Friday, 29 June 2012

A Rainbow of Crafts.

Multicolour iPad Case

 Do pop along and see all the rainbow coloured crafts and vote for your favourite. I am number 25 and I would love your vote.

MINI CHALLENGE ~ A Rainbow of Crafts~ Please Vote!

Welcome to The Crafty Network Mini Challenge Voting Post. We are now asking for people to VOTE for any of the below entries, so we can declare a Winner and 2 Runners Up on Friday evening.
(Not sure what this is all about, then please visit: ) and see details about the theme for this challenge in the previous post.
THANK YOU and well done to everyone who has entered this week. It’s so good to see so many new people having a go at the challenge as well as some of our regulars. We have a record this week of 25 talented people who have risen to this weeks challenge. All they need now is your support by voting for your favourite, which is not going to be easy!
In order to declare a WINNER of this Competition, we need YOU our lovely Followers to comment below this post quoting the No. of the photo you like best. For those of you who are undecided, you can vote for more than one, but please limit it to choosing just 3.
ie. No. 1 = 3pts (first choice), No. 2 = 2pts (2nd choice), No. 6 = 1pt (3rd choice).
If you pick just one, this will count as 3 points.
You can also send in your votes via email if you wish to:
(Please Note: The Crafty Network, will not use or retain your email addresses for any marketing purposes and once the vote has been counted, your emails will be deleted).
The voting will close at 9PM on FRIDAY and the winner with the most points will be announced at 10.30PM, along with the 2 runners-up.
[Please note change to the times this week, I have extended the voting as I will be making the announcement later, as I have to go out!]
Thank you & Good luck with your choices, as always this is a really hard decision.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Multicolour iPad Case

.I made this iPad case today and added a cotton lining which is doubled to give extra support. This is knitted in acrylic dk which I also doubled. I made it for my new iPad 3 64gb which I won in a prize draw with The Readers Digest. 

Multicolour iPad Case by Crafty BagsI
Multicolour iPad Case, a photo by Crafty Bags on Flickr.

Friday, 22 June 2012

My New iPad and Labels Arrived Today!

Today I got my new labels! They have a pink background with my shop name and a needle and cotton motif in a Sea Foam Green colour.

Today I received my new Apple iPad! I won it in a Prize Draw with The Readers Digest. I should have got it in May but it was worth the wait. Now I have to find out what the password is for it to be able to use it!

I have started to crochet a new bag today using a crocodile stitch that I just learnt it can also be called scales stitch.  The colours I chose are are purple, blue, turquoise.

New iPad
Crochet Crocodile Stitch

New Labels.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

One strap to two!

I changed the bag Orange Fizzy, which is a reddish orange colour, from one strap to two and changed the button from a grey colour, which I thought looked good at the time, to this sparkly striped one that is the perfect match. The bag looks really good now!

Sparkly Button

Grey Button
 Two Straps.
 One Shoulder Strap.

While on the subject of buttons I have a few. A big jar full.

Some types and sizes.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Craft Fair.

Only a couple of people turned up to look around the craft fair today. Out of the fourteen tables booked only six stallholders came. It was probably the weather as it had been raining wih gale force winds a few days before. It is also the Royal Cornwall Show.

It is only the third craft fair the organiser has held there. There will be more advertising and we had our photo taken for the local paper. I will go again next month.
Me and my stall at the craft fair.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

My first applique a cushion

This is my first attempt to make something using the craft applique with my new sewing machine. I chose orange cotton fabric and decided to add flowers, a bee, and a butterfly! It is a summery cushion I am pleased with my first try though I say so myself.

Summery Cushion

Monday, 4 June 2012

A selection of mobile phone cases

Knitted Mobile Phone Cases

These are all the knitted mobile phone cases that I have made so far and it is quite a growing collection.You can see these in my Folksy shop where you will find more details and also other tempting goodies!

Nylon Tartan mobile phone case.