Tuesday 30 December 2014

My Top Ten Posts - A Roundup!

Today I am looking back at my blogging year as a whole.
I thought it would be interesting to share with you all my top ten posts of 2014.
They are:

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Monday 29 December 2014

A Week of Round-Ups: Classes I have visited

Today I would like to share with you a round-up of all the amazing online
 classes I took part in this year:

The online classes I visited and loved this year are almost too many to mention!
They are all from Craftsy. Here are some of my best loved classes for this year:

All of my garments made from this class can be found HERE

Here is my Multigarment

mittens and gloves galore

My Gloves are to be Found HERE, HERE, and HERE

My Drawstring bag can be found HERE

This is just a small selection of my 33 enrolled classes :)

I look forward to many more hours of fun in 2015.

Which has been your favourite Craftsy Class for 2014?

See you tomorrow for another Round-Up

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Sunday 28 December 2014

A Week of Round-Ups: Books of 2014

2014 reading challenge

Today I will be looking back at the books I read in 2014.

My goal was to read 20 books this year.
Unfortunately I didn't manage and only completed 11 of those 20 books :(
I still got through half of them so that was a good reading year for me!

These are the books I did get to read:

Goodreads challenge read books

Wolfram or the Boy who went to War - Giles Milton
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Madame Tussaud - Michelle Moran
The Lifeboat - Charlotte Rogan
The Cellist of Sarajevo - Steven Galloway
Why Cleaning has Meaning - Linda Thomas
Allegiant - Veronica Roth
Insurgent - Veronica Roth
Divergent - Veronica Roth
Mercy - Jodi Piccoult

Did you take part in the Reading challenge this year?

How did you manage?

See you tomorrow for another Round-Up for 2014.

Friday 26 December 2014

A Week of Round-ups: Christmas Goodies

A Round Up of Handmade Christmas Goodies

Today I would like to share with you my finished and gifted Christmas Goodies from this year:

For Jasmin I created:

Tardis Socks

A Pair of Tardis Socks

One of these Mandrakes

A Bray Cap

A Bray Cap

woven ravenclaw scarf

And a Woven Ravenclaw Scarf

For Kay I created:

I am Batman Socks

I am Batman Socks

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A Woven scarf

And she also got a Mandrake above :)

For Hubby I created:

Some Cuffs

tardis socks for men

A Pair of Tardis Socks

A Mandrake 

fingerless gloves

And a pair of fingerless gloves.

For the Godparents and Gran I created together with the girls:

These Shoppers:

bag basics craftsy

And I gave them each a bottle of my liquid soap

Will I create like this again in 2015?
I am not sure. Right now the answer would be - no, I am going to really get into some selfish knitting now that the season is done, but ask me again in say September ;)

I hope you all had a wonderful festive season this year :)

What gifts did you create?
I would love for you to share them with us all.
If you would like to link up your Festive creations below!

Thursday 25 December 2014

Tutorial Thursdays Month Long Linky Party

Welcome back to another week of linking fun!

This month there is no theme, and no feature. 

Feel free to link up all your crafts below.
I look forward to visiting all of the links I find below.

If you want a button for your side bar - here you go:

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I wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new Year!

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Wednesday 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas One and All

My dear readers,
I wish you and yours a wonderful festive season. 
May it be filled with love, joy and happiness.
I thank you for your continued support and look forward to sharing another year with you all.

Did you manage to get all your Christmas goodies ready for under the tree?

I hope you will visit on Friday and share all your hand created gifts with me in a special Festive Season Gift Link up.

Warm regards

Friday 19 December 2014

FO Friday - Sewing and Knitting Fun!

What an awesome family project this was :)
Yes, the whole family made one - even hubby!

This project idea came from the amazing FREE Craftsy Course: Bag-making Basics: Reversible Tote and Zipper pouch

The class was so well taught and easy to understand I thought that it would make the perfect gift for God-parents and Granny from the girls, hubby and myself.

I love the fact that these shoppers are reversible and that they fulfill a use - I love useful gifts!

I think these gifts turned out looking so good they almost look store bought and am extremely impressed with them all :)

Hubby had been wanting to try out my new machine so I thought I could get him to make my bag so he could get a feel for it.
He has never sewn before and this is his bag:

Reversible tote Craftsy

Isn't that amazing?

Kay's turned out splendidly, really beautiful :

reversible tote how to

Jas made hers yesterday as she didn't have much time to work with us over the weekend. Look at her gorgeous project:

Craftsy Free bag-making course

And lastly, I made a bag for my Mom-In-Law. This is how mine turned out:

Bag-making basics

With the sewing I also managed to finish up hubby's Tardis Socks - At last!
This is how the finished pair looks:

Tardis Socks

What did you manage to finish this week?

I wish you all a great weekend.
I will be sharing this with my Friday Friends :)

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