Friday, 28 October 2011

Ripple Fever!

Ripple Fever by Sue Webb ♥


I tried so hard to resist the ripple fever spreading through the blogosphere, but to no avail.
I finally succumbed and threw myself headlong into Lucys and Heathers ripple along!
So far so good.
I'm loving the ripple effect
so
much.
♥Sue♥

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Finished!


What a marathon that turned out to be!
 Finally I've finished my scarf, I can't count how many adjustments I've done. 
But here it is and I have to say I'm very pleased with it. 
What do you think?
I can't wait to wrap up in it. I'm calling it my,

 Up on the moors scarf.

 The colours remind me of the wonderful windswept 
Cornish landscapes covered in heather and gorse.









I had trouble choosing the edging, eventually choosing a picot edge with bobbles on each end.
Now tell me.
Do you think it needs a fringe?
I just can't decide.

♥Sue♥

Friday, 21 October 2011

Get on with it!

Don't you hate it when this happens.
You have a great idea.
You rummage and decide.
Yes
A new scarf
just what I need
and it's chilly, no worries I'll have that finished in a jiffy!
Uh
not finished yet
but you started that last weekend,
it's only a scarf
what's going on!


It's me, that what's going on, well two things really.
lack of skill
and
indecision.
My scarf was nearly finished when I decided it was just too
well
STIFF
I draped it artfully around my neck
only it didn't drape 
it just kind of stood there
covering my face but not snuggling me!
Problem was I'd used (don't actually know the proper stitch name) the stitch you use for granny squares.
It looked lovely but really,way too firm!


So after an evening of unpicking.
Hooking unhooking.
Trying a bit of knitty magic
I settled on this combination.
I'm liking this
it's
SOFT
and 
HUGGY
Just need to get on with it cos I need to wrap up
it's chilly out there you know!
♥Sue♥

Monday, 17 October 2011

The one with Willy Wonka




Boy what a hectic weekend, starting Thursday with 
World Book Day.
The advantage of working in a school is that you get the chance to dress up!
This year 
Willy Wonka !
A few little props a quick raid of the wardrobe
and



Hey presto!



The children loved it!
Then it was a quick change and off to Plymouth for my stepson's Passing Out Parade
A
VERY

VERY

LONG
DAY!



Long drive home
 to some 
RELAXING
hooking in the sunshine


It's a beautiful scarf which I'm making for myself, quickly before the weather changes!
Speaking of weather, we spent yesterday afternoon strolling along Witterings beach.
Lovely
Strangely although we live nearby
we've never been there!
Now it's our new favourite place
Hope these pictures make you feel as chilled as we did.
ENJOY














A perfect end to the weekend
Home to a nice hot cup of cocoa and an early night.

Hoping to Ta Dah my scarf later in the week.
Hope your weekend was
r
e
l
a
x
i
n
g

♥Sue♥




Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Busy!

Rainsoaked rose by Sue Webb ♥



Just a quick one today.
So busy this week, number 3 son is off to Iceland tomorrow morning nice and early so the weeks been full of packing and sorting as you can imagine!

Tomorrow is also world book day and as I work in a school I have to dress up.
I'm going as the fabulous 
Willy Wonka!


I've spent the evening making a fancy tie and some golden tickets.
But my favourite thing is my cane, just waiting for the fimo knob to cook, it's got a wonderful W on it!
So that's tomorrow, day.
 Then straight away off to Devon for a couple of days.

Busy
busy
busy

If there are any photos of me as the great man I promise I will post one!

Have a fabulous weekend
♥Sue♥

Monday, 10 October 2011

Around the house

Hope you enjoyed a lovely busy crafty weekend, 
I found myself last night sat on my sofa with two crochet projects on my lap!
One just finishing except, ran out of yarn. 
So I just started another one.
 It's true people I am an addict, I can't sit down without a hook in my hand!
Anyway onto other things.
This pretty tin heart hangs in my hallway, a gift from my lovely daughter.
D'you see the hearts behind?
Homemade my friends, cut by my own fair hand from an old map I bought from E-bay.
A gift for my Lovely Man.
The hearts are special places we've been together.


Downstairs in the kitchen. The noticeboard.
 Everyone needs a noticeboard
Is that another old map Susan I hear you ask,
well yes it is,
Got a little carried away on E-Bay
But I love this
my Lovely Man made the frame.
 In went the map and we just write on the glass with a whiteboard pen!
Genius!


And my final piece of genius today.
Have you one of those digital photo frames kicking around at home.
Ugly aren't they.
Not mine!
Lovely man made a frame to cover the frame!!!
That wooden frame just pulls off so you can change the card etc.
I've got lots more pictures to put up, disguising the wire even more.
I love the effect.
One minute it's one picture the next it's changed!
Brilliant!


All of this is only possible with the genius of my
 Lovely Man.
He takes my hairbrained ideas and makes them real.
What a lucky lady I am!
Hope you feel lucky
♥Sue♥


Friday, 7 October 2011

Seeing some progress



As I sat unpicking yet another project last night and feeling sort of blah about it, I stopped and gave myself a proper talking to.
 After all I'm still a newbie at this crochet lark, I've only been doing it for two years! 
So I thought I'd cheer myself up and look at some of my 'early work'! 
Thought you might like to have a peek too.I can crochet! by Sue Webb ♥
December 2009, some wobbly grannies!



By March 2010 a non wobbly granny and some flowers.
I like making flowers, no wrong.
I LOVE
making flowers!


But then I got adventurous and after mooching around Flickr I found the gorgeous Babette blanket. 
Had to make that!
May till June I toiled away on those gorgeous squares.
That
was 
it I was
SMITTEN
And
I was a crocheter
I'd made something
YIPEE!


Then I discovered the wonderful  Lucy over at Attic 24 of course I 
HAD
to make one!

My hook was on fire now! 



So now I'm a crochet freak spending hours with hook in hand. 
And in the two years since I discovered the pure enjoyment of hooking I've made many, many lovely things
Here's a little round up of some of the other lovelies I've made.



So I guess a little bit of unpicking is not the end of the world is it.
I'm making progress improving my skills and constantly learning. It's mainly due to all you lovely folk, who post such inspiring beautiful things, often with fantastic tutorials and patterns, I just have to have a go!
I'm surprised and delighted at how much I've improved over that time, I'm looking forward to trying more complex projects!

Anyway back to the unpicked project, it's already reincarnating.
But I think I shall keep it a surprise.
 For now 
Anyway!
Happy Weekend
♥Sue♥


Thursday, 6 October 2011

Sharing the Shame


I was having a little mooch through blogland yesterday when I came across a lovely post from


 it's a lovely blog full of delicious crochet and inspirational ideas, but this post was about.

Mess!

 I thought I'd share the shame.


Not pretty is it


.

I'm lucky enough to have a space to work in but as you can see it's far from perfect.
There was a chest of drawers in that space 
but number two son took it for his flat (to be fair it was his).
So all my stuff is piled up in tubs and baskets, that's not all my stuff, those plastic drawers are full of towels.

Ok the rest is mine.
But d'you know what. I don't care I love my little room.

she's fessed up to not having a 'perfect' home too.

Isn't that the point though 

 HOME

Somewhere to feel comfortable and safe and relaxed,
somewhere we feel able to create and craft, which by it's very nature is a messy process!
So lets give a big sigh of relief and enjoy the shame.
Real people live like this!

Have a good day

♥Sue♥






Saturday, 1 October 2011

Two Ta-dahs!

Well here we are then.
Introducing 
Berry Bright Cushion!



This was another one, you know
 a
USING UP SCRAPS PROJECT


LOVE
How
 it 
turned out. 
Love, love, love the colours



Added some cute little flowers to make it more girlie.
And raided the button box for some perfectly pretty buttons.


It's a cute size too. 
A dinky 12 inches square.
So do you sense my dilemma?
Yes you've guessed should I just pop out to the yarn shop and buy just a little bit more...........
Just a tiny few balls

Enough to make 

cosy
cuddly
blanket
Should I?


In the meantime,
Just what every little lady needs for all her essentials
you know
books
dolls 
teddies
sweeties
treasure



You understand
If I was a little girl I would so want one of these.



It's been languishing in my project basket for ages, 
waiting patiently for me to finish it.
Just needed to find the perfect lining.



D'you like it? D'you recognise it?
Vintage 1980s
 Laura Ashley
I haven't got much left, ideal for little projects like this don't you think.
And that's why you should
NEVER
throw old fabrics and yarns away.
Ever!

Hope you are enjoying the glorious weather!

Sue