26 October 2011

Sweet Christmas Dreams......

Magnolia Ink Sweet Christmas Dreams now in stock.

*NEW Magnolia Ink Magazine Issue No 5, 2011

24 October 2011

A great day was had by all ...

Sat was our monthy patchwork and quilting class

In the morning  Jo demonsted layering up the quilt

every one helping adding the basting pins

Sandras beautiful quilt made up of a selection of Amy Butler fabrics all layered up ready to quilt.

For more picture of the day and to view the rest of the gorgeous quilts hop over to Jos blog

Happy crafting Hugs Lynne xoxo

28 September 2011

Todays craft bucket sewing class

Today was sewing class in the studio and we made Craft Bucket

 This craft bucket is made using the yummy Molly Pink and Berrie Pink edged with Lime Green Dots all from Tone Finnangers Tilda Fruit Garden fabric range. All the fabrics used and lots more are available from Craft Den in both fat quarters and by the metre.

There are still places available on next weeks Craft Bucket class, the timetable can be viewed here

Thanks for looking and Happy Crafting

Hugs Lynne xoxo

26 September 2011

Wet Felting...

After spending a wonderful weekend at the textile and wool fair in Sheffield I was itching to get creative and make something. So this afternoon I got out my collection of Merino wools

along with the new ones I bought at the show

 I decided to use a selections of several different shades of green and cream for my project.

I've taken several pictures to show the changes in the fleece during the felting process

This picture shows the fleece is starting to mesh together

a close up of my favorite side. This is the side I am going to build my project on.

Hello to all the ladies I meet this weekend.

Happy Crafting

Love and hugs Lynne xox

25 September 2011

Wool and Textile Craft Fair

Spent a wonderful day today at the Wool and Textile Craft Fair, St Marys Community Hall, South Road, Walkley in Sheffield. The fair is on all weekend so if you live in or near Sheffield and missed it today why not pop along and have a look tomorrow?

Many stalls including: Wingham Woolwork, Colorcraft, The Wool Baa, St Mary's Knit and Natter Group to name but a few.

The Craft Den stall is in the main hall.

Lucy and Alice my new assistants.

There are demonstrations of spinning, weaving, knitting and crochet.

Hope to see you there.

Happy Crafting Hugs Lynne xoxo

29 August 2011

Craft bag

After a cold, dull and breezy morning the sun is now shinning here in Sheffield and things to seem to be warming up a little. Yesterday I spent most of the day sewing. I finished off a craft bag that I started a couple of weeks ago. I have used 6 different patterned fabrics in checks, spots and flowers.

The base is 10" square x 15" tall, so really big and roomy with lots of deep pockets all the way round the outside to hold lots of stuff.

I have quilted the main bag, base and handle and lined all the pockets to strenghthen them.

Hello to my new followers, I hope you enjoy your visit.

I did manage to get round a few blogs on Saturday night and leave a few comments, unfortunately it was short lived as blogger was acting up again yesterday and would not let me comment on many blogs, don't worry I will be back to have another go later.

Hope you are all having a great relaxing bank holiday weekend and what ever you are doing Enjoy!

Happy crafting, love hugs Lynne xx

27 August 2011

Craft Buckets

Today was patchwork class in the studio. While the ladies were busy cutting out squares and sewing patchwork blocks Julie and I were making craft buckets. The first one is very basic

the second one has lots of deep pockets for craft tools, pens, pencils etc

just love this funky cat fabric.

We still have a few places left on next Saturday's all day card making class.
Email sales@craftden.co.uk for more information.

Have a great bank holiday weekend.
Hugs Lynne xox

26 August 2011

Down in the jungle...

A few months ago I decide to make a quilt for my then expected Grandson. I bought all the fabric, wadding etc, as he is now over six weeks old and growing fast I thought I better get cracking. The fabric I bought had blocks of jungle animals on.

I have cut the blocks from the panel and sewn strips of contrasting fabric around the blocks and then shashed the blocks together with a second contrasting colour.

All layered up ready for quilting, so thats what I will be doing this and making the cot bumper.

What ever you are doing this weekend enjoy and lets hope the rain holds off.

Happy Crafting love and hugs Lynne xox

24 August 2011

Magnolia Ink Chocolate Dreams

A very quick post tonight.

Magnolia ink issue 4 arrived on Monday and is available

The Craft Den DT call is now closed.
A big thank you to everyone who applied.

17 August 2011

Flying duck craft buckets...

Good morning all my crafting blogging friends. I thought I would try and blog again this morning, so fingers crossed.

A few pictures from our craft bucket sewing class

Don't they all look fabulous lined up, waiting to be filled with crafting goodies? I have put cottons in mine, they our very roomy and hold lots.

Thank you for your lovely emails about not being able to leave comments and also wondering where I was and why I have not been blogging, its nice to know I have been missed.

Happy crafting love and hugs Lynne xoxo

27 July 2011

Design Team Call...

We are looking to expand our Design Team on our Anything Goes Challenge Blog
We are searching for a few more talented crafters to join our already fabulous team.
No previous experience of working on design teams is necessary.

Requirements :

  • Create two new projects a month
  • Be able to comment on your quote of entries
  • Post current challenges to your own blog
  • Participate in any blog hops we may have
  • Enjoy working in a fun and friendly team
  • But most of all to have fun and enjoy your craftiness with like minded crafty people
  • As a DT member you will receive a discount for shopping at the Craft Den as a special thank you
If you are interested click here

Good Luck Lynne xoxo

18 July 2011

Thursday night's scrapbooking class...

Good morning all, Monday again already the weeks are just flying by. The sun is shinning here in Sheffield at the moment although more of the wet stuff forecast for later :-(

This is my page from last Thursdays scrapbooking class. The floral papers are from SEI which is already lightly glittered and clear embossed here and there to highlight some of the flowers. The backing sheet pale green Bazzil Dotted Swiss. The border is a deep edge MS punch brads, gem and pearls from my stash.

 These flowers were just waiting to be cut and punched out.
Thank you to those of you who took the time to email me about not being able to leave comments, its nice to know you are still calling by. I was unable to blog again yesterday and I know a lot of people are still having major problems too, lots of gremlins in the works just lately.
Hope the weather is good with you today. I am going in the garden while its fine got to make the most of it while we can. 
Happy crafting love and hugs to you all. Lynne xoxo

16 July 2011

First scrapbook page...

Several weeks ago at our weekly scrapbooking class at the studio I was asked if I could create some pages suitable for boys. This was one of the layouts I came up with. It has been sat waiting patiently for a picture... I thought this one was perfect for it, Baby Rocco one day old.

The papers are from Best Creations transportation range I have used 'Taffic Jam'. By cutting around the traffic that is along the bottom of the sheet and mounting on to a dark blue card with foam pads I was able to use the full sheet with out any waste at all. The plane and banner are cut on the Cricut using the New Arrival cartridge which I have a feeling might get a lot of use over the coming months.

Natasha brought these gorgeous cupcakes to class on Thursday night to celebrate Roccos arrival, blue icing and blue foil cases mmm they were delicious. Thank you Natasha it was a lovely thought.

Hope you all have a great weekend and the sun is shinning where ever you are.
Happy crafting Love and hugs Lynne xox

15 July 2011

He's here ...

Good morning all, I hope you have all been keeping well while I have have been away.
I have been bursting to tell you my very exciting news about my new Grandson born at 11.17am on Tuesday morning 12th July baby Rocco weighed 8lb.5oz and caught us all by surprise as he was not supposed to be coming until Wednesday morning by an arranged delivery.

Congratulations to Kyla and Ben on your beautiful son.
Rocco's big sister Ava doing a bit of gardening while waiting for visiting time

Time to start another scrapbook this time in blue...
Happy crafting, love and hugs Lynne xoxox

7 July 2011

Surprise Craft Party

Good morning to all my crafty buddies, how are you? It is very wet and dark here in Sheffield this morning really miserable.

Last week was Sue's aka Beyond a bland blog 50th birthday and last night we held a surprise craft party at Craft Den. This is the mini book we made which is full of tags and pockets using 7 Gypsies papers.

Hope you enjoyed it as much as we all did Sue.

Happy crafting love and hugs Lynne xoxo

4 July 2011

New timetable

More all day sewing and patchwork classes now on the timetable here

Our next sewing class is Saturday 23rd July when we will be making this fab craft bucket

This is my finished bag now with added button

the one I made for my Mum

and the one I made for my daughter

The new timetable for all our classes is now available here

15 June 2011

Alfie and the hot air balloon

Good morning to you all. It is a bit dull and overcast here in Sheffield this morning no sign of the sun, at least it is dry. When I signed into Blogger this morning everything looks different... does this mean all the updates are finished and we can blogg happily now... mmm I wonder... time will tell I am sure.

No crafty pictures to blog this morning, a few of a hot air balloon that came over our garden last night. A few of our good friends paid for BH and I to go up in a balloon very similar to this one for our wedding present. It is our anniversary on Tuesday so it was fabulous to see and brought back some lovely memories of a beautiful day and some very good friends...

Alfie was hidding in the kitchen peeking out of the back door until the coast was clear....

What was it?....has it gone yet?
Poor Alfie, he really didn't like it, must admit it was very low.

Happy crafting and what ever you are doing today ENJOY!
Love and hugs Lynne xoxo

13 June 2011

Craft Bucket Bag Class

Our next patchwork bag class is Saturday July 23rd and this is what we will be making.

A very useful craft bucket, isn't it fabulous?

Happy Crafting Hugs Lynne xoxo

12 June 2011

Patchwork bag class at Craft Den!

Good morning to you all on this bright and sunny Sunday morning. Yesterday was the first of our patchwork bag classes at Craft Den. When this went on the timetable it was so popular we decided to run the class twice, which is great as this means we had such an enjoyable day and we get to do it all again next week!

Jo aka Daisy 236 was our guest tutor for the day and has very kindly agreed to run a monthly patchwork sewing class for us! Yippee! I am so pleased about this as I love sewing and have done for many years.

My bag waiting for the button to be added so the top is pinned.

Thank you Jo for a very enjoyable relaxing day. Just what the doctor ordered, can't wait for next week, might have to make another! lol
Happy crafting love and hugs Lynne xoxo

10 June 2011

One for the boys

Good morning to you all. Well here I am again two days running, fingers crossed all seems well...

I thought I would show you another card from Saturdays class, this time it was one for the boys. I think we all struggle with mens cards as we can't fill them up with blooms and bling... well I suppose we could, they might not like it, but we could. lol

We used a blue 6 x6 card blank, a strip of Ranger Kraft Resist paper coloured with a mixture of Distress Stains, some blue and red embossed colour core paper sanded back a circle of grunge board highlighted with glossy accents a washer and brad T!ms Old Jalopy die and some Viva Decor Inka Gold in Cobalt blue and Old Gold to finish off. Not a flower or blingy bit in site, not even a hint of Stickles.

All that leaves me to say is Thank Crunchie its Friday! I am hoping to pop round and visit you all this evening as I have a nice quiet evening planned, so I can catch up on what you all have been up too, I have missed you all, it has been very strange not being able to blog hop for so long.
Happy crafting love and hugs Lynne xoxo