Hello New Year!

So 2017 is now in full swing!

I didn’t realise it had been so long since my last post…oops! That November/December period is full on! Family, birthdays, school finishing, holidays…and no real time to sit and crochet!

So, some news from Neen’s Crochet Corner…

My Annie the Alpaca pattern appeared in Issue 52 of Simply Crochet! Who grabbed themselves a copy? Supper chuffed and honoured to be a part of such an amazing publication!

I’m looking forward to bringing some of my design sketches to life this year so stay tuned for new things!

To you and yours have an amazing New Year!

♥Neen

 

Crochet Contest

So, who doesn’t love a contest?
Who doesn’t love prizes?
Head over to Rebeckah’s Treasures and check out the

Fall into Christmas Crochet Contest 2016

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There are some amazing prizes up for grabs from some very talented crochet designers!

Articles of a Domestic Goddess
Creative Crochet Workshop
Crochet Memories
Dana Dee’s Crochet Boutique
DefySocietyArts
Divine Debris
Dragonfly Dutchess
FiberDoodles by K4TT
Forever Stitchin
Get Stuffed
Greybriar Hollow
Lisa Kingsley Designs
Little Monkey’s Designs
Looping with Love
Made by Mary
Melissa’s Crochet Patterns
Moji-Moji Design
Neen’s Crochet Corner
Oombawka Design Crochet
Same DiNamics Crochet
Snappy Tots
The Cheerful Chameleon
The Country Willow
Underground Crafter

This crochet contest will run over the course of 7 weeks, from today (October 30th) until Monday, December 19th, with winners announced Wednesday, December 21st 2016.

So what are you waiting for?

Head on over, check it out and get your crochet on!

Happy crocheting! 😀

Photo Light Box

My crochet critters deserve some better lighting for their photos! I might prefer the dark shadows when it comes to having my photo taken but these little ones need me to get stuck into seeing if I can create some better lit pics! My craft room isn’t the best for taking photos and I wanted something that produced (hopefully) consistent results.

So, to Google I went! I found a heap of easy tutorials and decided to give it a go.
Gathered up all my supplies. Now, as usual when I want to work on something RIGHT THIS MINUTE there was something I couldn’t get! A sheet of white cardboard. Instead I grabbed a light blue and a light pink thinking they would look nice. Tomorrow when the shop has a new supply arriving I’ll head back and grab white but, you know, I’m impatient so on we go…

Took my handy box cutter and cut out the side panels. Easy!

Time to tape on the transparent sheets. I used greaseproof paper as I had it handy and figured if this didn’t work it was no great loss! Turns out greaseproof paper doesn’t like my sticky tape but, after a bit of fiddling, I got it to stick enough. *Note to self: Buy some masking tape!

Cut the backing cardboard to size and, rather then sticky tape it in place (as I do want a white one to go in there), I used some sticky putty pieces to hold it in place. Easy in, easily removed. Awesome!

Well, less then 30minutes from beginning to end. I’m impressed! Now, why did I wait so long to make one?  And then the fun bit…set up!

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I bought one new lamp and pulled out my sons study lamp to use too. (It’s ok, he won’t miss it! It wasn’t plugged in anyway! lol)

And testing time!
What do we think?

I now want a bigger box and I’m thinking a third lamp on top wouldn’t hurt either but for now I’m happy…

…and I discovered that a patterned sheet of scrapbook paper fits in this box nicely! We could get quite creative with this I think!

♥Neen