Thursday, 30 August 2012

A Final Total, A Bit Of A Disaster & Something Completely Different!!!!

Hi there sweet peeps and hope you are all OK and having a great week :)

Before we get to the post, I can now reveal the final total of the jumpers and beanies that everyone has so kindly knitted. I think I said before that when I put the call out, I knew that some of you lovely crafty peeps would want to help. So I thought we might get a few dozen. Then when they started arriving I thought we might get a hundred or so. But never in my wildest dreams did I think we would get what we did get.

So my involvement with the appeal is now done and thanks to you all out there we managed to collect ….

2215 jumpers and 1902 beanies

and that is an awful lot of babies who will now have something to call their own.

So thank you thank you thank you xxx

It goes without saying that I think you are all amazing and this is not just the fabulous knitters but of course everyone who helped by giving it a toot and sending people over here to have a look. And to Liz  in the next village who has taken them all to be shipped and to the lovely ladies in Purple Butterfly Crafts who have stored them there for us.

I have a list of individual thank yous to write so please bear with me if I haven’t gotten around to you yet, but if it takes me all year I will!!

So now for my late late post which should have been on here yesterday as it’s time to head across the water and catch up with our friends over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and this week it’s all about

Anything Goes

which means you can get all crafty and creative – marvellous!!!!

As always, our lovely Heidi is giving away a fabulous …

… for one lucky winner to spend …

…right here.

And this week we have all featured Hero Arts products but of course, you don’t have to use them to join in but  if you have them, why not have a bash too :)

So …..

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… this is what I did and this week I haven’t done a card.

It’s that time of the year when I start to think about making bits and bobs for Christmas and I thought I’d make a quick and easy bookmark.

It’s kind of hard to explain it but the piece at the front with the image panel on is actually a long strip folded in half and the front side covered with paper and the image panel added. This is then tucked into ….

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… the bit at the back.

You can then place each side of the front piece over the page if that makes sense (sorry if I am not explaining it very well but the head is all over the shop at the mo!!

The papers are Basic Grey WHAT'S UP 6 x 6 Cardstock – I really like the soft peaches and greens in these papers.

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The image is made using a Clear Hero Arts Stamps Sparkle SCALLOP HELLO FRIEND cl313 with Gem Gemstones pack and I coloured it with Copics but due to the melee that went on here yesterday, I don’t have the list. But it’s mainly YR colours plus G99 and YG00 if that helps.

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You can see both pieces together in this pic and the top pic is how it looks when they are put together.

Hugest apols to Simon Says Stamp for being so late  but we had a bit of a disaster yesterday.

It had  been raining really badly during the night because we could hear it, and it was still raining heavily when we got up. I pottered about and then left to go to the hoz to see my aunty. Well when we got back, there was water all over the kitchen floor. I’d left the washing machine on and I thought that maybe that had sprung a leak but it wasn’t that and after a bit of investigation, we found that it was coming in from the roof and there was a crack in the joist in the kitchen ceiling. So we were trying to sort it out but we then had to turn off the electrics – my hair is curly enough -  and so I had no pc or anything. By the time we got it cleared up and fixed etc it was quite late.  I just wanted a bad day to end so I went off to bed and this is the first chance I’d had today.

So that was that and hopefully it will be fine now but I am dreading the next time it rains. To be fair we haven't had rain like that for a long time – it was dreadful. My Emma 6 miles up the road had a bit but not like us.  But all the same, I will be holding my breath next time it starts again.

So have a great day and see you all soon as soon and finally before I go, this is just a reminder that the Children's Holiday Challenge which you can find HERE closes at 8am EST on 31st August so if your dinks haven't yet entered and want to do so, there’s still a bit of time left.

Huggiest of hugs to all xxx


Sue said...

WOW! Well done to you and everyone involved in knitting all those jumpers and beanies. That is just wonderful.
I love your bookmark, such a great design and the colours are fabulous.
Oh dear poor you will that leak yesterday, I hope it is all sorted now.
Hugs Sue

Riet said...

So gorgeous.

Hugs Riet.xx

Anne-Marie said...

Dawny, that's a fantastic total for the baby jumpers and hats...well done!
Love the bookmark...might have to swipe that idea for Christmas stocking stuffers...very cute!
As for the rain coming in...same here, only we had it come through a loose slate into the loft, which is a double bedroom....water soaked the bed...makes a change from the grandkids....haaa!

Melissa Bove said...

Fabulous book marker Dawny!! Love that pretty image!


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Wow! Just completely stunning, Dawny!! I love the papers and the touch of sparkle :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Kara Lynne said...

Wonderful papers and fun idea! Congrats to you and everyone who helped bring those jumpers and beanies to those in need.

Lorraine A said...

fabulous bookmark Dawny :-)very clever design too, I will have to mave a go at making some of these ,, lovely gift idea :-)

Hope you managed to stop the leak and hope it doesn't happen again with the next downpour !! :-)

Lols x x x

Shazza said...

fabulous work as always. Great totals for the jumpers, was glad to have helped. We had a leak this week too, not fun :(

Unknown said...

WOW what a mindblowing total!! Well done every knitter. Mom is a much faster knitter than me, so 90% of my parcel was filled with her contribution! The main thing is all those babies will be warmer now. Thanks Dawny for highlighting this need to us all.
Fabulous idea for a bookmark, love your design and am glad your leak is sorted (fingers crossed).
Ellie Maggie x

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

That's a really clever bookmark design. Blessings!

Twiglet said...

Fantastic total Dawn. Hope you got your mess sorted out - we have had more than enough rain this year I think! x Jo

Unknown said...

very cute - love the colors :) Enjpying looking over all these projects!

Joy said...

Love this sweet bookmark Dawny, such a sweet little gift for someone..hugs