Monday, 28 May 2012

New and Existing Crafty Projects

So I added a new Needle Book and Pin Cushion Set to my Etsy shop, it is on a lovely sage green aida with black, red and green circles cross stitched onto it.  I really did enjoy making this one and it almost didn't make it to the shop, as I nearly kept it for myself.  The listing for this piece is here.

I also thought I would share some of my personal crafty projects I am working on, one is a knitted and crocheted cushion.  I have complete the crocheted side, and I am working on the knitted side...below are the photos...

The detailed photos show the colours the best, however the cushion will be huge but very comfy.

My other main personal project is a blanket that is made up of squares either I have made myself or that I was given as part of a yarn block swap in 2010.  I am planning to stitch these together next weekend and then I will post pictures, but as a taster here are a couple of the blocks...

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

There are several blogs which I avidly read and of these is The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking.  I wanted to mention this blog as they are currently running a series on "tips for blogging" which I have found really useful and the timing of me starting blogging and reading this series is perfect.  So thank you

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

So today I opened my new Etsy Shop, see it here The Crafty Hippo on Etsy

I have a few items listed and will be busily designing and making more items for sale.

I really like my plastic bottle covers...I always carry a bottle of water with me, but the plastic looks so ugly so I designed and made a fabric cover for the bottle I carry.  Mine is a lovely purple fabric with some pretty purple beads

The photo does not show the shimmer that the fabric with a turquoise underthread.  I have been using this for many weeks and I love it.  The clip is useful, if I just want to attach it to my bag, and at the gym as I just clip it to the cross trainer (the bottle holder is in a really bad position)

As I find it so useful and so much prettier than the plastic I decided to make some more to sell...only a couple at the moment, but more one their way with all different decorations.

More blogging to follow...