Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Cliffs & Crochet!

Things have been quite busy since my last post. We have been sorting out all of the Christmas deliveries in the shop, planning our annual Christmas shopping events & also holding 2 card making workshops. The first was for a local carers group who approached us because one of their members attends our regular workshops, the second was for our usual group of ladies & we are holding another with this same project this Thursday too!.
Here's the creations our group made last week

The cards were based on a design by Linda Walmsley who is one of the design team members for Indigoblu . Please check out her blog here, she really does some fab designs.
As you can see, our group really enjoyed making their 8 x 8 cards & I just love how they all put variations to the original design to make it their own.
I'm sure our ladies this Thursday will love making it too as we start getting into festive mode.
I'd also just like to say a big Hello! to my newest follower Julie. It's lovely to have you here.
Julie is my oldest friend & we have spent many happy hours crafting together over the years.
Julie makes the most beautiful oil cloth bags & if you'd like to see them please go & have a look at her Facebook page Bags By Boo.
Julie has lots of patience & after I told her that I'd taught myself how to chain stitch she kindly showed me how to crochet a Granny square!
Here's my first attempt
It's quite addictive & during our second crochet get together I think you can see the improvement I made

So when I got home I made another!

Crochet is something I've really wanted to get to grips with & I'm really chuffed with my granny squares. Hopefully I'll produce a blanket at some point ( not in these colours though! ) but for now it will be put aside as I need to concentrate on other more pressing projects.
Anyway, see you soon & thanks for stopping by
Amy x


  1. Thanks Amy! Your cards look amazing, as always and your crochet really has improved! Your granny squares are look perfect so I think we should try a flower next time xx

  2. Hi Amy, you really have been busy! Linda is a wonderful designer and the cards are beautiful, I love the one in the middle, with the mats offset, they look lovely like that. Great job on your granny squares, you could always use the ones you made as drinks mats if you are not going to make up the blanket with them........ Hugs, Anne x

  3. Beautiful cards Amy, love the stamps you have used in this workshop. x