Sunday, 28 August 2011

Flowery Cath Kidston Fabric Makes

As I've joined two swaps I'm in that place where I have been making but can't share just yet.

What I can share is these little treasures, I saw the idea on my new obsession Pinterest and gave them a go.
They are rather sweet and i'm quite pleased with how they turned out, I first saw them here.

My little Cath Fabric Flower Brooches

I have also been making more little lavender mice, I was asked to make these for a customer, but I've popped a few more in the shop as they are quite sweet and several people on twitter have asked me for some.

I've been pottering with cross stitch recently too and I made this little one last week, it's a lavender blossom with a little bee on evenweave stuffed with wadding and beautiful dried lavender.

Not sure where I'll use it yet I like to pop my lavender bags in amongst my fabric stash to keep it all smelling lovely but this one is a little too pretty to shove away in a drawer.

I'm posting my cupcake swap off on Tuesday so I'll be able to share that with you next week.

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Friday, 19 August 2011

My Shelf of Messy Wonderfulness

Have I shown you this, it's my shelf of messy wonderfulness!

This is in my lounge, and as I rule I'm rather anally tidy, but not here...

It's packed full of lovely gifts and cards from my friends.  I keep my favourite cards out all year round and sometimes substitute them for others from my stash (I keep them all).

Looking at the lovely bits I see the lovely creative people behind them, like Beki, Lynda, Sue, Judith, Tina, Pene, Maria...

 Rachael, Vicki, Nicola, Amanda, Jackie, Laura...the large vase in the middle was handmade by my talented Sister in Law Lisa.

and I found the best thing last week to add to my shelf to better display my cards, check them out here...

They are even better in real life than they were in the shop photos, really high quality pegs, not your ususal clothes pegs, I'm really delighted with them and can't wait to get my hands on the Christmas versions that I know Beki is currently working on, how cool would these be to display your favourite Christmas Cards? 

 I'm currenly getting my crafty mind into swap mode and as such my head is spinning with Cupcakes and Autumn, I'll hopefully be able to show some of my makes for those soon.

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Monday, 15 August 2011

Did I just join in another swap?

After the madness of the summer swaps I needed a little break from swapping for a while... until I spotted this one;

It's being organised by a talented North East Lass - Blueberry Heart, who's blog I have only just discovered.

I took part in an Autumn swap last year and really enjoyed it so I've taken the plunge and joined in this one!

Go on, pop over and have a little look...

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Sunday, 14 August 2011

If we took a holiday...

 Hi lovely people. I've been a little quiet as I've been away on holiday.  I won't bore you silly with loads of photos of my time away, but I will share these few.

 Beautiful Peak District where we spent our time in a little cottage in the country.

 We did lots of activities including visiting these guys (the highlight of my week)at the Tropical Butterfly House

 Following our holiday with four boys we could do with a little holiday to get over this one, infact I'm looking forward to getting back to work for a rest!

I did manage to sneak in a little bit of crafing whilst away, I did make a start on some new crochet squares, you can't tell here but they are tiny, and will take me an age to complete anything substantial but I have had my heart set on owning a springtime throw from the Cute & Easy Crochet Book (Nicki Trench).  I'm making these all in merino soft baby cashmere silk, so when it's finally done it will also have cost me a small fortune.
Whats the betting I give in and turn them into a cushion?

I've also been dipping my toes into cross stitch again, something I've not done for ages.
It started with a charity shop haul of these Cross Stitcher Magazines for 20p each.  I love them lots and have since subscribed!

A couple of them still had the little free kits included, untouched so on my Summer holiday I sat and made cross stitch Christmas Gift Tags, yes I'm mental!

In the last magazine there were patterns for Ice Lolly Bunting, I adapted it to make this, I thought it might make a nice greeting card.

And whilst I was on the cross stitch roll, I made a couple of these bookmarks, not for the easily offended...

I sent them out to a couple of foul mouthed blog friends (Annie& Alex) and they were well received, I've since been asked to make several more, I'll have to get my needle back out!
So that's me, I'm looking forward to spending a few hours catching up on all your blogs and makes. I have several hours of soap operas to work my way through, not to mention a pile of ironing bigger than me... oh hell I could do with a holiday!

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