Wednesday, 6 April 2011


What are the chances... i was just reading someones blog about how it was her 1 year anniversary for her blog. Lovely. Got me thinking.. i wonder when mine is!


I should have been more prepared, i should be more 'with it' and should have noticed it was coming up! I could have done a give away or something!

Well, i'm actually quite proud of myself that i have managed to keep this going for a whole year! To be honest when i first started it, i wasn't sure about it. Wasn't sure if i could think of anything to write about regularly enough. Granted i have had some quiet spells, but on the whole i have tried quite hard.

And over the year i have accomplished quite alot with learning how to crochet, i remember sitting in my mother in laws conservatory and asking her to show me how to crochet. I had seen how addicted she was to it and how she always had something in her hands on the go... so we sat down and she showed me how to crochet a granny square. Just over a year later, i have a blog dedicated to the crafty things i get up to, a Facebook page selling items i have made and i have had two stalls at fairs selling it all. I have made blankets, wrist warmers, scarves, headbands, bunting, cases, cushion covers, teddies.... have i forgotten anything?

Wow, when i see it all listed its amazing really. Well thanks for your support and your lovely comments over the past year!! I wonder what i'll have gotten up to by Birthday no 2?!?!

bright idea...

I have an idea... i'm not sure if its bright or not yet. I want to try and crochet some 3d letters. But i cant find a pattern anywhere! Do any of you or your crochet friends know where i can find a free pattern on the internet?

At the moment i am thinking of making one for my nephew who will be staying with us in May to put on our spare room door. Let me know if you know of any patterns, it would be much appreciated!!!

Now that the spring fair is out of the way (not that it was worth waiting for haha), i want to concentrate on things for me and my family again. I feel like i have loads of unfinished projects on the go and perhaps i should finish them before i start another one. (haha writing that seems stupid after my first paragraph about new patterns!) I am writing a list of jobs for the Easter holidays, we are off work for two weeks, maybe i should put finishing projects on my list!

Do any of you have unfinished projects? Ones you started because you thought it would be a great idea, but got bored of/gave up on/found too hard/lost interest... etc etc?

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Not much spring in my step after our spring fair...

Well it was the Spring Fair today at school and it was time for me to showcase the latest Sharky Knows goodies for sale. It was such a lovely sunny day today, so i dont know if that put people off, but it was a bit of a flop! I hardly sold anything! But i dont think i was the only one. There were a fair few people there but just not interested in buying anything. Alot of the people who had stalls that i chatted to didn't do so well either.

To be honest, it today felt like a complete waste of time. I was looking out the window at the sun, wishing i could have been at home with hubby in the garden. But never mind, it allowed me to get my name out there and a couple of people took cards so you never know i may hear from someone in the future that saw me there.

These are the pictures of my stall. We were given little exam tables that we had to push together, so they weren't very deep and i think it all looked a bit squashed. Thing is, i didnt know which things would be more popular so i didnt want to leave any out. The funniest thing (and the silver lining to my cloud today) is that my mother in law Linda from Chalkys World showed my stuff to her neighbor in Spain, who then wanted to buy the little blue and lilac dress for their daughter!! So i sold something before i even went!

I like to try and look on the positive side and hope that something good will come of today, even though it feels like a waste at the moment. It helps to build character i suppose!

I'm loving peoples blogs this week, some of you are taking part in this knitting and crochet blog week, had i known about it perhaps i could have attempted to keep up with it myself! Anyway, enough of me being dreary and moody. Chin up, its nearly easter holidays! Just one more week of work! Hope you are all enjoying your sunny weekend!!