Thursday, 30 September 2010

A day not crafting!

Yes yesterday was a non craft day , spent most of the afternoon at Wheelcraft with James while he got a hub taken off one rim and put on a new rim! So lot of reading done on my lovely kindle!!!

This was interspersed with a McDonalds and lots of rain, followed by a cheeky pint or 3 in M J Heraghty's then home for cheese toasties!!!! This is the life.

Have been more crafty today, James finished Steffi's stall shelves for saturday and I have sewn up 3 of my purple/ pink fluffy cushions for Troon on saturday.

Have finished my wavey weave scarves that were on order and just have ipod cosy to finish and we are all set!

Will leave you with an image of my cat tea cosy!!! 

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Feeling smug

Well big big ticks!!!

Ballet bun cover pattern sorted AND...... wavey weave scarft for Tracey done!!!!!!( and it's not even 8 am!)

On different note  kitty slept most of night on our bed ahhhhhhhhhh, including a couple of hours under the covers!!!!!!!!!!

Now off to be a dutiful wife and take Andy to work then ipod cover and wavey weave scarf making!!

Monday, 27 September 2010

One cheeky chick doorstop

Ok task one  big tick!!! Finished it today while watching endless CSI!! Now onto the wavey weave scarves, hopefully I can get one finished tonight. Tuesdays tasks will be to make the ipod cover and look out the yarn for Rowan's gloves and work out a pattern for the ballet bun cover!

Apologies , apologies

Sorry I have been very tardy in posting! Elin has been putting me to shame.

Well I  have been really busy ( honest) I have finished and posted the giant Iggle Piggle and have made the ordered dalek. I have also got lots of new yarn so have been  on a heart shaped cushion fest after Elaine from Troon asked if I was making any  more, so they just need sewn up, ( this weeks number 5 task)

4 heart cushion fronts waiting to be sewn up       

I have made 7, Midge likes them too

Managed to make a nice grey and pink random fluffy scarf also
So this weeks priorities are

1 Elin's Cheeky chick door stop
2 Tracey's  autumn colour weavy weave scarf
3 Elaine's black and white wavey weave scarf
4 Mini booties for Elaine
5 Tardis ipod cover for Alexs/ Gary

Alexis has asked me to make lacy gauntlets fro her lovely daughter Rowan and a Ballet crochet bun cover so that is the final tasks of this week!!!!!!

Will definitely be kept out of mischief!!!!!!!!, well perhaps not!!!

And for those who did not see my FB post I have pink hair!!!

I hate getting my photo taken so this is all you are getting so far!!!

Monday, 13 September 2010

Miserable Monday

Well as they say the nights are fair drawing in!!!

The Ayrshire Craft Fair on Saturday was great, they have lovely pictures of the stalls on their Facebook Page pop over and have a look.

Well folk are already thinking about Christmas I have orders for the Iggle Piggle, Meercats , Dinosaur and Tardis  phone covers so far . Nearly finished the Iggle Piggle as need to get that top Suzanne for Thursday. Will post images of the soon and the scarves that I made using the wavey weave yarn. I think they will need to be display separately as they are stunning so have ordered  a pair of black display busts for them.

Finally a note of good news  to inspire, Lady Drawers who stock some of my items were at the Fair on Saturday and bought all of Sheena's  from Hot Ceramics stock and all of the Salt Dough girls stock!!! Well done to both of you, you were the talk of the Steamie!!!!!!

Thursday, 9 September 2010


OK some things don't quite go to plan, tick to the hello kitty bookmarks, tick to packaging, half a tick to the gloves, one  pair need to be beaded and flowered!

On the plus side have my fabby new Theo reading glasses, as seen on Sex in the City 2 ( that is all I have in common with them!) The shelves did not get done for the craft fair but my willing partner in crime is coming over tonight to get the wood and he will make and paint them on Friday( what a great way to spend his day off!!)

Had a request from Suzanne at Yummy Things to make and Igleg piggle from In the night garden, had NOO idea what that was so have found image, sorted out a patterns and am now meant to be checking my stash for 2 shades of blue yarn and one of red, so tick to the red after searching 3 rooms  so now in study supposedly looking for the blue, otherwise will need to go and buy some!!!!

However that might not be all that bad as I could treat myself to some nice black yarn to make a shrug for my winter Holiday................., yes Ein any excuse!!!

I have a couple of other orders for Saturday in Troon, a lilac scarf ( yarn got but not started), 2 cushions ( finished) and to take cotton yarn for Elin to pick colours for a Cheeky Chick door stop( found 6  colours so far)

Just waiting for the postie to bring cello bags to fit my bookmarks as the ones I bought are way to big and to sort out what stands I am taking this weekend, got a new one for cushion but it is a tad bigger and heavier than I thought, Ce la vie!

Right off to yarn search and Iggle Piggle make!! Will post piccies later.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Rain rain go away

What a horrible day, very very wet, dank and gloomy!!!!

Was not a sensible bunny and wore open toed shoes to take Andy to work!! I am so glad I made stock last night, so todays plan includes making a nice chicken soup for tea! I can not believe how quickly the weather has changed it was dark before 9 last night.

Today creative plan includes mounting my Dr Who bookmarks onto card and cello wrappers and making more Hello Kitty fimo bookmarks. My kitty has taken a fondness to mohair wool and spent yesterday running off with my wool, including the stuff I was working with, so I have to finish these gloves today, flowers and beading needed, ( will do that when the footie is on)and place the yarn out of her way, as this morning the hall was covered in red mohair yarn!!!!

On a brighter note we have booked a winter break here Gran Castillo in between craft fairs in November so am dreaming of cocktails by the pool and spa treatments daily!!!!  Mum and I were there in February so time to share with Andy.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Profit all spent!!!

This is the un knitted yarn
This must be a record even for me, came back from Crafty Critters, had nice relaxing bath then read magazine and spottted the most wonderful yarn, jumped on line and did what any self respecting wool hoarder does, ordered a ball in each colour!!!!!

It is so unusual more like knitted ribbon  in a dip dyed random colour way, will  make great scarves etc!

 Hopefully it will come soon so I can  have some knitted up in time for next Saturdays Ayrshire Craft Fair in the Concert Hall in Troon.

Just has email from Lynne who organsed todays event to let us know we raised £210 for local animal charities!!!
  this is a knitted up version

Just a quick note

We had a fab day at the first crafty critters event, had good sales  and it was nice catching up with Elin! Only down side is I need to make more Daleks!!!!

Fingers and toes crossed

Crafty Critters is today , so hopefully it will be a good event, it wil be nice to catch up with Elin who makes great papercraft products, my frined Roz and her daughter Jenny will be popping in to say hi too.

It is really nice and sunny today so hopefully that will bring the folk out in droves!!!!  then it is off to Busby for a BBQ afterwards. 

I finished my mohair wristwarmers yesterday and made a ruffled neck wamer to match , just need to make the flower  button, which I will do at the fair . Will post images of them later.

Friday, 3 September 2010

Come and see me on Saturday

This Saturday, ie tomorrow, I will be at the first Crafty Critters Craft Fair in Shawlands Kirk, just opposite the Granary at the cross. The fair is from 11-4 and is in aid of local animal charities, admission £1 for adults the weans go free!!!! There are 12 stalls and a tombola so come along and join in the fun  Elin will be there too!!!

Sunshine in Moffat

Cheeky chick in soft cotton

This is one of the photos Alexis took last week during the Art show in Moffat. e had a lovely week there, it was nice being able to set up your stall for a whole 8 days without having to take it down again!!!!! As well as selling  my wares, I also had time to make some new products, cupcake tea cosies, delicate mohair fingerless gloves amongst others. will post imahes later.

Well about time too!!!!!

Yes I have finally got my finger out nad started the blog!!!! At long last .

Let me intoduce myself I am Mairi and I live work and play in Glasgow,  Scotland. I love crafting of allsorts, especially things with yarns such as knitting and now crochet, with a bit of silk painting, candle making and paper crafts thrown in , not to mention the odd play about with fimo!!!