Saturday, 6 October 2012

Bella's Presents and Gorgeous Yarn

Good Morning everyone and what a lovely morning it is, here anyway, hope it's good in your neck of the woods too.

Thank you all for the lovely comments left on my last post, I love reading them.

Didn't post anything yesterday, by the time I relised I hadn't I was too tired to do it, but I had been busy making a card with one of the Wildrose Studio stamps, Bella the little elephant here she is
I used Promarkers ssto colour her in and the background paper is Bella paper, LC sentiments and bits from my stash.  I wish I could photograpgh better though as I feel the colours don't show as well as they should cos, the paper and card is really purple, still I hope you like it.

I was looking forward to the arrival of new LOTV Christmas Icon stamps this morning and disappointed when I opened the parcel and found they had sent the wrong set, they sent the Geisha icons instead and I bought them earlier on in the week, oh well mistakes happen!

Well it being Saturday there's lots to do, all the work I don't get paid for, like cleaning, shopping, you know the kind of thing, but if I do have any time I might be able to pop into the local Howdens as there is a demo from Docrafts going on today.

I thought I would show some of the lovely sock yarn that I am going to get started with soon
Two of the skiens are from Laughing Yaffle which is just a little yarn company where they dye their own yarn,s o they only have little amounts at a time, but it is so lovely and they colours are always fab. The other skien is by Five Moons and it is gorgeous as there is silk throught it.  So looking forward to getting started with the next knitting project.

I finished this pair a few weeks ago and they are intended for my Choir Buddy Fiona's christmas

 They are a lovely soft merino yarn in pale pinks and lilacs, I think she'll like them.  Funny thing is that she has asked me to give her a sock pattern as she wants to have a go at knitting them herself, so I'll take one along with me to rehearsal on Monday.

I'm off to do some housework now and get off out and hopefully be back sometime tomorrow, after work, I've had a few days off and instead of recharging my batteries and spirits it makes me realise how much I don't want to have to go to work, it gets in the way of all the nice things I do, and of course Alistair is retired now and has all the time in the world to do his things, moan!, groan!, life just isn't fair.

Have a good day all, Kate x


Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card Kate, I love the image and great colour

Marie-Louise said...

Marvellous card and fantastic socks - they look so warm and cosy.

Pop's Cards said...

Hey sweetie, this is gorgeously designed, I love your creation, love the sox too, I have a addiction to sox and don't have any like that huggles Pops x x x

pam said...

hi Kate, beautiful card you have the socks!!


Erika said...

Great socks again Kate I'm sure your friend will love them. Super card too, loving the wee image and all the sparkle...I too could be a better just can't beat seeing cards in the flesh, so to speak.
Have a super Sunday and thanks for popping by.
Hugs Erika.

scottish crafter said...

Hi Kate what a lovely pair of socks. Bet the will keep the feet warm. Just adore your card too.

Sorry bit late in catching up with my blogs been ultra busy.

Wilma x x