Saturday, 25 December 2010

Guinea Pig


Made this cute guinea pig for my brother. We used to have guinea pigs when we were little. I especially like the little quiff of hair on it's head!

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Amigurumi Cat


Close up of the head.
Had problems getting the eyes but have now favourited a shop on ebay that sells more eyes than you can imagine!

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Amigurumi Cat


Think this was my most extravagent project and took a good while to make and put together. I'm sure the recipients will be very pleased with it.

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Amigurumi Snowman


Made a few of these. Very quick to make with a very cute result.

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Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas to everyone!
Hope everyone who recieved hand made knitted or crochet presents are pleased with them! I must start again ready for next year. I'l post some of the gifts I made on here over the next couple of days.... XX

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Sunday, 14 November 2010

Skull Cupcake


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Pumkin Cupcake


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Halloween Cupcakes


Made some more cupcakes at the end of October. I made them in special halloween cake cases and then made bright green and black icing for the tops. I had a few decorations from Lakeland that I put on some of them.

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Giraffe


My second giraffe with my "handmade by richard" label sewn on it's back leg. I think it will go down well.

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Corporate Zombie


Corporate Zombie amigurumi made for a present. Was really pleased with how it turned out. I am doing many more projects which I can't post about just in case they are seen before Christmas!

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Sunday, 19 September 2010

Easiyo


Had an easiyo yogurt maker from my sister for my birthday. It has made gorgeous yogurt that I have used over the weekend: cucumber and mint raita with an indian meal, baked courgettes in yogurt, yogurt salad dressing, bhuna sauce and on cereal with fruit! There are so many uses for yogurt!

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Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Hand Knitted iPhone Sock

The above is the latest addition to my Etsy shop.  It's a hand knitted mobile phone sock for a Nokia N97 or Apple iPhone.  It measures 14cm by 7cm so would probably fit other mobile phones too.  

Head over to the shop to see my other mobile phone socks and see what other handmade items are available on the Etsy website

Monday, 30 August 2010

Grant the Giraffe


Just finished putting Grant the Giraffe together. Isn't he great?! You can find the pattern on Etsy.
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Saturday, 7 August 2010

Wendy Wisp Featherlight Chunky


Picked this lovely wool up in Betty's Wools in Llandudno. Going to make a scarf with it. I am looking forward to seeing how it turns out. It has a great texture and colour.

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Monday, 2 August 2010

Knitted Character Three


Started my 3rd Knitted Character last night - for friend of my sisters. The pattern is from EssHaych's blog.

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Sunday, 1 August 2010

Born in the UK trip to the beach by atticspace on Etsy

Wow! Have just had one of my knitted mobile phone socks featured on Etsy. Follow the link to see...

Born in the UK trip to the beach by atticspace on Etsy: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Saturday, 31 July 2010

Abakhan


Went to Abakhan this morning in Mostyn along the North Wales coast. Got lost trying to find it as I had never been before! It is a large fabrics and crafts centre and I really enjoyed looking around it. Brought some sock and double knit wool and buttons for projects I am working on. Can't wait to see how the coloured sock yarn knits up!

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New addition to shop


The above is the latest addition to my Etsy shop.  It's a hand knitted mobile phone sock for a NokiaN97 or iphone.  It measures 14cm by 7cm so would probably fit other mobile phones too.  

Head over to the shop to see my other mobile phone socks and see what other handmade items are available on the Etsy website

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Tagged!

I've been tagged! EssHaych tagged me on her brilliant crochet blog the other day, so here goes...
1. Where did you grow up? Did you like it there?
I grew up in Suffolk, East Anglia, in a town called Mildenhall.  I did like it there and most of my family remain in that area but now I live in Conwy, North Wales.  You couldn't get two places more different really with Suffolk being quite flat and North Wales very mountainous and near the sea!
2. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I would love to travel to the Gal├ípagos Islands and see the unique wildlife there.  I have always had an interest in biology and nature.
3. What was the first thing you crocheted?
This little pig for my Mum!
4. What are your top 3 favourite TV programmes of all time?
 Ah that's a difficult question! I loved Top of the Pops, and Absolutely Fabulous, and Will & Grace.  I have enjoyed more recently Medium, Nurse Jackie and Heroes!
5. Were you a good student at school?
Of course!  I think I was an excellent student at school!  I used to enjoy learning and still do.  I remember doing my home work almost as soon as it was given - I think I was a bit of a swot!
6. What are you most proud of?
I am proud of my family and what I have achieved in my work and I am proud of all my knitted and crocheted creations!
7. What skill would you like that you haven't got already?
I used to play the piano but haven't done for many years now and would love to take that up again.
8. Would you ever give blood? 
Yes!

Now for me to tag some people!

Questions:
1. What inspires you?
2. What are your top 3 favourite TV programmes of all time?
3. What's your dream?
4. What other skills would you like to learn?
5. What are you most proud of?
6. What do you do in your free time (apart from gardening)?
7. What's you guilty pleasure?
8. What are the top three books you'd bring to a desert island?


Alien


Alien
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Just getting around to sorting out photographs taken while in London earlier this month. This from the Alien film is rather scary! Taken at the London Film Museum which is well worth a visit if your are into that sort of thing...

Monday, 26 July 2010

Llandudno Prom


Had to take my car to have a puncture repaired this morning at Kwik Fit. Had to wait about an hour but this was made easy by having Llandudno Prom and the sea within a minutes walk!

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Sunday, 25 July 2010

Snowdon Mountain Railway


Just had dinner at Tom's Mums house which is at the foot of Snowdon in Llanberis, North Wales. Lots of trains going past full of people despite the misty grey weather!

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Saturday, 24 July 2010

Painted Lady


I had a butterfly farm from my brother for a present. I had it for ages before getting around to sending off for the caterpillars.
They arrived in a little pot and grew dramatically over the next two weeks into huge caterpillars feeding off the special food at the bottom of the pot.
Once they became chrysalids I moved them to the pop up mesh container where over the following week or so not a lot happened until one morning they broke out the chrysalids as butterflies one by one.
Two days later I let them out into the garden.
The whole process was very exciting and amazing to watch. It was like having a pet for a few weeks and a very proud moment letting them out into the wild for the rest of their lives - even though I understand they don't actually live that long :-(

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Eco Water Clock


Received this as a gift last week. Works by putting water in it! No batteries! Smart

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Boxed up Len


Len has arrived!

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