Thursday, 10 January 2013

Christmas 2012 - my Mum and Dad's decorations

I know it's late, but with me being unwell I hadn't been back to my Mum and Dad's house since Christmas day so I hadn't taken any photos. The photos used here are my Mum's taken on her Samsung tablet, which have come out really well. I've not played with them at all.

My Mum is really good at this decorating lark (which is why I'm still posting these here now), her house always seems more decorated than ours. But that might have something to do with the difference in house sizes, you could probably fit their house into ours a couple of times!

Here's the photos (just pretend it's still December!).

I'll be posting about the winners of the Creative Connections monthly challenge winners for Sept, Oct and Nov 2012 next.


Thursday, 3 January 2013

Creative Connection January 2013 craft challenge

The theme for the first challenge of the new year is 'new'. I decided that new was going to be something new for me. I've been meaning to learn to crochet for ages so this challenge was ideal to push me into start learning.

I'd bought issue 24 of Simply Homemade and there was a pattern for a crocheted flower, along with details on how to begin crochet.

 The first thing to do is create a chain.
 Then I tried double crochet.
Next there's treble crochet, which is one of the stitches in the flower pattern.

The start.

The completed flower.

I'm rather proud of my flower. I hope to do more, now I know the basics I'll be doing some more crochet. My goal is to make some granny squares.

If you'd like to enter this month's challenge pop over to the Creative Connections website and see the items made by my fellow Design Teamers.
Anji from Anji Krafts has posted about here 'fat free' cupcakes on her blog.


PS. Happy New Year!