About Cherry Boo Crafts

Welcome to my small blog on the internet where I hope to share different sewing, knitting and other crafts not only things I've done, but also to share links to other lovely crafty, creative websites out there you can get ideas from for your next craft creations.

Since I can remember I've always loved creating things, but recently took up sewing!

After 42yrs of marriage and the sudden loss of my husband in 2013, I had been struggling and found the need to do something to distract myself from the horrific saddness that engulfed me.

As fate would have it, early in 2015, I inherited an older Elna sewing machine and havn't looked back since managing to master some basics of using it even though I had used a sewing machine before. That was many years ago at high school and back then they were older Singer sewing machines. Wow! have they all come a long way since then.

Internet searchs have begun ... what do I make/create?

How much material do I need, what type of material?

What kind of sewing/craft utensils do I need?
Oh the list goes on ... !

I cannot believe how many different basic, quick, easy and wonderful things there are out on the internet to find and make ... GOOGLE and YOUTUBE are godsends :)

I have always knitted, so am not new to that and since my own children are all grown up and married with children, nieces/nephews are now having new bubs, I have many grandies/great nieces/nephews to still knit and now sew things for.

Everything I create, I give away, so I call them my 'Giveaways' ... lol!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy looking through the site, and sorry my photo's are not the best,(click on them to see the fuller versions), but at least they give you an idea on what can be done especially if you are new to sewing as I am.

NOTE: All photos posted on this blog are copyright to me ... hugs CherryBoo xx

First Sewing Creation - 2017

Finally .... I managed to get a little sewing done for the start of 2017 and have no idea when I will get the chance to sew more creations at this stage, hopefully soon!!!

Real life is so hectic these days that I do not get much time to sit down at the machine. 

Anyway, after being given a small tote bag by a dear friend, I decided to try creating a slightly bigger version of it so came up with a Patchwork one which I'm rather chuffed with.

Below is the end result (front and back).

Happy Creating!
hugs CherryBoo xx

2016 ~ Where Did It Go????

 2017

 I hope you had a great Christmas (2016) and fantastic start to the New Year (2017)

Oh my gosh ... Where did the year go?

I've been soooo busy in real life I hardly had time to create anything further since my last postings for the year ... bah hum bug!!!

I did however, manage to create a group CRAFTY WORLD on facebook for those of you who may be interested, where I post many terrific creative FINDS in my travels.

You are welcome to have a lookie and join up if you are connected to facebook - HERE
 
Keep on creating and have a fabulous 2017 everyone.
hugs CherryBoo xx

Christmas 2015 and New Year 2016

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas (2015) and a fantastic New Year (2016)?

Sewing has gone by the way-side over the hectic holiday period I've had, but hope to get back into it during the coming year and post for you to see ... I managed to get my hands on a Singer sewing machine from my dil which is now sitting waiting for me to get my backside into gear to give it a burst ...  I just have to find some un-interupted time to do so!

I look forward to continuing showing off my new sewing creations/projects during the year.

Have a fabulous 2016 everyone.

hugs CherryBoo xx

 


Christmas Is Coming!

Hello again all ... I've not posted for a while because my hard drive died and had to be replaced on my PC. I managed to save everything from the old hard drive, thank goodness, onto an external backup drive I have, but unfortunately couldn't post any pictures of what I've done recently.

With Christmas making an appearance again so quickly its been time to get stuck in on sewing/craft projects and make Christmas gifts for the little ones in the family to send away.

So far I've managed to make a bib, throw toweling baby rug, a birdie and fish.



Oh! I almost forgot to post ... The Bird FREE pattern and tutorial can be found - HERE

The fish is a pattern I drew up myself. There are others out there for FREE!
Just do a google search for them.

Happy Creating!
hugs CherryBoo xx

Baby Gifts!

Well ... I finally got the baby gifts sent off with a couple of extra additions added. I made two sets of the wee baby booties (below) I had a pattern for in a book ... Oh and another bunnie too!

I became a great-aunt to a wee boy on the 10th Sept and am sitting here waiting today for the other wee baby (a girl) to be born so hopefully all goes well.
  
HERE is a link to another baby booty FREE pattern very similar to the ones I made which I found on the internet for anyone wanting to knit them. Cute and great baby gifts!

Happy Creating!
hugs CherryBoo xx
 


Hello Sailor!

I tried my hand sewing something different and created this sailor hat for fun out of craft felt. I couldn't for the life of me find a free pattern on the internet so had to fly by the seat of my pants by looking at pictures of one.

 I was pretty chuffed with the outcome! 
Happy Creating!
hugs CherryBoo xx

Knee Quilt!

Trying my hand at doing a quick, what I call, knee quilt for my grandson to use during the winter months while he is sitting playing games. He is a Star Wars fan so chose the appropriate fabric for him ... sorry the photo doesn't show the Star War pattern very well.

I still have to run lines through it, but am happy with the result so far ...

Happy Creating!
hugs CherryBoo xx

Baby Bear!

As you can see I've been on a knitting spree lol!

I love knitting at nights while watching TV and have been trying to get the knitted baby gifts completed so my parcel can be sent off, almost there, just a couple of other small things to go ... Hopefully I should get it sent off soon!

Bear to match the bunny below!

Happy Creating!
hugs CherryBoo xx

Knitted Bunny!

Another knitted bunny completed ... Just love these bunnies


Happy Creating!
hugs CherryBoo xx

Cute Knitted Bunny!

Don't you think this is the cutest little Bunny ever?



I found the knitting instructions for it HERE if anyone wants to make them. Great givaways for baby gift baskets and so quick and easy to do!

Happy Creating!
hugs CherryBoo xx

Disappearing Nine Patch!

As this is all new to me I helped with this disappearing nine patch cushion cover ... I still have much to learn to get it done correctly though.



HERE is a video on "How To" do it!


Happy Creating!
hugs CherryBoo xx


Sewing/Craft Nook!

This is my small sewing/craft nook where I spend a lot of my time creating new items.

Each week I make sure I give myself at least a couple of days to spend time creating in my nook. I hope those of you who love sewing or crafting have a special area like I do too.



Happy Creating!
hugs CherryBoo xx

Fabric Hut Blog!

 Don't you just love this?

I came across the Fabric Hut blog - HERE a few weeks ago and wanted to share it with you ... You will find FREE patterns and some great creations to do if you decide to take a peek at it.

 Happy Creating!
 
hugs CherryBoo xx


Knitted Care Bear Pattern!

I've been trying to find a knitted, not a crochet pattern, for Care Bears but so far all to no avail.

This is a photo of an original Care Bear (Good Luck Bear) my son was given in 1985 and been well cared for as he still has it today, well his youngest child does now.


My thoughts are that you may be able to adapt a normal knitted bear pattern using this photo.

If anyone comes across a knitting pattern for Care Bears I would really love a link to it if you would like to get in touch with me via a private message it would be appreciated.

Meanwhile I will still continue to scout the internet!

Happy Creating!
 
hugs CherryBoo xx

Felt Project!

One of my next felt projects is this so cute Lark lavender sachet and is so easy to make.


You will find the FREE pattern and instructions at Gingermelon Dolls - HERE
 She has lots of cute other felt animals on her website that you might also be interested in making too!

Here is my Lark I created, only a little bigger ... I used ribbon for its hanger.


Happy Creating!
 
hugs CherryBoo xx

Animals, Animals, Animals!

 I love trying my hand at many different types of crafts, including felt craft, mostly animals of course ... I did these ones from different FREE patterns I managed to find on the internet so google and youtube are great if you are looking for something like these creations to do ... just do a SEARCH.

I found the Elephant template pattern HERE ... he only has two legs, but there are more on the same page with their four legs if you like them better.
 
The kitty I found HERE in different sizes and I cannot remember where I found the wee felt bear pattern but its out there somewhere lol!
 
The wee bear was a request for a toddler of a friend of mine using the same pattern I did for the other sewn bears I've already posted photos of previously, except I made it as a patchwork bear and it was recieved with love.


Happy Creating!
 
hugs CherryBoo xx
 
 

Knitting Projects!

Just a few knitting projects I completed over the past year and had fun doing ...



'Hello Kitty' was from a pattern I found HERE but adapted it to my own knitting style and made it a little bigger as you can see.


Another finished version of my 'Hello Kitty"


Happy Creating!
  hugs CherryBoo xx

Organizing Your Craft Room!

 Sewing accessories and fabric close-up

You all know how messy your sewing/craft room can get while working on projects, well I found this neat website Newton Custom Interiors - HERE that may help give you ideas on how you can have the room more organized so you can find things just when you need them.

Happy Creating!
 
hugs CherryBoo xx

Knitting & Sewing!

It was so nice to find out after a trip back to my homeland recently that I'm to become a great-aunt again twice over. Once I returned home out came the knitting needles, clickity, clack and the sewing machine got a burst again too!

So far, I've managed to knit two baby hats, sew two bibs and an over apron for my 3yr old niece.

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I'm still knitting a baby kitty and a baby teddy bear ... Parcel to be sent soon!


  Happy Creating!
 
hugs CherryBoo xx

Penguins & Mice!

After all the recent machine sewing I decided to try my hand at Felt Craft so I went felt shopping.

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 I found these cute felt animals on the internet, patterns FREE of course lol!

HERE is a FREE pattern for some beautiful Felt Birds you can hang up.

My DIL loves Penguins so I made her a felt one and she has cats so made them this wee felt mouse to play with ... Craft glue and hand sewing is all thats needed ... So cute!

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  Happy Creating!
 
hugs CherryBoo xx