Saturday, 30 October 2010

Bits and Pieces

Today is my Auntie's birthday, and here is the card I made for her.

It's very simple but looks really effective. I used a backing of gold sparkly card and then layered two padded fabric flowers. I think it looks quite retro.

Sometimes the simplest cards are the best - if I try to do something too complicated it doesn't always work out the way I had planned.
I bought the bits and pieces from the Paper Mill Shop in Liverpool. They have a pick and mix bag for £1 that is full of interesting bits. I bought two bags earlier in the week and was so impressed by the selection of goodies that I went back and bought five more bags yesterday!!

Last night Eve went to her friend's Halloween party. The family put a lot of effort into it - the whole house was decorated, loads of food and games. She had a great time.

There was a competition for the best carved pumpkin. I've never tried carving a pumpkin - seems like a lot of hard work. So instead, I crocheted one for Eve to take for her friend.

It's about 4 inches in diameter and 2 inches tall. Eve asked me to add the face. I used some old dk cotton that I had bought in a charity shop ages ago. The pattern is by Armina Parnagian. It is available as a free Ravelry download. See full details of my project on Ravelry here. Very quick and easy to make. A great idea for a last minute gift for Halloween.


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