Round 1: starting
in the 4th chain from the hook – (work 1 treble crochet into the
chain, 1 chain, miss 1 chain), repeat back along the row finishing with a
treble crochet at the very end of the chain
work 2 chain, double crochet into the very end loop, turn work so you are
coming down the long side, work 2 double crochet into each space, when you get
to the other end – work 3 double crochet in the side, 2 double crochet at the
end, 3 double crochet on the other side, work 3 double crochet in each space
down the other side, work 3 double crochet in very last space and join with a
change colour. (Work double crochet, ½
treble crochet, treble crochet, ½ treble crochet, double crochet, into first stitch,
slip stitch into the next 3 stitches) – repeat all the way around the edge of
the piece. Finish off yarn.
Sew in the yarn tails and weave your candy cane
through the holes. Love kitten
And a sneaky peek at my latest box from Personal Impressions to make samples to go to the Stitches show in Feb (and I will be there too) - and the Frankfurt Show (which I won't!)
They have sent me a Gelli Plate - I have always wanted one of these - and paints - Tim Holtz Stencils and stamps - loads of card and embellishments - and some more Memento colours. The brief is to concentrate on 'Scrapbooking' - so I will be doing all sorts of photo collages and making a couple of albums - and experimenting with my new Gelli plate. You can learn along side of me - this is all new and looks wonderfully messy!
So - of course - I have to get in and have a go with the stencils in my journal today.
So - ink scruffed on the background - 2 different stencils - a 'chicken wire' stamp - one of my favorite dragon stamps - and some painty flowers.
One thing I have discovered about doodling - more is better. You can keep going back and adding white over black - black over white - black over colour - colour over white - and it just gets better and better
So this is the back page of y set - and it's sort of finished for now - but may get more later
this is the next layer forward - which is still very much in work
this is the next layer - which I have only just startes
and the top page of the set is still blank waiting for me.
Every time I have to stand at my bench I do half an hour more adding swirls and lines - but I am being really strict and keeping to black - white - and the Stardust gold gel pen - yummie.
wow - 2 weeks in a row I have managed to get my journal page done. You can't imagine what a relief it is to be getting a bit more organised and 'normal'. It is very quiet in the town after the floods - the devastation is heartbreaking. Having been living with being flooded for the past couple of years I can appreciate how they must be feeling - at least I could go home after clearing up the mess! For my journal page today I cracked open a Spellbinders die that I picked up in the summer and had not got round to using - love it.
Events have overtaken us. There have been huge storms and floods in the town and Kendal is still pretty much cut off. We are all ok - the house is at the top of the valley side - Ben is in the flat which is high up - and both the shops are fine. The town is a mess - it is going to take ages to get the streets up back to normal - huge areas have been flooded - the roads are damaged - and the river kent is a raging torrent. I don't know if I will be able to get into town tomorrow - the estate is still cut off. Ben should be open - he is just round the corner anyway. I am so glad I nagged and nagged and got the roof covered - otherwise I would not have a shop now. Seriously I would be out of business - the insurance would have covered any damages as it is an ongoing maintenance problem - and I am just not strong enough to start all over again this year! The forecast for the coming week is for more rain - so we are just going to have to muddle along together and do the best we can. I may or may not be open tomorrow - I will keep updating my facebook pages when I know what's happening. Just stay safe everyone Love kitten
The weather is scary out there - the River Kent is about to overflow and there are loads of roads closed already. With 10 more days of wet weather forecast - it's a pretty dismal start to December. So - thinking that I am going to be quiet and will have lots of time to fiddle about - I am working on a 4 page design on a Art Deco type theme in black and gold stardust Here is the start of it - I have cut and shaped the edges of 3 pages and started the doodling. No game plan - just fiddling about ;-)
There are 4 sizes now - from birth right up to the big, baggy style that is popular now. I have tweaked the pattern a bit - so those of you that bought the pattern last year and would like to swop it for the new re-wright - just pop into the shop with your old pattern and I will exchange it for the new one. I got the first baby size a bit off - but it's fine now. This pattern represents about 8 months worth of work with all the different sizes - and it is still only £2. It's on the website HERE if you want to download it. I just want to say HUGE thanks to my customer that gifted me several balls of different brown yarns. She remembered how I struggled to get the colours I needed last winter and dropped in 4 balls to get me going this year - and would not let me reimburse her. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I will also be knitting a couple of tea cosies once I have make 4 of each size hat. Love kitten
I must remember not to so paint heavy in these cold, damp, winter months - this took an age to dry! You can't see the sparkle- the petals are covered with twinkle stella and the centre of the flower is black micro beads.