the old maths idea if something does this - then that happens - ie if you add a post to blogger then it can be added to facebook.  Teeny tiny example - I haven't even heard of most of the systems / apps thay they have!

Anyway - I need to test if the links I have set up really will work - so the excuse is a cute photo of William stealing Henies spot on the sofa


Love
kitten


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Saturday, 13 August 2016

Saturday Art Day


This little chap is drawn with a 005 micron pen. The writing is done in Diamine Ancient Copper but I have use the same pen that I was using for a Sepia and the text has the most wonderful shading of light and dark.

I once had a lady looking at my work when I was at a show and asked where she could buy a bottle of stripy ink like my writing.

Love
kitten


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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Square of the Month - Alternating Lace Blocks

If you have never worked a lace pattern before - don't worry - each line is explained to you.

You will need;
1 strand of double knitting to be worked on 4mm knitting needles – about 12g
Or 2 strands of double knitting (equal to chunky weight yarn) to be worked on 6mm knitting needles – about 20g

·         If you are using the double knitting weight of yarn, then use 2 strands together throughout.
·         If you are using the chunky weight of yarn, then use 1 strand throughout.
·         Remember to count all the rows as you work up the square.

Cast on 29 stitches.
Row 1: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.
Row 2: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.
Row 3: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.
Row 4: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.
Row 5: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, *knit 3, bring yarn forward under needle, slip 1 knit wise, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over the worked stitch and off the needle, bring yarn forward under needle – repeat from * to last 7 stitches, knit 3 purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.
Row 6: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl across all stitches to last 4, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.
Row 7: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, *knit 3, bring yarn forward under needle, slip 1 knit wise, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over the worked stitch and off the needle, bring yarn forward under needle – repeat from * to last 7 stitches, knit 3, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.
Row 8: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl across all stitches to last 4, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.
Row 9: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, *knit 3, bring yarn forward under needle, slip 1 knit wise, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over the worked stitch and off the needle, bring yarn forward under needle – repeat from * to last 7 stitches, knit 3, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.
Row 10: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl across all stitches to last 4, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.
Row 11: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, *knit 3, bring yarn forward under needle, slip 1 knit wise, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over the worked stitch and off the needle, bring yarn forward under needle – repeat from * to last 7 stitches, knit 3, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.
Row 12: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl across all stitches to last 4, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.
Row 13: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, *bring yarn forward under needle, slip 1 knit wise, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over the worked stitch and off the needle, bring yarn forward under needle, knit 3 – repeat from * to last 4, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.
Row 14: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl across all stitches to last 4, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.
Row 15: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, *bring yarn forward under needle, slip 1 knit wise, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over the worked stitch and off the needle, bring yarn forward under needle, knit 3 – repeat from * to last 4, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.
Row 16: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl across all stitches to last 4 knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.
Row 17: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, *bring yarn forward under needle, slip 1 knit wise, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over the worked stitch and off the needle, bring yarn forward under needle, knit 3 – repeat from * to last 4 purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.
Row 18: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl across all stitches to last 4, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.
Row 19: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, *bring yarn forward under needle, slip 1 knit wise, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over the worked stitch and off the needle, bring yarn forward under needle, knit 3 – repeat from * to last 4 purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.
Row 20: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl across all stitches to last 4, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.
Rows 21: to 28: work rows 5: to 12: again
Row 29: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.
Row 30: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.
Row 31: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.
Row 32: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.
Cast off.

I use Robin double knitting 100% acrylic yarn for all my knitting work.  If you are using pure wool, or a wool mix you will need more as the yarn is heavier.
Disclaimer: This is my own original work.  Use it for your own use or for charity selling.  Use it to inspire you, and to lead you on to other projects.  But, please do not resell the pattern as your own workings.  It takes me years of learning, and months of work to produce a final pattern.

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Love
kitten


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Monday, 8 August 2016

Day Off

Monday is kitten's day off

Please forgive the bare pages at the moment - feeling very under the weather


Love
kitten


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Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Kit of the month - Squirrel hanger

This month's kit is a felt squirrel hanger - and I am going to step things up a bit for you.  


I have loads of kits in the shop from the really simple starters for the younger kiddies - and still easy, but a bit more detail for the olders - then cut out to stitch kits for more experienced and grown ups - so I am going to place my kits as projects for those who want to stretch themselves and learn.  I will give you enough fabric - along with the pattern - and let you cut it all out.  Photocopy the pattern and you can use it again to make the project again (and again - and again - and everyone gets one for Christmas!!!!).  The instructions will stay really simple steps so you can still follow all the steps - and all the bits and bobs will still be in the kits so all you need is the box.

Love
kitten


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Monday, 1 August 2016

Day off

Monday is kitten's day off

move over summer house - mamma's a coming home!!!

Love
kitten


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Saturday, 30 July 2016

Saturday Art DAy

Not got very far this week - it's been busy!!!

The town has been full of the 'Yarns in the Yards' storytelling - and the town has been really busy.  It is so wonderful to see the town full of people again - and all the decorations have been amazing - it's just what we needed to pick our spirits up again.  I have had the busiest week since the floods in early December - so let's all keep our fingers crossed that this is the start of the town picking up again.

All I have done is sketch out a gateway arch to frame the verse.  I am really tired now - bit hyper because it's been such a fun week.  




Love
kitten


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Thursday, 28 July 2016

Heeeeeer's Dragon ( or is it a lizard - no really sure

Can't settle this week - so all I have been doing is working in my album.

- his horn / toes / tail and the moon are all sparkly.
The drawing is done in Pigma Micron - and the colour is a bit of Copics - just a very light hint - you don't always have to use all the blending techniques



Love
kitten


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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

My wonderful little chillin' space

I love the way the summer house is looking - I think it's the best it's ever been.


I picked up a super cream/black stripy rug from Home Bargains for just £10, and painted the backboard black - and it's made so much difference.  The whole space is really calm and restful.  There are still a few bits of turquoise about from the time my old summerhouse was chocolate and turquoise - but I am not chucking out good throws and cushions for the sake of it!  

I am doing a little bit more to the ceiling every weekend - it's going to be the same white with black beams - and I think I will replace the papered panels on the doors for something blacker.  I think I may have to make a cover for the knitting machine in black if I can get something from the charity shop - not sure I can live with that purple - it stands right out!


Love
kitten


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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Monthly Sketch - July

You know I am struggling with these - never thought I would - after all it's not that long ago that we used to do a layout sketch every month.  Guess there is just so much going on in the kingdom this year!!!!
Here is the layout for this month -



As it is summer I thought I would keep it light and flowery - so I used the circle spots as flower embellishments - over a flower patterned backing paper for extra depth.  The paper is matted with a textured green pattern and set on a yellow (OK - sparkly/pearly) backing card.  There is loads of bling and buttons in the flower centres and speckled round the petals

It makes a really light and airy background for William - in the water as usual.

It would also make a great winter layout with snowflakes - or use all photos for a montage effect. Love
kitten


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Monday, 25 July 2016

Day Off

Monday is kitten's day off
prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr


Love
kitten


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Saturday, 23 July 2016

Saturday Art day

I finished my page from last week

And I have started on another dragonish page - I liked all the teeny tiny little scales!!!!  I am going to add a bit of colour - and there is a verse to go beside it.




Love
kitten


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Tuesday, 19 July 2016

knitting Square - Caterpillar Stitch

OK - this month has fallen apart - being with out a laptop last week has totally thrown everything out of sync - and now I have to get used to the new system!!!  At least the chappie moved everything across so at least I can just start working.  I can't do videos any because the program I used is on the old laptop - and they quoted me stupid money to add it to my new machine - so that's not going to happen!!!!

so - for this month's knitted square pattern - Caterpillar Stitch - a super easy, fun stitch that adds real texture to your projects

work with double knitting and 4mm knitting needles - or 2 x double knitting (chunky weight) and 6mm knitting needles for a bigger square



Cast on 29 stitches.
Row 1: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.
Row 2: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.
Row 3: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.
Row 4: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.

Row  5: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, *(purl 5, knit 1) – repeat from * to last 3 stitches, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.
Row  6: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, *(knit 5, purl 1) – repeat from * to last 3 stitches, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.
Row  7: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, *(purl 5, knit 1) – repeat from * to last 3 stitches, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.
Row  8: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, *(knit 5, purl 1) – repeat from * to last 3 stitches, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.
Row  9: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, *(purl 5, knit 1) – repeat from * to last 3 stitches, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.
Row 10: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, *(knit 5, purl 1) – repeat from * to last 3 stitches, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.
Row 11: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 2, *(knit 1, purl 5) – repeat from * 3 times – to last 6 stitches, knit 1 purl 2, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.
Row 12: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 2, *(purl 1, knit 5) – repeat from * 3 times – to last 6 stitches, purl 1, knit 2, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.
Row 13: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 2, *(knit 1, purl 5) – repeat from * 3 times – to last 6 stitches, knit 1 purl 2, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.
Row 14: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 2, *(purl 1, knit 5) – repeat from * 3 times – to last 6 stitches, purl 1, knit 2, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.
Row 15: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 2, *(knit 1, purl 5) – repeat from * 3 times – to last 6 stitches, knit 1 purl 2, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.
Row 16: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 2, *(purl 1, knit 5) – repeat from * 3 times – to last 6 stitches, purl 1, knit 2, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

Rows 5: to 16: form the pattern.  Repeat these rows once more
Row 29: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.
Row 30: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.
Row 31: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.
Row 32: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.

Cast off.


Love
kitten


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Monday, 18 July 2016

Day Off

Monday is kitten's day off


Love
kitten


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