Friday, 13 March 2015

Happy Dance time!

Let me begin with a very happy announcement:


It is FINISHED! This picture shows it before the name is on the bottom but that is done now, I'm just not going to post it on the internet. It does look so much better with all the outlining and smiles, I'm really enjoying just looking at it! I've bought a frame today so will definitely be good to go by 25th. Definitely time for a happy dance!

EDIT: I forgot it's time for a Gifted Gorgeousness check-in this weekend so this is my entry for that as well! I've started working on another gift but won't be able to show you that until its given... hopefully before 15th April.

Last weekend I hosted a 'Crafternoon' to raise money for Comic Relief. I'd bought a magazine special from 'Mollie Makes' with some themed crafts in it, I think the idea was to make things that you would then sell on but we just did the making and gave donations.



It was good fun, so busy in fact that I didn't remember to take a single photo! Here I was in the calm before the storm:


The most popular activity was pompom making: you can see the flower one I made on the table and there were some other beautiful colour combinations. It went down so well that I tried it again at my youth club on Wednesday and they enjoyed it there too! There were also some crocheted picture frames, and a bit of decoupage. We raised £30 which isn't bad for a small gathering! There were a few people who couldn't make it, and a few who wanted to do something more specifically crochet-themed so maybe we shall repeat for another charity soon.

15 comments:

  1. Hooray for finishing by your deadline! I am sure they will just absolutely love it too~ :D And it's great that you raised money for the charity too, it sounds like a fun event.

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    1. Thanks! Yes I am very relieved, just to frame it now! x

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  2. Congrats on finishing by your deadline! What an adorable pattern that is, I'm sure the recipient will just adore it!

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    1. Thank you! It is nice to look at it now as a whole picture, rather than lots of individual stitches. Hopefully the recipient's parents will appreciate it, even if he is a bit too young just yet!

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  3. Great work, nice ark, animals are looking so happy too. Congrats. xxx

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  4. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. Lovely finish on The Ark design.

    And well done for raising so much money for Comic Relief too.

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    1. Thanks! Making things is the new fun fundraiser :-)

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  5. Congrats on the finish. It looks great! Pom poms are so much fun to make :)

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  6. Yaay! I love the ark! The pom poms are a great idea - I think I might try them with my group too (though maybe not the boys' group!)
    Haven't made it to writing Tuesday yet...might be writing Thursday this week!

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    1. Hehe I'm sure that will be fine :-) xx

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  7. Congratulations on the finish and what a great way to raise money for charity!

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    1. Thanks, yes it was lots of fun I can heartily recommend it!

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  8. I love your Ark!
    What a great idea to raise $$'s - bet you had the best time
    Hugs xx

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