20 October 2014

Hooky fun!

One thing I've continued recently is my crochet!
All my blankets have been put away for now as we are planning on moving soon but small projects are easy to have on the go!

I have a lovely dolly on the go for my Friend Archie!

she needs her head attaching to her body but she has a mass of red hair now! Looking forward to getting to work on her clothes next!

I made a little Tinkerbell for my Great Niece !

Recently I have made two Baby Groots from Twinkie Chan's lovely pattern. Have you seen Guardians of the Galaxy, brilliant fun film and Baby Groot is adorable!

Nearly forgot I knitted a couple of baby jackets and crocheted a couple of hats and a blanket for a Friend's Grandson back at the beginning of the year! Hadn't knitted a baby jacket since I was expecting my eldest son back in 1996!

I nearly forgot this little chap I made for my Sister's birthday. We both love the Ann McCaffrey Dragon book so this is a little gold dragon for her!

 Happy Crafting!
GlitteryKatie xx

13 October 2014

Trying to get crafting again!

With all the illness thing I must admit my mojo has gone and done a runner! I was lucky enough to be on the Bombshell Stamps Design team for several years but because I was mojo'less I stood down as I felt guilty for not pulling my weight.
I thought about what I wanted to make and figured I'd go in the opposite direction to the Bombshell Stamps style and decided to get some Lawn Fawn stamps. I love Kawaii and Amigurumi and the Lawn Fawn stamps are in that style and they have lovely co-ordinating dies to lessen the fussy cutting!
So here's what I've been making:

 My first lot of stamps and dies!

This is little fwog my first Lawn Fawn card, a bit wobbly getting back to colouring and designing a card!  Little Fox which I was more pleased with!

Cute Acorn and Pink Unicorn tag style cards. Gnome was fun, love his Toadstool home!

I love the Dragon but it was so difficult to match up papers with the teal I'd used- lesson learnt!

First time I'd used the Polaroid Die and the Critters at the Dog Park set, very sweet!

I guess I'm struggling at the moment or at least I feel as if I am. I KNEW how to work the Bombshell stamps as I'd used them so much over the years, whereas I have to LEARN how to use and get comfortable with the Lawn Fawn stamps- does that make sense?! At least I'm hoping this is the case cos I love colouring in and want to do justice to these cute stamps! Thank goodness for Lawn Fawn's wonderful Design Team and Pinterest board, loads of inspiration there!

Happy Crafting!
GlitteryKatie xxx

9 October 2014

A Little Card!

Just a quick post as I've made something using my Lawn Fawn Stamps Critters at the Dog Park set!
Coloured with my Spectrum Noir pens and using the Say Cheese polaroid die (so cool!) love the attitude of this little Westie, so cute! I used various patterned papers and my Distress Inks.

I'm entering into the Lawnscaping Blog Patterned Paper challenge

Happy Crafting!

6 October 2014

What I've been up to Pt. 3

So I was recovering from my infection and swimming with anti-biotics and the plan HAD been to let me go home and recover for a month then come back in and have my gall bladder removed! However because I'd had a catalogue of illness connected with the GB the surgeons arrived and told me it was coming out this week! I was a bit shocked but I knew it was logical as I could get another stone lodged and jaundice and so on and so on!
I spent Tuesday nil by mouth and was finally collected about 3.45pm and wheeled through the hospital to the anaesthetic room where there were 4 staff waiting and a load of surgeons too! They all wanted a look at the GB that had caused all the problems! I woke up about 45 mins later with three little incisions and a drain (YUCK) having been done!

this is me looking a bit blasted post op but smiling (although that might be the drugs!!)
Had an awkward night negotiating getting up and to the bathroom with the drips and drain but gradually got quite blase about it, toddling out and making my own tea by the next morning! Drain was removed and I was patched up and DH came to collect me and I was HOME!!

I have to thank everyone who looked after me at the JR(apart from one!) as they helped me and DH through a tough and scary time! It took me about three weeks to feel better after my op as I'd been so unwell and lost so much wait and muscle tone, amazing how quick that goes! My DH was a rock , visiting me twice a day for all those weeks and looking after the kids and dogs while working from home for 5 weeks!

So now I'm better, scars are fading fast, I'm lighter and do Pilates twice a week so now more back pain, I can even wear sports clothes without feeling uncomfortable, so weirdly it's been a very positive experience!

GlitteryKatie xxx