Tuesday, 31 July 2012

427 - Last Look Back July

So both of these pages were actually done today (the joys of being off work). I knew I would have a lot of derby stuff saved up to work with so I was looking forward to making these.

So first up we have our amazing roller derby bout Block and Roll All Night which we went to Belfast for. I had so much stuff I did two pages. 

Smashbook July

Smashbook July

Smashbook July

Smashbook July

Then we have all the derby love notes I've been given by other team members before bouts. They really give you that awesome extra boost and make you feel super happy. Again, two pages because I had quite a few.

Smashbook July

Smashbook July

Smashbook July

Smashbook July

Monday, 30 July 2012

426 - Bake Once a Month July

Okay so you might think I'm cutting this a bit fine, but I actually baked these cakes last Sunday, it's just taken me this long to find a space in my posting planner to get this post in!

For this month's bake I decided to return to my beloved Hummingbird Bakery cupcakes and muffins book. I picked chocolate cupcakes and decided to top them with cream cheese frosting (as I've never made it) and add a little pink food colouring as well. They also had some chocolate flakes on the top.

I also piped on the icing with my icing bag (a first for me) and I'm sure you'll agree it's a lot neater than previous attempts.

July baking

July baking

These were so yummy. I used Hershey's coco powder and the actual cakes were just so chocolaty and yummy. Will defo be making them again, but maybe with just normal icing or chocolate stuff. Delish.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

425 - Sunday Snaps

So there might be a few snaps missing this week as I'm off in Belfast until Sunday night! Woo!
It's morphin time!
Power Rangers badge!

Shit weather = steal Donald's hat to feel better
Stealing Donald's hat because the weather was shit!

Major derby love tonight
Major derby love.

Getting my late night latch hook on
Getting my latch hook on.

Bring it on!
My new team shirt! Eek!

Saturday, 28 July 2012

424 - Block and roll all night

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So today I am off to Belfast with my lovely FVRG girls to take on Belfast roller derby in my third ever bout!

It's been a bit touch and go with my ankle, but I've been skating on it recently and it seems to be doing awesome. Stronger pain killers are working and I feel comfortable walking without my ankle support on. Win!

I'm so happy I get to go across and skate with my girlies, and I'm even happier to be back at skating now!

And double win for the weekend, I get my first official actually has my name on it team top. The first bout I played with FVRG I had someone else's old top which I had to cut the arms off to hid their number and I bought rubbish iron on transfers to put my name and number on the back (which have since peeled off). Even though I have Perth top (from when I guest skated) and my T Stop Birds t shirt (from the intreleague bout I never actually played in), the sexy vests I get before Saturday will be my first Parma Violents top with my name and number on it! Beyond exited.

Wish us luck!

Friday, 27 July 2012

423 - Friday Favs Top 10

Amazing crochet pin cushion!

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Mighty Boosh embroidery. One of my favourite quotes too. So good.

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Amazing garden pot graveyard. I need this.

This is a granny square blanket made up of lots of different sqaures. It's got me thinking about how I could make crochet things out of perler bead patterns...hmm.

Lovely granny square ball cushion.

Source: ravelry.com via Kim on Pinterest

Alice in Wonderland cookies.

Source: craftgawker.com via Kim on Pinterest

I love this seat!

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This little teddy bear thing is so cute. I love it.
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Knitting bunny camera!

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Amazing wedding bee cake toppers. NEED.
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Thursday, 26 July 2012

422 - Paperchase goodies!

So you may have seen I ordered some stuff of the Paperchase website. I've obviously bought a lot of stuff from their shop but I've never actually ordered anything online. I was ridic excited when the parcel came. It was so lovely.

First up a new recipe binder along with some refills for it. The refills fit my old recipe binder too which I am currently working on right now, so I can make that nice and full before I move onto my new one.

Paperchase goodies

New stationery bits and bobs. I already have the cat highlighters so I thought I might as well get the panda ones too. The little box is a tiny stationery kit, with like a mini hole punch and stapler and things. So cute.

Paperchase goodies

These amazing city themed notebooks. I was only going to get one but I couldn't pick! Also some lovely pens but I got these from Asda.

Paperchase goodies

I got the notebooks because I wanted to start writing again. Not like a diary but I guess I used to do it with my owl book and I don't really have a place for it anymore. I used the tin I just bought and most of the stationery bits (plus so I already had) to make up a cute writing journal kit. It's so cute.

Paperchase goodies

I can't wait to get started!

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

421 - Work in Progress Wednesday

So this looks like I've not done very much, and to be honest, I haven't done loads. But bear in mind, I did finish my Cath Kidston cushion/make some perler bead coasters.

My Batman tableware set has no additions to it. I was hoping to work on some coasters tonight, but I ended up sorting out my Pinterest boards instead.

I have made a little bit of progress on my latch hook snowman.


Not much, but it's better than nothing. Because it's a snowman there is so much white! So it's getting a little boring.

Anyway, I'm hoping to get a lot more done next week, epecially seeing as I'm off work on Friday and all of next week!

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

420 - Cushions and Coasters

So it's happened. The Cath Kidston cushion is finally done. Check it out.

Crochet Cath Kidston cushion

Crochet Cath Kidston cushion

As you know, I ran out of wool and brought in the purple stuff I already had in my stash. That aside, it was all going so well until I got the to the joining the parts together part. It was supposed to be a wavy edge in the red wool but my head could not get around how it was supposed to be done.

Teamed with the fact that the back part was a lot bigger due to my using a different kind of wool, I had to change my plans. I did a purple edge around the front part to make both bits the same size and them sewed them together wrong sides in, before flipping it inside out, popping a little cushion in and then sewing the bottom up.

The cushion turned out to be a little small, so I sew around purple edge where it was meets the granny squares, meaning the cushion was jammed in the middle. Perfect. The little cushion also had buttons in the middle, which meant it dipped in. I had to cut these off after I had sewn the cushion up, but finally it looks right! Probably a lot more work than it should have been but I'm happy. And hey, I made something crocheted! WOO!

Also, my friend Lee saw my Batman tableware and asked if I would make him another Captain America coaster. As I got the fabric coaster from the pound shop over a year ago, I offered to make him a perler bead one instead (which would be more durable as a coaster anyway).

I decided one coaster wasn't enough so I made a superhero set of four. Hopefully he likes them.


I love finishing crafty projects!

Sunday, 22 July 2012

418 - Sunday Snaps

Making coasters for @imperious_rex
Making coaster for my friend Lee

This happened
Paperchase order. Blog post is coming :)

Doug has come to live on the couch
Doug has come to live on the couch

Getting ma draw on

Lunch with the munchkin
Lunch with the munchkin

Bus stop pal
Random lizard at the bus stop. I liked his face.

Some paper embroidery. Name hidden so no spoilers
Trying out some more paper embroidery

Night on la town.
Night on the town

Blue sharpie is out in force @matt27
Request list for Decade

Saturday, 21 July 2012

417 - Sketchy Saturday 4

I'm glad I'm making the effort to draw regularly again. It's nice seeing something on Tumblr or Pinterest, and just being like "right, I'm going to draw that next week".

This is my drawing this week. I little grim, but I loved it when it popped up on my Tumblr dashboard.


This is the original.

I loved the colours in this and how a lot of it was down with just shading. I tried my best. I remembered half way through I actually have loads of lovely shading pencils. Doh! Need to remember for next time.

Friday, 20 July 2012

416 - Friday Favs Top 10

Amazing Pyrex.

Source: modernkiddo.com via Kim on Pinterest

Cloud and rain drop magnets.

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Amazing cute sloth embroidery from Wild Olive.  I need to stitch this pattern up too.

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I love the colour of this watch.
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Totoro macaroons. Nom.

Amazing seasons embroidery.

White crayon and water colour paint. And A Day To Remember quote. LOVE!

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Lovely drawing. I might attempt this.

Check out the awesome boxes from Crafty Creatives. It's like a monthly beauty box but with craft supplies! Oh my god.

Amazing bear. So cute.

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