Monthly Archives: July 2014

Crochet squares update


I thought it was time for another update on my crochet squares since my last post on 9th June; here it is if you missed it and the original post for how it all began.



Currently stands at 37 squares in 3 months which I am really happy with, so it may get done before the winter after all.  Having laid them out on the floor I think  6 x 9 might be a good single bed size.

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Upcycling baby clothes project implemented


I found a little time over the weekend to start another project which I have been thinking about for many years.  I wonder how long it will be until this one gets finished.

Anyway, I was a bit of a hoarder when my boys were little and stored the majority of their baby clothes up until a point where space had ran out and I discovered my slightly more ruthless side.  But what I had stored still remained in a few large boxes in the loft some 8 years later and I have been wanting to clear the loft but didn’t want to just get rid of the clothes as they trigger so many memories.

So, I got said boxes out of the loft and spent some 5 or so hours sorting them into piles.  My boys had a great time helping me and were very interested in reminiscing and hearing stories.  They enjoyed matching clothes to photos on the wall.

I had been toying with the idea of making a quilt and I know due to the nature of baby clothes that they are not ideal for patchwork, but I am not entering into this project for it to be perfect but for me to have something to enable me to cherish those memories.

So, full of enthusiasm, I put one load straight through the washing machine ready to start…..

….and this is my waste pile from my first batch of t-shirts…..quite impressive really.


My little boy had great fun in removing all buttons for later embellishing.

More importantly, this is the pile of material ready to cut into shapes….


Not bad from one load of washing.

Of course, the puppy wanted to “help” as always…


I just need to decide what exactly I’m gonna do.  Like always I have lots of ideas and I need to choose just one …. well to start with.

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Sunflower Twinchie Card


Well it’s the first day of the summer holidays and there is nothing more summery than a sunflower, so here is a card made using a stamp from Hobby Art.


I made a sunflower twinchie a while ago, here is the original post if you missed it;  I made a further one to make into a card.


I used the Paisley Embossilicious Embossing Folder for the background and a scrap of co-ordinating ribbon.


I hope you like it.



2014 Teacher Thank You Gifts


Well today is my eldest son’s last ever day at Primary School, but there will be no tears only excitement looking forward to big school.  It’s surprising where time goes, because I still see the little boy who was terrified to be left at school for the first time, anyhow, instead of reminiscing I shall share the pictures of the gifts I have made for all the teachers.

Bracelets for the ladies…


And everyone including teaching assistants gets a bookmark made using my very own Black Flower Creative stamps, watch this space for more information coming soon.


The smaller owl in the range has interchangeable eyes…..





…albeit here I only used a clock and the plain eye……what other options could there be?

All will become clear soon.

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July Die Cut Crazy Magazine


Just a quick post today to share my contributions as featured in the July edition of Die Cut Crazy, unsurprisingly on my favourite subject; Butterflies.

Please visit for the full articles.

Butterflying Around


Blue Butterflies Close up

Blue Butterflies Close Up 2

Kaleidoscope of Butterflies

Pink Kaleidoscope

Pink Kaleidoscope Corner

Pink Kaleidoscope Close Up

As always, I would love to hear your comments.  Have a great weekend!