Monday, 29 July 2013

Monday Makes

Following on from the last Monday Makes, here's my progress on the Summer Stitching Club:

Almost guess correctly on this pattern - I said it might be a drink xD

And this cute little guy is the last pattern in the food theme.  He also finishes off another row!  And here's what it looks like so far:

I've also been on the perler bead trail, this time making a Hello Kitty for birthday girl Maxx:

I got the pattern here - Kandi Patterns.  This is a great site for perler beads.

Feeling creative after pay day, I popped down to HobbyCraft and decided to make the nephew a shield and sword (he loves Mike The Knight!):

Not the best stitching job I've ever done, but I've put that down to my blunt needles, which I've only really used for cross stitch and some embroidery.  I made a template out of card for both the shield and sword, then I cut the felt out about half an inch around bigger than the template (so I had room to stuff the felt).  I completely forgot to pick up something to stuff the felt with, so I used some wool I had lying around that I probably won't ever use again.  I hope he likes them!

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Despicable Me - Make your own Minion

Us roller girls at FVRG have a little Friday night ritual of going to McDonalds after training (athletes!).  For the last couple of months, McDonalds have been handing out minions from Despicable Me 2 in their Happy Meals (I squeed, they are so cute!)  However, we soon discovered you could buy them without having to purchase a Happy Meal (I squeed even more!).  Alas, I couldn't go the first Friday they were selling them (stupid early shift the next day), and then I heard they'd sold out at our local McDonalds!  So I pouted a little, and then decided to make my own (as shown on Monday Makes).  The lovely Tiny came to the rescue though and managed to get me two from another McDonalds :D  And so my minion army grew......

After making my perler bead minion and collecting quite a few minions from McDonalds, I jumped on Pinterest and started having a look for other ways to create them (seriously, ARMY).  Here are some of my favourites (with Pinterest changing the way you embed pins, I've had to resort to a "insert-image-paste-link-at-bottom (hehehehehe "bottom") method.  Hope it works).

Easy, simple, something the kids could do!

Speaking of kids, how cute is this?

This is making me more determined to master crocheting!

I can cross stitch however, so this is definitely on my to-do list!

Puts my attempt to shame, this is amazing!

Someone needs to have a fancy dress party soon!

This is adorable.

But could I eat them......?

Something to bake for the next bout?

Great attention to detail!

Monday, 15 July 2013

Monday Makes

What a hectic few weeks I've had!  With getting organised for the boy coming over to visit, the blog has been neglected, but I'm back now :)

I'm still plodding along with the Summer Stitching Club.  I love how easy it is to catch up when I "miss" a week.  Here's what I've done so far:

With the first four patterns completed, I stitched the hexagons into rows, ready for the next row of four patterns.  I still have to join them vertically, which I'm slighty panicking about - I always get like this when I do something I've never tried before.  Hopefully I won't mess it up!

The next pattern was this cute picnic basket.  I'm not sure that mine looks right compared to some of the others that have been shared.  But I still like it.

And last Monday's pattern, the snow cone.  I think this might be one of my favourites!

So, with that pattern done, I am now officially half way through the project!  We get another pattern today, with only a hint that it's going to be food related.  Food, summer, beach....hmmmm, maybe a glass of some kind of summery drink?