Day out in London

Me and my mum had a day out in London. We went to Madume Tussaud’s. We also went shopping down Oxford Street finally got me some Hufflepuff stuff which I love will post a picture in tomorrow blog. I have posted some pictures below of some photos I took today and at the end is a video link to a videoI took at Madame Tussaud’s Video link

Craft: Edward’s crochet doll emporium by Kerry Lord

I started making a doll on 24/12/17 and finished making it on 2/1/18. I finally decided to make something for myself. To make his hair a used the scraped yellow yarn which I don’t know the brand and then stone for the skin which I got from Poundland. I used a 3.5 hook and used the book Edward’s Crochet Doll Emporium by Kerry Lord. It was an easy pattern to follow I love how easy Kerry Lord has made the book easy to follow with you being able to pick a different hairstyle and clothes separate. I love how his hair came out in the end as he did start of as a girl. If I was to make this again i would probably make a girl and move the legs back slightly now for the clothes

I started making my dolls clothes on the 5/1/18 and finished them on the same day. I used the trousers are from c:15 in scrap yarn black. Tshirt i made in the most softest wool ever which was woman’s institute shade number 5930421016 I was meant to use 3.5mm but had to go up 4.5mm as it came up two small. I liked how the clothes came out the patterns is slightly different from the actual pattern but not by much. Next time I would make him some shoes but I don’t think I would change anything else.

I think the next thing I am going to make is a llama for the mascot for my page.

Craft: Call The Midwife Blanket

Call The Midwife blanket started on 0/6/17 and finished on 19/12/17

This is the finished project

I made this blanket for my partners mum using red and pink sparkle yarn from B&M

316901 Sparkle Glamourous Yarn Mauve
316901 Sparkle Glamourous-Yarn 150g Red

I used a 3.5mm hook and the pattern I made up myself as I couldn’t find a pattern to make the squares singly.

what I liked about this project is how it looked when I had finished the blanket and I was really pleased that the person it went to likes it as well. once it was done the colours looked better together as I didn’t think they were going to. next time I will remember to sew my ends in as I am going as there were loads at the end to sew in and thank you to my friends at crocheting who helped to sew them in. I would also change the yarn as I wasn’t liking the feel of the yarn when I was working with it. I would also keep my first idea instead of changing it half way through then it wouldn’t have taken so long.

to do a single crochet call midwife square you need to:

  1. chain 23
  2. Dc in 7th chain from the hook, skip 1, dc (do this until you have 8 dc and 7 spaces) chain 2, skip 2 dc in the last chain space. ch 4 and turn
  3. skip chain 2 space, dc in the next 15 which is 1 in the dc and one in spaces, chain 2 and dc in 3rd chain 4, ch 4 and turn
  4. skip ch2 space, DC into next 6 DC, ch3 skip 3 st, DC into next 6 DC of BL ch 2 DC into 3rd chain of ch 4. Ch 4 turn
  5. Skip ch 2 space. DC into next 4 DC, Skip 2 DC, ch 4, sc into 2nd ch of ch3, ch 4, skip remaining ch space and 2 DC. DC into last 4 DC of BL. ch 2 DC into 3rd chain of ch 4. Ch 4 turn.
  6. Skip Ch 2 Space. DC into next 4 DC. DC into next 2 ch of the previous ch4, (now you should have 6 DC)  Ch 3, Next DC into the last ch2 of 2nd ch4 of the previous round. DC last 4 DC.ch 2 DC into 3rd chain of ch 4. Ch 4 turn.
  7. skip ch2 space DC into each st. (15 DC) you will be placing a DC into each of the ch 3. ch 2 DC into 3rd chain of ch 4. Ch 4 turn.
  8. Skip ch 2 space DC, ch 1, skip one st, DC repeat across BL. (You will have 8 DC and 7 Ch 7 spaces.) ch 2 DC into 3rd chain of ch 4. Ch 4 turn.
  9. skip ch 4 space dc, *skip 1, dc  (do this until you have 8 dc and 7 spaces) chain 2, skip ch space 2, dc in the last stitch and fasten off

I really do hope that made sense and you enjoyed reading how I made the call the midwife blanket.

 

Boxing Day

Today is Boxing Day a day after Christmas Day where you relax and eat silly but i have today cleaned my kitchen, living room and hallway. Instead of cooking i order a takeaway as I couldn’t be bothered to cook which was nice. I have since been on the phone to my brother who is trying to put a puzzle together and keeps swearing and telling me i am the worst sister lol Well i am going to watch this film called knocked up and try and sleep hopefully have a longer blog tomorrow night everyone

Christmas Day

So, today was Christmas Day which I spent with my mum, dad, brothers Marc and Jeff my niece and sis in law had a nice Christmas which was lovely. I got some fantastic presents necklace, dressing gown and McDonalds teddies all from my other half

I love all the presents I have had so far. We having another Christmas Day when he gets back. The McDonald’s teddies are what they release each year to raise money for their charity which you can find out more about on their website.

The next picture shows you what I got from my brother Marc Which I am going to sit tomorrow and eat yum yum

My sister, brother in law, nieces and nephew got me

which smells just fantastic which I will be using for my next bath/shower.

My brother Jeff, sister in law and niece got me all this

 

which I cannot wait to start using it all and put my canvas up on the walls and make my cat and last but all my mum and dad got me some lovely Harry Potter stuff

Which I love and at the moment I am wearing the PJs and still debating if I am going to eat and drink any of it but I do love butterbeer from Harry Potter studios. Oh, and they did get me a selection box but I ate it before I could even post a picture.

Mum made a lovely Christmas dinner but didn’t make me any pudding how naughty was she? But I also felt a little sick after my starter and main. I do wish I got more photos. I also helped my niece win at go fish by taking a photo of my mum’s cards and WhatsApp her the picture. Mum was not happy when she found out lol. Well i hope you all had a lovely day and would like to thank everyone for the gifts even if I haven’t listed them here. I am great full for the family and friends I have so, until tomorrow Night everyone and

P.S for a video from today that my brother Marc did click here

Christmas Eve

So, it’s the night before Christmas and all was quiet all the sounds you could hear was the sweet sounds of cockatiels sleeping. Well that is what I was hoping for but they have decided tonight they want to chirp. I am also talking to my brother on the phone thinking I should really be going to sleep as I am up early ready to go to my mums to spend Christmas Day with her and my dad and who ever else turns up and I also get to huge Bissell the dog

So, what ever you doing tomorrow have a nice day and don’t drink too much and I will have a blog up tomorrow evening night everyone

Nearly Christmas

So, it’s the night before Christmas Eve where most people are tucked up in bed or are worrying if everything is ready for Christmas Day. While I am laying here waiting for my niece to fall to sleep so, I can go to sleep as I am feeling ill. Even though I am getting distracted by the film Arthur Christmas i forgot how good this film was i not seen it in so long.

Tomorrow I am dropping my niece at my mums ready for her mum to pick her up from there I am not sure if I am staying for a little while or going to head home and get my housework done. Well hopefully I am back to normal tomorrow. I am going to go and try and sleep if I don’t get a post up Merry Christmas everyone

Tired and fed up

We are now in December and it’s soo cold. All I am wanting to do at the moment is to get snuggled up under my cover and watch films but it’s such a busy time of the year. Christmas Day is only 2 weeks away and I bet not everyone has finished their Christmas shopping or even thought about it? I have finished but not the wrapping but that will not take that long at all. I think of the rush of getting things done this month is why i feel so tired and fed up as nothing seems to stop. I am hoping it snows like the weather man keeps promising but i do know if that would happen.

In a couple of weeks i am doing a q&a which i will be filming to go on YouTube but i will also post the video on to here so, you can all see it. Its going to be hard for me as its going to be my first ever video and got to actually do some editing. I do read through my blogs as well to make sure there are no mistakes but no one can get everything right first time. So, if you want your question to be answered please leave a comment below and you question maybe used. I will not be making it a daily thing but may do it when i go on days out and stuff so, you can come along with me. It will also help me when trying to remember what i did as i get so forgetful. Any way i better get some sleep got a busy day tomorrow chat to you all soon x