Hello and thank you for coming to visit once again. I would also like to say a big welcome as I have had quite a number of new followers recently. Please don’t be shy, leave a comment and introduce yourself, this also means that if you too have a blog I can pay a return visit and see what you are up to.
This week I have exciting news, the arrival on Saturday of three new babies at our house, or to be more exact in our garden. Mr and Mrs Blackbird are very proud of their new family and don’t mind us having a peep at the babies although we do keep fairly well back and would never touch. There home although in the hedge has a really clear view into it. This was taken on Monday when the babies were two days old.They have grown quite a bit in the last two days and do not look so scrawny or bald now.
Now on to crafting and I will start with knitting progress which I am pleased to say is good, despite me having to redo a whole block. I was almost at the end and looking forward to moving on from the white to the blue, when I suddenly realised I had made a bloomer. Not just a little one I could hide either as I had completely forgotten to increase 20 stitches at the beginning of the white block. Undone and redone now and I have just managed to make a start on the blue – and oh yes, I certainly remembered the increase at the beginning of this block.
This morning I was thrilled to receive the first of 6 items I had ordered from Ali Express. One of the reasons I was so pleased was because they warn you delivery of the items can take 3 – 6 weeks and it was only 12 days ago since I placed this order. I ordered 3 stamp sets and 3 dies. This first being two Christmas stamps, the first pic shows the stamps and the second shows how they stamped out, lovely quality, and all for £1.49.
Three Christmas cards made this week. They are all stamped and the larger picture, has a hand made background, which used a technique which was new to me. A very watery watercolour mix is just randomly painted on the the background paper using two or three different colours (I used three) then salt is sprinkled on and left to dry. Once dry the salt is rubbed off and you are left with a lovely frosty window effect as you can probably see.
You may remember that last week I shared a couple of stamped toppers I had made, well here are the cards I used them on.
In June I have a lot of friends and family with birthdays to make cards for so the first one was made this week for a very dear friend (who was also my next door neighbour for 46 years).
Well folks that is almost the end for this week. I will however leave you with one last card, which I dedicate to all the folk who read my blog.
Hugs to you all