Friday, 15 July 2016

♥ Crocheted frames ♥




Hi there ... more crochet projects to share :)  absolutely looove making these wee frames
I use bangles & simply crochet around them.  these make gorgeous gifts for friends and family & I have made a few for myself that I have displayed around my home :)
If you follow me on Instagram I post most of my creations there now and try my best to keep my blog updated as often as I can as I know not everyone is on Instagram.

I do hope you are enjoying the summer holidays.
Happy crafting and blessings to you all ♥




Monday, 11 July 2016

♥ More little crochet dresses ♥





Hi there :) hope you are all doing well.  I'm crocheting away, just love it :)
I made more little tiny dresses and bought the little dolls house miniature clothes hangers for them ..... aren't they the cutest!
The little dress at the front I made this pattern myself and if you zoom in the picture you will see I embroidered a tiny flower .
I have more crocheted projects to share, so if you are subscribed or follow my blog you can pop in and have a look

Thanks for stopping by
Have a blessed day ♥




Sunday, 3 July 2016

♥ Elegant altered ballerina ♥




I love ballerinas :)  just so elegant and would really love a real pair of ballet slippers for decoration, maybe someday I shall buy a pair ... "in pink of course LOL"
I bought these wooden shaped ballerinas a few years back and eventually got round to altering one.
I glued lovely script design paper into the wood and used gorgeous pink lace for the tutu.
For the waistband I used pink seam binding and added a cute pearl bow embellishment and then added a tiny pink pearl on it and a tiny cabachon rose in her hair.  I then went over the ballerina with with wink of stella (I don't know if picture is picking it up)

Have a blessed weekend ♥



Friday, 1 July 2016

♥ Crocheted heart Wedding photo frame ♥






Hi there :)  just popping by to show you all my latest crochet project, a cute heart shaped frame that I made using my Wplus9 dies and some gorgeous Peter Pan yarn to frame our Wedding photo.
I have loads of bangles, but cant seem to find heart shaped ones anywhere.
I have been crocheting the frames for photos and for gifts for family and friends and want to make some decorative items too using bangles/crocheting.
It still amazes me what you can create with a crochet hook & a ball of yarn :)


Have a blessed weekend ♥

Monday, 27 June 2016

♥ Crocheted rose hatpin ♥


Hi there :)   popping in to share more of my crochet projects.  I love making roses and thought it would be a cute idea to make it into a hatpin.  I now need a vintage style teddy bear with a hat to display this on :) of all the bears I own I don't have one with a hat (",)  ... Christmas list???? ... LOL ;)

Thanks for stopping by ♥




Friday, 24 June 2016

♥ Tiny Tilda gift card ♥







Hi there :)  a little mini notecard to share with you today using my new Tilda goodies.  The background paper is from the "Happiness is homemade 12 x 12 paper pad" ...  love this paper so much!  kept my card very CAS .. adding 2 of the Tilda vintage themed paper tags and added a little heart pearl embellishment.  This card measures slightly smaller than a 3" x 3" card so it can fit into the tiny Papertrey envelopes that I have been "hoarding" for years! .. LOL :)

Have a fab weekend
huge blessings ♥

♥ Marlou McAlees ♥


Sunday, 12 June 2016

♥ Shabby chic birdhouse decoration ♥





Hi there :)  Hope you are all enjoying your Sunday.  I made this little shabby chic birdhouse using a Sizzix die that I have had for years.  The beautiful wood effect design paper is from Lemoncraft (their papers are fab!! excellent quality)  Embellished with seam binding a little resin bird, pearl trim, a little applique tulip, mulberry paper rose and pearl heart and pearl bow.  The sentiment is from a free digital download I found on Pinterest.

Huge blessings ♥


Friday, 10 June 2016

♥ Crocheted frame ♥



Hi there :)  I crocheted this little frame during the week using a little bangle.  Super easy to make and would make beautiful gifts. I found a great tutorial on Youtube.  The wool I used is blush pink and I added some pearl trimming, appliques and pearls and a lovely pearl bow that I got recently from an Ebay shop.  The picture is my little sweetheart Gracie She is adorable! love her sooooo much!!

Have a blessed weekend ♥


Friday, 3 June 2016

♥ Another little cute crocheted dress ♥



Just popping in to share with you my second little crochet dress I made :)   I love this one as my favourite colour is pink.  I love this pink wool by Peter Pan (moondust) and have ordered another ball in a pale lilac colour.  Beautiful wool to crochet with and it's lovely and soft.

Enjoy your weekend
Blessings! ♥



Thursday, 2 June 2016

♥ Super cute little crochet dress ♥






Hi there, what gorgeous weather we are having here in Northern Ireland, it's hard to believe it's June already, this year is flying by.
I learned to crochet this little tiny dress, isn't it adorable.  I just love crocheting, such a relaxing hobby.  I think this would look super cute framed for a baby gift.  I crocheted another one today in white & pink, so will upload a post on that soon.  I need to order little dolls house clothes hangers for these or even try to find a tutorial how to make one :)

Thanks for stopping by
Have a blessed week ♥








Friday, 27 May 2016

♥ Sweet little shabby chic crochet hanging ornaments ♥




Hi there ... what a beautiful day it is here in Northern Ireland :)  I do hope the weather is great were you are.  I am getting back into my love of shabby chic creating,  I didn't realise just how much I missed it and now that I have learned to crochet I am loving combining my paper crafting with my crocheting  My friend custom ordered these for a birthday gift for her friend and I was super excited to make them for her.
I crocheted around the paper {I found an old cuttlebug die that has a circle with holes pierced round it and it is perfect!! for this technique} and I used Melissa Frances 5th Ave paper, beautiful pink paper roses, pearl trim and pearl hearts and beautiful seam binding.  I must make myself one as I love how they turned out. The butterfly is cut from a Papertrey ink die.

Have a blessed weekend ♥





Thursday, 26 May 2016

♥ Simon says stamp ~ anything goes ♥






Hi there ... just a quick post to share a cute 3 x 3 notecard I made using up my stash :)  you would not believe how old this sticker is ... LOL ... it's from K & Co, bought it years ago.
The gorgeous background paper is one of my all time favourites (I hoard it) Melissa Frances 5th Ave.
I so enjoy making these tiny cards, great to have on hand and also to use up those little bits of paper we cannot bin .. LOL
I'm joining in with challenge over at Simon says stamp ... anything goes ♥

Have a blessed day ♥