Friday, November 30, 2012

FO - Handspun Mitts!!

Hiya!!Another Friday is upon us!! The week has flown by, the boys now only have one more week of school left before they go on holiday for 6 weeks. Yay!!

So today I am sharing with you my recently finished handspun mitts. I am so happy with the way these turned out, and I know they are going to keep my hands and wrists nice and warm in Winter!!

The pattern is a free one on Ravelry, it is called "Easy Handspun Mitts", and for those on Rav, it can be found HERE.

(Photos taken by my son Bryce!!)

Once again I am linking up to the following LOVELY blogs:

I hope you all have a lovely weekend. We are off to Vryheid for the morning tomorrow. Caide is going to try his first 40km mountain bike race (he is only 13), and Bryce and I are going to do the 10km trail run. Wish us luck!!! :)

Friday, November 23, 2012

I LOVE my new Scrappy Log Cabin Quilt!!!!

Hiya all. Things have been a bit quiet on the blog front, cause we have been busy busy busy with exams around these parts!! Thankfully by Wednesday next week we will be all done!

I have been doing quite a lot of sewing though, and managed to finish my scrappy log cabin quilt, which I started after being inspired by the QAL hosted by Ellison Lane Quilts

Unfortunately I didn't finish my quilt in time to qualify for any of the lovely prizes up for grabs, but I think my gorgeous quilt is prize enough for me!

I am linking up to the following LOVELY blogs:

Fresh Poppy Design

Thanks for taking the time to drop by today, I hope you enjoyed your time here. For those that leave me a lovely comment, a bit "THANK-YOU", I really do appreciate it so much.

Have an amazing weekend :)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Chevron Challenge at SCRAP AFRICA!!

Hello Everyone

We have a really great challenge this month, and it's all about Chevrons!!
This is a fun and easy challenge, we'd love for you to join us!
All we ask is that your chevrons be noticed at first glance.

Challenge # 11 - Chevrons - due November, 14

Here is the layout I created for this challenge, unfortunately I battled to get a great photo of it because it was rather a dull day when I took the photo!!

I love these photos of my middle son Bryce, he has done so well with his cricket this year!!

This was a fun and simple layout, which came together easily. I used my Silhouette on this one and some lovely chippies from Enmarc Crafts. The swirly photos corners are "Dress-Me-Ups: Bigger Corner 6, and the alphabet chippies are "Whiteboard Alphas" Blocked Type - Uppercase", check out some other awesome Enmarc products HERE :)

There are some super prizes up for grabs.

Our sponsor is the South African chipboard company celebr8
the lucky winner will get the prize worth 250 Rand (about 30USD)

The next prize is sponsored by SCRAP AFRICA contributor Denise Van Deventer, and this awesome prize  also has the value of R250.00

Both prizes will be drawn randomly.

You have until the 30th of November!

When you have created your layout please upload it at the SCRAP AFRICA blog, we can't wait to see your creations!!!!!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Another FO - This is one I am REALLY proud of!!!

Wow, Friday really does roll around so quickly, today has snuck up on me somewhat!!! We are leaving early this morning to go down to Treverton to get Caide's uniform for next year, I can't believe my son is going to High School in a matter of months!!!!!

So this must be a quick post!!

Today I am going to share a recently completed handspun shawl. I absolutely LOVE how this item turned out. My handspun yarn is thick and snuggly, and the colours are unlike any I have knit with before. Needless to say I am a little in love with this one, check it out!!!!

I can't wait to wear this!!!! The pattern is called Pogona and is available for purchase on Ravelry HERE. The construction of this shawl is just so clever, and it was a joy to knit!!

Once again I am linking up to the following LOVELY blogs:

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog again today. For those that take the time to leave a comment, a huge "THANK-YOU", I really do appreciate it!!!! Have a great weekend :)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sketch # 11 is live at SCRAP AFRICA!!!

Our latest sketch is up and running over at SCRAP AFRICA. It's another goodie I tell ya!!!! I am blown away by the lovely layouts designed by ALL our DT girls for this challenge,  please do your self a favour and drop by the SCRAP AFRICA blog to see all the gorgeous layouts on display!!!!

Onto my page:

I had loads of fun with this layout!!!
My beloved Silhouette Cameo
AC Thickers
Prima flowers
Washi tape
Enmarc chippies - the adorable little feet and name plate (go and have a look at their lovely shop!!!)
Studio Calico - Camera

HERE is the fun sketch you get to play with!!!!

Now look what you can win:))) Both prizes will be drawn randomly:


FabScraps  prize

and South African online shop Shoestring Scrapbooking

You have 2 weeks to play with this sketch!!!!

Can't wait to see what you create, once you have completed your layout link it over at the SCRAP AFRICA blog!!!