Monday, 4 October 2010

More Cards & Scarves

These are my recent card makes:

For a Junior Cert results

For a man who works in Coca Cola....and there seems to be something "new" brewing at the Coca Cola concentrates plant...mmmmm...I wonder what could it be?? a new flavour maybe?

For a Christening in OZ:

These 2 retirement cards have a special significance for the receivers, they both have work raising funds for orphanages in Zambia, hence the African map with the highlighted Zambia, they are both teachers, Vonnie is into music and once had an idea for a raffle to use cut up straws with a paper inside with a prize or not, so I used the same idea but wrote a funny message inside. Brid is into flower arrangements and she too had an idea for a quick raffle, to put a happy or sad face into envelopes, the happy face would win a prize, so I included the envelope and there is s happy face inside.

My latest scarves:

This will be for one of my girls school teachers for x-mas, it's crocheted using Noro Sock yarn, it was a strange pattern, but turns out lovely

This one was meant to be for the other teacher, but I love it, so Im keeping's crocheted using Noro Silk (I absolutely love the colours)

This last one is my pride and joy, cos I dyed the yarn myself, this is gonna be my everyday scarf.

I have a wedding card to do, and then I'll be tackling the x-mas cards, this time earlier, at last ! And after that, I'll be starting my x-mas for sale projects.


KIki x

Monday, 6 September 2010

Crafty Summer in Photos !

I naively thought I was gonna have more time during the summer to know, no rushing in the mornings, no homework, etc...but it wasnt the case, the girls kept me quite busy !!

We went to places, but to make this post shorter, I will only add my latest crafty makes.


This one was for an Atletic 70 year old who keeps sheep:

50th Wedding Anniversary:

Husband & Wife's birthday:

This one is size A4:

Another A4: (after the girl of the first one received hers, ordered a similar one for her friend)

2nd Wedding Anniversary:

An Altered Photo Frame for a 6 year old:

I did this yesterday, took me nearly 4 hours !!
inspired by


For one of my girls, crocheted with cotton:

For the other girl:

Crocheted with Aracaunia Yarn:

Crocheted with Manos del Uruguay silk blend:

This blanket is in progress, is a throw for my bed (colours match cushions) and will probably finish it this week:

Felting :

I did a few more felted accesories, will post later.

My cardmaking mojo is back !!! so felting will be put aside for a while...crocheting will keep going in the evenings watching tv :o)


KIki x

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Yummy Cupcakes !!

I've spent the morning making these:

They're for the school teachers & staff and the bus driver. Thank God tomorrow is the last day of school!! Yohooo !! (the ones of the photo are the leftovers for the house, cos the rest are all boxed for tomorrow).

And hopefully the weather will continue dry and sunny, cos I have planned this summer to do a lot of outdoor activities with the girls, and leave the crafts and cooking for the bad/rainy days.


Kiki x

Friday, 25 June 2010

The month of June in one post !

I really regret not posting more often, cos I have been busy during this month, so I have now spent a few hours tyding up photos and I know this post is gonna be long !

For start, June is my Wedding Anniversary month. On the 12 of June, 12 years ago:

We just couldnt celebrate it like every year, going out for a meal, it's 12 years on the 12th, come on ! So I booked a weekend away, in Youghal, Co Cork, kids included though.

On the day we arrived, we headed straight to Fota Wildlife Park. That place is amazing, it doesnt have as many animals as Dublin Zoo, but they are so tamed and so close to people that it's sooo worth it !!

Black Swan:

My beloved Giraffes, I was so close that I just wanted to pet them!


Hairy Monkeys:

Maras, which look like a cross between a rabbit and a deer:

The lazy kangaroo:


A walabi (I think):


Animals are so tamed that they would feed from your hand:

A Red Panda:


The pelicans are so funny, and so big, nearly the size of J !!

3 Mrs Peacocks:

That evening, we dropped by " The 100 Acre Woods " for dinner, all the family had had an input in the cooking, everything was deliciously prepared, and I had a chance to cuddle baby Roo !

Next day, on the day of our anniversary, we headed to Ballymaloe cookery school, we walked in the gardens, it's a beautiful place. I just wish that the day I win the lotto, to come back and do the full cookery course, just for the joy of it !

In the evening, DH and I had a romantic dinner at the hotel...Tigger kindly collected the girls and brought them back a few hours later. It was so relaxing to have a meal and conversation without interruptions...the restaurant was facing the beach. After the meal, we went for a walk at the beach, it was very romantic ! And we took this pic:

On the Sunday, after breakfast and a short visit to the beach, we visited Tigger at the Carboot sale, and just before we left, we took this pic:

And on our way home, we stopped by Cobh for lunch. We found this restaurant with a terrace facing the sea

We had a lovely weekend, weather was on our side ! it was a weekend to remember :o)

During the month of June, we also went to the Sheep Shiering Championships, I didnt bring my camera, but it was a small fair,not what I expected, but the shiering competitions was fun to watch though !!

We also went to "Bloom" It was a miserable day, it didnt stop raining !! but I enjoyed the day, even though didnt make much of the gardens exhibition.

Then, it was Father's day:

On the same day of the Kildare County Show. Other years I have entered the cakes competition, but this year I didnt. Some pics of the day, it was a very sunny day:

Alpacas.I see these guys every week, and I think they're mega cute.

A beared dragon, which I wasnt allowed to hold :o(

I have also been busy with a big order of cards and some personalised ones:

These are this year's teachers cards:

A LO in a canvas:

I have also been crochetting non stop, and I made these 2 blankets for my girls:

I'm now working on another blanket, and waiting on a delivery of lovely cotton wool for my next projects.

I've also been felting !!! made some scarves, and already sold my first 4 !! yipeee !! Im currently working on more felting that I can put aside for a little while the papercrafts :o)

It has taken hours to finish this post, blogger pic uploading has been acting up,Im not a happy bunny...well, actually, I am, cos this is the end of this post....

Next time, I will be posting pics of my feltmaking....


Kiki x