Sunday, 27 May 2012

Latest crafty makes.

I'm rather happy to say my sewing machine has been out again, oh how I have missed it!

I came home from work the other day, looked in my post box.. and I was a very happy bunny to see the new fabric that I splashed out on had arrived! So, I just had to get my sewing machine out. Cleaning had to wait, I had to get my priorities right of course :)

I am getting extremely excited about The Diamond Jubilee, is anyone else? 

So with being in the mood for Jubilee, I made these three cushions..

 I really love the ribbon on these! I wasn't sure that it went with the cushion, but I just really wanted to use it. 
And I wasn't sure what else to use it for.

These lovelies are a Mouseykin that I did in Union Jack fabric, more getting in the mood for the Jubilee..
A Bunnykin, which is a new one for me. I always do them as mice, but thought I'd try out a Bunny.
And a knitted Bunny that I tried from a new pattern. The carrot was meant to be a lot smaller looking at the photo on the pattern, and I followed it I'm not quite sure what happened, but I think it's just a very lucky Bunny with a large carrot :)

 And this has been my new latest obsession. I wanted something to do that I didn't have to concentrate on too much whilst watching tv. And I'd been looking at some lovely blankets on Pinterest (If you have Pinterest and the Pinterest addiction that seems to go with it, and would like to 'follow' me... I'm here) so I decided I wanted to try my hand at crocheting Granny Squares, again.
I had tried, and failed before. And not just a little bit, I'd tried and tried to read the pattern, getting nowhere, and it just being all gobbledegook to me. So, I looked up to see if there were any local craft classes that I could go to, but unfortunately I didn't have any luck. 
So it had to be Youtube. I watched a great tutorial and just followed what the woman in the video was doing. And ta..da...!
Granny Squares :)
My intentions are for a blanket to snuggle under on the couch in Winter. So hopefully I will have it finished by then! lol.
I know they are not perfect, but I am really rather pleased with them, and I'm really enjoying doing them in different colours now that I know how to change the colours. In future I might have a go at doing them in more than two colours, I dont think it would be that different to how I've been doing it. It's just getting the confidence at something new I guess.

 I really just imagine sitting in front of a fire, drinking hot chocolate, curled up under this blanket and reading a good book..
Although that seems like a nightmare at the moment with this heat! Is everyone enjoying the sunshine?
I'm sure I'll enjoy it more when I get a couple of days off.

I will be updating again in a couple of days, as (fingers crossed!) my final item for my very first blog giveaway will have arrived and I can get it photographed.
So, look out for my post regarding the giveaway..and please share away!

Hope everyone is getting to enjoy the glorious weather!


Titanic - Honour And Glory Exhibition

Apologies in advance, as this is a rather photography heavy post.

I went to the Titanic Honour & Glory Exhibition at the start of this month at the Hull Maritime Museum. I was really looking forward to it, as I went to see the exhibition before when I was around 16/17 years old. So a good 8 years ago.. Although I really enjoyed it again, as I absolutely love the story of Titanic (obviously not that it sank and all those people died..but the history and reading about it, and of course, the film..) I was a little disappointed with it this time.

Last time that I saw it, there was the drawing from the film, and people could have their photograph taken wearing a replica Heart Of The Ocean. And at the time, all those years ago, I had been in town for an interview and didn't take any cash with me. So I couldn't get my photograph taken wearing it, I was really hoping to this time, but that part of it wasn't here this time. Nevermind though.

I have been in a very Titanic mood especially of late, with going to see the film at the cinema again in 3D. It made me feel rather old, as the first time I saw the film at the cinema..I had to lie about my age to get in! Didn't have to do that this time lol.

Anyway, here are some photographs that I took at the exhibition.. They are not fantastic quality, as I couldn't use a flash with them being protected and such. Hope you enjoy!

(The lights reflected off the glass on quite a few of the photographs)

(This is an external door from the RMS Olympic. The stained glass window depicts a life ring, and identical doors will have been on the Titanic)

(If only it was Unsinkable..)

(I never knew that this photograph existed, so this was a nice addition to the exhibition)

(So many people.. how awful)

(Photographs of what remains of the Titanic)

(A scale model of the remains of the Titanic)

(A Third Class Room) 

(A Third Class Room)

(Actual props from the film. The life jacket was worn by an extra.)

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the glimpse of the exhibition. I really loved looking at the old pottery, and I was amazed how good a condition it was still in after all this time. Hopefully if I get to see this exhibition again, I will be able to see one of the larger versions of it that consists of more than one room. As I know from looking at the website for it, that it does have the dresses worn by Kate Winslet, which I would love to see.
And of course, get photographed wearing the amazing Heart Of The Ocean.. one day..


Sunday, 20 May 2012

New update coming very soon!

Sorry for the lack of posts lovely blog readers - I've had quite a few problems with my laptop, but.. fingers crossed.. I should be back for good now!

Hopefully no more being scared to move in fear of cutting out the power due to a dodgy cable.

Got a few things to blog about, and a few makes to show, so I promise an update very soon!

Hannah x