Wednesday, May 4, 2016

A crochet bookmark


After a month away from craftng, sewing and my crochet learning, things have finally calmed down enough here for me to try a little more crochet again!

I started back with something small and simple - a bookmark using a pattern I'd pinned from here.

I learned why my crochet gets smaller and smaller as I work rows - you have to make an extra chain before you start each row!
Something I've probably read or been told before but it only just clicked this time!
I told my younger daughter this when she came home and she said," yeah, my crochet usually ends up like a Christmas tree! - smaller and smaller each row" - so now we know!


I also liked the simple tassles added to the end of the bookmark.

I'm looking forward to getting back to some weekly crochet learning. I've pinned so many amazing projects, but will have to try lots more simple ones first!

I'm very pleased with my little bookmark!
What do you think?




Monday, May 2, 2016

A Round Tuit 308

Happy Monday!
It's another holiday today here in Australia - a day to relax with my little family after a crazy few weeks with visitors, hockey trials, travels and camps!

I'm looking forward to seeing what you've all been up to this week. 
Let's get this party started!

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Welcome to this week's linky party. A place where you can link up your posts and creations, and be inspired by others.

Tuits are very hard to come by, especially the round ones. For years people have been saying, "I'll do it as soon as I get a round tuit". Well now you can have one of your very own, and all those jobs that have needed doing will finally get done!
 
 
 
Here's my favourites from last week's party:
 
First of all, a post all about crochet espadrilles from Happy in Red:
Yet more things to add to my crochet list - I'd better get practising!



Next, some super cool 
DIY Avengers shoes from Comic Con Family:
Made using napkins! Just brilliant!!



Finally, this cute Recycled Denim Basket from Lynda Creates:
You know I love a good upcycle!!


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Now it's your turn:
Link up your own projects - old or new - no rules - just share your creativity and inspiration!
I'd love if you grabbed the button - then you can have your very own Round Tuit!
And of course we all love visitors and comments so do visit some of the other links!
By linking up here you're giving me permission to use photos from your post in features here on my blog.
I will feature my favourites on this post next week.

Monday, April 25, 2016

A Round Tuit 307

Happy  Monday!
Today is the last day of my parent's visit to us from the UK. It's been so good to have them here and as always sad to see them go.

I hope you've all had a good week - I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone's been up to!

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Welcome to this week's linky party. A place where you can link up your posts and creations, and be inspired by others.

Tuits are very hard to come by, especially the round ones. For years people have been saying, "I'll do it as soon as I get a round tuit". Well now you can have one of your very own, and all those jobs that have needed doing will finally get done!
 
 
 
Here's my favourites from last week's party:
 
First of all, this gorgeous
 Vintage Sheet Quilt from Busy Being Jennifer.



Finally, this beautiful Slouchy Bag from made by ChrissieD.  I've used this pattern myself and it does make a gorgeous bag!



For those featured, feel free to grab a 'featured on' button here.
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Now it's your turn:
Link up your own projects - old or new - no rules - just share your creativity and inspiration!
I'd love if you grabbed the button - then you can have your very own Round Tuit!
And of course we all love visitors and comments so do visit some of the other links!
By linking up here you're giving me permission to use photos from your post in features here on my blog.
I will feature my favourites on this post next week.

Monday, April 18, 2016

A Round Tuit 306

Hello and welcome to another week at Creating my way to Success.
I've only been back from holiday for a week but it feels like much longer. So much going on and so much to catch up with!
I have a picture to share with you of what my daughter made yesterday. She's been a bit sick for the past week and forced to rest - so had time to be a little creative!
She made this turtle all by herself with no pattern! So cute!

I'm hoping to find some time to get back to the blog this week. But for now - let's see what everyone else has been up to this past week.

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Welcome to this week's linky party. A place where you can link up your posts and creations, and be inspired by others.

Tuits are very hard to come by, especially the round ones. For years people have been saying, "I'll do it as soon as I get a round tuit". Well now you can have one of your very own, and all those jobs that have needed doing will finally get done!
 
 
 
Here's my favourites from last week's party:
 
First of all, this awesome dress from Howling at the Moon, seen on Pinterest and recreated herself!



Finally, a great tutorial for an Easy Sew Sunglasses Case from Nap Time Creations.



For those featured, feel free to grab a 'featured on' button here.
Creating my way to Success
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Now it's your turn:
Link up your own projects - old or new - no rules - just share your creativity and inspiration!
I'd love if you grabbed the button - then you can have your very own Round Tuit!
And of course we all love visitors and comments so do visit some of the other links!
By linking up here you're giving me permission to use photos from your post in features here on my blog.
I will feature my favourites on this post next week.

Monday, April 11, 2016

A Round Tuit 305

Hello! I'm back!
I've just returned from an amazing holiday in Japan. Its taking a while to get organised and back into the swing of things, so sorry this post is a bit late!
I will share more of my trip to Japan this week, but for now here's a quick photo of the stunning Golden Temple in Kyoto!

It's been great to see so many fabulous link ups from the parties when I was away - I've had fun browsing through them and picking out my three favourites (see below).

So now it's time to see what everyone's been up to this past week - let's get this party started!

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Welcome to this week's linky party. A place where you can link up your posts and creations, and be inspired by others.

Tuits are very hard to come by, especially the round ones. For years people have been saying, "I'll do it as soon as I get a round tuit". Well now you can have one of your very own, and all those jobs that have needed doing will finally get done!
 
 
 
Here's my favourites from last week's party:
 
First of all, having just returned from Japan, this gorgeous 
Crochet Japanese Flower Scarf from Happy in Red caught my eye:



Next, this really neat idea for keeping your short sleeves rolled up on hot summer days, Sleeve Scrunchies from Growing up Gabel:



For those featured, feel free to grab a 'featured on' button here.
Creating my way to Success
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Now it's your turn:
Link up your own projects - old or new - no rules - just share your creativity and inspiration!
I'd love if you grabbed the button - then you can have your very own Round Tuit!
And of course we all love visitors and comments so do visit some of the other links!
By linking up here you're giving me permission to use photos from your post in features here on my blog.
I will feature my favourites on this post next week.