Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Geeky Snowflakes Star Wars and Dr Who

If you follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram I have possibly driven you insane with all my pictures of the amazing snowflakes that we have been making. I wanted to share with you the links for the different templates I used.

I originally got the bug for geeky snowflakes last Christmas, I came across THIS post from Matters of Grey, where you can download the templates for a whole selection of Star Wars snowflakes. I didn't get around to making them last year, this year though with josh being home schooled and it being near the end of the year, we decided to have some fun arts and crafts sessions.

We made a start with the Star Wars Snowflakes, you do need a craft knife for the inner parts as they are pretty fiddly, but the results are fab!

My first attempt at the Storm trooper was a little bit rough and ready but I still love it!

I have about nineteen more Star Wars ones to make from this pack, I will show you them all once they are finished. 

Another designer who I found is Anthony Herrera who has some fabulous designs!

I have only made the Yoda from his templates so far but he is AMAZING!!! 
How cool is he!

You can download his templates for 2013 and 2012

In my quest for geeky snowflakes I have been trying to figure out what other sci-fi  films and TV I love and went on the hunt for Dr Who Snowflakes.

These are what I have made so far.

Still getting used to the craft knife so a couple of windows were lost in this one.

Sonic Screwdrivers!




My sources for these ones can be found HERE I followed all the links that are posted and I am slowly making my way through them. 
Next on my agenda is finding Star Trek snowflakes.

When we are all finished and the front window is decorated I will pop a little post up for you showing them all off.

If you would like a tutorial on how to fold and make these let me know, it isn't too difficult just fiddly.


Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Toft Luxury Knitting Kit - Review

Every day I recieve around 100-150 emails related to my blog, most of them are mail shops from PR companies and are irrelevant to my blog, but when the lovely Felicity popped a mail shot out regarding the Toft range I was intrigued. My blog will be having an overhaul over the new year and will be coming back in the new year with a refreshing new look and hopefully more content that I feel confident and happy that my readers will want to see, so this was perfect.

My wonderful Granny taught me to knit when I was little and used to spend most of my 6 weeks school holiday in Yorkshire visiting with her and my granddad, but as I got older I lost interest and forgot that I could do it, but in the last 10 years of so on and off I have had a try and enjoyed it, last year I signed up to a knitting magazine and fell in love with it all over again, this year I have knitted so many of my families christmas presents and they have turned out pretty well so far.

Toft offer some seriously luxurious yarns that are just stunning, they feel amazing, I am very fussy about wool and there are quite a few that I just cant touch due to the texture honestly freaking me out a little bit! but not the Toft yarns.
The kit is perfect for a Christmas gift for a knitting lover!

The kit I received was the lovely Beehive hat, which rather fabulous as you can see!
This is aimed at a beginner knitter and uses circular needles, I have not used circular needles before so it might be a disaster, but I am going to watch a few trusty you tube videos to get the hang of it first.

This is what I received in the kit.

I love the cute little button, the post card has the pattern for you to follow on the back, and that pom pom is possible the softest thing I have ever touched in my life!

So that is the kit I will be back over the weekend hopefully to show you the completed hat and to let you know how I got on, so keep and eye out.

Head over to the Toft Yarns website for a look around, they have some amazing kits including scarves, gloves toys and much much more, I an hoping to try some of the other kits in the future.
I m in love with this little guy.

You can find him HERE.

Do let me know if crafting posts are of interest to you guys as I am trying to turn my blog into a more rounded page with more about me and my loves, and this is a big one of mine.