Monday, 28 January 2013

Picking some Flowers xx

Afternoon my lovelies

I hope you are all doing well on this cold blustery Monday?
Its absolutely blowing a gale out there today, can hear creaks and cracks now and again! But me and the pupster are happily sitting in the craft room at the heater staying cosy! Her snoozing at my feet while I colouring and do this!

I wanted to share this wee card I mad last week with a wee crimbo gift I received from the lovely Susie!

Isn't she just super cute!
Thanks Susie honey I totally love her!

I would like to enter the following Challenges
Stampin for the Weekend - Something Girlie
Totally Gorjuss - Flowers
I {love} Promarkers - Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers - Colour Combo Pink and Green

I had lots of lovely plans for this week but as the post hasn't made it through, I've had to go to plan B! Colouring, crafting and a little bit of Harry Potter on the TV!

Have a good week everyone, sorry its a quick post but lots to do lol, ok Harry Potter is calling heeeee
Huggles Mel xxx

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Wee round up xxx

hello my lovelies

Has the weather let up where you are??
We still have the snow but not falling anymore but its turning colder, which means frost ekkkkkk! I'm useless at the best of times, but ice and me don't get on at all lol!

I sadly don't have my pillow to share with you like I promised, I have been so busy with "home" things and then I decided to start another project lol! Yeah I know, what am I like! So I decided I would share some of my fav things at the mo

I'm addicted to tacos, since Mexico I think!
So I came across this taco seasoning recipe and not only does it taste amazing its much cheaper as you can make more portions from your cupboard herbs and spices!

I have an chick pea addiction, comes from my years as a veggie
And this hearty chick pea and veg tagine is just whats needed on the cold these cold days! I add add a chopped chilli as well for a bit more heat and miss the apricots (ekkk no thank you)

I love cooking and always like trying new recipes, its lucky that my hubby will try anything! Plus you would never guess I'm such a fussy eater from these two recipes lol!

Here's some crochet projects I just gotta try

This Granny Bobble stitch looks amazing but I still gotta conquer the bobble stitch first!

This utterly cute lil crochet bouquet is fab and a free pattern on Ravelry

and lastly this totally cute lil tea set all crocheted and comes in its own wee bag!
Maybe one day lol!

Well I'm off to finish my commenting, make the chilli for dinner and then get right back on with my orders!
have a fab few days everyone
Huggles Mel xxx

Monday, 21 January 2013

Gone Girly xxx

Good morning all

This wee post is a day late so sorry about that!

Anyway, I'm sitting here at my desk staring out the window as I type watching all the snow come down! Probably a good 3 inches have fallen in the past few hours with more set for lunchtime! I love the snow but I know a lot of you don't so I won't go on and on about it lol! Tho I will tell you that me and the pup are heading out to build a snowman heeee

We have another wee Challenge for you over at Dream Valley and this fortnight its all about the


We want to see your most girly, female, pinky, sparkly and just plain right gorjuss creations this fortnight! Remember it doesn't have to be a card or scrapbook page! It can be anything at all as long as it follow our rules!

Here's my "oh soooooooo girly" creation

I would like top enter the following Challenges
Stampin for the Weekend - Something Girlie
Card Mania - Oh so Girly
Diva's By Design - Make it Girly
MAWTT - Birthday Card

I hope you will join in the challenge at Dream Valley this fortnight, check out the Dt's totally awesome creations for some inspiration!

Back soon, off to play in the snow lol
Huggles Mel xx

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Thursday love xx

Well hello my lovelies

Has the snow fallen where you are??
Its all gone from here, not even a tiny bit lying in the shadows boooo! Tho if you've seen the weather you'll knew we're supposedly getting battered my snow tomorrow! I'll wait and see tho lol!

So I wanted to share with you a lil crochetness I made the other day

What you think??
I followed the pattern I found that was over on attic24 and made a lil rose from is also from Lucy's may rose flower pattern!

I attempted to make some more but for some reason couldn't get it started right! Will keep trying tho as wanna make a good few for lil gifts to have on hand! Plus going add lil lavender sachets to them so they smells lovely lol!

I thought I might have my "finished" ruffle cushion (well one side at least) to show you today but since I shared the picture I haven't added any more rows yet! I guess you'll need tio wait another week to see if I get ant further heee! I have been busy clearing out the craft room and finishing some wee orders! Fingers crossed I'll be able to share next week, wish me luck!

Tho I did manage this wee card this morning!
and yeah its another Crafts and Me image, I'm addicted

after the card from Tuesday I knew I wanted to make another just for fun and play with my yummy promarkers, delish papers ohhh and glitter too!

I would like to enter the following challenges
By the Cute and Girly - Cute and Girly
I {heart} Promarkers - Layer it Up
Crafts and Me - Something New (papers)
Glitter and Sparkle - Use a Digi

I do hope you all stay safe if the weather does get nasty and stay warm too!
Till next time
Huggles Mel xxx

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Blog Makeover xx

Afternoon all

Well its a happy wee day for me as you could probably see, my wee blog has had a lil re-vamp!

What do you think??

The lovely Kim over at What Peggy Said worked her amazing magic on my blog and turned "jammie me" into a wee character! Not only is she in her jammies shes got bed head hair, all her crochet stuff, promarkers and butterflies all about her!

Kim does the most amazing creations and I suggest if you fancy a wee blog makeover, check out her wee Etsy shop!!
What Peggy Said
Not only have I been getting my blog all pretty, I even had a wee play with my promarkers

Some of my fav stamps and digi stamps are these, Crafts and Me Hannah Lynn! Whimsical but with "realistic" faces! I adore colouring them and could spend all my pennies on them too!

I would like to enter the following Challenges
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes

What are your fav craft brands?

What couldn't craft item couldn't you live without?

and what if you had unlimited funds what craft item would you buy?

Fav Brands - Promarkers, BoBunny Papers and Crafts and Me stamps 
Craft Item - Of course my promarkers but my Anita's tacky glue is a must and also my ribbon! 
and if I had lots of pennies (or one of you nice people want to treat me lol) I would love a cameo!

Well that's me until next time, let me know your must haves and wish lists!
Keep warm and take care on those snowy roads

Huggles Mel xxx

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Crochet loveliness xxx

Well hello there my loviles

Isn't just horrible today, so foggy damp and a lot cooler than its been!! And we're set for SNOW for 3 weeks, well supposedly! Wait and see tho, its too unpredictable this British weather heee


Anyways, as I mentioned in my last post I have took up CROCHET!
Taught my self in November and now I'm "hooked" as they say! It was only after seeing the lovely Katy's stunning creations I knew I had to try again! And also Nancy, who is so fast at crochet I'm totally awe!

So following lots of you tube video's I made my first Granny Square, was so proud of my wee self lol! 

Now have 50 just need joined lol!

Then I just played about with stitches to get myself more ready to try a pattern! So here's the first thing I made, be gentle!

these were a great hit with my fellow instasgrammers and family and ended up making 11 of these lil poppy brooches! So easy (says me that needed 3 attempts to get it right)!

After that I moved on top something a lil harder but that I never take off in cold weather lol

Its a kids size but perfect for me! I used to wools at the same time to get the funky colour and I just loves it!

Once I made this I knew I could try others and made these 3

a wee owl for me

one for a friend

and a cupcake one for me

I'm totally addicted and can't stop!
I even make poor hubby fetch me wool from the wool shop when I think I "have not the right colour" when I have 30+ balls of wool lol!

The only draw back I've found is I'm rather slow, but who knows I may get quicker as I go on and with all the inspiration out there I know I'll be hooked for life! I've even try making lil amigurumi crochet, working in one continued spiral to form character (Japanese)! But haven't managed that just yet! My cupcake looked more acorn shaped lol!

Here's a few of my other projects

My wee Christmas snowman, who should be 6 inches tall but ended up 15
(pattern gone wrong some how lol)

Secret Santa Gift of a Hat and Cowl Scraf

and our wee lumpy draft excluder that took most of Christmas too do!

If any of you crochet let me know and even share some of your creations! I'd love to see what you've made! My next project of a ruffle circle cushion cover that might end up as a rug instead! Katy made one last year and I attempted it then but failed so badly that it went straight in the bin! But I so wanted to try again! So 4 nights ago I gave it ago

Not perfect at alll but not too bad if I do say so myself!
Fingers crossed I'll have more to show next week, going to do a crochet round up once a week if I can!

take care all and until next time
Huggles Mel xx

Ps please be gentle! I'm still learning heeee
anyone who wants to see how it should be done check out attic 24! this girls is amazing!

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Its been soooo long xx

Well hello strangers

Can't believe its been so long since I blogged!! But fingers crossed I'm back to it!
So for those of you that know me, please bear with me!

I have been rather ill and without going in to all the details, its really taken its toll on me! I haven't even crafted much, shockers I know! But no mojo of any kind! I'm hoping that this will me back to crafting and the slow journey back to ME! I finally have some answers and meds to help! Its still going take some time and patience but I know I'll be back to my bubbly wee self soon!

What could I start my first post of the year with??
A Challenge post of course lol!

This fortnight at Dream Valley Challenges we have another easy peasy Challenge for you all! It nice wee ANYTHING GOES top get you into the swing of things!

Here's what I did for my first craft item in months

I would like to enter the following Challenges
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
2 Sisters Challenge - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Simply Create Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says - New Something (crafty bits foam letter and dotty paper)

I do hope you will join in with our wee challenge at Dream Valley!
Check out the fab DT's creations for that wee bit of inspiration! They are a talented bunch!

Not only that we are sponsored by the utterly amazing Washi Tapes and they are offering 10% off for any of our followers my entering the code DVC1

Until next time, hopefully not too long
Huggles Melly xxx

Ps I have lied about not crafting!
I have taken up crochet and as they say I'm hooked lol!!

If you wanna see anything I've been getting up to with my yarn and day to day goings, check out instagram
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